Skip to comments.Duane 'Dog' Chapman to Be Extradited to Face Charges in Mexico
Posted on 02/16/2007 12:06:06 PM PST by Abby4116
GUADALAJARA, Mexico A federal court has cleared the way for TV bounty hunter Duane "Dog" Chapman to be extradited to face charges in Mexico, court officials said.
Norma Jara, a spokeswoman for the second district court in Guadalajara, said the court rejected Chapman's injunction request, ruling there was no reason not to try him with the charge of deprivation of liberty of Mexico.
"We only just heard about the Mexican court's decision to continue with the extradition proceedings, and are still in shock," Chapman and his wife, Beth, said in a statement issued Thursday night in Honolulu.
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Must be something substantial, if Bush ordered Chapman to Mexico in order to commit kidnapping (according to Mexican law).
DOG got a really bad guy in Mexico.
But on his TV show all I see is bond forfitures for small time down-on-their-luck drug & alcohol addicts.
I wouldn't know. I've never watched the show, so I don't have an emotional investment in him.
That having been said, you can't go to another country, break its laws and expect to get off scot free. We would are outraged when Mexico fails to hand over their criminals to us, we can hardly refuse to do it ourselves.
Dog, Paris, Anna, Hulkster, Ozzie
Legally, we should extradite him. He committed a crime under Mexican law.
Having said that, I don't know why Mexico is intent on prosecuting him. Imagine the situation being reversed, where a Mexican bounty hunter nabs a Mexican citizen in this country who is wanted for a crime in Mexico.
I think we'd send a thank you note.
Mexico is probably mad because that particular bounty was a key to turning Dog into a TV personality. From where they sit he got famous for breaking their laws, which really wouldn't make anybody happy.
And since Mexico doesn't believe in bounty hunting the reverse would never happen.
Felipe Calderon, Osiel Cardenas, Ismael Higuera, Gilberto Higuera, Hector Palma Salazar and Jorge Arroyo-Garcia wish they could agree with you.
But, unfortunately for them, the Mexican government extradited them to the US to face trial.
Mexico has extradited 77 criminals to the US in the past 15 months.
Chapman embarrassed Mexican and American authorities. That seems to be his most serious crime. Also, whoever Luster was paying off down there lost a large sum of money when he was returned to the USA.
No good deed goes unpunished.
Except if the powers that be were being paid off by the fugitive in question.
I agree. I do not have a bunch of money, but I'll be damned if I would get extradited to that Turd World hell hole because I brought a rapist to justice.
Man, I'd go hide in the hills and eat beetles before I'd go across that border. The conditions would be better and the food would be a great improvement over a mexican prison.
How about we make them a deal - they take back every last one of the illegal invaders who are here in the US from their own country and we'll hand over Dog after the last one is gone from our country.
I pray the Lord be with Dog.
You're hardly alone ... he gives trailer trash a bad name.
Some of you need to Google "Andrew Luster". (convicted on 86 counts of rape!)
I think the authorities on both sides have much more to be embarrassed about than a criminal being kidnapped and turned over to authorities by a private individual.
However, bounty hunters are not above the law, and if they break them, they have to face the consequences like anyone else. The fact that they're chasing supposed bad guys doesn't give them any special privileges.
Dog's mistake was in failing to bribe the proper authorities before making the grab. On the other hand, he can probably get out of jail time in Mexico if he makes the bribes now. It will just cost him more.
I think Dog already does. Have you seen his spousal unit? woof!