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Barking mad…”Dog” Chapman, Tom Tancredo and the State Department

1 April 2007

An obscure bureaucrat in the first Bush adminstration’s State Department, Alan J. Kreczko, is somehow connected to Dog the Bounty Hunter, Tom Tancredo, Immigration, Mexican-American relations, the war on drugs and… all hell… let’s just hope the whole thing is an April Fool’s Day joke.

The Hawaii State House of Representatives wasted their time last week praising Dog and Mrs. Dog Chapman for their “hard work and dedication to catching more than 6,000 bail-jumping crooks.” 

Dog, the last we heard, was still wanted for deprivation of liberty in Mexico… having “captured” (i.e., kidnapped) a fugitive who Dog’s fans say was protected by his (financial) status, Dog wants to be protected by his celebrity status from standing trial for his crimes:

Dog’s most notable capture was undoubtedly the collaring of Max Factor heir Andrew Luster in 2003. The snare subsequently landed him his own A&E TV show, which is currently the cable channel’s most-watched program.

Last month, that particular case led a Mexican court to rule in favor of having Chapman shipped south of the border to face trial on one count of “deprivation of liberty” in violation of the country’s anti-bounty-hunting law. That decision was roundly condemned by Hawaiian lawmakers, fans and even members of Congress, who said the reality star was only carrying out justice when he apprehended Luster, who was hiding out in Puerta Vallarta after he was convicted of sexually assaulting three women in California.

Tuesday’s declaration praised Chapman for never using a gun while doing his job

Well, gee… I sure HOPE nobody would give a gun to a convicted murderer.  I’ve written on the Dog’s background, and the Andrew Luster incident before.  Dog’s defenders always complain that Luster enjoyed special protection for extradition… the same thing “Dog” now is seeking, using celebrity where Luster used money… if indeed Luster was even protected. 

Lee Catrell of the Honolulu Star-Bulletin  has done an excellent job of following the more serious aspects of the case… and the effect this has on extradition in general. 

Chapman is seen by many Americans as a true hero who brought to justice a despicable serial rapist who had been on the run. Luster was in the habit of incapacitating women with the date-rape drug gamma hydroxybutyrate, or GHB, and was on trial in California when he fled the United States. He was convicted in absentia and now, thanks to Chapman, is serving a 124-year prison sentence.

The perspective from south of the border is somewhat different. Mexican law enforcement still might be smoldering about a 15-year-old U.S. Supreme Court ruling that essentially made American bail-jumpers in Mexico fair game to be caught and hauled back across the Rio Grande. U.S. administrations since then have tried to reduce the friction.

The legal issues concerning extradition are controversial. Although bounty hunting is legal in Hawaii, “that doesn’t mean that a bounty hunter can go anywhere in the world to gather up his quarry,” said Russell Covey, an assistant professor at the Whittier Law School in Costa Mesa, Calif. “A police officer is authorized to make an arrest in Hawaii but can’t go to another country or even another state and arrest people. That would be considered a criminal offense.”

The law on extradition is a bit murky:

The United States and Mexico collided over a capture stemming from the 1985 torture and bludgeoning to death of Enrique “Kiki” Camarena Salazar, a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agent, in Guadalajara, Mexico. The DEA hired several Mexicans five years later to kidnap Humberto Alvarez-Machain, a Guadalajara physician accused of prolonging Camarena’s life so others could further torture and interrogate him. Alvarez challenged the charge against him, maintaining that his abduction in Mexico violated the 1978 extradition treaty between the United States and Mexico.

The Supreme Court rejected Alvarez’s argument. In its 1992 ruling, then-Chief Justice William Rehnquist wrote that the treaty “says nothing about the obligations of the United States and Mexico to refrain from forcible abductions of people from the territory of the other nation, or the consequences under the treaty if such an abduction occurs.”

Mexican officials were angered by the ruling, and the White House tried to mollify them. President George H.W. Bush quickly gave his assurance in a letter to Mexican President Carlos Salinas that his administration would “neither conduct, encourage nor condone” such transborder abductions from Mexico in the future.

