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Planned execution in Texas draws high-profile protests
LA Times ^ | 22 Jan 2014 | Molly Hennessy-Fiske

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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KEYWORDS: copkiller; deathpenalty; deathrow; execution; illegalimmigration; johnkerry; kerry; texas
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In 2005, President George W. Bush ordered Texas and other states to review the 51 convictions. But Texas' then-solicitor general, Ted Cruz, now a senator, persuaded the U.S. Supreme Court to rule that the president had no authority to order state courts to defer to the World Court....................I didn't know this about Cruz.like Cruz even more now.
1 posted on 01/22/2014 6:59:09 AM PST by mandaladon
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To: mandaladon

Texas will not stop. Don’t mess with Texas!


2 posted on 01/22/2014 7:00:50 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: mandaladon

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.


3 posted on 01/22/2014 7:01:34 AM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: mandaladon

“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.


4 posted on 01/22/2014 7:03:35 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: mandaladon
refused to provide meaningful consideration of evidence that Mr. Tamayo has mental retardation

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...

5 posted on 01/22/2014 7:04:18 AM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: LibLieSlayer

Missouri and Wyoming Move to Make Execution by Firing Squad Legal After Issues With Lethal Injection
January 21 2014
by Dan Cannon

http://gunssavelives.net/news/missouri-and-wyoming-move-to-make-execution-by-firing-squad-legal-after-issues-with-lethal-injection/


6 posted on 01/22/2014 7:05:26 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: mandaladon

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.


7 posted on 01/22/2014 7:07:27 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: mandaladon
Mental retardation? He shot a Police officer in the back of the head three times.
He's a Murderer and deserves his punishment no matter what his mind is like.
8 posted on 01/22/2014 7:09:20 AM PST by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

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.


9 posted on 01/22/2014 7:11:48 AM PST by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: mandaladon

Mark White....Democrat. Why am I not surprised.


10 posted on 01/22/2014 7:12:42 AM PST by 12th_Monkey (One man one vote is a big fail, when the "one" man is an idiot.)
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To: mandaladon

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.


11 posted on 01/22/2014 7:13:17 AM PST by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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To: mandaladon

When was the last time a Sec State butted into a state’s trying to bring justice?


12 posted on 01/22/2014 7:15:50 AM PST by AU72
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To: mandaladon

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.


13 posted on 01/22/2014 7:15:56 AM PST by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: mandaladon

A second crime against Gaddis and his family is the 20 years this scum lived on the Taxpayers’ dime while waiting on justice.


14 posted on 01/22/2014 7:18:32 AM PST by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2016; I pray we make it that long.)
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To: a fool in paradise
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.

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...

15 posted on 01/22/2014 7:18:36 AM PST by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: FReepers

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16 posted on 01/22/2014 7:19:20 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

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.


Two sticks and three nails are traditional.....


17 posted on 01/22/2014 7:20:50 AM PST by S.O.S121.500 (Had Enough Yet ?............................ Enforce the Bill of Rights............ It's the LAW !!!)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Bring back the noose!


18 posted on 01/22/2014 7:21:12 AM PST by chesley
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Fine.
The rope companies will sell a few yards cordage. Gets the job done and is just as quick as the drugs, if not quicker.


19 posted on 01/22/2014 7:26:44 AM PST by absalom01 (You should do your duty in all things. You cannot do more, and you should never wish to do less.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
Use the drugs used to euthanize people.

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.

20 posted on 01/22/2014 7:30:29 AM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: mandaladon

Paragraphs help.

Come 6:00 pm CST or shortly there after we’ll know if the
execution took place as scheduled for today, 1-22-2014.


21 posted on 01/22/2014 7:31:41 AM PST by deport
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To: AU72

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?


22 posted on 01/22/2014 7:31:59 AM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: mandaladon

:: meaningful consideration of evidence that Mr. Tamayo has mental retardation ::

Post-bith abortion qualifyer?


23 posted on 01/22/2014 7:35:35 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations: The acronym defines the science.)
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To: mandaladon
g


24 posted on 01/22/2014 7:37:16 AM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: mandaladon

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.


25 posted on 01/22/2014 7:39:12 AM PST by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: mandaladon

“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”


26 posted on 01/22/2014 7:39:14 AM PST by Exeter (A government that doesn't trust its people is a government that shouldn't be trusted.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

“This issue of pharma companies refusing to sell execution drugs to the states is going to eventually kill it.”

In that case, Drano works. . .


27 posted on 01/22/2014 7:42:07 AM PST by Hulka
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To: Bender2

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.

