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Texas Executes Mexican Despite Objections
NYT ^ | August 6, 2008 | James McKingley, Jr.

Posted on 08/05/2008 10:04:20 PM PDT by americanophile

HOUSTON — In a case that has drawn international attention, Texas executed José E. Medellín on Tuesday night in defiance of an international court ruling and despite pleas from the Bush administration for a new hearing. The execution came just before 10 p.m. Central time, shortly after the United States Supreme Court denied a last request for a reprieve. Protesters for and against the death penalty clamored in the rain outside the Huntsville Unit, about 70 miles north of Houston, where Mr. Medellín was executed by lethal injection. “I’m sorry my actions caused you pain,” he said to the witnesses present. “I hope this brings you the closure that you seek. Never harbor hate.” Gov. Rick Perry, a Republican, rejected calls from Mexico and Washington to delay the execution, citing the torture, rape and strangulation of two teenage girls in Houston 15 years ago as just cause for the death penalty. Mr. Medellín and five other teenage boys in his street gang took part in the rape and murder of the girls, Elizabeth Pena, 16, and Jennifer Ertman, 14. The gang raped the girls for an hour, then strangled them. Their corpses were found two days later.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: aliens; dead; deathpenalty; execution; icj; immigration; internationalcourt; judiciary; medelln; mexican; scotus; seebreakingnews; worldcourt
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Adios cowboy...and drop dead international court. You gotta love Texas.
1 posted on 08/05/2008 10:04:21 PM PDT by americanophile
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To: americanophile

Yep, gotta love Texas. Hehehehe.


2 posted on 08/05/2008 10:07:28 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: americanophile

Good riddance.


3 posted on 08/05/2008 10:09:37 PM PDT by South40
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To: americanophile

The feds have done their part in urging restraint and Texas has done its part in carrying out a just sentence, regardless of pressure from international meddlers. When you go to a foreign country, you are subject to the laws of that foreign jurisdiction. American kids get caned. American drug smugglers get executed. American spies get imprisoned. When foreigners come here, we have a duty to carry out our laws as our citizens—i.e., the victims—have a right to rely on American laws to avenge them and protect their survivors. Justice has been delayed long enough. Now it is between God and Medellin.


4 posted on 08/05/2008 10:13:41 PM PDT by caseinpoint (Don't get thickly involved in thin things)
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To: americanophile

Great news that a governor can, in affect, tell Washington and the internationalists to SHOVE OFF! That needs to become a long expanding trend.


5 posted on 08/05/2008 10:14:06 PM PDT by John Leland 1789
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To: South40
Which? To that horrendous criminal? Or to the Bush administration.

I will be happy to see both go. Both illegal aliens, and an Administration of 7.5 years of abject appeasement of Mejico and open borders by Bush. Good riddance is right. Long Live the Great People and State of TEXAS.

6 posted on 08/05/2008 10:14:26 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Men Who Died in Wars For Our Voting Rights Also Did So For The Right To Vote Indie-Conservative?)
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To: americanophile

Makes me proud to be a (transplanted) Texan.

MM


8 posted on 08/05/2008 10:16:09 PM PDT by MississippiMan
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To: AmericanInTokyo
Which? To that horrendous criminal? Or to the Bush administration.

Both.

9 posted on 08/05/2008 10:16:11 PM PDT by South40
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To: americanophile
I'm glad Texas decided to "send a message" to other Mexican nationals who think they can come to this country to torture, rape and murder American citizens.

The "World Kangaroo Court" needs to mind its own business. We American adults have this stuff handled.

10 posted on 08/05/2008 10:16:53 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer ("I'm trying to save the planet!" - Nancy Pelosi ..........ROTFLMAO! What a dumbass!)
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To: americanophile

To me it’s obvious that if things go bad, really bad, TEXAS is where the stand will be made...


11 posted on 08/05/2008 10:16:56 PM PDT by steel_resolve (We are living in the post-rational world where being a moron is an asset)
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To: Parley Baer

Glad to see Texas assert its sovereignity.


12 posted on 08/05/2008 10:17:30 PM PDT by aquila48
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To: americanophile; zencat

In Texas not only do we have the death penalty but we've installed an express lane ! ! !

And we use it ! ! !


13 posted on 08/05/2008 10:18:58 PM PDT by GravityFree (Death is not the end, nor the beginning of the end, but only the end of the beginning.)
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To: americanophile

Actually this shows he was treated the same as the Americans who were convicted of this crime. One has already been executed before him (2006) and another is on death row. 2 more were 17 at the time and have life sentences. And one more has a 40 year sentence.