Alan J. Kreczko, then deputy legal adviser to Secretary of State James Baker, said in congressional testimony less than three weeks later that his boss and Mexican Foreign Secretary Fernando Solana exchanged letters “recognizing that transborder abductions by so-called ‘bounty hunters’ and other private individuals will be considered extraditable offenses by both nations.”

Two years later, the two countries’ administrations agreed upon such a Treaty to Prohibit Transborder Abductions. However, it defines such abductions as those “by federal, state or local government officials” from the country where the person is wanted “or by private individuals acting under the direction” of government officials. Not only are bounty hunters unaffected by such an agreement, it never was sent to the Senate for ratification.

While post-Bush I administrations might have honored the agreement between Baker and Solana, a judge might ignore it.

As it turns out, “Dog” — who is definitely not a police official, claims to have had a Mexican cop along (something that would have made the incident a little less problematic).  One problem:  taxi drivers are not policemen.  Hey, the guy had a badge (he had once been a hotel security guard), so “Dog” — that upholder of law n’ order — is pleading… what… that he’s a dumb gringo?

Stupid, racist, a media whore and  prayerful for the cameras — and somehow all related to Mexico — it’s time to ratchet up the weirdness and bring in Tom Tancredo. 

President of the Confederate States of America not being available, and Führer not a title we use, Tancredo is settling for a run for the Republican nomination for President of the United States. 

 Tancredo has started out with a bang, calling for deportation of aliens, but that’s not enough.  To be a good candidate, he’s got to show some foreign policy experience:  so, as Chris Good reports on The Hill (Washington, DC):

Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-Colo.) is questioning the legality of the ongoing extradition of bounty hunter and cable TV personality Duane “Dog” Chapman to Mexico. The lawmaker Wednesday contacted Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice about the case.

“News reports have come to light showing that the extradition agreement between the U.S. and Mexico may be nothing more than a wink and a nod between governments,” said Tancredo, who is running for president. “I hope that Secretary Rice looks into whether this agreement has the legal force before extraditing a man who put away a serial rapist.”

Tancredo based his inquiry on the congressional testimony of Alan J. Kreczko, deputy legal adviser to then-Secretary of State James Baker, who said the U.S. and Mexico had “exchanged letters” approving the extradition of bounty hunters for trans-border captures.

So… Congressvarmit Tancredo  who makes an issue of extraditing criminals — wants to end Mexico cooperation with the U.S. “War on Drugs” and extradition agreements, based solely on the fallout from kidnapping a Mexican doctor who was acquitted in the murder of an American agent in our on-going “Drug War” which led to Mr. Kreczko’s legal opinion (and subsequent legal and executive policy) — to benefit a TV star. 

This being April Fools Day, maybe we should all go out an “Savage” the Tancredo campagin… as in Dan Savage’s “help” for Gary Bauer in 2000. Savage had a bad case of the flu, and if he couldn’t get Bauer sick, maybe he could bring down the Republicans by supporting a lunatic .

I’d be saner and simpler to start a new reality show:  “Dog the Bail Jumper”

Dog in jail

29 Comments leave one →
  1. 1 April 2007 11:43 pm

    Do you consider this guy a criminal. I would like to
    know what law he violated? This seems like payback for Mexico having to give up Armando Garcia.

  2. joe permalink
    11 April 2007 10:51 pm

    Mexico needs to be concerned with their illegals pouring over into the US, of which is all their criminal that their former President let go, and even gave classes on “How to enter the US illegally and get away with it”. Dog is a reformed man seeking to assist in the capture and conviction of criminals!

