Sunday, August 13, 2017

Dog-fighting ring busted

Rankin County Sheriff Bryan Bailey issued the following statement and photos.

Rankin County man charged with felony dog fighting, animal cruelty
 and numerous local ordinance violations.

Anton Jerome Clayborne, 39, of Oak Ridge Way in Rankin County was arrested and transported to the Rankin County Detention Center after Rankin County Deputies served a search warrant at his residence. On Saturday August 12, 2017, the Rankin County Sheriff's Department obtained a search warrant after receiving a complaint about the condition of dogs at this address. Deputies found 19 Staffordshire Terriers mostly on heavy chains attached to axels buried in the ground. One Staffordshire terrier was found in a wire crate on the back porch without water and a 4.5 pound weight was attached to its collar. Deputies also found training equipment such as treadmills, a slat mill, weighted vests and weighted collars. Dog fighting paraphernalia, a large supply of supplements and medical supplies were also found that are common in dog fighting operations. Anton Jerome Clayborne will appear before Rankin County District Attorney Michael Guest and Rankin County Court Judge Kent McDaniel on Monday. All the dogs were transported to a location where they can be cared for properly and a veterinarian will examine each dog.

This investigation continues.



Anonymous said...

I doubt he could plead that the exercise equipment was for his personal use. Hopefully this animal will try to save his ample nexk and turn on his accomplices.

Anonymous said...

Hell ain't hot enough for the likes of these cretins.....

Anonymous said...

Anton Jerome Clayborne, needs to have two 4.5 pound weights attached to his testicles, stripped naked, given no water and forced to run on a treadmill, in the heat, in the yard at Parchman --- give no quarter, get no quarter, Live by the sword, die by it, You reap what you sow.........I dare anyone to defend this P.O.S.

someoneinnorthms said...

If I were appointed, I'd represent him. If I were closer and he paid a fee, I'd represent him. I'd do it zealously and vigorously.

It amazes me how many on this blog don't believe in the Constitution.

Anonymous said...

Two words: Ramsey Bolton

PittPanther said...

Gordon Gecko in Wall Street said it best - "WASPs love animals and hate people."

Explains how Michael Vick received a harsher sentence for dog fighting than Ray Rice for knocking his wife unconscious

Anonymous said...

Pitt -- I know you post often, and at times I agree with you, and others I don't. Point of this is that when we so define down deviancy that we allow this type of behavior without public censure, then it becomes easier to accept more base behaviors in people, and not be disgusted, as a society when really bad things happen. Maybe we need to set a higher bar for people -- with regard to how we treat other humans, and also animals (in Mr. Clayborne's case one in the same since he falls under both categories).

Anonymous said...

"Defining Deviancy Down (DDD) was an expression coined by the late Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan in 1993. Moynihan based his phrase on the theory of Emile Durkheim that there is a limit to the bad behavior that a society can tolerate before it has to start lowering its standards. In ’93, the senator applied his slogan to the “moral deregulation” that had eroded families, increased crime, and produced the mentally ill “homeless” population."

Anonymous said...

1:48 pm, to "believe" in the Constitution does not preclude one from believing that states can criminalize animal cruelty. Did you go to that Stokes law school?

someoneinnorthms said...

5:32, does someone who allegedly harms a dog deserve to face the legal system alone (i.e., without a lawyer) as 11:12 suggests?

Actually, I went to the Law School Up North where I learned everybody who faces aystem deserves a lawyer.

Anonymous said...

6:08 -- not a lawyer here and not 5:32 -- how do you justify representing clients you know are guilty? If you know they are guilty -- at what point are you no longer willing to defend them? Is it when they're a child rapist.....or a wife animal abuser (which probably predicates at least wife beating and has been shown to be a discriminator in sexual deviance)? At what point do you back away? Is it a moral decision, a monetary one.......what halts you from taking on everyone's case and helping to re-release them back into society so we have to deal with them again? I believe in representation but at some point representing someone you know is guilty -- has to keep you up at night. Of course ....I'm sure you'll say "But we don't have the right to decide guilt or innocence" -- which I beg to differ on -- that's where juries made up of people like me, who see these kinds of pictures, understand - some people just need to be in jail.

someoneinnorthms said...

6:53, I draw the line at the same place the Sixth Amendment does: EVERYBODY deserves a lawyer when the State is trying to take away someone's life or liberty.

I DO have.trouble sleeping at night, but it has nothing to do with my clients. It has to do with the fact that so many innocent people end up in prison because their lawyers gave up on them. I don't want that to ever happen to me.

Anonymous said...

8:07 - What about the victim(s)? Did their life or liberty mean anything? Giving up on someone innocent versus defending someone guilty are two very different things.

Anonymous said...

