Skip to comments.Planned execution in Texas draws high-profile protests
Posted on 01/22/2014 6:59:09 AM PST by mandaladon
HOUSTON Secretary of State John F. Kerry and a former Texas governor are part of an international coalition trying to halt Texas' execution of a Mexican citizen this week. Edgar Tamayo Arias, 46, is to be put to death Wednesday for fatally shooting Houston Police Officer Guy Gaddis in 1994. Gaddis, 24, had been flagged down near a nightclub by a man who accused Tamayo of robbing him. The officer arrested Tamayo, handcuffed him and put him in the back seat of his patrol car. He was driving away when Tamayo drew a concealed pistol and shot Gaddis three times in the back of the head. On Tuesday, a federal judge in Austin rejected Tamayo's request for an order that would have prevented Gov. Rick Perry and the parole board from considering his clemency petition until the fairness of the state's clemency process could be reviewed. The judge found that the clemency process satisfied constitutional requirements and did not violate Tamayo's right to due process of law. Tamayo's attorneys vowed to keep fighting. "The Texas clemency process is the weakest in the nation, in the state that executes the most. Allowing Mr. Tamayo's fate to be decided by a board that has refused to provide meaningful consideration of evidence that Mr. Tamayo has mental retardation and that his trial was fundamentally unfair as a result of the violation of his consular rights is an affront to what clemency is supposed to be," the attorneys said in a statement. They have petitioned Perry to grant a 30-day reprieve and the parole board to commute Tamayo's death sentence to life in prison. Tamayo, a laborer from Morelos state, Mexico, was in the U.S. illegally at the time of his arrest.
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Texas will not stop. Don’t mess with Texas!
The defendent killed a cop in a closed (locked) vehicle. There is no way of claiming he wasn’t guilty (same with the shot on the scene Ft. Hood shooter).
The pro-murderer advocates are alledging that he didn’t get a fair trial and thus does not deserve the death penalty.
“world court” is always the last ditch effort of anti-american types. Even al sharpton pulls this junk. CNN and PMSNBC will pick this up.
anthing to mess with texas (pun intentional)
Generally he had to invoke his consular protections at the start. However most nations defer in death cases. Only when it comes to extradition do they force the usa to take death sentences off the table. Since the USA had him in custody there was no need to defer.
Not going to be held legally accountable for your actions (such as a gun rampage)? Then you have NO right to roam freely about (even prior to violence). You MUST have a court appointed legal guardian keeping you under house arrest or institutionalization. Chaparoned at all times when out of the house.
If it saves one life...
Missouri and Wyoming Move to Make Execution by Firing Squad Legal After Issues With Lethal Injection
January 21 2014
by Dan Cannon
Death Penalty is on it’s way out the door IMO. This issue of pharma companies refusing to sell execution drugs to the states is going to eventually kill it.
Firing squad, hanging, burning alive are a few executions that come to mind. Maybe the ones that had loved ones killed should be able to choose the kind of execution.
Mark White....Democrat. Why am I not surprised.
This is EXACTLY one huge reason why many of us busted our humps to get TED CRUZ through the Primary process and then the election to become Senator Cruz.
I have said it before and it bears repeating: I want to see TED CRUZ become Senate Majority Leader one day, soon. That is where we really need him.
When was the last time a Sec State butted into a state’s trying to bring justice?
As I posted on another thread om this topic: Every day when I go to the post office here in my small Texas hometown, I pass by a wanted poster in the post office lobby for the illegal alien that ran a red light, t-boning a USPS vehicle, killing the postman driver. The illegal alien ran away back to Mexico and he has never been caught and made to answer for his crime. That was better than 10 years ago, so when I see these Latino law beakers demanding they be given anything and everything as their right, I see that dead postman.
A second crime against Gaddis and his family is the 20 years this scum lived on the Taxpayers’ dime while waiting on justice.
exactly! this is disgusting! he did it... no question about that... and got to live another 20 years... poor Gaddis didn't get a fair shake in this... just doing his job, shot from behind from someone who had no right even being in this country...
Death Penalty is on its way out the door IMO. This issue of pharma companies refusing to sell execution drugs to the states is going to eventually kill it.
Bring back the noose!
The rope companies will sell a few yards cordage. Gets the job done and is just as quick as the drugs, if not quicker.
If not use the drugs used to euthanize puppies.
If not use the drugs used to abort little babies.
Apparently some pharmaceutical manufacturers are hypocrites.
Failing that, give them an OD of morphine like is done to cancer patients without consent.
Come 6:00 pm CST or shortly there after we’ll know if the
execution took place as scheduled for today, 1-22-2014.
Shouldn’t the lying SOB Sec. of Hate John F-TheArmy Kerry be using the power of his office to address the dead boarder patrol officials? Fast and Furious too close to home?
:: meaningful consideration of evidence that Mr. Tamayo has mental retardation ::
Post-bith abortion qualifyer?
