Skip to comments.Tancredo Slams Administration for Arrest of Bounty Hunter Duane “Dog” Chapman
Posted on 09/15/2006 1:18:49 PM PDT by NapkinUser
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, Im beginning to wonder who is in charge of prioritizing assignments at DOJ. Is it this administration or the one in Mexico City ?
If Tancredo doesn't do extremely well in the Republican primaries in '08, I will be very surprised.
Of those mentione din 2008 so far he is the one I like the best. But I have to see where he stands on all issues.
I was hoping someone in Washington would stand up for Chapman. Guess I should have known we could count on Tom.
Fricken bizarro universe.
Does anyone know anything about the Hawaiian magistrate that claims the administration urged the action against Dog?
Not only unwarranted but hypocritical.
I can't believe the Feds arrested Dog. The Mexican Federales don't cooperate with us on major criminal matters, much less minor ones like Dog's...........
So Alberto's thugs are going after a good American patriot in the name of the Mexican government. Why am I not surprised . . .
That last line is great.
Tancredo, one of the last few Republicans with BALLS.
Many thugs who have skipped their bail in Hawaii, are livin' la vida loco right now.
LOL! I won't. Tancredo is a loose cannon whose primary interest is himself. Folks can smell that a mile away.
Were he otherwise, he might actually be an effective advocate for addressing illegal immigration. As it is now, he merely feeds the Democrats tomorrow's talking points.
The message to all criminals... make it to Mexico, and you're home free, because no one will risk going after you after they make an example of "Dog".
Mexico has constanty fought our legitimate efforts over the years for sending back the bad guys. Now we bend over backwards for them. The Mexican government flips us off every day and we roll over for them. I don't really care that it's Dog that is in trouble, I am sick that we are giving in to them for anyone!
We can spend federal money and time arresting a guy that chases down rapists and criminals world wide, but we won't arrest illegal aliens coming into our borders to engage and hit and run(literally) wrecks, rapes, and deflate the wage base of the american worker. I'm starting to get fed up with Bush and his domestic policies.
If we are going to round up american lawbreakers of mexican law, to ship them back to mexico, when are the mexicans going to spend time helping us prevent mexican lawbreakers of american law from coming here. The people need to get rid of everyone in congress that doesn't support a true and effective illegal crossing bill.
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