Barry O., friend of Rapists and Killers

Posted by: Barthélemy Barbancourt

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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.

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.

In 2004, the international court of justice (ICJ) ruled that the US authorities had failed to meet its legal obligations to 51 Mexicans awaiting execution in American prisons when they were not informed of their right to contact their consulates.

The then president, George W Bush, a former Texas governor who backs the death penalty, said the US would adhere to the ICJ ruling which, in effect, meant the death sentences would be reviewed or commuted. But in 2008 the supreme court ruled that while the US government was obliged to comply with the ICJ ruling it did not have the power to force individual American states to do so. Only Congress could require adherence by passing a law.

I hope Rick Perry tells Barry O to go fuck himself and fries that POS Mexican.

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Friend of rapists and killers
written by Woody , July 05, 2011

Willy Horton already huh Bart It will be interesting to see what move Gov. Perry will make. I'd be surprised if he told the President to "go fuck himself" however.

written by TomC , July 06, 2011

I am amazed that GW even recognized the ICJ. He shouldn't have. The law of the land ends, or should end, at the US Constitution, not in Brussels.

I thought the Anthony case was not an appropriate use of the death penalty, but this case is. This excessively brutal POS, along with serial cases, should fry. None of that lethal injection crap.

Ed Salden
written by Ed Salden , July 06, 2011

Lethal injection too good for them?

Tom, how about bringing back the good old days when we'd hang a man till he's half dead, take him down, revive him, and then cut open his belly and show him his guts as he slides off into death?

Hanged, drawn and quartered. A good example for others of what we do to brutal people.

Right? That's a eye for an eye. Old time religion, and old time justice.

Myself, I hate capital punishment. If we disapprove of cold blooded murder, then we should not be executing prisoners. Maybe it isn't murder, but it's as cold blooded and methodical a killing as any can be.

Same thing with corporal punishment and torture. I think as a nation we should say no, we don't do that. We're better than that.

Barthélemy Barbancourt
So you want to pay over $100,000 a year,
written by Barthélemy Barbancourt , July 06, 2011

To keep this POS alive? Not me! I want to invest about $1 in a bullet and get this scumbag headed to hell ASAP.

Some crimes demand that ultimate punishment. The rape and murder of a child is one of those crimes. By opposing the death penalty you are saying that his life has more value than that one he took.

Plus, everyone knows that a proper hanging breaks the scumbags neck instantly. Done correctly, it is very humane.

Bill C
Another perspective
written by Bill C , July 06, 2011

One thing I point out to people who are against the death penalty for heinous criminals like this guy, or Donald Blum (killed Katie Poirier), or Alfonso Rodriguez (killed Dru Sjodin).

In a state with a "3 strikes law", someone could get put away for life, for getting convicted of possessing a pound of marijuana three times. Or maybe embezzling $5000 from their job three times. Are those crime really worthy of an equivalent punishment, the same as Blum, Rodriguez or this latest worthless Mexican shithead? In those cases, justice would not be served to the victim, much like a lot of people feel today about Caylee Anthony.

Bill C
written by Bill C , July 06, 2011

Donald Blom, not Blum. Apologies to that cute Jennifer Blum who was a year younger than me in school.

written by TomC , July 07, 2011

Bill, I have always hated the 3 strikes type laws. The are the same mindless type laws as the zero-tolerance laws around schools.

Ed, I would much rather kill this POS than either escape or be released someday, kill another inmate, or reach out from prison and continue his murdering ways. A person like this should not be thought of as a human being but a lower-life-form animal

Barthélemy Barbancourt
White collar crime
written by Barthélemy Barbancourt , July 07, 2011

I 100% support re-evaluating how we deal with non-violent criminals.

What is a fitting punishment for Bernie Madoff? Paying $100K a year to keep him in jail helps no one. I say we keep him on an ankle bracelet and only allow him to make minimum wage for the rest of his life. This way he is punished and still contributes to society.

No retirement or SS for Bernie as he squandered other people's retirement. The guy works until he drops over.

Bernie Madoff
written by Woody , July 07, 2011

I love it! We should provide him with adequate health care though to make sure we get a lot of labor out of him. I'm thinking roofing would be a good profession for him.

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