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Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Let the Dog run Free

86 counts of rape. That’s what Andrew Luster was convicted of, in absentia, while he was surfing and partying in Puerto Vallarta Mexico. 86 times this individual drugged and abused women on the basis of his money and his drugs.

Duane Chapman, popularly known as Dog the Bounty Hunter, put his family’s financial well-being on the line, spent months chasing this piece of walking excrement and finally found him in a nightclub, on the prowl again. Dog and his team, including his brother and son, captured Luster and got him extradited to the US.

But bounty hunting is illegal in Mexico, so Dog and his team spent a week in a Mexican jail awaiting bond to be set. Once bond was posted, they left Mexico, assuming that the misdemeanor charges would never bother them again unless they went back to Mexico within the next three years. So they all came home to Hawaii and resumed chasing bad guys while filming their A&E reality show.

Well that all went to shit last week when federal marshals arrested Dog, his son Leland and his blood brother Tim. They were stuck in a federal pen with some of the same criminals they put behind bars until bond was set and made. This was done because a Mexican diplomat asked for it.

A foreign diplomat asked for an American citizen to be arrested and extradited for a misdemeanor charge which was the result of carrying out a law enforcement activity on Mexican soil. Why? After three years who gives a shit about a high-level misdemeanor?

Something smells fishy, and Dog put forth the theory that he’s part of a trade for a big-deal Mexican drug lord that was just handed over to US authorities. I don’t know about that, but I know something smells fishy. And I know that if this guy had the stones to go to Mexico on his own nickel to recover a sack of shit that committed 86 counts of rape and bring him back to get gang-banged in the prison showers for the rest of his bow-legged life, he deserves a medal, not extradition.

I don’t watch enough TV to have seen his show more than twice, but from everything I’ve seen and read, this guy is the real deal. He hunts bad guys with his family, never uses a gun, relies on his wits and pepper spray to subdue people, and genuinely gives a damn about his community. The kinda guy we could use a lot more of.

So do me a favor – go here and sign the petition. If you think he’s a stand-up guy, stand up for him. I’d damn sure rather have him out here on my side than rotting in a Mexican prison.

1 comment:

Iakaris aka I.A.K. said...

Not the kind of guy I'd think I'd go to bat for, but for all his bizarre presentation, he clearly is one of the good guys. Thanks for making me aware of the petition.