Dog Transcript From Fox News

 This is a rush transcript from “On the Record ,” January 30, 2008. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.

GRETA VAN SUSTEREN, HOST: Big question, of course, is, will they get him, and will the Mexican police find and nab fugitive Marine Cesar Laurean?

Bounty hunter Duane “Dog” Chapman found and nabbed a fugitive American serial rapist in Mexico. He got in lots of hot water for doing it, but he did it. So let’s ask him how he did it.

Joining us live in Hawaii is bounty hunter Duane “Dog” Chapman. And I should probably announce, Duane, that I guess yesterday, big news out of Mexico. You are free and clear in Mexico, right? That was the decision?

DUANE “DOG” CHAPMAN, BOUNTY HUNTER: Yes, ma’am. The Mexico government upheld the United States ruling and set my son, my brother and I free of all charges from the apprehension of Andrew Luster, thank God.

VAN SUSTEREN: And just to remind viewers, he is a serial rapist who had jumped a million-dollar bond, and Dog went into Mexico and picked him up, that didn’t make the Mexican authorities too happy because you’re not supposed to do that in Mexico.


All right. Dog, how do — what — how do you find Cesar Laurean?

CHAPMAN: Well, first of all, we’ve — it took us 19 days — we being Americans — to get this right. First of all, America has to ask Interpol for a “locate and notify,” which they didn’t do for, like, 17 days. Once Mark Fuhrman went down there, he started asking questions, Have you seen Cesar? Have you — has he been around? And he — the first thing he did is ask, Is he wanted? He checked the computer. He checked the Mexican government. He was not wanted because Mexico did not know he was wanted because America didn’t tell them.

America has to specially request what is called a provisional arrest warrant. A provisional arrest warrant is different than an arrest warrant we have in America. It is a warrant that is — that allows someone to be arrested in another country. That should have been issued, like, three days after we found out he was in Mexico. That wasn’t issued by America for several, several days.

Mark Fuhrman went down there and started stirring up the dust, went to Mexico City, said, Hey, wait a minute, I’m down here looking, you know, to take a picture of this guy, but there’s no warrant. Once they found that out, America did, then I guess the FBI went to work and got a provisional arrest warrant.

The provisional arrest warrant tells the Mexican government two things. Number one, We’re looking for Cesar. Number two, Here’s the charge. Then the Mexican government, without America, goes out on the streets where you just seen Mark and arrests Cesar, puts him in jail, and then the extradition treaty takes ever.

So no one looked for this guy, couldn’t look for this guy in Mexico for 19 days because we, as America, dropped the ball again. So like I say, if it wouldn’t have been for Mark Fuhrman going down there and saying, Is there a warrant, this guy’d still be running and no warrant.

Now, what happens next? The Mexico government arrests him, puts him in jail, and of course, we await extradition. Mexico, however, if you’re wanted for more than a 50-year sentence and/or the death penalty, in the Mexican constitution, it says they will not release this person back to America. It’s just like we, as Americans, think, you know, it’s very heinous or very barbaric in some countries, if you get caught shoplifting, they cut off your hand. We think, Oh, my God, that’s terrible, but that’s their law.

Mexico thinks because we put someone to death because of a crime that that’s a barbaric thing. And lo and behold, about half of America thinks that’s a barbaric thing. So one thing in their constitution says if a person is going back to America or any other country to face the death penalty, they will not be allowed to go back.

VAN SUSTEREN: All right. All right. That sounds so smooth and like, you know, that it should happen, but the fact is you had to go get that serial rapist. That didn’t happen in that case. So now we’ve got this Cesar Laurean, and so far, the Mexican police haven’t picked him up. I doubt you’re going to go after him after the last fuss you had with Mexico. So how does he actually get — who’s going to pick this guy up?

CHAPMAN: Well, Greta, Andrew Luster — there’s a couple — there’s a few different things, of course, murder and rape. But the main thing is that Andrew Luster was convicted, a convicted felon on the run. He had been sentenced. He escaped from a prison. So there’s a lot of different laws.

Immigration picked — when we helped apprehend Andrew Luster, immigration in Mexico put a hold on Luster and said, Wait a minute, you entered the country illegally. And that’s why Luster was shipped back to America.

