Police Busted a Huge Cockfighting Ring Over the Weekend in West Oak Cliff

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Texas Tribune
Late Saturday night, Dallas police descended on North Counts Boulevard in an isolated part of West Oak Cliff after neighbors called to complain of crowds, noise, and what turned out to be an enormous cockfighting operation.

According to police, officers found some 200 live roosters, many equipped with razor blade spurs, kept in makeshift pens surrounding a fighting ring. Another 15 -- the losers -- were dead. Animal control officers later euthanized several more who were too badly injured to save, city spokesman Frank Librio told CBS 11.

Neighbors and witnesses told police the fights were a regular occurrence.

Police detained 23 people during the sweep and wrote them tickets for attending a cockfight, which is apparently prohibited by city code. A few dozen more spectators fled when police arrived, though many apparently left their cars, about 70 of which were parked at the property. When their owners came to retrieve the vehicles, police reportedly told them to pay a ticket or leave the cars there.

"It's $500! It just sucks so much," one man, Byron Flores, told WFAA before hastening to explain that the car he was there to pick up was a friend's, not his. He was quite indignant on his friend's behalf.

"Honestly, I think the ones that should get in trouble are the ones that brought their roosters to fight -- not those coming to watch."

That will probably happen, too. The owner of the property was not among those detained on Saturday night, though police are conducting an animal cruelty investigation.

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GuitarPlayer
GuitarPlayer

Cocks don't fight, people with cocks fight.

Coleman Chance
Coleman Chance

I'm pretty sure cockfighting is a pastime for scumbags of every creed and color, Nathan Spivey

trillium13
trillium13

I read in a different ( more thorough) article that dead horses were also found on the property. They had also been visited by animal control in the past, who did nothing at that time. Sad.

TexMarine
TexMarine

They're trying to construct a "thunderdome" a couple houses down from mine.  They also decided that burning trash in your backyard was OK; only problem was is that Lower Greenville Ave is not the country, so Dallas Fire paid them a visit only to discover their construction project. Good thing Dallas Fire intervened because it would be a shame if their new "thunderdome" burned down.

Renee Hartley
Renee Hartley

where in the hell is West Oak Cliff? That's West Dallas.

Nairb Retseik
Nairb Retseik

I was going through Oak Cliff news withdrawals. I am better now. For a while. Thank you DO.

schutzenaivewhitegui
schutzenaivewhitegui

Amazing benefits of Divershitty! They are just here to do the cockfights that white Americans don't want to do anymore.

WylieH
WylieH

How does a regularly scheduled cock fight attracting large numbers of attendees go undetected by the police for so long?

primi_timpano
primi_timpano topcommenter

A disgustingly small fine in comparison with the cruelties of training and fighting. Thank you DPD for sticking around to mete justice to all involved.

GuitarPlayer
GuitarPlayer

@DOCensors We know the type of cock fighting you are into my man. You are a horse fucker......but you are our little horse fucker.

GuitarPlayer
GuitarPlayer

@WylieH Because it's hard as fuck to get a cop out of their patrol car unless they are on a call. 

oakclifftownie
oakclifftownie

@WylieH  Although a  well kept secret Cockfighting is Just one of the many amenities enjoyed by the Oak Cliff in crowd  .


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