Author Topic: Texas Executes Illegal Alien for Murder of Houston Police Officer  (Read 370 times)

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Offline Atomic Cow

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HUNTSVILLE, TX -- A Mexican man has been executed in Texas for killing a Houston police officer, despite pleas and diplomatic pressure from the Mexican government and the U.S. State Department to halt the punishment.

 Forty-six-year-old Edgar Tamayo received a lethal injection Wednesday evening for the January 1994 fatal shooting of 24-year-old Officer Guy Gaddis.

Courts rejected last-day appeals, and Texas officials spurned arguments that Tamayo's conviction and death sentence were tainted because he did not receive notice that he could request legal help from the Mexican consulate after his arrest for the officer's slaying.

http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/story?section=news/state&id=9403410
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Re: Texas Executes Illegal Alien for Murder of Houston Police Officer
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2014, 08:56:54 AM »
Adios.  :seeya:
The skeptic is never for real. There he stands, cocktail in hand, left arm draped languorously on one end of the mantelpiece, telling you that he can't be sure of anything, not even of his own existence. I'll give you my secret method of demolishing universal skepticism in four words. Whisper to him: "Your fly is open." If he thinks knowledge is so all-fired impossible, why does he always look? — James Sire (from, The Universe Next Door)

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Re: Texas Executes Illegal Alien for Murder of Houston Police Officer
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2014, 10:28:49 AM »
"If you come to Texas and kill one of us we will kill you back!"

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Re: Texas Executes Illegal Alien for Murder of Houston Police Officer
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2014, 09:02:51 PM »
[[ A Mexican man has been executed in Texas for killing a Houston police officer, despite pleas and diplomatic pressure from the Mexican government and the U.S. State Department to halt the punishment. ]]

Kinda had a feeling they weren't going to be cowed from giving this guy his just rewards.

Good on 'em!

Now... set up for the next one!

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Re: Texas Executes Illegal Alien for Murder of Houston Police Officer
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2014, 09:05:02 PM »
Next execution is February 5th and it's a woman.

https://www.tdcj.state.tx.us/death_row/dr_info/bassosuzanne.html
"...And these atomic bombs which science burst upon the world that night were strange, even to the men who used them."  H. G. Wells, The World Set Free, 1914

"The one pervading evil of democracy is the tyranny of the majority, or rather of that party, not always the majority, that succeeds, by force or fraud, in carrying elections." -Lord Acton


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