Now, Cesar has not been convicted of the murder, so see, it’s a completely different ballgame.


CHAPMAN: Once Mexico, though — I checked…

VAN SUSTEREN: Go ahead. I’m sorry.

CHAPMAN: Go ahead.

VAN SUSTEREN: Well, is Mexico going to…

CHAPMAN: I checked today just…

VAN SUSTEREN: … pick him up? Are they going to go pick him up?

CHAPMAN: Yes, they are. I just checked hours ago with my connections in Mexico. Now that Mark has got the warrant ready to go, Mexico is going to execute that warrant, which means they are hunting him. They are going to pick him up.

You know, they, of course, wish they’d run him back in to the American side, but they are actively searching right now for him down there with an American murder warrant. Yes, they are. But where the real problem comes in then, are we going to get him back? I don’t think so.

VAN SUSTEREN: All right. Well…

CHAPMAN: Not on a murder warrant, at least.

VAN SUSTEREN: All right, Dog, as always, thank you. And I hope you’ll keep joining us on this until he’s brought back to the United States because you seem to know this stuff better than anybody, the two of you, you and Mark. Thank you very much, Dog.

CHAPMAN: You’re very welcome. Thank you. It’s a pleasure working with you and Mark

Dog On Fox News Tonight (Jan 30th)



Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Honolulu – Duane “Dog the Bounty Hunter” Chapman will be on Fox News Channel’s ON THE RECORD WITH GRETA VAN SUSTEREN today, January 30th, 10 p.m. (EST, repeats at 1:00 a.m. 1/31/08), 5 p.m. (Hawaii Time, repeats at 8 p.m.).  Van Susteren will be talking about the manhunt in Mexico for fugitive Marine Cpl. Cesar Laurean.  The 21-year-old is accused of killing pregnant Lance Cpl. Maria Lauterbach and burying her in the back yard of his North Carolina home.  He has been tracked to a town in Mexico and authorities there have issued a warrant for his arrest.

Yesterday, Chapman learned that the appellate court has laid his extradition case to rest – for good.  A panel of three Mexican judges ruled unanimously that he and his son Leland Chapman, and colleague Tim Chapman, cannot be extradited to Mexico to face charges stemming from their apprehension of serial rapist and Max Factor heir Andrew Luster, ending a long legal battle.

Duane and wife Beth Chapman said, “We are ecstatic that this nightmare is finally over, and happy to see the Mexican justice system works.  We thank them and also thank our fans for sticking by us through thick and thin over the years.  We also are extremely grateful to our fabulous team of attorneys – Jim Quadra, Alberto Zinser, Eduardo Amerena and Brook Hart – who did an awesome job in this precedent-setting case!  We can all now move forward.”

Dog Chapman is Finally Free From Mexico !!! Appeal By Prosecutor Denied :)

Dog Chapman is (Finally) Free!

After years of legal wrangling, a Mexican appellate court has put the Duane Dog Chapman case to rest — for good.

In today’s decision, a Mexican judge ruled that the Dog, his son Leland and his brother Tim cannot be sent back to Mexico to face charges stemming from their apprehension of Max Factor heir Andrew Luster. Luster, who fled the U.S. during his trial on rape and sexual assault charges, now sits in prison serving a 124-year sentence. Chapman and his cohorts tracked Luster to Mexico to bring him to justice, but were arrested themselves as bounty hunting is illegal in Mexico.

Just moments after hearing the news, the Dog told TMZ, “Thank God this nightmare is over,” adding, “Fugitives meet the opposition!”

Interesting Article About Dog From Variety Magazine

A&E scripting diverse future

DiBitetto has brought in edgy reality shows

Four years ago, A&E was floundering.The network had foolishly failed to renew its bellwether reruns of “Law & Order,” letting TNT snatch the high-rated prize with a higher bid.

A&E signature firstrun series “Biography” had begun to soften in the ratings, partly because a number of other cable networks were ripping off the franchise by producing their own versions.

And the average age of A&E’s audience was a Madison Avenue-repellent 61.7, says Bob DiBitetto, who had joined the network as its head of programming early in 2003.

It took DiBitetto almost five years to do it, but thanks to an influx of edgy reality shows over the last few years, including “Intervention,” “Gene Simmons’ Family Jewels” and “Criss Angel Mindfreak,” the network’s average age has shrunk to an advertiser-friendly 48.

