Skip to comments.Texas Set To Execute Gang Rapist/Murderer
Posted on 07/31/2008 6:59:34 PM PDT by instantgratification
The United States is fast approaching a showdown over its commitment to the rule of international law as Texas prepares to carry out the scheduled Aug. 5 execution of convicted killer and rapist Jose Medellin. On July 14, the International Court of Justice at The Hague ordered the US government to "take all measures necessary" to prevent the execution of Mr. Medellin and four other Mexican nationals awaiting execution dates on death row in Texas. . . Medellin admitted involvement in the gang rape and murder of two girls. The girls, ages 14 and 16, took a shortcut home through the woods, where they were spotted by members of a street gang. Medellin and other gang members chased the girls, raped them, and then killed them to prevent them from reporting the crime. . . A measure was introduced in Congress, but there has been no effort to pass the bill, or even debate it. Analysts say the issue is radioactive in an election year.
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My view is despite the Convention, he should be executed. The case turns on a technicality.
The gangbanger had a fair trial. His victims did not.
He can choose the new “lemon fresh” scented pancuronium bromide.
I say bring back hanging, just for this sad sack o’ sh*t.
It’s time we told them (World Court, UN, etc) to “go pound salt”!
Allright Texas!!! You stand strong.
On with the execution. Old Europe is wrong once again.
Let it be soon...
Republic of Texas trumps international law.
Hanging is too good for him.Tie him to a stake and let me set my dogs on him.
Gov Perry was on Mark Davis talk radio today about this. Final decision Tuesday as he has to get report from Pardons and Parole bunch. Expect TX to infuse this illegal piece of garbage despite all the sympathizers. And good riddance.
World Court opinions should have zero standing in the United States (or any allegedly sovereign country for that matter)
Screw the World Court.
The problem is that the US wants to ensure its citizens have consular access when it is abroad, so from that perspective, the World Court is needed. I think if this were not a big election year, Congress may have intervened.
A big problem in a lot of these cases is Mexico always demands its nationals who commit crimes not face the death penalty. It doesn’t look at whether the accused got a fair trial. And, in this case, the gangbanger was only “nominally” Mexican - a Mexican citizen raised in the U.S. Mexico should not have taken this to the World Court. Lots of Americans and Canadians languish for years in Mexican prisons if they fail to buy their way out.
Unfortunately, three of the other gangbanger rapists got life sentences. One, 14 at the time, is serving up to 40 years. The other two were sentenced to death, but were minors (barely), and the USSC overturned their sentences.
“Life” is not “life” in Texas. Eventually, those animals will all be released back on the streets.
I don’t see the World Court meddling in the affairs of third world countries who brutally kill people for petty things. But then they come down on us for executing someone who committed a crime that is beyond despicable.
They can only intervene if a foreigner is involved, and the foreigner’s country takes the case to the World Court.
In this case, the World Court said the cases should be reviewed to determine if the lack of assistance tainted the outcome. I think that really, this was a delay tactic by Medellin’s legal team. I highly doubt he would have received a different sentence in any circumstance.
I read the facts and they were really brutal.
I do believe the sentence fits the crime, and note, it has been fifteen years since the crime.
If this court does not want them to die, these perverts can live with them and their daughters.