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October 12, 2007

Tancredo and Father Of Murdered Speak Out To Bush

Tancredo Criticizes Bush Decision to Appeal Illegal Alien Murder Case ( WASHINGTON, D.C. ) Tom Tancredo website

Representative Tom Tancredo (R-Littleton) today criticized the decision by President Bush to allow an appeals case to move to the Supreme Court regarding an illegal alien who was convicted of gang-raping, sodomizing and murdering two 14 year old girls.

“It’s astonishing that this president would give into international pressure from the Mexican government and possibly set this convicted gang member free,” Tancredo said.

Jose Medellin confessed, along with a handful of other gang members, to gang raping, sodomizing and murdering two 14 year old girls. He even took a wristwatch from one of the girls as a souvenir.

At issue is whether or not Medellin and the others were denied their right to contact the Mexican consulate prior to confessing their crimes. The International Court of Justice at The Hague ruled in favor of the Mexican government and asked that the United States reconsider their sentences.

Concluded Tancredo, “If the decree of some international tribunal were to trump our judicial system it would be a national embarrassment.”

Father of Murdered Girl Questions Bush's Support to Halt Killer's Execution
Fox News

The father of a 14-year-old Texas girl who was raped, sodomized and then strangled with a belt and shoe laces, wants to know why President Bush supports halting the execution of the Mexican national who confessed to killing his daughter and her friend.

"Our daughters are just pawns in a game that we have no control over," Randy Ertman, father of Jennifer Ertman, told FOX News. "What can I say to the president of the United States or the Supreme Court that would make any difference?"

Jennifer Ertman, 14, and her classmate, Elizabeth Pena, 16, were brutally raped and killed in 1993 after stumbling upon a gang. Jose "Joe" Ernesto Medellin, who was born in Mexico but spent much of his childhood in Texas, confessed to the killings and was sentenced to death. But 14 years later, Medellin still sits in a Texas prison cell as the White House argues that his conviction was flawed because Houston police failed to tell him of his right to seek help from the Mexican consulate.

Medellin's right to seek legal advice from Mexican diplomats is protected by the 1963 Vienna Convention, an international treaty that President Bush must follow under the U.S. Constitution, said Susan Gzesh, director of the human rights program at the University of Chicago.

A Father's Plea "If the U.S. is going to disobey the obligations we've undertaken under the Vienna Convention, then other countries could retaliate," Gzesh said. "Bush is following the treaty."

The Supreme Court heard an oral argument Wednesday in the case of Medellin v. Texas, where the State of Texas presented arguments to counter those from the Bush administration and Medellin's attorney asked the court to set aside Medellin's conviction and death sentence and grant him a new hearing.

Wild Thing's comment........

Good for Tancredo. Bush’s action is outrageous.

We certainly wouldn’t want to do anything to jeopardize our great working relationship with our neighbor to the south . . .
They might, Mexico, gee, I dunno—they might start flooding our country with tens of thousands of their undesirable, unemployable, grade school drop-outs.
Or they might start smuggling tons of illegal drugs into our country, while their mealy-mouthed president says things like, “Mexico is wherever you find Mexicans.”
Also, how are we ever to integrate into a North American Union if we don’t learn how to kow-tow to the dictates of a European kangaroo-court?

Mexico and the Euros can go pound sand

Posted by Wild Thing at October 12, 2007 12:45 AM


These Washington pimps and prostitutes took the same oaths as I did when I re-enlisted during my military career: "...swear to protect and defend the US Constitution against ALL enemies foreign and domestic... so help me GOD!" WTF is going on here? Apostle Paul and Isaiah got it right... these are the final days, no doubt. - Rapture Ready Checklist - "Ready and clear to taxi!"

Posted by: darthcrUSAderworldtour07 at October 12, 2007 05:08 AM

He's falling into the Nixon trap--trying to please both sides and falling down into the well. You can't please everyone. You'd like to, but you can't.
Bush needs to be a man. I know everyone feels that the accused rights were violated, but were they really or is that just what the liberal media is telling us?

Posted by: Lynn at October 12, 2007 05:20 AM

One of my wishes for the United States of America- may there never, ever be another Clinton or Bush presidency!

This is beyond any reason. We should be snubbing that backward cesspool of corruption called Mexico. It is not a neighbor. It is a cyst. It is like a cancer about to destroy it's host.

Feel Good Bush is more considerate of a Mexican rapist/murderer than he is of three American LEOs encarcerated for doing their job.

Posted by: TomR at October 12, 2007 12:40 PM

Darth it sure feels like it, especially these past few months.

Posted by: Wild Thing at October 13, 2007 01:23 AM

Lynn your right, it is the media that keeps saying this murderer's rights were violated.

There was a man on Laura Ingraham show I forget his name but he explained step by step how this man was not kept from any help that was offerered to him legally.

Posted by: Wild Thing at October 13, 2007 01:25 AM

Tom, that's a good name for him and how he has become...."feel good Bush". Not for us, but for the illegals that's for sure.

Posted by: Wild Thing at October 13, 2007 01:26 AM