Voice from the Commonwealth
Commentary, World Views and Occasional Rants from a small 'l' libertarian in Massachussetts

"If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest for freedom, go home and leave us in peace. We seek not your council nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen." - Samuel Adams

Tuesday, May 28, 2002

Officials estimate that more than 60 alleged killers from the county are in Mexico, along with countless other fugitives suspected of other crimes. At first Mexico would not extradite anyone facing the death penalty, now they have decided they will not extradite anyone facing life in prison without parole.

The extradition situation got even more complicated last week when a Mexican federal tribunal ruled that alleged drug kingpin Jesus Amezcua, wanted in San Diego, would not be extradited. The tribunal indicated that a U.S. guarantee that he would not face a possible life term was insufficient.

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