The one who was executed tonight was proud of his “macho” actions and boasted of them to police when he was apprehended 3 days afterwards.

This is not a case of mistaken identity. If we were to free him then we should also free the Manson family.


14 posted on 08/05/2008 10:19:23 PM PDT by weegee (Hi there.)
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To: steel_resolve

Gang bangers need to learn that they are not invincible and despite what movies and hip hop tell them, being a thug and a playa won’t get them very far. Rape and murder for sheer pleasure are wrong.

Where were the womens rights groups in this controversy?


15 posted on 08/05/2008 10:21:45 PM PDT by weegee (Hi there.)
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To: americanophile
The New York Times is deeply saddened.
16 posted on 08/05/2008 10:22:37 PM PDT by Constitutionalist Conservative (Global Warming Heretic -- http://agw-heretic.blogspot.com)
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To: caseinpoint

In San Francisco and other communities (and even in Houston) the police will cut you loose sometimes if you aren’t a citizen.


17 posted on 08/05/2008 10:23:04 PM PDT by weegee (Hi there.)
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To: americanophile

18 posted on 08/05/2008 10:25:09 PM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (DNC = Do Nothing Congress)
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To: americanophile
"Texas Executes Mexican Despite Objections"

The headline just makes me smile.

There are in fact some things that just end as they should, no matter who kicks and screams and behaves like an embicile. Sometimes, things just end in the way that nature would have it.

19 posted on 08/05/2008 10:27:51 PM PDT by Lloyd227 (and may God bless Oriana Fallaci)
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To: South40
The two girls that son of Satan brutally _________ and murdered:

There isn't a hot enough place for such animals as the late Senor Medellin.

But hey, borders/schmorders, hey these are "good people" (Bush) and all "God's children" (McCain).

20 posted on 08/05/2008 10:30:44 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Men Who Died in Wars For Our Voting Rights Also Did So For The Right To Vote Indie-Conservative?)
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To: americanophile

Maybe there’s hope after all.

Republicans in a fighting mood and now this.

I’m feeling optimistic.


21 posted on 08/05/2008 10:31:13 PM PDT by Califreak (Time to give the empty suits a one way ticket to the cleaners!)
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To: americanophile
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22 posted on 08/05/2008 10:33:59 PM PDT by Dick Vomer (liberals suck....... but it depends on what your definition of the word "suck" is.,)
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To: americanophile; Eaker; humblegunner; Allegra; pax_et_bonum; Xenalyte; Hap; Bacon Man; eastforker

Governor GoodHair did a good thing, finally.


23 posted on 08/05/2008 10:35:28 PM PDT by TheMom (My baby just graduated from High School - send money for college!)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
You're preaching to the choir my FRiend.

You will not find a bigger critic of the liberals Jorge Bush and Juan McCain.

Bush is the man reason I left the Republican Party after 32 years. McCain is just a liberal turd.

24 posted on 08/05/2008 10:36:10 PM PDT by South40
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To: South40

They will kowtow to Mexico City, that’s all I know.... I would imagine an envoy from the White House is on his way to Mexico right now, all quiet and hushed like, with an apology and explanation from Bush to his Mexican overlords, and that it will never happen again.


25 posted on 08/05/2008 10:44:38 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Men Who Died in Wars For Our Voting Rights Also Did So For The Right To Vote Indie-Conservative?)
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To: americanophile
Tecate!



-----------------------------Two come in ... only one can leave ....----------------------------
26 posted on 08/05/2008 10:53:53 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
Thank you for posting these pretty girl's photos to remind us just what this is about, may God give their families peace, may their hearts heal.

Know that while Medellin's execution does not bring back the girls, it goes a long way in protecting someone else's daughter and there is honor in that.

27 posted on 08/05/2008 10:53:59 PM PDT by brushcop (We remember SSG Harrison Brown, PVT Andrew Simmons B CO 2/69 3ID KIA Iraq OIF IV)
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To: brushcop

You said it very well. I am sure those sweet little girls are going some place lovely and comforting, but I am pretty sure—though it is not up to me to decide—about somebody else going to be Hitler’s dinner guest with the room temperature set on 700 degrees and the worst food imagineable and some pretty horrid dinner guests.


28 posted on 08/05/2008 10:59:36 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Men Who Died in Wars For Our Voting Rights Also Did So For The Right To Vote Indie-Conservative?)
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To: weegee

San Francisco is facing some backlash on that policy right now with the loose illegal who gunned down three family members as they were riding in a car. Liberals are finally finding out they can’t feed, house and protect predators without getting attacked themselves.


