Monday, January 19, 2009

Breaking News!

Bush Commutes Sentences of Two Border Patrol Agents Convicted of Shooting Drug Dealer

U.S. Border Patrol agents. Ramos and Compean are serving sentences of 11 and 12 years respectively for the shooting of an illegal alien drug smuggler in the line of duty – a case that has inspired outrage and passion even among several U.S. congressmen who staunchly defend the two imprisoned border cops. Simply is a travesty of justice.
The illegal alien drug smuggler who received only minor injuries, was given full immunity from prosecution by the federal prosecutor in return for his testimony against the agents.

Ramos and Compean were20convicted and sentenced under a law requiring a minimum 10-year sentence for the use of a firearm in the commission of a crime – a law Congress never intended to apply to law enforcement officers. Even the lead prosecutor subsequently admitted the sentences are too harsh.

After the trial, several jurors complained they had been intimidated into voting "guilty" while actually believing Ramos and Compean were innocent, yet the judge refused to set the verdict aside.

Monica Ramos embraces her husband, former U.S. Border Patrol agent Ignacio Ramos, two days before he was sentenced to 11 years in prison (Courtesy El Paso Times) The Border Patrol agents have already served nearly two years in prison, mostly solitary confinement, subjecting their wives and children to extreme emotional and financial hardship.

Thank you President Bush !


Bella Casa said...

Well, I guess thanks are in order, but kind of late...he should have done it much sooner...anyhow, no more EC for you, either? I swung by to drop on it, but I don't see it.

Seems like so many ECers are dropping it...but then I am also seeing a surge of new ECers, too. Just feels like a whole new place anymore.

I hope 2009 is good to you and yours:)


The Intellectual Redneck said...

If you shot a drug smuggler in the butt, where I live, you wouldn't get a prison sentence. One of your relatives would take you to a Cracker Barrel for a celebratory meal.
The Intellectual Redneck

apackof2 said...

I like where you live :-)