“Americans detained overseas rely on their access to U.S. consulates every day. If we expect other countries to abide by the treaties they join, the United States must also honor its obligations,” he said.
The Mexican government, which had vehemently opposed the execution, said Thursday evening it had filed a formal protest with the State Department for “violation of international law.”
“The Mexican government condemns in the most energetic terms the execution of Mexican national Humberto Leal Garcia,” the Mexican Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
The Mexican government criticized Texas authorities for failing to adhere to decisions by the International Court of Justice and for ignoring entreaties by the Obama administration, and it called on American authorities to respect the rights of Mexican detainees to be allowed access to their consulates.
David G. Savage, Texas Executes Mexican Over Objections of Obama Administration, The Los Angeles Times
Some facts - Garcia had been in the U.S. since he was 2 years old. Like the Dreamers fighting for their American status, Garcia was, by all accounts, American.
He was convicted of torturing, raping and murdering a 16-year-old San Antonio girl, who had already been gang-raped at a party earlier. No one disputes this conviction - not even the Mexican government.
Were Garcia’s rights violated? Yea. Are we seriously bitter over the execution of a sadistic piece of shit like this? I am not. Fuck that guy.
I loathe Rick Perry but I am glad this asshole is dead. Fuck the Mexican government for reaching out to this sick asshole at the last minute. Why then are they not reaching out to the dreamers who are facing deportation…? Fuckers. And fuck Obama for pretending to give a shit.
The whole thing is gross. If Ted Bundy was convicted of the same thing in Mexico I would hope that they’d execute him by firing squad. All of these international niceties are for assholes.
Your blatant disregard for Garcia’s violation of rights is an indication of America’s acceptance of the post-legal nation we inhabit. Ignoring an action’s legality simply because you like the outcome makes it easier for someone else’s rights to be violated. Regardless of whether you believe this man is a “piece of shit”, he is a human, and he has rights that need to be protected.
Fuck Garcia and fuck anyone else that preys on children. He lost the right to call himself human the moment he committed inhuman acts. He was an American. He only invoked his Mexican citizenship at the moment before death. This was purely political theater. Notice how the media did not play up the fact that he had been in the US since he was 2 years old.
Anyone that does that to a child can eat a shit sandwich and take a dirt nap. All the political niceties can get bent as the politicians frown at each other and say: tsk, tsk. If you want to defend child rapists and murderers that’s your business.
What I defend are the rights of human beings, sir. I refuse to dehumanize another human being, because when dehumanization occurs it becomes easier to disrespect someone’s rights.
And who defended the rights of 16-year-old Adria Sauceda - the girl Garcia offered a ride home to after being gang-raped at a party - the girl he tortured, raped and murdered?? She was DEHUMANIZED. You want to explain to her parents that you are advocating his rights?? GTFO.
“On May 21, 1994, Leal kidnapped, raped, and murdered 16-year-old Adria Sauceda. The girl had been at a party and become intoxicated, and a group of men gang-raped her. Leal is said to have offered to drive her home, and the two struggled when Sauceda tried to get out of the car a little distance away from the party. Official court documents state “There was a 30- to 40-pound asphalt rock roughly twice the size of the victim’s skull lying partially on the victim’s left arm; Blood was underneath this rock. A smaller rock with blood on it was located near the victim’s right thigh.” There was also a 15 inches (380 mm) stick extending out of her vagina, with a screw at the end. Leal claimed that she fell and hit her head. No one was charged in the gang rape.”
You want to defend that??! Really? If you would rather defend the “rights” of a piece of garbage than the justice for an innocent 16-year-old girl then no, sir, fuck you.
Using harsh language against me does nothing to strengthen your argument, from where I am standing, it demonstrates a lack of responsive debate. Your position is a representation of the ‘us’ against ‘them’ dichotomy that plagues modern Americans. Defending the rights of Mr. Garcia and defending the rights of his victim are not mutually exclusive and the death of Garcia is not justice for her either, it is the death of a human being.
In regards to Adria’s dehumanization, I would tell her parents exactly as I am telling you, Garcia is a human being. Never have I condoned his actions, he confessed moments before he was executed. But you fail to realize that despite his flaws, he is still a human being.