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JONES URGES PRESIDENT TO INITIATE REVIEW OF CASE AGAINST U.S. BORDER PATROL AGENTS
Walter B. Jones ^ | August 21, 2006 | Walter B. Jones

Posted on 08/23/2006 11:20:51 PM PDT by beaversmom

Washington, D.C. – In a letter today to President George W. Bush, Third District Representative Walter B. Jones (R-NC) expressed deep concern over the Justice Department’s unacceptable prosecution of two U.S. Border Patrol agents for simply doing their jobs to protect our homeland.

“Agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Alonso Compean should have been commended by our government for their actions last year in attempting to apprehend a Mexican drug smuggler who brought nearly 800 pounds of marijuana across our border,” Jones wrote. “But because of an incomprehensible prosecution by the U.S. Attorney’s Office – including granting full immunity to the smuggler so he could testify against our agents – these men now face 20-year prison sentences for firing shots at the fleeing smuggler, who they believed carried a gun. The smuggler – who received complete medical care at William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso, Texas – is now suing the Border Patrol for $5 million for violating his civil rights!”

“The Justice Department’s outrageous prosecution does nothing but tie the hands of our Border Patrol and prevent them from securing America against a flood of illegal immigrants, drugs, counterfeit goods and quite possibly, terrorists,” Jones continued. “This demoralizing prosecution puts the rights of illegal alien drug smugglers ahead of our homeland security and undermines the critical mission of better enforcing current immigration laws. These two agents should not be made scapegoats for our government’s enforcement failures.”

“I am pleased that the House Judiciary Committee has recognized the need for a thorough review of this case by calling for Congressional hearings and an investigation of the Department of Homeland Security, Office of the Inspector General, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol and the U.S. Attorney’s Office,” Jones wrote. “In the meantime, I strongly urge your Administration and the Department of Justice to reopen the case against agents Ramos and Compean.”

“Mr. President, please assure the American people that those who commit crimes in our country will not be protected by the federal government,” Jones concluded.

For additional information or to schedule an interview with Congressman Walter B. Jones please contact Kathleen Joyce at (202) 225-3415.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government; Mexico; News/Current Events; US: Arizona; US: California; US: Colorado; US: New Mexico; US: North Carolina; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: aliens; border; borderpatrol; compean; congress; drugsmugglers; gramsci; illegalaliens; mexico; pardon; presidentbush; ramos; rino; walterjones

1 posted on 08/23/2006 11:20:55 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: NormsRevenge; gubamyster; Dante3; colors; Tarkus2040; c-b 1; glymers; Czar; Hacksaw; ...

If you are getting this ping it's either because you posted on a previous Compean/Ramos thread or because I thought it might be something you would be interested in.

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2 posted on 08/23/2006 11:33:29 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: beaversmom

Compean/Ramos Threads:

Convicted border agent tells his story
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1678755/posts
Article dated August 6, 2006 Posted August 6, 2006 by NormsRevenge

Convicted border agent tells his story (A repost)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1685226/posts
Article dated August 6, 2006 Posted August 17, 2006 by yoe

2 Border Patrol agents face 20 years in prison (PC BS)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1679230/posts
Article dated August 7, 2006 Posted August 7, 2006 by radar101

US Border Patrol Action Alert!
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1680219/posts
Announcement dated August 7, 2006 Posted August 8, 2006 by Ladycalif

CA: Support for border agents flood in (Letters to Judge on behalf of agents are welcome)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1680900/posts
Article dated August 9, 2006 Posted August 9, 2006 by NormsRevenge

Eating Our Own (Joseph Farah On Politically Correct Prosecution Of Nation's Guardians Alert)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1680329/posts
Article dated August 9, 2006 Posted August 9, 2006 by goldstategop

PARDON RAMOS & COMPEAN EVENT TOMORROW, 8/12/06 Laguna Niguel
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1682192/posts
Announcement dated August 11, 2006 Posted August 11, 2006 by Ladycalif

Convicted border agents finding a lot of supporters (Letters to Judge are welcome)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1682903/posts
Article dated August 13, 2006 Posted August 13, 2006 by NormsRevenge

Legal defense fund started for convicted Border Patrol agents
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1687488/posts
Article dated August 16, 2006 Posted August 21, 2006 by beaversmom

Republicans vow to look into Border Patrol shootings case
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1685606/posts
Article dated August 17, 2006 Posted on August 17, 2006 by calcowgirl

