I am conflicted on the execution of horrendous murderer Humberto Leal in Texas.
I am not conflicted because I think that executing him was the right thing to do. I don’t. But I am conflicted about almost everything else to do with this case.
I find it absolutely infuriating that the Mexican government tried to intervene in this case almost as frustrating as the US federal government in this case. Humberto Leal was indeed a Mexican national but he lived in the US since he was 2 years old. There are laws on the books designed to protect foreign nationals from being executed without due process and so they are allowed to contact their embassy. The idea is that such foreign nationals...READ MORE