  3. Face the music permalink
    12 April 2007 8:44 pm

    Talk about a Red Herring defense; the issue ISN’T that Luster is a slimeball (everybody agrees and he was convicted as much) the issue is that Chapman intentionally ignored a Mexican law which he was COMPLETELY aware of. THAT’S why Doggy needs to face the music in Mexico; of all people, Chapman should know about people who skip trials and charges placed against them – they just don’t ‘go away’ regardless of where they live (hide out) or however long ago the charges were filed. Chapman needs to show what a ‘man’ he is and do the right thing instead of whining and crying for support. Celebrity, American citizenship and pop culture idolatry are NOT valid reasons to figuratively flip the bird at another nation’s laws. Luster isn’t on trial here…. Chapman and his cronies ARE. Quit trying to make Luster look bad (worse) so Chapman can look ‘good’. Americans need to understand the rest of the world doesn’t give a rat’s patootey how ‘important’ they seem to think they are; leave U.S. soil and you’re subject to all the laws of the country you’re in – however inane they may seem. Don’t like it? Then don’t leave the States. If Dog and Leland wind up getting doggy-styled in a Mexican prison, maybe they’ll think twice about being vigilante heroes who ignore another sovereign country’s judicial system. The Chapmans are no different than any other American who breaks the laws of the foreign country they’re in. They deserve no special treatment.

  4. 14 April 2007 1:20 pm

    Face the music wrote:
    “If Dog and Leland wind up getting doggy-styled in a Mexican prison, maybe they’ll think twice about being vigilante heroes who ignore another sovereign country’s judicial system. ”

    So then everyone who comes across the US boarder illegally should get “doggy-styled in a” United States “prison, maybe they’ll think twice about ignoring another sovereign country’s judicial system. ” ??

    You wrote,
    “The Chapmans are no different than any other American who breaks the laws of the foreign country they’re in. They deserve no special treatment.”

    The illegal’s are no different than any other Mexican who breaks the laws of the foreign country they’re in. They deserve no special treatment!

    Think before you type…

  5. 14 April 2007 1:47 pm

    Jay wrote: “Think before you type…”

    It’s not a crime to leave your own country, except maybe in North Korea.

    A better example might be Posada Carriles, the terrorist (he blew up a plane) wanted by both Venezuela and Cuba, who we refuse to extradite for political reasons. We would have no legal recourse if a private citizen from Cuba or Venezuala kidnapped him and returned him to their courts.

  6. Face the music permalink
    14 April 2007 7:42 pm

    Just what in hell do illegal Mexican aliens have to do with the Chapmans? The CHAPMANS are on trial… not illegal aliens. Maybe the illegals SHOULD be on trial, but it’s the CHAPMANS who are in question here.

    It’s the CHAPMANS who are fighting extridition; it’s the CHAPMANS who base their fame and fortune on people who are bailed out, then don’t bother to make their court appearances; it’s the CHAPMANS who broke a foreign country’s laws and need to be returned to have their day in court.

    Jay suggests the illegal Mexican aliens are breaking American laws and should face penalties, yet for arrogant Americans who knowingly break Mexican laws, they SHOULDN’T face penalties. Typical American double-standards…. one rule of law applies to them but God Forbid they should subject themselves to the same justice. In any dictionary, that`s the classic definition of hypocrisy.

    Re-read before you hit Send….

  7. Rambo permalink
    21 April 2007 1:30 am

    Just where do you people get off ?? If the true issue was brought to light, Mexico would tuck it’s tail between it’s scrawney legs and leave the DOG alone!! They are just mad that it took someone from the US to find Lester, get him off the streets and to KEEP HIM AWAY FROM ALL of THE WOMEN!!! The Mexicans couldn’t do it, so they are striking out at the only leagel thing they can think of.!!

