Skip to comments.Television bounty hunter Dog Chapman set free on bail in Hawaii
Posted on 09/16/2006 10:11:39 AM PDT by Hannibal Hamlin
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Then explain to the forum how Mexico pays the retirements of our elected officials. I'm all ears.
Actually, it was the 4th ID that caught Hussein.
I'm not necessarily a Dog fan, but let's look at the scale here. If a Mexican National committed a burglary, an auto theft, or a forgery, and fled back to Mexico, I doubt that the US would waste the time and effort to get him back. All Dog did was to apprehend a felon that was wanted in the United States. Luster was then taken into custody by the Mexican authorities, and THEN returned to the United States. Luster was not even a MEXICAN citizen. So, why is the US GOVERNMENT wasting the resources to extradite someone who apprehended an AMERICAN fugitive in a foreign country? There was no theft or fraud, and no violent assault. Sure, it was against "Mexican law" but the scale of the violation does not warrant intervention by the US Government!
Senor, the Mexican "Justice" system is far more corrupt then the United States.
You've eaten to many tequila worms amigo.
We must remember that bounty hunters are not law officers. There have been horror stories where these cop wannabes break into people's houses illegaly. One shows up at my door and he enters my home at his own risk.
You explained what you meant and it's pointless to dispute your clarification, so I appologize.
Beyond that, it's also pointless to dispute that our government is currently in the pocket of big business. Whether direct payments are taking place or not, and I tend to disagree that they are on a large scale, some people do retire to private sector jobs that are unseemly in light of their former reponsibilities. On the other hand, some people are just full of it, and haven't a clue what they are doing with regard to our nation's future.
I tend to beleive there is a lot more of the latter than we care to admit. People are absolute fools. They learn nothing from history and think the same tactics of the past that failed miserably, will somehow turn out better this time around. Wrong!
Sorry to have given you such a hard time. I should have asked fore clarification and then discussed the matter with you.
I agree - it does not warrant intervention by the US government - but Attorney General Gonzalez does not agree. But as other posters have commented, Dog cut down the money (mordida) tree by arresting moneybags Luster. Now the Mexican officials who were looking to extract mucho bucks from Luster want Dog back. Why? If Dog was poor, they wouldn't want him back. When Dog returns from Mexico (and after paying mucho $ mordida) he will be poorer.
A saying among Mexican politicians is: "A politician who is poor is a poor politician". Dog (and his relatives) will soon be contributing some much needed retirement cash to Mexican Federales and politicians, curtesy of Attorney General Gonzalez.
If the justice systems of Mexico and the United States were truly equal, I might look at this and be less apprehensive. But I know that any comparison of the two systems is like comparing a doctor in America who tries to treat AIDS with medicines with a witch doctor in Africa who advises his patients to have sex with virgins as a cure for AIDS.
This type of incident gives me great angst about our system. To the prosecutors, government officials, and judicial officials who have aided and abetted the prosecutions and/or persecutions of people like Limbaugh, Gonzales, Libby, DeLay, or Chapman I have a name for you too. You are not wise and learned men of the law, you are Princes of Debauchery. And damn all you worthless scum to hell.
Well, the good news for Dog is that after he leaves prison in Mexico he will feel great. As Demaris points out in his book, anyone released from a Mexican hellhole rejoices and feels like he is in Heaven, which he is compared to where he just left. Besides, if you complain and make trouble, who knows when you will fall into the hands of the Mexican Federales again, yes?
The Dog marathon is on A&E right now. Watch and learn something, Dane. You need to get a life and do something besides parrot the Mexican consulate and play both sides of the law-and-order fence.
I've never watch him before, but this thread has gotten me curious, so I just flipped it on...thanks for the tip.
He looks like he knows his way around a bottle, doesn't he??
Great point! One need only read Dane's posts and the threads they are on to see that he merely likes to stir the pot. He is NOT pro-laws he is simply pro-illegal immigrants. Dog has done a lot of good things for a lot of people and he tries to reach through to what others view as human garbage and help them redeem themselves, as he did. That is why he is respected and successful at what he does.
This Mexican fiasco smells to high heaven - I agree with those who think the Mexicans were only upset because they were probably on the take to look the other way from Luster.
My husband grew up with a drug addict of a mother and her heavy using friends. He told me earlier today that he didn't like watching Dog's show (I've never seen it), because he thinks they are all tweakers (meth) based on their behavior.
Why are you so pro-Illegal immigration and Pro-Putin???
LOL - I'm sure that is true. I have a feeling that dog would feel much better not having to go in the first place.
Ah, no worries then.
Glad we are all on the same page now.
Later, Dr. Z =-)
Dog will soon by dead if incarcerated in Mexico. He'd be targeted by "I'm tougher than you" types in jails just about anywhere in the world but Mexican jails are notorious for violence.
Sounds like there's folks deliberately seeing to it that people get prosecuted for doing what's right. Many, many, many prayers and blessings to Mr. Chapman and his family...
Me neither, Im sure its closer to 99.97%...
And you may be right.
Did you see the A&E special tonight? I am so furious!!! This is really frightening. The Mexican gov't spits in our faces every chance they get by encouraging illegal immigration yet our stupid gov't cooperates with the corrupt gov't of Mexico regarding a true American hero who put away a vicious serial rapist. This is absolutely horrible.
I just saw an article wherein Fox was quoted as saying that Mexico was ready to start extraditing far more accused felons to the USA. Will post when I see it again...
TV Bounty hunter offers apology, money /
Duane 'Dog' Chapman hopes to avoid extradition to Mexico - http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/14963188/
Free Dog, bump
Death penalty issue
Capital punishment is illegal here, and a 1978 extradition treaty with the United States allows Mexico to deny extradition if a person faces the death penalty in another country.
In November, Mexicos Supreme Court removed an obstacle that had prevented many of the countrys most notorious criminals from facing U.S. justice when it overturned a 4-year ban on the extradition of suspects facing life in prison.
Mexico last year extradited 41 suspected criminals to the United States, up from 34 in 2004; 31 in 2003; 25 in 2002; 17 in 2001; and 12 in 2000, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.