posted on Jul, 1 2005 @ 06:15 PM
Congress sent Mexico a very strong message this week when they voted to block $66 million in U.S. aid if Mexico does not extradite alleged
cop-killers. The foreign operations spending bill amendment offered by Rep. Bob Beaupres, calls for cutting off U.S. aid to any country that fails to
extradite anyone suspected of killing federal, state or local law enforcement officers.
The House of Representatives sent a stern message to Mexico on Tuesday night, voting to block $66 million in U.S. aid if the country does not
extradite suspected cop-killers without strings attached.
Angered by the killing of Denver Police Detective Donald Young, the House voted 327-98 to approve an amendment offered by Rep. Bob Beauprez, R-Arvada,
to a foreign operations spending bill.
It calls for cutting off U.S. aid to any country that fails to extradite suspects in the killing of federal, state or local law enforcement officers.
Beauprez said it applies to Mexico because, based on a ruling of the country's supreme court, it will not extradite suspects if they could face the
death penalty or life without possibility of parole in the United States.
Please visit the link provided for the complete story.
Apparently Beauprez was disappointed that Mexico's limitations forced prosecutors to avoid first-degree murder charges against Raul Gomez-Garcia.
Prosecutors are now seeking an extradition with no stings attached.
Fortunately Garcia is now in a Mexican prison until the matter is resolved.
Unfortunately if Mexico does not extradite him he will more then likely be released on parole which could allow him to kill again.
The Origninal article did not give any details about Garcia, so it is not known if he was extradited and then arrested in Mexico or if he fled the
country after the shooting.