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Sen. Ken Salazar tried to intervene in the extradition matter involving Raul Gomez-Garcia, accused of killing Denver police officer Donnie Young. Salazar, our former Attorney General and a death penalty proponent, thinks the Mexican Government should make an exception to its extradition law in the case of Gomez-Garcia. Mexican law forbids extradition if the country seeking it intends to ask for the death penalty or life without parole. Salazar placed a telphone call to Mexico’s Attorney General and argued his case.
Daniel Cabeza de Vaca Hernandez, who was appointed Mexican attorney general in May, had a phone conversation Tuesday with Colorado U.S. Sen. Ken Salazar about Raul Garcia-Gomez’s extradition….Hernandez told Salazar that those behind the extradition of Garcia-Gomez should consider Mexico’s laws and not seek capital punishment or life in prison without parole.The Perfect Gift For Everyone On Your List!Give a Gift Now »
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Laws shouldn’t carve out exceptions for individuals. Laws shouldn’t be passed or changed in response to a singlular event, no matter how tragic. Cooler heads are needed in the wake of such incidents, and it’s way too slippery a slope.