Skip to comments.Texas to execute Mexican citizen despite US concerns
Posted on 01/22/2014 2:43:43 PM PST by artichokegrower
The US state of Texas plans to execute a Mexican national convicted of murder, over the objections of the US and Mexican governments.
Mexico says Wednesday's execution of Edgar Tamayo, 46, will violate international law.
The country says he was not told of his right to seek legal assistance from the Mexican consulate when he was arrested.
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Our country, our laws, live with it
If you go to Mexico as a tourist, you’re an idiot.
The sad thing is that the taxpayer has taken the check for this criminal for the past 20 years.
This game has been played before. Texas will follow through, again.
Mexican national executed in Texas
July 7, 2011
You break the laws of Texas in Texas.
I would say that you have to live by the rules in Texas, regardless of what a foreign nation or the federal government thinks or wishes.
As a Texan I have to say,
my only regret is that we retired ‘ol sparky.
All that quiet laying on a comfortable bed just going to sleep don’t seem like justice to me.
Same goes to the fed, States laws - live with it.
Mexico needs to build a border fence to protect their people from these evil racist rednecks in Texas.
And in New Mexico, Arizona, and California
A nice tall one will keep those white devils away!
There will be plenty of pain in Hades if the killer hasn’t repented.
I guess one could always NOT GOT TO TEXAS if he didn’t like Texas laws. Texas didn’t make this guy come there and murder a cop did they?!?
Texas took this issue to the Supreme Court and won.
“Shoot the juice to me Bruce.”
Firing squad is a cheap method...
I bet you’d have no shortage of volunteers for that chore...
They might bring back the firing squad if the new drugs for used for the death penalty do work out quite right.
Will Mexico pay his incarceration bills. If not, they should shut up, and be ashamed for letting this criminal come here. Hang him, and save the rope for the next one.
Yes, sir. Texans have a real problem with a murderer who executes a cop. As the Seinfeld "Soup Nazi" once said, "Adios, muchacho!"
In other words, there is no doubt about his guilt, just some squishy liberals who think the innocent should die and the guilty should be spared.
He is a cop killer. I have lived in Houston for 37 years, Texas 40 and I remember this crime. I am forty five minutes south of Huntsville if I drive fast I can help flip the switch.
No, Kerry is trying to postpone this. It’s a case of “our state, our laws”. And rightly so. This guy murdered a cop, Guy Gaddis, who was only 24.
In a case argued by now-Sen. Cruz, if I recall.
Didn’t Ted Cruz argue this case before the Supreme Court.
Should he have been notified of his right to talk to the consulate? Yea. Would it in all likelihood have changed the verdict and should that fact therefore be cause to set aside the sentence? No. They caught him running away with the murdered cop’s watch.
Let them dig a tunnel to NY.
“Should he have been notified of his right to talk to the consulate? Yea. “
I disagree. He was a foreign national inside the state of Texas committing a crime. The only “rights” he has are those enumerated in constitution and laws of the state of Texas for foreign nationals. If Texas law did not afford him the “right” to talk to the consulate, then he did not have that right.
As a Texan, I can honestly say it is not fast enough.
Or die with it as the case may be.
You recall correctly. It was Cruz who successfully fought Bush.
Like I didn’t love Ted already.
Not quite that simple.
The U.S. is a signatory to a treaty that says that if a foreigner is arrested for a crime, his home country's embassy should be notified. That's a good rule; if U.S. citizens are arrested in Mexico (or China, or anywhere) we would want the U.S. Embassy to be notified.
For Texas to say that it is not bound by that treaty is bad constitutional law (Supremacy Clause) and bad policy (we don't want Mexico to retaliate against U.S. citizens).
Having said all of that, that doesn't mean that this guy goes free. He has had a trial and an appeal, and he's guilty. There should be some remedy for the failure to notify the Mexican Embassy, but setting him free now is not that remedy.
You mean like the law about sneaking into a country illegally!] and committing murder!!!
You could not pay me ANY amount to go to mexico.
Don’t mess with Texas.
If he had never illegally entered the country, he could’ve engaged in his life of crime under Mexico’s legal system.
Instead he was apprehended, and while in custody, shot and killed a man (of which there is no doubt).
Meanwhile, I’m still waiting for Nadil Hasan’s death sentence to be carried out.
You did read the part about the supreme court not agreeing with you ....right!!
A bottle of sleeping pills and a pool would work.
If/when Tamayo gets his due, Mexico should promptly close its border with the US in protest.
His lawyer isn’t just claiming “Mexico wasn’t notified”. They’ve tried putting out the “mentally retarded” meme.
Bill Clinton executed a mentally retarded man while he was governor. Had to show he was tough on crime in the run up to the 1992 election.
Like a few days after the murder!
mexico is a violation of international law.
Well, until the world changes, Americans should not cross the U.S. border.
I haven't and never intend to do so.
Three chairs no waiting
The Supreme Court said the same thing I did-- Texas violated the treaty, but setting the guy free is not the remedy.
About 11 or 12 minutes to go! GO TEXAS!
Do they really expect the state of Texas to care? You kill a law enforcement officer in Texas, expect to be executed. We would do booster executions every five years for cop killers if we could.
Yeah, I think there should be some terror, violence and pain in the execution of a murderer...or child molester.
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