This was a controversial execution, in that Arias was not allowed access to the Mexican Consulate when he was arrested. Because of that, many are saying that executing Arias was a violation of international law.Huntsville, Texas (CNN) -- A last-ditch push to keep a convicted cop killer alive failed Wednesday night when the U.S. Supreme Court denied a motion to stay his execution.
Edgar Tamayo Arias, a Mexican national, was executed at 9:32 p.m. CT, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice said.
Here is how I see it - I, for one, am against the death penalty for various reasons. However, just because someone is from a nation that opposes the death penalty doesn't make him any less eligible for the death penalty when he violates the law in a nation where the death penalty exists. He did not murder a cop in Mexico. He murdered a cop in Texas. So you want to come to America, legally or illegally? Fine. Then you are subject to the laws here, not the ones that exist where you came from. You murdered a cop. You now pay the price. It's as simple as that. You don't get off just because you are a Mexican citizen. What happens to you is exactly the same thing as what would happen to any American citizen who kills a cop in Texas.
Yes, I still oppose the death penalty, but I am crying no tears over your sorry ass. You got what was coming to you. End of story.... End of YOUR story, at least. Now go **** off in hell, asshole scum!!
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