If reality shows are the darlings of A&E, the network is also aware that some of the biggest breakthrough hits on its cable competitors are scripted originals such as “The Closer” on TNT, “Monk” on USA and “Nip/Tuck” on FX.

So A&E is about to embark into territory that’s booby-trapped with more risks than a minefield in Baghdad: scripted series. These costly shows play better in reruns than reality series do, so A&E has given a go to four pilots, each of them dealing in some way with criminal justice and starring Patrick Swayze (as a tough FBI man), Benjamin Bratt (as a counselor to addicts), Connie Nielsen (as a detective who solves high-profile cases) and Henry Thomas (as a former bad guy-turned NYPD cop).

One of the reasons A&E is keeping its development within a narrow compass is that reruns of “CSI: Miami” continue to draw lots of viewers during its weekly multiple runs. When a new scripted series is ready to kick off, “CSI: Miami” will be its lead-in, and — A&E hopes — will give the rookie a solid sendoff.

DiBitetto and his boss Abbe Raven, exec VP and general manager of the network, started A&E along the rebound trail late in 2003 by commissioning three weekly reality series: “The First 48,” “Airline” and “Growing Up Gotti.”

The trio got gold stars from Nielsen when they kicked off during the first half of 2004, regularly attracting more than 1-million people each in the network’s target demo of adults 25-54. (Almost four years later, “First 48” is still racking up pretty good numbers; but after a few seasons of solid Nielsens, “Airline” and “Gotti” succumbed to viewer fatigue and are gone from the schedule.)

“A&E has succeeded in its stated goal of putting on programming that’s younger, broader and edgier,” says Jason Maltby, executive director of national TV for MindShare, many of whose clients buy time on the network.

Mike Egan, a partner in Renaissance Media, which consults with cable operators, is even more bullish. “A&E has done a great job of boosting its ratings and its profile in the industry,” he says. The network deserves even more kudos, Egan adds, because it “can’t take full advantage of the leverage that typically comes with being owned by a single giant media company.”

A&E and its History Channel sibling have scattered ownership: Disney (a 37.5% stake), Hearst (37.5%) and NBC Universal (25%). But the three stakeholders tend to let Raven and DiBitetto do their thing because, according to various estimates, the network chalked up $250 million in cash flow last year. (Raven became president of A&E in September 2004 and, seven months later, rose to president and CEO of all of A&E’s networks.)

The advent of higher ratings and more young adults pried open advertisers’ wallets, turning A&E’s cash flow into a rushing waterfall. In 2007, the number of total primetime viewers of A&E shot up by 20%, to an average of 1.35 million, bolstered by double-digit increases in key younger demos.

And these gains came on top of a 7% jump in the number of total viewers in 2006, along with even bigger double-digit boosts in demos. All of these added viewers have pitchforked A&E into a powerful seventh-place finish among ad-supported cable networks in 2007, up from 13th place a year earlier.

One series that’s not drawing as many young viewers as A&E hoped is “The Sopranos,” whose primetime reruns on Wednesdays and Sundays are more popular with adults over 50 than under. A&E ponied up heavily to get “Sopranos,” paying a cable-record license fee of $2.5 million an episode, a lavish expenditure that still stands as a benchmark four years later.

But A&E is not hanging crape: In 2007, “Sopranos” averaged 1.8 million viewers during its Wednesday night showing, a 37% increase over A&E’s primetime average. (Dismayingly, 54% of those viewers were people over the age of 50.)

In a bid to boost Nielsens for the show, A&E’s new primetime schedule features a “Sopranos”- episode premiere every Sunday — the night that the show became a cultural event on HBO from 1999 through 2007.

Elsewhere, in something of a departure, A&E has commissioned a rare scripted big-event special for late spring: the four-hour, $15-million remake of Michael Crichton’s “Andromeda Strain,” exec produced by Ridley and Tony Scott.

The network is preparing to spend more money promoting “Andromeda” — which stars Bratt, Rick Schroder, Eric McCormack and Andre Braugher, with Mikael Salomon as director — than for any other special in A&E’s history.

