Hollister Authorities Raid Cockfight

HOLLISTER—Not everyone was shopping on black Friday. A group of men used that day to host an illegal cockfight on the 7600 block of Frazier Lake Road.

Augustin Mendieta

At about 9 p.m., authorities with three different agencies – the San Benito County Sheriff’s Department, the City’s Animal Control office and the California Highway Patrol – acted on information about a cockfight event that was happening in a rural area of San Benito County.

“This was an actual event,” Hollister Police Sergeant Dan Winn said. “This one even had a concession stand.”

As Animal Control Officers with the assistance of the San Benito County Sheriff’s Department barged in and interrupted the cockfight. About 300 spectators fled into the surrounding fields as roosters were still fighting in a make shift ring.

Animal Control Officers seized 66 roosters. Four of them where dead as a result of fighting.  Seven of them had sustained life-threatening injuries and had to be euthanized.  55 birds where also seized as evidence.

Authorities also seized numerous knives that were attached to the birds and used for fighting.  The California Highway Patrol arrested Agustin Suarez Medieta, 35, of San Martin as he was found two miles away holding a fighting rooster, which he said followed him.

“This is a business to these people . They don’t care about the implications of what they are doing to the animal,” Sergeant Winn added. “There is a debate going on, about the difference between the law and their culture. They actually believe that it is their right to maim these animals.”

Authorities cited numerous people that came from the surrounding to area to witness this large-scale event.  Cited were Bernardino Hernandez, 68, of Salinas, Jose Rodriguez Perez, 87, of Salinas, Pedro Leon Hernandez, 45, of Gilroy, Gustavo Garcia Perez, 44 of Menlo Park, Roberto Herbert Jimenez-Santiago, 19, of Morgan Hill and Daniel Melero Villarreal, 28 of Menlo Park.

The Hollister Animal Care and Services Bureau is asking anyone that has information about this incident to call them at 1-831-636-4320.

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  1. genesweater
    genesweater 10 December, 2012, 14:19


    “Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”

    Hitler’s Nazi Germany was marked by a preoccupation with “animal rights.” Hitler’s Third Reich passed numerous animal protection laws, such as declaring that shoeing a horse was cruel, and declared an end to dissection. This reduced Man’s status to that of animals, and justified treating men as animals. Before the war was ended, the Nazis stepped up experiments on the best way to castrate a Jew without anesthesia, and turned countless men, women and children into lampshades and soap. These Nazi actions were justifiable by their belief that it was possible to “…increase the moral standing of animals and decrease the moral standing of people, thus integrating human characteristics to animals… elevating animal life to the level of cult worship…which would lead to the spiritual and ideological changes necessary… for a new national identity.”
    The real political objective of “animal rights” is to eliminate “unalienable rights,” and to make way for all these other supposed rights and pervert our Bill of Rights to the point where only the perverted are protected. A favored socialist strategy is to separate the population from common sense and its own laws by bringing about chaos, clouding real issues, then bring about “change” through gradual “legislation from within.” Ruling by planned crisis is the favored method, as this short-circuits the brain’s ability to think and reason clearly about true issues. This planned chaos (such as “animal cruelty,” “puppy mills” and “cock fighting”) is designed to rob the nation of its creativity and life force, degrade human existence, make everything seem uncontrollable and bad, which then allows the introduction of a tyrannical form of government.
    The Gestapo was first used by Goring to do away with political opponents. A “temporary” state of emergency was declared after the Reichstag fire, but was never rescinded. This allowed the Gestapo to enforce conformity at every level of society. Block wardens monitored their neighbors, and children were recruited to inform on their teachers and parents. The Gestapo was authorized to hold people in “protective custody” which was really arbitrary arrest and imprisonment. At first, only political prisoners were taken under the guise of “preventive protective custody” and placed in SS-controlled concentration camps; later, anyone was hunted down and taken who was deemed to not fit in with SS and Gestapo vision of a perfect Aryan society. (“SS” came from Schutzstaffel which means “elite guard”).
    Today we see this same conduct and set of circumstances appearing in some of our civic institutions. The only way for one man to achieve dominion and control over another is through the darkness of IGNORANCE. Let’s get educated about our own laws, so that tyranny cannot gain a foothold in America, and so that we can once again have “happiness and good government flowing forth” as paraphrased by all our early education laws. We do have some beautiful laws. Let’s learn them, and insist that our civic institutions obey them for the good of our nation. God Bless America.

    -Compiled by: Janet I. Fischer and S.A. Martin
    17954-A S. Euclid Ave.
    Chino, CA 91710

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