  8. Karen Plumley permalink
    22 April 2007 4:13 pm

    I knew you wouldn’t print my comment

  9. Karen Plumley permalink
    22 April 2007 4:15 pm

    Well here it is again anyway-
    Lets see just what you guys are made of
    USA-believes in convicted in absentia
    Mexico does not
    USA-Luster has no Liberty to be deprived of-he is convicted Felon
    Mexico-Says Luster pressed charge of Deprivation of Liberty-against who?(if its’ true)
    Mexico arrested all six men-3 Chapmans,1 Luster and 2 TV people
    who deprived Luster of Liberty-Mexico? because of arrest-or Chapmans because of capture?
    Mexico lets Chapmans go-“dont come back” from lawyer
    Usa takes Luster-now serving 124 years
    3 years later Mexico gives USA Warrant for Chapmans
    USA signs it,not even knowing what deprivation of Liberty is-no Law in USA
    in Mexico-misdemeanor-Mexico did not expect warrant to be signed.
    Now all embarrassed-But we cant sacrifice Our Chapmans to save a few red faces.
    Money was at the root of Mexicos’ thinking-like 30 million(Luster)
    Drug Lord exchange of 11-12 men was made 1 week after Chapmans” arrest.
    Forget about Condi,Gonzalez and Bush
    Mexico must drop charges-public opinion weighs in heavily-we have got to keep going-
    Tancredo,Ward,and all Americans and OUR LORD.
    Thats how The Chapmans will be freed.
    Keep The Faith

  10. Face the music permalink
    29 April 2007 4:02 am

    Rambo’s quasi-literacy aside, he/she speaks volumes of the disdain and elitist arrogance of Americans towards other sovereign countries and their internal affairs.

    Not content with scoffing at Mexican laws, he/she presumes to fully understand the motivation and rationale behind Mexican authorities (“They are just mad that it took someone from the US to find Lester..” – who’s ‘Lester’, BTW?) Lester, Luster… why bother with the details when spouting off schoolyard logic is so easily available?

    With hopelessly trite and self-absorbed ‘reasons’ why the dim-witted Dog should waddle off without a Mexican court appearance, it’s small wonder why American ‘diplomacy’ is the laughingstock punch-line of the world.

    Chapman has the I.Q. marginally above that of peat moss. However, something tells me Beth isn’t particularly interested in his ‘intelligence’…. or her own self-image, for that matter.

    Chapman’s fame and celebrity do not change the facts that he is (1) a convicted felon and (2) currently a fugitive from justice…. neither of which should earn him the title of Citizen of the Year.

    Except, apparently, in the United States.

  11. DUGGIE permalink
    11 June 2007 12:07 pm

    As a citizen in the united kingdom and only just getting to see “Dog” on Tv and not bias (as im not american or mexican) there are points to both sides. As a visitor to either country I would have to adhere to the laws of that country which it would appear Dog was just that, a visitor, but as a victim of rape and of a shit judicial system then i would be damn glad of a man like dog. Here in the UK im not sure that we have such a system but that our police officers deal with all our criminals to the best of their ability (whether that works is another matter of time and money)

    A mans past is exactly that history and the past if Dog did his time and penance then that is of no issue. I also wonder that if face the music had female family and her rapist fled to US whether his opinion would be different would he be glad if a person like Dog captured him and dragged his ass back . i dont know, there are a lot of grey areas in this arguement

  12. Dano permalink
    24 June 2007 3:30 pm

    I’ll make this very simple so there is no misunderstanding.

    The US has over 12 million illegal aliens that have come here from Mexico, they’re felons/criminals.

    Mexico was harboring a rapist that obviously had enough money to enjoy a nice long stay. This only shows the Mexican govt is completely corrupt in that they harbored this fugitive, they absolutely don’t believe in an effective legal system.

    This has absolutely nothing to do w/the immigration issue however, there are those of us who can make it just that.

  13. 24 June 2007 3:54 pm

    The US has over 12 million illegal aliens that have come here from Mexico, they’re felons/criminals.

    — these are new figures. 12 million “illegal aliens” (mostly including visa overstays, people on the wrong visa, etc.) is not 12 million Mexican illegal aliens.

    — The Mexican government was not harboring Luster. While he may have been paying SOME local people to keep quiet about his identity, that is a different thing than corrupting the whole republic.

    — I don’t think “Dog’s” friends bothered to read the post… it was about pulling strings in the U.S. State Department and seeming violations of U.S. Treaty Law, and no one really cares about this particular TV show host.

  14. Face the music permalink
    24 June 2007 6:49 pm

    Forgive me.

    I prefer to live in a nations of laws as opposed to a country where vigilante justice and retribution prevails. Perhaps Duggie would enjoy a UK where Sharia Law – rule by physically enforced compliance, eye-for-an-eye punishment (literally) and personal interpretation of the law – is the guiding principle of society.

