Skip to comments.Mexican President Looking To Extradite El Paso Shooter To Prevent His Possible Execution
Posted on 08/17/2019 2:32:17 PM PDT by Kaslin
The El Paso shootings were horrific. Patrick Wood Crusius, a crazed man with white supremacist views, gunned down over 20 people at a local Walmart on August 3 and wounded scores more. He was targeting Mexicans. His manifesto is littered with racial overtones, yes, but he noted that his views predated Trump’s 2016 win, that Republicans are terrible, and that a lot of people have to die to in order to maintain the sustainability of the planet. There is an eco-terror angle that makes up the core of his manifesto that the media is ignoring. Eco-terrorism isn’t an activity of the far-right and the anti-Trump media need to deliver uppercuts to the White House that trashes them on a daily basis. Meanwhile, a mass shooter in Dayton, Ohio who is a self-avowed leftist is having his political views masked by the news media because, well, it just doesn’t fit the Left’s ‘all mass shooters might be racist right-wingers’ narrative. The Dayton shooter was pro-gun control, by the way. Anyway, I digress.
President Trump said that the El Paso shooter should get the death penalty. I think many would agree given the heinous nature of the crime, but Mexico’s president does not want that. In fact, he said he’s exploring ways to possibly extradite Crusius to prevent his possible execution (via AFP):
President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Friday that Mexico does not want the El Paso shooter who killed 22 people -- targeting Mexicans -- to be executed, and will seek to extradite him from the United States.
Lopez Obrador, an anti-establishment leftist, said that while Mexico condemns Crusius's "reprehensible, abominable" crimes, it does not want to see him put to death.
"Our constitution does not allow the death penalty. We do not want the death penalty, as a matter of conviction. Life imprisonment does not exist (in Mexico), either," he told a press conference.
"I have given instructions to explore the possibility of requesting this person's extradition," he added.
"We do not want impunity. We want the punishment to be exemplary.... It should serve as an example that human beings must end such acts. These irrational acts of extreme hate are not good for the United States or any country."
Eight Mexican nationals were killed in the shooting. A federal investigation into whether this was a hate crime and an act of domestic terrorism is underway.
He would likely agree to execution rather than life in a Mexican prison.
I Hate Crime.
Life in a Mexican prison, and you’re there for murdering eight Mexican citizens. Might be a quicker way to get the death penalty.
But doncha know? They are so nice to criminals in Mexico they don’t even have life sentences. I say they can have him.
Hypocrite boss of a lawless $hithole. You can have him, as far as I’m concerned. He’ll be killed there in a much worse way than here.
By the way, the solution to this crap is MORE GUNS, MORE PEOPLE CARRYING.
Freepers - you’re all pro-gun. START CARRYING.
And I don't see Mexico trying to extradite El Chapo.
So the Mexican president wants to extradite an American citizen for a crime committed on US soil? Obrador has no standing to proceed in US courts.
Ithink we should release each and every death row inmate we have into mexico
Five to ten years years would be the absolute fastest we could execute him. He’d be lucky to make it 2 years there. And if he ever bribes or escapes his way out, we can still do our thing here
But id prefer we hang him. I see nothing wrong with next Tuesday
his father backs(ed) Williamson for president
and believes in crystals and split-psychiatry.
how about executing those who helped him plan
this, and those who defend those actions, too?
They can have him after his execution.
I heard on a radio show that the manifesto was a cut and paste job.
I havent seen an article about this. Does anyone have any info about this?
Eve if it is someone elses work he still subscribes to the ideals if he posted it.
Weird. Cruzius isn’t Mexican, so what’s the basis or desire for importing him into Mexico?
Tell him he’s being handed over to the Mexican police and then leave him alone with a bedsheet and a bunkbed.
Not to advocate anything, but to ask a question: If the (reported) intention was to impact Mexicans, why would ordinary Walmart shoppers (instead of, say a La Raza convention) be targeted?
They really have a lot of trouble understanding where they do and do not have jurisdiction, don’t they?
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