- Laurens Rademakers
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Why don't Americans massively protest against the illegal execution of Humberto Leal Garcia?
The American public is enraged about the Casey Anthony case. Because their judicial system operated correctly, but had an outcome that went against their biased and non-relevant expectations.
In the meantime, the state of Texas has illegally executed, -- that is: murdered --, a person. 38 year old Humberto Leal Garcia was killed by people who bound him to a bed and put a potent poison in his blood until a heart attack was provoked..
At the onset of his case, and as a foreigner, Humberto Leal Garcia had the right to seek advice from his consular service before engaging in a dialogue with those who questioned him. However, he was denied this right. This is in violation of the Vienna Convention - one of the most modern instruments of justice, crafter by none other than the U.S. itself in 1963.
To many non-Americans' amazement, most U.S. citizens don't care about this case.
However, the illegal act and the precedent it sets puts Americans everywhere in the world in danger.
So why don't they protest? Why is the Casey Anthony case seen as important (while it is not), whereas the Leal Garcia case isn't even mentioned in the mainstream American media (while it is very important for all Americans)?