    Evidently, despite Chapman’s ‘patriotic’ (and ostensibly, ‘religious’) public persona, Dogman feels his righteous crusade is sanctioned and condoned by his ‘adoring fans’ around the world. He’s wrong.

    This has nothing whatsoever to do with Andrew Luster; Luster HAD his day in court while Chapman refuses to even appear for HIS day in court. Once again, for someone who claims to be a bounty hunter, this is nothing less than sheer hypocrisy.

    As for Chapman’s ‘past’ remaining in the past, it’s complete naivete to think any court will overlook any prior convictions and jail/prison time when considering sentencing. If Chapman didn’t learn to obey laws after his first stint in the jug, maybe he needs a little reminder that laws – both domestic and international – are meant to be obeyed by everyone.

    That includes a pop icon whose ego is the size of his wife’s silicone deposits.

  15. Karen Plumley permalink
    1 July 2007 9:29 am

    Tunnel Found Under U.S.-Mexico Border
    By GREG CLARK,The New York Times
    Posted: 2007-06-30 14:44:18
    Filed Under: Crime News, Nation
    NOGALES, Ariz. (June 30) – NOGALES, Ariz., June 29 — A smuggling tunnel freshly excavated under the border with Mexico was sealed Friday after a joint raid by United States and Mexican authorities.

    Photo Gallery: Smuggling Tunnel Discovered
    Ron Rogers, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Western Region Public Affairs office / AP A tunnel measuring about 600 feet long, connecting a home in Mexico with a home in Nogales, Ariz., was discovered Thursday during a raid.

    The cramped and wandering tunnel, which connected two homes on opposite sides of the border had no ventilation, but it was outfitted with lights and at least one drainage pump, officials from Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Drug Enforcement Administration said at a news conference here. It was thought to have been intended for drug smuggling.

    State police from Sonora, Mexico, arrested five people in the house on the Mexican side of the border, where the digging was initiated, said Terry E. Kirkpatrick, acting assistant agent in charge for the drug enforcement agency. The house on the United States side was under rental but not occupied, he said.

    Acting on intelligence tips, American agents had been watching the two houses since April 17. No smuggling had been done through the tunnel, Mr. Kirkpatrick said.

    The dilapidated white brick house on the American side is less than half a mile from the Nogales border crossing and about 50 yards north of the 20-foot-tall metal fence that separates this sparsely populated town from its namesake in Mexico.

    Mr. Kirkpatrick noted that the tunnel did not use the network of storm drainage pipes that smugglers have dug into in the past. He said its crude construction revealed a new strategy by drug smugglers. “They’re trying to just hurry up and get the things dug,” he said.

    David J. Petersmarck, supervisor of special agents for Immigration and Customs Enforcement, said a circular saw with a concrete-cutting blade and picks were found near the tunnel’s opening inside the house on the American side. Mr. Petersmarck, one of the federal agents who crawled into the tunnel, said he was barely able to squeeze his shoulders down the vertical shaft.

    Agents said intelligence about the tunnel’s builders and the characteristics of the hole itself indicated that the intended use was to traffic drugs, not humans.

    “Once we looked at it, it was clear the tunnel would not support human smuggling,” said Anthony J. Coulson, special agent in charge for the Phoenix office of the drug enforcement agency.

    Mexican state police officers who crawled into the tunnel from the Mexican side reported that it turned and twisted for more than 600 feet, American agents said. They said the tunnel was “one of the most extensive” discovered under the Mexican border since a large tunnel found south of San Diego in January 2006.

    Although two neighboring houses stood less than 15 feet from the tunnel house on the American side of the border, and the tunnel traversed underneath a house immediately south, neighbors did not report hearing work, Mr. Petersmarck said, even though the digging was most likely done at night and with jackhammers.

