HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Texas executed a Mexican citizen Thursday for the rape-slaying of a teenager after he and the White House pleaded in vain for a Supreme Court stay, saying he was denied help from his home country that could have helped him avoid the death penalty. In his last minutes, Humberto Leal repeatedly said he was sorry and accepted responsibility. “I have hurt a lot of people. … I take full blame for everything. I am sorry for what I did,” he said in the death chamber.
“One more thing,” he said as the drugs began taking effect. Then he shouted twice, “Viva Mexico!” “Ready warden,” he said. “Let’s get this show on the road.” He grunted, snored several times and appeared to go to sleep, then stopped all breathing movement. The 38-year-old mechanic was pronounced dead at 6:21 p.m., 10 minutes after the lethal drugs began flowing into his arms. LINK
This story is utterly disgusting not only because of the actions of the depraved murdered but because of the actions of the Obama administration. Can you imagine the President of the United States trying to allow a rapist and murderer to escape punishment? (In fairness President Bush advocated the same policy but not as intimately). He was wrong as well.
The Obama administration was just served up a dish of their own making. They have no problem interfearing in states affairs under the “supremacy doctrine”. In fact the Obama administration has sued states like Arizona over illegal immigration in order to enforce their warped priorities. So is it any suprise that Texas went ahead with this execution despit the protestations of the Obama administration? No. The Obama administration’s gangster tactics apparently don’t intimidate Governor Rick Perry one bit. Nice.
The Obama administration took the unusual step of intervening in a state murder case last week when Solicitor General Donald Verrilli Jr. joined Leal’s appeal, asking the high court to halt the execution and give Congress at least six months to consider Leahy’s bill.
But this story gets even uglier. The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 (once again) to allow the execution to proceed. The majority stating they must rule on what the law is now and not what it may be in the future. Novel huh? The scary part is there are four justices who just don’t understand their job in relation to OUR LAWS, or they just don’t care what our laws actually say. They think we should follow the UN’s International Court opinions. Bullshit.
Leahy’s measure would bring the U.S. into compliance with the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations provision regarding the arrests of foreign nationals, and ensure court reviews for condemned foreigners to determine if a lack of consular help made a significant difference in the outcome of their cases.
It gets better. Ther murdering scumbag came to this country when he was two years old and spent his whole life here. He never became a US citizen. In any other instance the liberals would be screaming this guy should be treated LIKE AN AMERICAN. Despite living here his whole life, the liberals are crying he wasn’t told he could contact the Mexican embassy. Why didn’t he know that? He was provided most likely with a US tax payer funded lawyer and given more due process than any country on Earth. HE WAS TREATED LIKE ANY OTHER AMERICAN AND THE LIBERALS ARE STILL BLATHERING! Those protesting on this murderers behalf are just trying to save him from the death penalty, a penalty by his own admission he clearly deserved.
Leal’s attorney Sandra L. Babcock said that with consular help her client could have shown that he was not guilty. But she added, “This case was not just about one Mexican national on death row in Texas. The execution of Mr. Leal violates the United States’ treaty commitments, threatens the nation’s foreign policy interests, and undermines the safety of all Americans abroad.”
Like who Amanda Knox? I’m sure she got a fair trial. Or how about those hikers in Iran? They are STILL being held. How about it State Department? This is just another colossal failure of diplomacy and Hillary Clinton. Ever notice no one takes Russians as hostages? This is the same BULLSHIT argument liberals use when arguing about how terrorists and insurgents captured on the battlefield should get Geneva Convention protection. More Bullshit. No American soldier expects anything less than execution at the hands of the Taliban so spare me this tripe. Sounds like he had adequate counsel to me. Apparently his attorney is a death penalty specialist who KNOWS the Mexican Counsulate would have helped him beat the murder rap. Interesting given that he ADMITTED TO THE CRIME.
This guys was a murdering scumbag who got what he deserved. Despite his admission of responsibility for this heinous crime the objective of his supporters was to allow him to get off like Casey Anthny, on a technicality. They don’t give a rats ass about the young girl brutally and savagely murdered. I don’t know how these people look in the mirror.