So you are in jail for armed robbery and are being transported to jail. Your wife comes by loaded for bear and you yell, “Shoot 'em!”. She does and kills the guard who escorting you. The two of you run and predictably get caught within a couple of days.
You agree to sign extradition papers, but when you learn your wife isn’t going to do the same, you declare, ‘I’m not going anywhere without her’.
I do admire your testicular fortitude, but I don’t think that’s your choice. Face it, loser, you and your wife have spent your last evening together when you were in that hotel room.
There’s a very good chance your wife is gonna ride the needle for this.
How can a prisoner fight extradition? I could understand the law enforcement agency doing this.
It’s only a very minor bump in the process. Extradition between states in the U.S. is almost always a mere formality. All that “fighting extradition” does is force a hearing before a judge, at which point the judge says, “request denied, mofo”, and that’s that.
I’m sure there have been cases where extradition has been successfully fought, but I’ve never heard of any.
Hmmmm…if it’s not too much of a derailment (as it doesn’t seem to be a factor in this case but judging by the needle comments it could be) has anyone ever tried to fight extradition based on the death penalty?
When I read the OP I at first took it to mean extradition between countries. And I know extradition has been sucessfully fought with Canada (and other countries) because they won’t hand anyone over if they may face the death penalty. Has this ever been attempted between states that do and don’t have it? You’d think someone would try.
This woman threw her life away, not to mention the officer’s she killed, to try and get this guy out. Now he’s reciprocating by sticking with her as long as possible. It will end the same either way, but at least now she won’t feel like he’s left her hanging on her own. It just looks like loyalty to me, and seems perfectly understandable given the admittedly fucked-up circumstances.
The quote is from Homer: Bad Man (#2F06), in which Homer is accused of sexual harassment. News anchor Kent Brockman speaks thusly:
“…Here are some results from our phone-in poll: 95% of the people believe Homer Simpson is guilty. Of course this is just a television poll, which is not legally binding; unless Proposition 304 passes, and we all pray it will.”
Tennessee is not Texas and she’s a white woman with no prior record of violence – which gives her four advantages. By the time the state is ready to execute her, it’s possible that there won’t be a death penalty anymore.
“Honor” among murderers. It’s sick and sad that these two losers are newsworthy for their vestigal loyalty to each other. They are low-level predators on society who gradually, blindly backed themselves into killing people that chance put in their path.
Their narrow devotion to each other is the only newsworthy blip. They are not the victims in the tragedy they made. The barely-mentioned guard they killed–whose name, history, family and life is just a media side note–was the real loss. He wasn’t a child, rich or an attractive white female.
I don’t want either one of them killed: executed. Not morally or pragmatically. I’ve wrestled a long time with the issue of capital punishment but the dreary onslaught of horrors finally honed the issue. It’s just more death. It can’t ‘pay for’–undo–the crime, so why glamorize the tawdry, twisted excuses for committing it?