Moreover, a new reality series that began in December, “Paranormal States,” is averaging 1.2 million adults under 50, a 94% improvement over A&E’s primetime average in the demo for 2007.

And after two weeks, “Parking Wars,” another reality newcomer, is 11% higher than A&E’s primetime average in the 18-49 demo. The show follows the men and women of Philadelphia Parking Authority and their run-ins with ill-tempered drivers.

A&E got smacked with a little too much reality on Nov. 1 when it had to suspend production of its biggest reality hit, “Dog the Bounty Hunter.” The suspension became unavoidable when widely circulated tapes captured a stomach-churning racist rant delivered by Duane Dog Chapman during a phone conversation he didn’t know was being recorded.

Chapman has issued a sheaf of apologiesfor “my regrettable use of inappropriate language.” DiBitetto says A&E is sticking with Chapman, because “Dog and his family have worked hard to plead his case to the African-American community and others that he offended.”

The show is off the air for the time being, but A&E is hoping that after more time has elapsed, Madison Avenue may be ready to forgive Chapman and start buying spots on the show again.

MindShare’s Maltby says Dog will probably be back on A&E’s schedule, because “there’s a long list of celebrities who made big mistakes, apologized and then laid low for a time. Look at Don Imus.”

Imus is indeed back on the air, but it’s unlikely he’ll book Dog on the show anytime soon.

Credit :

Dog Chapmans Mentor At CORE

Mentor Bounty Hunter

Innis once took Freedom Rides Across the South, Now Embarks on a Different Ride: mentoring the chastised star of the “Dog the Bounty Hunter” TV Series, Duane Chapman.

Roy Innis is no stranger to either standing up
or speaking out when the need arises

* DBKP Talks to CORE

Another black group has reached out a hand to help and offered a voice to further the education of Duane “Dog” Chapman.

This time, it’s one of America’s oldest civil rights groups, C.O.R.E. (Congress of Racial Equality). Civil rights pioneer, Roy Innis, met with Duane “Dog” Chapman and members of his family for consultation and education/mentoring.

Roy Innis, National Chairman of CORE, met with “Dog, the Bounty Hunter” on Tuesday, December 11 at noon at the CORE national headquarters in New York City. Innis has agreed to mentor Chapman in his efforts to seek reconciliation and atonement for his repeated and careless use of the “N word.”

From left, Roy Innis, national chairman of the Congress of Racial Equality, Beth Chapman and Duane “Dog” Chapman, star of the reality show “Dog, the Bounty Hunter” pray before lunch in New York on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2007. Chapman was invited to lunch with leaders from CORE to discuss race relations and education. Chapman’s show was suspended after his son Tucker sold to a tabloid magazine a private phone conversation where Dog repeatedly used a racial slur urging Tucker to break up with a black girlfriend. (AP Photo/Dog Inc., Lucy Pemoni)
DBKP got to talk a bit with CORE spokesman, Brian McLaughlin.

According to McLaughlin, Dog met with Innis and CORE staff and explained about his life, background and about his “not wanting to hurt anybody with my words”.

“This was a good step forward for him; to be able to continue on the path of changing some offensive behavior.”

“Duane Chapman was contrite and offered no excuses. He didn’t try to waffle. He was genuine. He said ‘I was wrong’. The feeling here was that Dog was a ‘man’s man’ by owning up to his actions and wanting to change.”

CORE is using the episode as an opportunity to educate instead of pointing fingers.

“This is not a good word for anyone to be using,” explained McLaughlin. “Regardless of who you are.”

McLaughlin also said that Innis and Chapman talked about how powerful words can be.

“Be careful what you say: words can hurt.”

“Words have that power to hurt and sometimes, people aren’t aware of how much power words have. Whether it’s in politics or on the playground, words mean something.”

* * *

Many people are familiar with both Roy Innis and Duane “Dog” Chapman. Most of those have heard of Dog’s rough upbringing and rise through hard work, to become star of TV’s “Dog the Bounty Hunter” show.

Some may not be as familiar with Innis’s climb to become head of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE)–also achieved with hard work.

