Monday, October 02, 2006

Every dog has his day

I watch a lot of A&E television. Actually, Ms. H got me into it. I didn’t really like it at the beginning, but, because I was in love I gave it a shot. I found that I actually enjoyed it very much. I watched a program the other day that made me furious! Dwayne “Dog” Chapman had been arrested in Mexico and extradited to the US for hunting a fugitive. The man he hunted, apprehended and then returned to the US for justice was a convicted mass rapist. A total piece of junk. A waste of good space and oxygen. Bounty hunting in Mexico is illegal. The family of the man that was “hunted” is very, very wealthy. Apparently, some money changed hands and The Dog found himself on the other side of the law, in Mexico. The US then charged him for a federal crime. So, let me understand this. A man, who is a fugitive and a total loser, goes to Mexico because he knows that bounty hunting is illegal there. The Dog goes there to bring this criminal back to the US for justice, and we then put him in prison?? What the heck? There is something seriously wrong with our justice system when a greasy loser criminal can, because his family has money, pull this off. Dwayne “Dog” Chapman is a hero to the Hawaiian people and to the nation at large. He is a good man who does a good thing by hunting bail jumpers. He’ll be the first to tell you that he wasn’t always a “stand-up” guy. He did drugs, was a criminal and did some jail time. Nobody’s past is perfect. When someone can turn their life around and do “good” on the scale that he does, it’s just a slap in the face to those of us who are law-abiding citizens. We all generally obey the law and try to keep our noses clean. If you are criminal, you go to jail. END OF STORY! Or, is it? Apparently, he who has the money, makes the rules. This is a total travesty and telling sign of the condition of the American justice system. People who break laws are supposed to go to jail, regardless of their buying power. Those who don’t shouldn’t. What do you think? Should he have risked what he did to capture this criminal? I like to think that there are people out there who take risks to make our lives a little safer. Maybe, it’s a “pie in the sky” way of looking at things, but if I were in his shoes and had the ability to apprehend criminals, I think I would. Think about the victims and their families. Do you believe that they think The Dog broke the law? Do you think they see justice in this course of action? I thought not. I think we should send the equivalent of a 55 gallon drum of “whoop-ass” in the form of e-mails and formal protests to those who can make changes. This is wrong, no matter how you slice it. It’s just wrong.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. Martin Luther King, Jr.


Blogger Mckenzie said...

I think that "Dog" was doing the right thing, to capture the scum bag that ran to Mexico. The fact that "Dog" is being put in prison in Mexico, is a buch of S*$!. This guy, who is doing the American justice system a favor, is now being put in prison because some rich punk cryed to mommy and daddy. That is a bunch of crap. I just cant belive that it makes my blood boil. I think that "Dog's" family should get support and stand up aginst what is going on.

1:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WHAT????? how does something like that happen, that just proves you that justice isnt fair, Man I love my Mexico, but we'v got some F&*#-@! norms there, is a shame and thats why in some parts of the world we cant come up..

1:23 PM  
Blogger Maria Ramirez said...

I don’t think that is right that because you have the money to get someone off of what they did. Sad to say that is the way it is in Mexico I don’t agree with what they do or what they have done in the past. One of my cousins when we were in Mexico we went to a fiesta the girls left early and the guys stayed until it was over. He never showed up the next day. It wasn’t till the end of that day that he showed up and told us that the cops over there pulled everyone over took their money and jewelry and beat them up a little took them to jail and then when they felt like releasing them they did. The only and main reason the cops did any of this was because they knew that all the guys they stopped came from the US and they all think that whoever goes over there always has great amount of money on them so they do what they can to get it. That is why when I travel with my father down there he never tells them where we are from he says were from Guadalajara or a near town from where the stop points are at because otherwise they will not let us pass until we pay them a certain amount of money. And that’s only after they have made us take everything out of the car and searched everything we had including the inside of the car.

Maria Ramirez

1:25 PM  
Blogger WoNdErBoY77 said...

I personally think what happened to “dog” is stupid. I know people that are bounty hunters and there all pissed to. They don’t even want to talk bout it because they get all worked up about it. Last I talked to them they were going to try to get a hold of “dogs” wife to try to tell her that everything was going to be ok. Bounty hunters are just like normal people they go about their day to day business but when someone comes to them for their help they take that case personally. They act as if what was happening was happening to them and affecting their life. They take their line of work seriously and are determined 110% to deliver to the family in need of their help. What I think the US or a large group of head hunters should do is try to get a movement going in hopes of bringing back Dog to his family. I don’t think Dog did anything wrong he was only ridding society of a foul human being that deserves to be in prison for life where he could be someone’s best friend for what he has done.

1:28 PM  
Blogger virgie said...

