Who did he piss off?
Duane "Dog" Chapman
Dog the Bounty Hunter Arrested and Facing Extradition
Thu Sep 14, 2006 at 07:56:37 PM PDT
Is this too much or what? I hear the man even has a picture of Dummya on his desk. So that's what supporting Bush will get you. Doesn't anybody learn these days? Bush and the NeoCons are the lowest form of scum known to humankind.
Duane Dog Chapman, star of the A&E reality series "Dog the Bounty Hunter," and two members of his bounty hunting team (including his son) were arrested by U.S. officials today for extradition to Mexico. Cosby is reporting that Mexican government officials wanted the three men sent back there in relation to a three-year-old case.
In 2003, Chapman traveled to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico to retrieve Max Factor cosmetics heir Andrew Luster, who was wanted in the U.S. on rape charges. Luster is now in jail, serving a 124-year term. The Chapmans were jailed in Mexico for a brief time for the incident three years ago. Bounty hunting is considered a crime in Mexico.
Dog's wife, Beth Chapman, said 12 armed marshals "came through the door" at 6:00AM this morning. She said they took their daughter's boyfriend down at gunpoint. Dog was sleeping at the time.
In the wake of Duane Dog Chapman's arrest and pending extradition to Mexico, support is pouring in for the famed bounty hunter.
A&E, the channel which airs his reality series "Dog the Bounty Hunter," issued a statement saying, "A&E supports Dog and his family during this difficult time and is proud of his role in helping to bring a convicted serial rapist to justice."
"Dog is a hero to America ... Dog captured this horrible guy [Andrew Luster] and now he's in trouble for it all over again, " says Rick Fass of Powerlock, a company Chapman is a spokesman for. "It just doesn't make sense," Fass adds, "Powerlock and the entire Powerlock family stands behind our national spokesperson."
This case has been ongoing for three years. He's been on TV for almost as long. He's a non-gun toting Fundie, who mostly locks up crack and meth addicts. Most of the show is him lecturing people on their way to jail.
So it's not about him.
Why do the Mexicans want him back? What is the politics of this? Because for 12 marshalls to come get him at 6 AM is a show for somebody. He is an ex-felon, he famously does not carry weapons, nor does his team. So what's with the SWAT team?
Remember, this is a guy who is in daily contact with law enforcement. Who routinely shows up at the jail. Who's business relies on good will with law enforcement.
All they had to do was call him down to the Federal Building, and he would have surrendered. He couldn't afford not to, with his A&E contract and business.
One of two things: he stepped on the wrong toe or the Mexican government got tired of seeing him on TV. Something was up.
posted by Steve @ 12:20:00 AM