    After the search, Mr. Petersmarck and other agents sealed the entrance with plywood and about 20 bags of ready-mix concrete. It is not known whether the tunnel has been sealed on the Mexican side of the border, Mr. Petersmarck said. The long-term plan for the tunnel is to open it from the surface and fill the cavity completely, he said.

    Copyright © 2007 The New York Times Company

  16. John permalink
    5 July 2007 6:08 pm

    They’re all low life pigs. Lock’um all up and throw away the key. “Dog” catches third rate druggies, and car thieves on an “ISLAND” no less. He’s nothing but a grandstanding nobody ex-con trying to hold on to what little spotlight he has been liberally granted. He’s a weirdo deadbeat trying to find a reason for living. GIVE ME A BREAK!!! He retired the trophy on self importance.

  17. Che permalink
    31 July 2007 7:35 pm

    Here’s hoping Dog enjoys rice and beans because that’s what he and his buddies will be eating behind bars for a long time… just as soon as American hypocricy gives way to some REAL justice.

  18. Karen Plumley permalink
    6 August 2007 5:03 pm


    The Charges have been dropped-The statute of Limitations ran out-.
    But then again Mexico knew this. The appeal
    will not fly-just a formality.
    Sheesh-get over yourselves-He got a rapist away from Mexican Women as well as American women-
    Be grateful-Thank God-
    Do something-just stop whining.
    Karen Plumley

  19. Face the music permalink
    9 August 2007 12:49 am

    “Stop whining”? Karen posts some completely irrelevant drivel about some Mexico-U.S. border tunnel and she accuses others of “whining”?

    Just what does some tunnel in Arizona have to do with bail-bondsmen jumping bail? Is this supposed to exonerate the fact that Dog and his cohorts skipped their court date?

    Dropping the charges due to a statute of limitations – by no means – says, “Innocent”. It says, “They got away with it”. Huge difference.

    Sorry Karen. Your attempt at They-Dug-an-Illegal-Tunnel-So-We-Get-to-Keep-Him (il)logic falls on deaf ears.

    Let’s put this in simpler terms for our simpler friends.

    The Chapmans are in the business of making sure people keep their court dates. The Chapmans had a court date. The Chapmans ignored their court date.

    This now makes the Chapmans intenational bounty hypocrites. Yes, indeed; it’s yet another fine day to praise American hypocrisy with not only a TV show, but a traveling book tour complete with squealing fans and an adoring pop cult following.

    And Americans can’t seem to understand why the rest of the world gets pissed off at them.

    Would that be the American God you’re thanking… or the God Americans reserve for the rest of the world?

    Just checking.

  20. Karen Plumley permalink
    9 August 2007 7:06 pm

    If The Mexican government was so concerned,
    over the capture of Luster by an American Bounty Hunter,If The Mexican Government
    was really trying to catch a bail jumper-
    what happened?
    Did someone just forget about the Statute of Limitations?
    …. and for crack about God, and there is only one God,-maybe your amigos were taking a siesta while the Statute was blowin’ in the wind?
    You think?
    I am Thrilled That Duane, Leland and Tim Chapman are Free. I am really thrilled about the
    success of Duanes’ Book tour.
    But most of all, most of all I am ecstatic
    that Duane Dog Chapman is an American!!!!
    Thank God!!!!
    Karen Plumley

  21. Face the music permalink
    13 August 2007 7:23 pm

    “There is only one God”?

    Is that like “There is only one form of democracy?” “There is only one set of priorities and values?” “There is only one way of life?” “One set of laws?”

    American myopia. Navel gazing at its worst.

    Go ahead and praise your ‘American’ hero.

    Just make sure he stays on *American* soil… because the rest of the world would love to show just how much of a loser he really is.

