The Pit and the Conundrum
Hood Fights, Vol. 2 - The Art of the Pit is a recently released DVD by Cornbread Presents: Street Heat depicting a series of underground Pit Bull fights. This DVD "shows a series of staged matches in which trained fighting dogs suffer bloody, debilitating injuries for the apparent amusement of spectators," wrote the Humane Society's Ann Chynoweth wrote in a June 13 letter to U.S. Attorney Roger Roper III. Roper has been asked to investigate whether Hood Fights, Vol. 2 violates a federal law against interstate or foreign commerce profiting from the depiction of animal cruelty. (source)
In lieu of this, retailers such as Amazon.com, Circuit City, Best Buy and NetFlix have pulled the video from their shelves/sites. Ebay has even said that they will review the material on the DVD and make their own determination if it breaks any laws before removing all auctions for this product. So, it has nothing to do with the content with Ebay, it's just whether or not it is illegal. I guess knowing that the video contains extremely-violent, "staged" fights between domestic animals is not enough to be proactive. It was for the other retailers who removed it without question.
Ok, after reading about this I went to http://www.streetheatdvd.com/ and low and behold (an no surprise to me), it was decorated with the faces of famous rappers and a stereotypical backdrop of hip-hop culture. Ever wonder why these low-life degenerate scumbags have so much money, knowing damn well that they lack an ounce of talent? Well, it's because they are knee-deep in the drug game, corruption, prostitution and shit such as the these videos depicting violence such as in Hood Fights, Vol. 2. I am sick and fucking tired of these parasitic dregs of society being glorified. What they do, what they promote and what they stand for is a disgrace against society.
How do we fight it? Taking these videos off of the shelves won't help. If anything, the press they are getting from it alone has probably doubled their sales. We need to promote the boycotting of these artists, actors, etc. They need to be exposed for what they are and not the veil their iconic status comes from. They need to be taught a lesson of why the shit they do is wrong and the only place to hurt them is in their wallets.