I wish I could be the sentencing judge. He would get the same treatment, only adjusted to his size and weight to last as many dog years as the law would allow.

Anonymous said...

Moynihan was a scoundrel and accomplice of T. Kennedy. His DDD was trumped loudly by Bork's Slouching Toward Gomorrah, which is more appropriate here as well.

Anonymous said...

I am not trying to justify anything and I firmly believe that this p.o.s. Deserves whatever he gets.
As for a lawyer to represent him, come on folks, y'all need to understand that some lawyers and prostitutes are very similar, they will do anything for money and both of them will do the same thing to you in one way or another.

Anonymous said...

Fat, stupid puke needs to have a concrete block tied around his neck so he can be tossed into the Pearl River. Where do these a$$hole$ come from?

Anonymous said...

to 6:31, ......hey trash talker, heres a lil something you need to understand. my job as counsel was written in to the 6th amendment of the u s constitution ,by the founding fathers. you seem to think you are much smarter than the likes of jefferson, washington ,and franklin. tell me, where in the us constitution is your profession mentioned?

someoneinnorthms said...

8:45, yes, the lives, liberty, and property of alleged victims are very important. Those things are protected by the Constitution just like the accused's rights are. Furthermore, criminal laws have been written to avenge society's interests in those matters. But, how do we define who the victim is and who the criminal is? Kennedy Brewer spent yeeeaaars on death row for a crime he was absolutely, 100% guilty of until it turned out he wasn't guilty at all. He suffered under the fetid conditions of Mississippi's death row and had to worry every day when society was going to put a needle in his arm and make him sleep forever.

I say it's a small price to pay to give EVERYBODY a lawyer when society gangs up on people. Even to the ones like Kennedy who are apparently guilty. If law enforcement and prosecutors do their jobs correctly then "victims" have nothing to worry about. If LEOs and prosecutors don't do their jobs correctly, then you are welcome that I point it out. Even if you won't ever see the value enough to actually thank me.

Anonymous said...

Why not tell the law officers to shoot everyone they arrest? Everyone knows they are guilty. Save money and time. Just shoot all of those who are arrested. No use to waste time and money on a trial.

Anonymous said...

Everyone hates a criminal defense attorney until someone accuses them of something they didn't do and they actually need one.

All of us are one baseless accusation away from a jail.

Anonymous said...

not a lawyer here and not 5:32 -- how do you justify representing clients you know are guilty?

I'll field this one.

1. The Constitution says everyone's entitled to a lawyer.

2. Lawyers have to eat.

3. My job is not to see my client acquitted. My job is to make sure he has a fair trial and competent counsel. Or get him a fair plea agreement.

What other questions do you have?

As a follow-up: Have you ever read the entire U.S. Constitution?

Anonymous said...

In summation or should I say closing arguments?

Anonymous said...

Regardless of how foul the crime, regardless of how obvious it is that the person committed the crime, they are entitled to legal representation. Our laws demand it. For me the question is whether they're entitled to great representation. If you are a hair stylist and into your salon walks a woman smelling to high heaven, cursing at a pack of unfed kids tied to a leash, and yelling into her cell phone that she's going to beat someone's butt - do you politely sit her down in the chair & give her your best 'do?' Or do you suddenly find yourself full up for the day? Any lawyer who feels their work is well above average might want to pass up this dog-abuser. He can have a lawyer - whatever one he can find who cares nothing about animals.

Anonymous said...

to 6:31.........hey big mouth, if you got a problem with the 6th amendment right to counsel maybe you could move to a more "enlightened" country . may i suggest cuba, iran, somewhere in sub-saharan africa or red china.

Anonymous said...

hey 6:31........9:45 here, I'm still waiting for an answer to my question.

Anonymous said...

Hey 9:45........6:31 here, sorry it took so long to get back to you but some of us ave to work for a living. It really doesn't take much to push you over the edge does it. I would bet that a good a.d.a. Could really stir you up in a trial setting. ;>)

Kingfish said...

No argument here. This is America and you damn sure have the right to a lawyer if you are going to face the cops or the gummint.

Anonymous said...

We have a growing number of people who believe everyone should be allowed to speak freely. Except for those who disagree with them. They should be put in jail and not allowed a lawyer or any sort of defense.

Anonymous said...

to aug 14th at 6; just can't seem to answer the question ,can you??

Anonymous said...

I work as part of the court system, and it's a fact that anybody can be made to look and sound guilty. I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but sometimes the only person lying in a trial is the police officer. Sometimes they are not intentionally trying to lie, but they are just wrong about the truth. I was in the courtroom when a young man was sentenced to life in prison, and 13 years later that same man (no longer young) was PROVEN to be innocent. It's a difficult process. So every person deserves to be represented and defended by a competent attorney. By the way, I hate dogs and cats, but I would never abuse one.

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