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Ramos and Compean – soon to be free at last

Posted by foundersfreedom on January 19, 2009

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From the article  at FoxNews:

“On his last full day in office, President Bush commuted the controversial sentences of two former Border Patrol agents convicted of shooting a Mexican drug runner in 2005. 

The imprisonment of Ignacio Ramos and Jose Alonso Compean had sparked outcry from critics who said the men were just doing their jobs and were punished too harshly. They had been sentenced to 11- and 12-year sentences, respectively. 

Their sentences will now expire on March 20 of this year. 

Ramos and Compean were sentenced in connection with the shooting of Osvaldo Aldrete Davila, who was shot in the buttocks while trying to flee along the Texas border. He admitted smuggling several hundred pounds of marijuana on the day he was shot and pleaded guilty last year to drug charges related to two other smuggling attempts.” 

These guys spent more time in custody, even in solitary for their own protection(?) than the drug runner would have gotten if he pled guilty to HIS crime.  They were found guilty of shooting a drug dealer who was given immunity to testify against them – as the sole witness.  And the scumbag was caught running drugs again during all the investigations and proceedings using the free border pass he received for his “cooperation.”

The shame of all this is that it had to put a chill on any fervor by the other agents to actually control our borders.

What took the President so long? And why couldn’t he let them out today?  Oh, well.  Thank God for even the small favors.

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