Yesterday, Governor Rick Perry of Texas, has now changed the rules for all of us who travel outside of our home country. He didn't follow the guidelines of the Vienna Convention which the United States has signed in 1969 along with 125 other signatories. The President, and 4 members of the Supreme Court asked the state of Texas to put this execution on hold for 30 days. Why you ask? This guy should be put to death for his crime of murder and why would we stop it? He wasn't an American citizen, that's why.
If you travel outside of our country and get arrested somewhere far, far away from your home, because of the treaty that was signed and ratified, the USA will be allowed to come to your aid. You might be guilty, you might not get immunity, but you'll still get help from your home country. Humberto Leal was guilty of murder, and he was deprived by the state of Texas, from receiving help from his own country, Mexico.
I'm not defending this guy for his horrendous act of murder, but isn't this the country who believes in being fair and just? Isn't this the country who just a few days ago was in an uproar over the Casey Anthony decision? Fair is fair, and Humberto Leal was not treated fairly when it came to being assisted by his home country.
Now when you travel outside of the USA, you better be on your best behavior. If you end up being arrested, you better hope and pray that the country you're in might treat you better than our own.
Another pot coffee please!