Oh joy.

Of course they will vote republican. . .just ask Bonehead.


28 posted on 01/22/2014 7:44:47 AM PST by Hulka
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To: mandaladon

Recidivism
http://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=tp&tid=17
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.

http://www.frontpagemag.com/2012/dgreenfield/america-doesnt-have-a-gun-problem-it-has-a-gang-problem/

Story of Christopher Newsom and Channon Christian in Knoxville, Tenn.,
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/08/13/the-gruesome-story-of-a-murdered-tennessee-couple-you-may-have-never-heard-about-but-that-you-will-never-forget/

YOUR RIGHTS TO BEAR ARMS IS BEING STOLLEN FROM YOU!
http://finance.townhall.com/columnists/johnransom/2013/11/12/the-newest-liberal-criminal-assault-the-right-to-self-defense-n1744541


29 posted on 01/22/2014 7:46:10 AM PST by GailA (THOSE WHO DON'T KEEP PROMISES TO THE MILITARY, WON'T KEEP THEM TO U!)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
This issue of pharma companies refusing to sell execution drugs to the states is going to eventually kill it.

Then Big Steel can make the Guillotine blades.

30 posted on 01/22/2014 7:46:35 AM PST by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: chesley

If hanging is good enough for Saddam Hussein, then it’s good enough for this piece of excrement.


31 posted on 01/22/2014 7:47:31 AM PST by red-dawg
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To: KeyLargo

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.


32 posted on 01/22/2014 7:50:10 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: a fool in paradise

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!

http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2012/dec/20/millington-death-row-inmate-loses-bid-to-reopen/?print=1


33 posted on 01/22/2014 7:52:23 AM PST by GailA (THOSE WHO DON'T KEEP PROMISES TO THE MILITARY, WON'T KEEP THEM TO U!)
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To: KeyLargo

Good!


34 posted on 01/22/2014 7:57:29 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Then carry out the death penalty Utah style, with an old fashioned firing squad. Who needs drugs or chemicals?


35 posted on 01/22/2014 7:58:03 AM PST by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: mandaladon

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.


36 posted on 01/22/2014 8:04:49 AM PST by SkyDancer (Imagine a world without politicians, lawyers and federal judges.)
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To: a fool in paradise
The pro-murderer advocates are alledging that he didn’t get a fair trial and thus does not deserve the death penalty.

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.

37 posted on 01/22/2014 8:16:29 AM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

“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.”

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.


38 posted on 01/22/2014 8:41:30 AM PST by GladesGuru (Islam Delenda Est - because of what Islam is and because of what Muslims do.)
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To: SkyDancer

“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.”

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?


39 posted on 01/22/2014 8:48:50 AM PST by GladesGuru (Islam Delenda Est - because of what Islam is and because of what Muslims do.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
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.

Home Depot sells rope.

40 posted on 01/22/2014 8:53:49 AM PST by Cementjungle
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To: mandaladon

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.


41 posted on 01/22/2014 8:56:56 AM PST by mandaladon (The truth about Benghazi is all I want)
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To: mandaladon

Wack the cop killer. 20 years late.


42 posted on 01/22/2014 9:00:18 AM PST by TheDon (Inside Every Liberal is a Totalitarian Screaming to Get Out.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
>>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.

Horsefeathers!

Dirt cheap and kills 'em stone cold dead. Quickly. Painlessly. No MDs, no "pharma companies", no nonsense.

43 posted on 01/22/2014 9:01:57 AM PST by NorthMountain
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To: red-dawg

You’re preaching to the choir.


44 posted on 01/22/2014 10:10:54 AM PST by chesley
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To: mandaladon

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 :)


45 posted on 01/22/2014 10:25:05 AM PST by txgirl4Bush (Impeach obama)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

One in the head, two in the chest works just as well.


46 posted on 01/22/2014 11:01:23 AM PST by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

I’m sure Sierra or Hornady can sell the materials needed for execution by lethal injection.


47 posted on 01/22/2014 1:13:03 PM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: LibLieSlayer

“If you kill someone in Texas, we will kill you back."

48 posted on 01/22/2014 1:21:31 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

I love that guy!!!!!!!!


49 posted on 01/22/2014 2:54:50 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: mandaladon

TEMPORARY DELAY

http://www.dallasnews.com/news/state/headlines/20140122-court-won-t-stop-texas-execution-of-mexican-national.ece


50 posted on 01/22/2014 4:57:29 PM PST by doug from upland (Obama and the leftists - destroying our country one day at a time)
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