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    Convicted cop killer Edgar Tamayo Arias executed

    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.
    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.

    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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    Re: Convicted cop killer Edgar Tamayo Arias executed

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    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.
    It is a violation of international law and it is not the first time Texas has done this.

    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.
    No one said he should get off for the crime he is accused and convicted of. Texas ****ed up big time, and should suffer the consequences by giving the man a new trial following international law that their country signed up for. Chances are he would have been convicted again and that is that.

    The whole point is, that Texas yet again, has broken US and international law when it comes to citizens of other countries that are accused of a crime. The whole idea about international law is that you treat people as you want to be treated in another country.. so this basically means it is open season on American's and we can deny them consular help. So time to remove all your embassies.. they are pretty much useless now!

    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!!

    Article is here.
    So you have no problem with other countries just locking up American's without giving them access to consular help?

    Wonder how many of these cases in Texas will trigger a travel warning from countries.
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