Anonymous, I can understand why you would not use your real name after a ridiculous post like yours. To someone who reads about this on the news it probably comes off as a bounty hunter getting a taste of his own medicine. Dog is intimidating to look at and most people probably don’t get a warm fuzzy from a first impression.
For those of us who live here in Hawaii and have seen this patriot fight for justice, his arrest for a 3 year old charge is highly suspicious at best or, at worst, a new low for the US Marshals and the US Judicial system.
"Americans are apparently supposed to happily accept presence the roughly 100,000 criminal aliens inside our borders – a number that is growing every year – while the Marshals use their resources to track down ‘Dog’ Chapman on orders from a foreign master for successfully bringing a convicted rapist to justice." - U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo
What kind of chaos would we have if agents from other countries were always crossing borders to extract people?
If by ‘people’ you mean serial rapists, then I don’t have any objections. As a matter of fact, Mexico can start right now by extracting some of the 100,000+ criminals that are here in the United States. I think you might be onto something Anon!
I watched the A&E special tonight called Dog: The Family Speaks Out Here are the highlights. But first, another gem from Anonymous:
He broke the law. What if a bondsman, who is not famous, was caught crossing the border to get criminals. He would be screwed!!!! I guess a tv star deserves more sympathy??
Yes, Dog did break the law, but it is parallel to the old Dukes of Hazard shows where Roscow P. Coletrain would plop down a plastic fire hydrant next to the General Lee and start writing a ticket.
As for your ‘What if…?’ scenario, what if Big Bird came and crapped on your head? See, isn’t it fun to play the ‘What if…?’game! If I thought for one minute Mexico, or any other country, was spending the resources to capture criminals in the U.S. that we would make every effort to help them, not throw them in jail. But, most bounty hunters are on their own when they apprehend their fugitives. The bounty hunters are the ones getting paid to risk their lives, not the police, when they make an arrest.
US Marshals couldn’t find this guy so Dog and his team tracked down the fugitive, arrested him, and turned him over to US officials in Mexico- at no cost the United States taxpayers. Dog even grabbed a Mexican police officer as they headed towards a taco stand to nab Luster.
Luster, who could speak fluent Spanish, gave the Mexican police a fake name as he and Dog, Tim, and Leland were loaded into the back of a police pickup truck shortly after Dog apprehended Luster. It wasn’t until Dog repeatedly called Luster by his real name that the Mexican police realized that they had an American fugitive in custody. Aye Carumba!
Mexican authorities handed Luster over to US Feds but Dog, Tim and Leland spent a week in a Mexican prison which Dog later called a prison camp.
Ironically, a US Federal Judge said that Dog couldn’t collect the reward for Luster because of the incarceration in the Mexican jail.
Since he didn’t get the money, he wasn’t technically bounty hunting right?
Dog was released on bail and thought that was the last of it. When US Marshal’s arrested the three men early in the morning on September 14, three years later, they couldn’t believe what was happening.
Dog and his family are in shock as the Marshals, dressed like Ninja’s (Leland’s description) and pointing laser sights at the family, take Dog into custody. Dog said they were very respectful after the handcuffs were on and everyone has as calm as the situation allowed.
Somehow the US government now takes extradition orders from Mexico? Dog is wanted by the Mexican government for "unlawful depravation of liberty". I am stunned that Mexico even has that law on the books. Then again, these are the same people that paint black and white stripes on mules in Tijuana to pass them off as zebras.
Dog, Tim, and Leland were processed into the Federal Penitentiary System, put into separate cells and, because of their notoriety, placed in a special part of the Pen next to the worst of the worst- awesome treatment for a man who has been putting the dregs of society behind bars for over 20 years.
Dog said 90% of the inmates were yelling his name and giving him the shaka while others were giving the international sign for “You’re a dead man” as they moved a thumb across their neck. Leland told A&E that inmates were kicking on the trio’s closed cell doors, spitting on them as they entered the cell block and yelling at them. He wish they were back in the Mexican prison.
So, Dog is now on house arrest, after posting $300,000 bail, and is wearing an ankle bracelet which keeps him electronically tethered to 150’ of his home between the hours of 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. Dog faces up to 4 years in Mexican prison if convicted of the bullshit crime.
One of Luster’s victims, Tanya "Doe", has started an attorney defense fund for Dog and his Family.
Reese v. United States states American bounty hunters may not pursue their quarry across international borders. A U.S. bounty hunter's "power of arrest can only be exercised within the territory of the United States." By the way, that case law is dated 1896.
Mexico has received several black eyes over the years as bounty hunters and Federal Agents crossed over into Mexico to retrieve fleeing criminals. So, Mexico will do what any shit hole country would do when its sovereignty is threatened- flex its muscles the only way it can by throwing a little egg in our faces. Unfortunately for Dog, his actions only strengthened Mexico’s frustration as they watch Luster, another supporter of the Mexican economy, taken back to the United States. As long as there is income into the coffers of the corrupt government, El Indio doesn’t care where it comes from.
This is why Dog's arrest stinks to high Revolucion St. The Mexican government has sent drug lords back to the United States, as recently as 11 DAYS AGO. Oh, wait here's a story, from freakin aljazeera for Christ's sake, that tells of the same drug lord turnover on the 16th of September- only 2 days after Dog's arrest. Why all this help with drug lords but such a boner over Dog capturing a serial rapist? Was it an unfinished 3 year-old vendetta?
Dog admits that he probably won’t be alive for very long if this dark extradition scenario becomes a reality; he tells his children that he will die with his boots on and that they can live in his legacy as a child of The Dog.
I'm behind you and your family, Dog.
Two of the greatest bounty hunters ever:
Duane "Dog" Chapman