29 posted on 08/05/2008 10:59:36 PM PDT by caseinpoint (Don't get thickly involved in thin things)
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To: Baynative
"In Texas we've not only got the death penalty ...we've got an EXPRESS LANE!"

Not that express... it still took 15 years.

30 posted on 08/05/2008 11:10:32 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: Liberty Valance
Tecate!

My favorite! With salt and lime. :-)

(Cute pic!)

31 posted on 08/05/2008 11:11:38 PM PDT by calcowgirl ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." P. J. O'Rourke)
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To: americanophile

Don’t mess with Texas, the Int’l bull crap won’t save your ass.


32 posted on 08/05/2008 11:16:10 PM PDT by TheEaglehasLanded
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To: americanophile

I OBJECT!!!...that he wasnt executed on pay per view for the families.


33 posted on 08/05/2008 11:21:02 PM PDT by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: Baynative

Heh. I like his other line: “In Texas, if you kill someone, we kill you back!” Makes me proud to be a native Texan.


34 posted on 08/05/2008 11:25:02 PM PDT by Hetty_Fauxvert (Marxist Obama will trash the USA for the next 30 years. Vote McCain!)
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To: americanophile

I remember when this first happened. I can’t believe it took this long for justice to be rendered.


35 posted on 08/05/2008 11:26:37 PM PDT by Eternal_Bear (`)
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To: americanophile
Minor correction to the headline:

Texas Executes Mexican Despite Objections in Accordance with State Law

There, that's better.

36 posted on 08/05/2008 11:29:06 PM PDT by Bob
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To: americanophile

And Bush tried to stop it. This is the kind of crap that makes me disgusted with him.


37 posted on 08/05/2008 11:32:14 PM PDT by smedley64 (UHbUHmUH- The incoherent candidate.)
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To: MississippiMan

Me Too


38 posted on 08/05/2008 11:36:12 PM PDT by TexasTransplant (NEMO ME IMPUNE LACESSET)
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To: caseinpoint
Just FYI, San Francisco is charged with sending illegal criminals to San Bernardino County.

http://www.latimes.com/news/la-me-immig4-2008jul04,0,4668912.story

39 posted on 08/05/2008 11:42:16 PM PDT by Hi Heels (Now here at the Rock we have two rules. Rule #1 obey all rules. Rule #2 no writing on the walls...)
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To: americanophile

I’m loving Texas this evening. Good job, Cowboys.


40 posted on 08/05/2008 11:43:51 PM PDT by Hi Heels (Now here at the Rock we have two rules. Rule #1 obey all rules. Rule #2 no writing on the walls...)
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To: americanophile

I love Texas. Boo hoo, the poor guy didn’t get to talk to the Mexican Consular representative. That has nothing to do with his guilt!


41 posted on 08/05/2008 11:49:34 PM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: americanophile

And what happened to his five accomplices?


42 posted on 08/05/2008 11:50:11 PM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: americanophile

And people wonder why I am so proud to be a natural born Texan.


43 posted on 08/05/2008 11:53:01 PM PDT by waiyu (Living is the only thing worth dying for.)
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To: Hetty_Fauxvert

I can’t say this loud enough: AMEN!!!


44 posted on 08/05/2008 11:57:03 PM PDT by waiyu (Living is the only thing worth dying for.)
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Texas Executes Mexican Despite Objections

Oooooh....!
They did it "despite objections"?

I really wish the scumbag NY Times would hurry up and die.

45 posted on 08/06/2008 12:01:33 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: americanophile

Too bad, sooooo sad.


46 posted on 08/06/2008 12:07:24 AM PDT by Impy (Spellcheck hates Obama, you should too.)
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To: smedley64

You watch. Either Dubya or Congres will introduce a bill which takes away a state’s highway funds if they don’t abide by the US treaties etc. regarding treatment of foreign nationals.
But for now, states’ rights have been honored, thanks to Texas.


47 posted on 08/06/2008 3:54:19 AM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: americanophile

Seriously, shouldn’t the title be, “Texas Executes MURDERER Despite Objections”? Before conviction, they’re alleged; after, they’re thieves, rapists — murderers.

Stylebook change, again?


48 posted on 08/06/2008 3:56:35 AM PDT by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: MississippiMan
I used to have a T-shirt with the slogan "Yankee by birth, Texan by choice."

I'm back in Kansas now :(

49 posted on 08/06/2008 4:09:43 AM PDT by eccentric (a.k.a. baldwidow)
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To: americanophile

15 years is too long. Should have been 15 days.


50 posted on 08/06/2008 4:21:02 AM PDT by BooksForTheRight.com (Fight liberal lies with knowledge. Read conservative books and articles.)
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