- Jan 24, 2013
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https://www.washingtonpost.com/worl...l-us-is-unlikely-hand-him-over/?noredirect=onEight Mexicans were among the 22 victims of Saturday’s mass shooting in El Paso, and Mexico is now exploring an unusual legal recourse: seeking the extradition of an American for a crime carried out on American soil.
Mexico has long used legal action to resolve international disputes, analysts say, but requesting the extradition of an American is unlikely to succeed as long as U.S. authorities continue pursuing a criminal case against the 21-year-old suspected shooter.
“At the end of the day, I would be very surprised if the U.S. government were to agree to it,” said John B. Bellinger III, who served as the State Department’s legal adviser under the George W. Bush administration.
I know that it is highly unlikely Mexico’s attempt to extradite the El Paso shooter out of the United States will be successful, but I actually support them in their efforts. Given the contents of the shooters tirade, calling it a manifesto is too polite, I believe it would be fitting for the El Paso to face Justice at the hands of the people he specifically targeted because of his twisted racial beliefs.