  22. chaotic_order permalink
    27 August 2007 5:29 pm

    I’m with you face the music. Why can’t some people understand that the laws of each country must be respected while they are in that country. This “dog” guy clearly broke the law when he was in Mexico and should be extradited and jailed. What Luster did is something apart. I’m not saying it was ok–it wasn’t. But it doesn’t mean that someone can completely disrespect the law of another nation and do what they want. Many people in the U.S. complain when Mexico doesn’t extradite someone or kiss their butt, but why do those people think that when Mexico wants to extradite someone that it’s ok if the U.S. doesn’t do it. Extradition is a two way street. This kind of attitude on the U.S. side is wrong. These people from the U.S. should not complain when Mexico doesn’t respond to an extradition request, because it is basically what the U.S. does. Why do some Americans think that Mexico has to respond when obviously they don’t respect Mexico and don’t do the same? Is it ok because the U.S. is stronger–of course not. This is a bully-type mentality and needs to stop. Furthermore, no one should ever underestimate the other guy. And no one should desrespect someone just because he/she is stronger. One day the other guy just might come up behind him/her unexpectedly when he/she is not prepared and kick his/her arrogant butt. It is not wise to disrespect other people and make enemies. And as far as illegal immigrants are concerned, maybe they’re wrong, but what does that have to do with the price of beans and this topic? Nothing. It should not even be mentioned here.

  23. Face the music permalink
    27 August 2007 9:29 pm

    Chaotic_order makes a good point; the next time the States wants Mexico to deliver a drug kingpin, Mexico can just as easily stall until the Statute of Limitations has passed. What’s sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander…

    Some Americans think cowboy vigilante justice is fine, until the tables are turned and it’s applied to them. Then they run behind the skirt of the legal system and demand that the letter of the law be followed, which is nothing but a double-standard and classic American hypocrisy.

    Andrew Luster’s guilt, illegal aliens, tunnels under the Mexican/U.S. border… none of these has one iota of relevance to bounty-hunters who flagrantly ignored the responsibility and obligation of their court dates. The blind and sappy ‘patriotic’ support of the Chapmans reeks of the mindless ‘My Country, Right or Wrong’, where international transgressions are overlooked simply “because we’re American”.

    Again, the Chapmans’ guilt was not cleared by an expired legal time limit; they just lucked out by skipping their court date for long enough.

    Which is *exactly* what the ‘dirtbags’ they hunt down are accused of doing.

  24. chaotic_order permalink
    28 August 2007 11:27 am

    Ah, I know what should happen. Somebody in Mexico should pay a bounty hunter to get dog and bring him to Mexico to go to court and spend time in a Mexican jail. In that way, things would be even and the people who think what dog did is ok wouldn’t have a valid argument against his capture by another bounty hunter.

  25. erik permalink
    24 September 2009 3:42 am

    i personally cannot stand dog chapman… all this being my opinion : he thinks hes above the law, he definately thinks hes actually a cop, he lies to all the people that give him information, threatening them to get them arrested for aiding and abetting if they tell him “i don’t know”, or whatever. today i saw an episode where he was chasing 5 or 6 people in a check fraud ring, and he arrests a 19yr old girl, then when she calls Dog and his wife from jail, the second sentence dog says over the phone to her is “so are you ready for us to bail you out?”, and then hands the phone over to his wife who manipulates her into having her tell her where to find the last guy “Marco”, the one with the highest bail amount, and then after they tell her, first we need to get him. and not to mention when dog’s wife pulls the 19yr old out of a car, she slams her face into the side of the car, when she’s clearly not resisting. i do hope dog does go to mexican jail for this, i truly get the impression dog thinks he can get away with anything he wants… i’m sure he knew going to mexico and arresting this guy was illegal. i can’t stand dog and his family at all, i hate watching his show. and cmon, the guy went to prison himself. going to jail or prison is probably one of the worst things that can happen to someone, and when someone like dog takes pleasure out of locking people up, i feel sick to my stomach. oh and he cons all those people on the show into helping him and all that, when hes the one getting paid for every one of those people he brings to jail. all of this is my opinion, and i could possibly be wrong about a lot of this.

  26. Elite Enterprises permalink
    26 September 2010 10:50 pm

    Are we just looking at the whole “Dog” ordeal? What alot of people are failing to mention is there are US citizens bounty hunters in jail in Mexico. I mean come on we need to look out for americans and letting them sit in a mexican jail isn’t really looking out for them is it?

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    30 April 2011 2:52 am


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