I mean, everyone and their dog was apparently involved in the whole give guns to Mexican drug lords fiasco. But when Texas convicts a Mexican of the brutal rape and murder of a 16 year old girl, Dear Reader gets all bent out of shape about it.
President Barack Obama is attempting to block the execution in Texas on Thursday of a Mexican man because it would breach an international convention and do “irreparable harm” to US interests.
Irreparable harm? How about the irreparable harm this beloved illegal immigrant did to a 16 year old American citizen? Hmm? So am I to assume that the official policy is that Mexicans here illegally are afforded special protections beyond that of American citizens, but Mexicans south of the Rio Grande are screwed. Well, unless they happen to be part of a dangerous violent gang. In that case, a federal agent will break multiple laws in order to arm them.
If only they’d pass the Dream Act! Then guys like Leal that have been here since they were children could be treated just like ordinary citizens without the extra special protection of the Mexican consulate.
Leal, 38, was convicted in 1994 of the rape and murder of a 16-year-old girl in San Antonio. Few question that he was responsible for the killing but the Texas authorities failed to tell Leal, who was born in Mexico and has lived in the US since the age of two, that under the Vienna convention he was entitled to contact the Mexican consulate when he was arrested.
So an appeal was made to the Supreme Court for a stay of execution. And denied. Last night, Texas carried out the execution of murderer, rapist, illegal alien, Humberto Leal.
Prosecutors said Sauceda was drunk and high on cocaine the night she was killed, and that Leal offered to take her home. Witnesses said Leal drove off with her around 5 a.m. Some partygoers found her body later that morning and called police. There was evidence Sauceda had been bitten, strangled and raped, and bludgeoned with a large chunk of asphalt.
A witness testified that Leal’s brother appeared at the party, agitated that Leal had arrived home bloody and saying he had killed a girl.
God Bless Texas.