Thursday, September 14, 2006

Free the Dog!

The "Bounty Hunter" Duane "Dog" Chapman and his two realty-show co-stars were arrested in Hawaii for laws they allegedly broke in Mexico while apprehending a rapist from a wealthy family. Our government is apparently going forward with the extradition to Mexico. It seems that after team Chapman bagged and shipped off a particulary slimey criminial (rapist and Max Factor hier Andrew Luster) the Mexican authorities retaliated by arresting them. Team Chapman skipped the country rather than show for trial.

While our goverment helps Mexico by arresting people who apprehend rapists, Mexico has ignored its extradition treaty with the United States since 2001. They argue that life sentences are too exterme a punishment for murder. As a result, thousands, that is right thousands, of Mexican nationals in this country illegally have killed people and then have escaped over the borders to Mexico. We know who they are, but the Mexican government will not assist us in getting them back for trial. Detail can be found here.

Can someone, anyone, explain to me why this administration acts so tough against some nations and then plays lap dog to the Mexican government?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Bush had his choice, he would prefer to be "El Presidente de Mexico."

8:05 AM, September 16, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Washington, DC – U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-Littleton) criticized Attorney General Alberto Gonzales in a letter to the Justice Department in the wake of media reports yesterday that the U.S. Marshals raided the Hawaii home of Duane “Dog” Chapman at the direction of the Mexican government.

A spokeswoman for the Marshals Office confirmed yesterday that an arrest warrant was signed Wednesday by a federal magistrate in Hawaii at the urging of the administration. Chapman could now be extradited to to face criminal charges for successfully capturing Max Factor heir Andrew Luster in Puerto Vallarta in 2003. Luster, who was wanted in the for rape is now serving a 124-year sentence.

“This Administration routinely tells Congress that they cannot secure our borders and immigration system due to a lack of resources. We are told that the U.S. Attorneys offices in Border States are simply overwhelmed with cases and cannot prosecute all the violations – even serious ones,” said Tancredo.

“Somehow this administration has plenty of time to track down a Mexican drug smuggler and give him immunity so he can testify against our Border Patrol agents,” said Tancredo referring to the prosecution of two Border Patrol agents facing 20 years in prison for wounding a Mexican smuggler during the course of their normal duties earlier this year.

“Americans are apparently supposed to happily accept presence the roughly 100,000 criminal aliens inside our borders – a number that is growing every year – while the Marshals use their resources to track down ‘Dog’ Chapman on orders from a foreign master for successfully brining a convicted rapist to justice.”

“It is becoming increasingly clear that the real problem with this administrations inability to address the failures of U.S. border security policy is not so much a lack of resources as it is one of misplaced priorities,” concluded Tancredo, “I’m beginning to wonder who is in charge of prioritizing assignments at DOJ. Is it this administration – or the one in Mexico City ?”

5:56 AM, September 17, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope Tancredo runs for president. He's such an outcast among the Republicans, even alot of Democrats wouldn't mind voting for him.

6:59 PM, September 17, 2006  

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