If he was sufficiently mentally competent to enter our country illegally, commit armed robbery, conceal a gun from a cop who knew he was armed, and then shoot that cop in the back of the head three times, he’s sufficiently mentally competent for lethal injection.
“The Texas clemency process is the weakest in the nation, in the state that executes the most.”
I’m reminded of Texan Ron White’s comment-”Other states are trying to abolish the death penalty...mine’s putting in an express lane”
“This issue of pharma companies refusing to sell execution drugs to the states is going to eventually kill it.”
In that case, Drano works. . .
Even better, many illegal aliens commit violent crime and are never caught and when amnesty kicks in, they will be rewarded for their criminal activity by being granted citizenship.
Of course they will vote republican. . .just ask Bonehead.
During 2007, a total of 1,180,469 persons on parole were at-risk of reincarceration. This includes persons under parole supervision on January 1 or those entering parole during the year. Of these parolees, about 16% were returned to incarceration in 2007.
Among nearly 300,000 prisoners released in 15 states in 1994, 67.5% were rearrested within 3 years. A study of prisoners released in 1983 estimated 62.5%.
Of the 272,111 persons released from prisons in 15 states in 1994, an estimated 67.5% were rearrested for a felony or serious misdemeanor within 3 years, 46.9% were reconvicted, and 25.4% resentenced to prison for a new crime.
These offenders had accumulated 4.1 million arrest charges before their most recent imprisonment and another 744,000 charges within 3 years of release.
Released prisoners with the highest rearrest rates were robbers (70.2%), burglars (74.0%), larcenists (74.6%), motor vehicle thieves (78.8%), those in prison for possessing or selling stolen property (77.4%), and those in prison for possessing, using, or selling illegal weapons (70.2%).
Within 3 years, 2.5% of released rapists were arrested for another rape, and 1.2% of those who had served time for homicide were arrested for homicide.
Story of Christopher Newsom and Channon Christian in Knoxville, Tenn.,
YOUR RIGHTS TO BEAR ARMS IS BEING STOLLEN FROM YOU!
Then Big Steel can make the Guillotine blades.
If hanging is good enough for Saddam Hussein, then it’s good enough for this piece of excrement.
Why not use what is allowed for vets to put down animals! Nicotine sulfate works in six seconds. an injection of BLACK LEAF 40, works just as well.
This one has been on TN death row nearly 20 years, saying he was abused as a child, which is why he comitted this heinous crime. Note the weapon. SHOE LACES.
19 years going on 20 on TN death row, DNA proof. He raped, strangled to death with her own shoe laces Nicki Read and then threw her body in the river. Even helped hunt for what was thought to be a missing child. The INJUSTICE system does not give a flip how much money or grief it causes the victim’s family to have this crap delayed and delayed, and then finally some anti-death penalty justice will void the sentence and give life with parole, which means more grief to fight the suckers. And criminals have MORE rights that the victim or victim’s family!
Then carry out the death penalty Utah style, with an old fashioned firing squad. Who needs drugs or chemicals?
They also forgot to add in about his trouble childhood and that he was getting his life around by working at a fast-food court so he could pay child support to his ex-girlfriend’s baby and that he loves kittens and puppies.
Next they will argue that he should not be held responsible because he was just acting in accordance with his culture. Interesting that zero is having kerry advocate for a murderer when they don't seem to care about innocent Americans held in foreign countries.
“Death Penalty is on its way out the door IMO. This issue of pharma companies refusing to sell execution drugs to the states is going to eventually kill it.”
Why, might this unenlightened one ask, does a state need to use a drug listeed in the US Pharmacopia for killing a condemned prisoner?
Any Vet has plenty of the needed drug for killing animals.
PS Many Vets are not hankey wringing Libtards who oppose killing off those who refuse to obey even the most basic rules of AMerica.
“They also forgot to add in about his trouble childhood and that he was getting his life around by working at a fast-food court so he could pay child support to his ex-girlfriends baby and that he loves kittens and puppies.”
Messicans raise “dinner dogs”, and that ankle biter in the Taco Bell commercial was just such a breed.
He may well have liked puppies - arguably, they are the Messican version of Perdue’s “Young & Tender” chicken.
Perhaps we should refer this question to America’s most famous ‘canine consumer’, Barak Hussein Obama?
Home Depot sells rope.
Maybe this will help with our illegal immigration problem. Come to Texas, commit the ultimate crime and pay the ultimate price. Unlike Mexico, our police and judges will not accept a bribe to let you free.
Wack the cop killer. 20 years late.
Dirt cheap and kills 'em stone cold dead. Quickly. Painlessly. No MDs, no "pharma companies", no nonsense.
You’re preaching to the choir.
I live about 25 miles from where the execution will be, and I have heard that tons of bikers will be there to rev up their bikes to keep protesters chants from being heard :)
One in the head, two in the chest works just as well.
I’m sure Sierra or Hornady can sell the materials needed for execution by lethal injection.
If you kill someone in Texas, we will kill you back."
I love that guy!!!!!!!!