NewsChannel 5.com Nashville, Tennessee - Police looking for man wanted on cockfighting charge:
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Nashville police are looking for a Mexican man they say was hosting cockfighting in his backyard.
Police have issued an arrest warrant for 30-year-old Mauricio G. Mondragon after investigators found a large crowd of people and several roosters at his south Nashville home earlier this month.
A total of 34 roosters were recovered, including two who were dead at the scene and two that had to be euthanized because of their injuries.
Mondragon has not returned home and police have been unable to arrest him on the misdemeanor cockfighting charge.
January 27, 2008
This is another example of what I am talking about as far as perhaps viewing increased cockfighting arrests as a surrogate for anti-immigrant feelings. Why else, when this man is facing misdemeanor cockfighting charge, identify him as a Mexican? Why not, "man hosting a cockfight?" But perhaps I am over analyzing it. But there aren't a whole lot other misdemeanor charges begin reported, that is certain.