Mexico’s government is trying to block the execution of a convicted cop killer in Texas this week, arguing that it would violate international law. And our very own Secretary of State John Kerry is working with them — and the United Nations – trying to save the life of an illegal alien murderer.
Edgar Arias Tamayo, a 46-year old Mexican man, was in the country illegally when he killed Houston police officer Guy Gaddis. Tamayo was arrested by Gaddis outside a nightclub in 1994 for robbery. While being transported to jail, Tamayo pulled out a hidden gun and fatally shot Gaddis twice in the back of the head, execution-style.
Tamayo is — finally — scheduled to be executed this Wednesday, January 22nd, after a disgraceful 20 year delay.
Kerry wants Texas to call it off. Why? Because Tamayo was not “notified of his right” to contact the Mexican consulate, “in violation of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations”.
And isn’t it ironic that the same Kerry that wants to let a cop-killer off the hook out of concern for “repercussions for Americans locked up abroad” did not even see fit to demand that Iran release the American pastor they are jailing before giving them the escape hatch from economic sanctions they so desperately needed.
Kerry tried to play the Mexican card in his strong-armed attempt to get Texas Gov. Rick Perry to stop the execution.
Kerry noted in his letter to the Texas lawmakers a note he received earlier this year from Mexico’s ambassador to the United States, Eduardo Medina Mora, who wrote, “This issue has become and could continue to be a significant irritant in the relations between our two countries.”
A significant irritant? Maybe Mexico should boycott us then.