rally to free dog?

Back in 2003, Duane "Dog" Chapman crossed the Mexican border to apprehend Andrew Luster, the Max Factor cosmetics heir, who jumped bail and fled the US to escape charges of poisoning and rape. Apparently Mexican authorities weren’t pleased about the way chapman handled the situation- they say he wrongfully arrested Luster and violated Mexico’s anti-bounty-hunting laws.

Nearly three years later, Chapman, along with his son Leland, and co-worker Timothy were arrested by U.S. marshals and released on $300,000 U.S. bail. They are now trying to strike a deal with the Justice Department in order to avoid extradition. There was a rally today at 1:00 PM in front of the White House – advertised in the Washington Post Express.



I can’t decide where I stand on this issue. On the one hand, I think it’s great that we have people who will pursue possible criminals that violate the terms of their bail. Luster was actually returned to California and is currently serving a 124-year jail sentence for sexually assaulting three women. On the other hand, tenets of international law have to be respected – and we really can’t have a "vigilante" crossing the border and detaining people without being concerned about the consequences.

Did anyone go to or see the rally?

2 Comments so far

  1. wayan (unregistered) on September 27th, 2006 @ 4:14 pm

    I wanted to, but was getting blond braid extensions at the time.

  2. smouie kablooie (unregistered) on September 27th, 2006 @ 7:00 pm

    You’ll look totally hot with those haha

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