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Local react to Mike Vick coming to town

many locals want Mike Vick to stay away from Shreveport, others disagree

Controversy is coming to the Arklatex as NFL star Mike Vick makes his way to Shreveport this weekend for an upcoming comedy show, the Mike Vick Comedy Explosion.

Joel:

people are speaking out



Dan Keele:

We're concerned about Mike Vick coming to the Strand, we don't think it's the time or place for him and all that he represents as a brand.



Joel:

Others disagree



Artis Cash:

I believe it's time for us to learn how to forgive


Joel:

I spoke with barbara norton today - she spoke with mike vick on her radio show this week and she's excited to see a talent like mike vick come to shreveport


Barbara Norton:

he said he felt that Shreveport was on the grow, he felt it a friendly city, and he felt it was a city that he would like to come to and present his show. He said that he was really excited to come to Shreveport


Joel:

others aren't so excited


Dan Keele:

Forgiveness is not the issue for us. This is a business decision by a brand to come into a commercial non-profit organization. that's where our beef is


Joel:

and animals activists are planning to protest


Lindsay Ferttia:

we're here for the dogs


Joel:

stand up:


They plan to gather here in a parking lot across the street from the Strand, but their not the only ones planning to protest


Artis Cash:

we're going to protest the protesters


Joel:

Artis Cash is a local pastor who is leading the protest against the people protesting Mike Vick


Artis Cash:
we have former gang members from the Crips and Bloods that are going to be down there and so we're going to have people down there that are saying all we need is another chance, can you all see us having another chance?

Dan Keele:

I've been told that our protest and the protest against us will be peaceful. and i take people at their word


Joel:

others say both groups should just stay out of it....


Casey Collins:

The picketers? I don't see any sense in it, what's the point? you're just wasting your time.



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