Michael Vick: If It Keeps On Rainin’ the Levees’ Gonna Break
On September 3, 2003, in a scene out of the Pablo Escobar story, IRS
agents and local authorities flooded the ground around the Bay Area
Laboratory Cooperative (BALCO) with bullet-proof vested SWAT agents and
ducked behind cars like they were being fired on by South American coca
security. In the air above, helicopters hovered like Japanese sci-fi
prehistoric wasps. However, helicopter-sized, sci-fi wasps never had
camouflaged agents pointing semi-automatic weapons down on a building
hanging out their doors. But that was the wet dream of lead
investigator Jeff Novitzky come to life.
All because he swore that inside the walls of the BALCO building there was damning evidence implicating Barry Bonds.
Yesterday, June 7, 2007, an equally arcane set of armed and
dangerous forces deployed themselves around the ground of yet another
building looking for more evidence of wrong-doing by a superstar
athlete. United States Department of Agriculture agents exited over a
dozen vehicles and spread themselves in and around a Virginia home
recently sold by Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick like
leaf-cutter ants on a very green tree.