There is a bad justice system in this world.I didn't see the movie and I don't know what was going on. The Mexico city has a very bad system with the prisoner. Yes, If you get your noise where it does not belong you are in big trouble. Mr. Judd my older brother use to say that if he wanted a vacation he would like to go back to the prison because he use to get his free meals, and relaxed in there and watch TV. So I know that prison is not in a very good standered of justice. In a few years a guy killed him for another woman and this young guy got 15 years of prison and in good behavore he is out. How do you think i felt about this my brother is dead and that no good person is out and still walking.That's why I said the system is not good. Mexico system is the worst,because you could pay of the cops.

1:28 PM  
Blogger _Dubz_ said...

The “Dog” was doing his job as a productive member of our society. He goes out and does the dirty jobs, the job that no one else wants to pick up. Rolling down to Mexico was the best thing to do, after all he was chasing that sick no good for nothing parolee. I think the law in Mexico did him wrong, and now he might have to pay with some time. Let’s face it there aren’t too many people alive that would like to spend one night in a Mexican jail. Even though bounty hunting is illegal in Mexico, you can understand the severity of the criminal that needed to be apprehended. The “Dog” knew the consequences that would be faced if caught, but he still went. I have much respect for the “Dog” since he helped make our streets safer by doing the job that no one else wanted.

1:29 PM  
Blogger Edgar Tamayo aka. "DA BOY PEPPER" said...

My belief is that if you do the crime, you do the time, no matter how many Benjamins you have in your wallet. On TV I see all these celebrities who get arrested and are given the special treatment. This is not fair at all. I believe all people should be treated equally no matter how much money they have. In relation to the bounty hunter, I believe he did a great favor to both the citizens of Mexico and the United States and he should be greatly praised for it, not put in jail. Also, since when does Mexican jurisdiction cross borders into the United States. I do not believe an innocent man’s freedom should be sacrificed in order to maintain good relations with another country. Bottom line, the only person who should be punished is that serial rapist. The family should also be punished for bribery.

1:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think if you are a criminal you should be in jail like every other criminal. No matter how rich you are. Money means a lot but when it come to benign a criminal you should pay for you crime like e very other criminal. Well I think being caught on TV is so embarrassing because the whole US is like watching you and they know what you did and its not only you who gets embarrass your family to.

1:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That’s very true about who has the most money is the one that wins the law. I have a friend who is dealing with the law right now and is struggling because she is the one that’s not wealthy. Her son’s dad took the baby and wouldn’t bring him home. The dad has real bad record involving drugs, DUI”s, and assults.But because his family is rich his been having all the luck with the law and my friend has been stuck with the pain of not being able to see her son. For the bounty hunter that sucks. I believe that he shouldn’t have gone to jail, but if you know the law and brake the law then there will be consequences’ For the victims and their families I feel bad for because someone was trying to bring them justice. But as for the criminal and his family their happy because their family member is not incarcerated. I think that our system is screwed up.

10:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I usually watch this show but I did not see this episode. I think what “Dog” did was the correct thing to do. However, he going to jail was wrong. He was risking his life to go to Mexico to take this rapist down. He was mainly trying to protect everyone else before this rapist strikes again. So for them putting “Dog” in jail is a pretty stupid reason. I mean, sure he broke the law because it was illegal. However, he broke it for a good reason; to put that rapist were he belongs. If they wanted to put someone in jail, they should be smart and put the rapist in jail instead of “Dog”. The fact that the rapist had money should have nothing to do with it because he still raped someone. So he should still suffer for it, not someone else who was trying to do the right thing.

1:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Dog still has rules and regulations that he has to abid by no matter what. Although the man did something good for society, he Nonetheless will feel the truth of our legal system and that the lawless have a lot more going their way whenthey are rich or have a family memeber that contribute to a political party. When you have a legal system here in the United States then other countries have their as well, so if they have a law saying that bounty hunting is illegal then you should obey those laws because if you don't the people who are going after the DOG will most likely step in and stuff out his bark. My hope is that people will step up to the plate some day and demand that certain laws be changed, but that takes lots of money and people in those certain positions that are already getting paid for supporting what you want changed, and believe me they are getting paid a lot of money or comps to support these so called law bidding people that have blood money that they made through the so called court system. Anyways the DOG has my support --get these scum bags of the street.

1:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think that The Dog was served a bad rap in this case. That is why he is a bounty hunter instead of general law enforcement. Obviously, there is more the case than the media lets onto. If the guy went to Mexico, there was a reason. I'm almost certain that it was a premeditated scenario: family with deep pockets hires lawyer, lawyer finds loophole, pays off of the police, patted a pocket in America. Top of the food chain to the bottom.
If I had came out of my pocket to post a bond for somebody, He better make it to his court by any means necessary. I don't care what the situation is. Jumping a bond is not acceptible. I think that The Dog's case needs to be dismissed because if he gets convicted, then the American Judicial system becomes a mockery at the butt of many jokes to come.
Leave that Dog out of the pound!

Chris Christopherson

1:14 PM  

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