Roy Innis joined CORE’s Harlem chapter in 1963. In 1964 he was elected Chairman of the chapter’s education committee and became a forceful advocate of community-controlled education and black empowerment. He led CORE’s fight for an independent police review board to address cases of police brutality. In 1965, he was elected Chairman of Harlem CORE, after which he mounted a vigorous campaign for establishment of an independent Board of Education for Harlem. A proposition to this end was presented to the 1967 New York State Constitutional Convention.[2]

Over the years, CORE has provided a much sought-after resource for mediation between divergent groups, in part due to CORE’s mission: “. . . to foster greater understanding and communication between the races and ethnic groups in the United States and globally. According to Mr. Innis, “It’s important to understand that we can not end racism without being willing to listen to the person that you believe has offended you. Duane Chapman has reached out to CORE because we have a reputation of giving people a chance to be heard in a neutral arena.”

Niger Innis, National Spokesman for CORE, also be attended the first consultation.

Niger contends strongly that the “N word” is being abused by the entertainment industry. He sees its use becoming so commonplace that people are desensitized to its impact.

He states, “Our reaction to the N word is a farce. There is absolutely a double standard in the media. A ‘pass’ is given to certain entertainers like Dave Chappelle. As much as I love Dave, he is allowed to do whole skits on the N word without public outcry.”

“Rappers are also given a pass to use the N word with far more consistency and stereotyping.” Niger believes that Duane is a victim of pop culture’s “pass / no-pass system.” He applauds Duane’s efforts, because he suspects that on some level he wasn’t totally comfortable with the rampant use of the N word. Says Niger, “He was certainly trying to protect himself from the media, but he was also in a Freudian way, stating a problem.”

Duane has expressed his eagerness to correct misconceptions about himself and to repair his breach of confidence. He particularly wants to restore the relationship he had with the Black community.

He erroneously believed that that word had evolved to be a term of camaraderie. Duane stated that he does not want to be seen as a white racist. According to Chapman, he moved his family to Hawaii because he loved the racial diversity. Chapman’s European and Native American ancestry, an ancestry Chapman has made part of his persona on his television program, has always made him aware that diversity is important.

In the upcoming year, there will be a series of scheduled consultations between Roy Innis and Duane Chapman. Mr. Innis hopes that he will be able to impart key ideas of the Civil Rights movement and in-depth analysis of the current state of race relations in America. He is pleased that Duane will be attending the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Awards Dinner on January 21, 2008.

ABOUT Roy Innis:

Roy Innis’ involvement in criminal justice matters spans his entire career in CORE. His investigation in the early 1980s led to the uncovering of evidence that Wayne Williams was not solely responsible for the Atlanta Child Murders. His defense of victims’ rights to defend themselves led to his support and involvement in highly publicized cases such as: the “subway gunman,” Bernhard Goetz; “subway token booth clerk”, James Grimes; the “candyman good Samaritan”, Andy Fredericks; the “black Bernie Goetz”, Austin Weeks; and the accused “remember me subway shooter” Clemente Jackson.

Roy Innis is a nationally known advocate of Second Amendment rights, and is a current board member of the National Rifle Association.

Some of his activities include: investigating and exposing the Tawana Brawley hoax; overseeing and participating in a citizen’s anti-drug campaign, “One Street At A Time”; championing the rights of immigrants; fighting against public indecency and predatory crime in an all-out effort to clean up New York City’s crime-ridden streets and subway system.

Innis lost two of his sons to criminal gun violence. His first son, Roy Innis, Jr., at the age of 13 in 1968. His next oldest son Alexander, 26, was shot and slain some years later in 1982.

Roy Innis is no stranger to either controversy or speaking out, no matter who the opponent.

He was noted for starting two televised scuffles in 1988, one on Geraldo against white supremacists, particularly John Metzger, and another on The Morton Downey Jr. Show against Reverend Al Sharpton, when Sharpton was pushed over his chair.

McLaughlin noted that Roy Innis has many times stated that during the days of the battles for civil rights, black leaders of all political viewpoints would stand on a stage together and join in and lend their voices to the discussion.

Now, perhaps, some of those voices are more concerned with issues other than racial harmony.

Roy Innis, throughout his career, has stood up and spoke out for what he believes, no matter what the challenge. Innis is once again taking the opportunity, not only to speak out, but to teach.

His subject this time: Dog the Bounty Hunter and society’s increasing desensitization to the N-word.

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