CA: Agents' case prompts call for probe (House Judiciary Committee calls for investigation)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1685961/posts
Article dated August 18, 2006 Posted August 18, 2006 by NormsRevenge

House committee: Agents' convictions warrant review (BP Agents)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1685979/posts
Article dated August 18, 2006 Posted August 18, 2006 by radar101

JONES URGES PRESIDENT TO INITIATE REVIEW OF CASE AGAINST U.S. BORDER PATROL AGENTS
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1689066/posts
Press Release dated August 21, 2006 Posted August 24, 2006 by beaversmom

Border agents get congressional support (Feinstein asks Senate Judiciary Committee to review case)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1688087/posts
Article dated August 22, 2006 Posted August 22, 2006 by NormsRevenge

Legislators seek review of border agents' conviction
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1688447/posts
Article dated August 23, 2006 Posted August 22, 2006 by STARWISE

Sentencing Postponed for Border Agents
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1688924/posts
Announcement dated August 23, 2006 Posted August 23, 2006 by dvan


3 posted on 08/23/2006 11:35:41 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: beaversmom

Thanks. I'll be offline a couple of weeks I think, so you can take me off until then. This is always interesting.


4 posted on 08/23/2006 11:37:13 PM PDT by GeronL (flogerloon.blogspot.com -------------> Rise of the Hate Party)
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To: GeronL

I hope you received prior clearance for your leave of absence.


5 posted on 08/23/2006 11:40:11 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: beaversmom
lol

I might be on weekend remote assignments though

6 posted on 08/23/2006 11:45:22 PM PDT by GeronL (flogerloon.blogspot.com -------------> Rise of the Hate Party)
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To: beaversmom

Thanks for taking the time to collect this, and to create a ping list (leave me on!)

The following is from email today (excerpted):

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From the Desk of: Steve Elliott, President Grassfire.org
8/23/06

We've just gotten confirmation from Ignacio Ramos's attorney Stephen Peters, that sentencing for the two U.S. Border Patrol officers has been postponed until September 18.

(snip)

++ 100,000 petitions arrive in El Paso!

Thanks to so many who have worked so diligently to rally support for agents Ramos, and Compean, Grassfire sent more than 100,000 petitions and personal comments to attorney Stephen Peter’s office as a strong show of grassroots support.

Peters urged Grassfire to continue rallying support for the agents over the next few weeks leading up to the new sentencing date on September 18, saying all the attention is very good. "Absolutely, keep them coming. I hope you send me 100,000 more!" he said.

Grassfire has already sent more than 100,000 petitions to the White House, and our successful Faxfire delivered thousands of faxes sent to key leaders in Congress and the Department of Homeland Defense which no doubt rattled some cages, as key leaders in Congress are now calling for an investigation of the case!

++Action Item #1--Alert Your Friends

Grassroots Americans are making a compelling impact on this issue, but we must remain vigilant in the days leading to the sentencing. That is why we are urging ALL who have signed our petition to forward this message to your friends, urging them to take action with you by signing our petition by clicking here:

http://www.grassfire.org/index.htm

Since sending 100,000 petitions to Mr. Peters office on Tuesday, more than 13,000 citizens have signed the petition!


7 posted on 08/23/2006 11:48:11 PM PDT by calcowgirl ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." P. J. O'Rourke)
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To: calcowgirl

bttt


8 posted on 08/24/2006 12:23:35 AM PDT by Badray (While defending the land called America, we must also be sure to preserve the Idea called America.)
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To: beaversmom

Thank You for the ping.


9 posted on 08/24/2006 1:08:24 AM PDT by c-b 1 (Reporting from behind enemy lines, in occupied AZTLAN.)
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To: beaversmom

Thanks for the ping.

Like I've stated before, this is an OPEN MESSAGE to the gutless jurors that convicted these fine border patrol agents for doing their jobs lawfully : I hope you gutless jurors enjoy your future enslavement in the New World Order, because you gutless bastards DESERVE TO BE ENSLAVED.

I hate to sound so harsh, but I stand by my opinion of "gutless cowards deserve tyranny".


10 posted on 08/24/2006 1:54:11 AM PDT by bigdcaldavis (Xandros : In a world without fences, who needs Gates?)
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To: beaversmom

OUTSTANDING!!!!!!!!


11 posted on 08/24/2006 2:03:12 AM PDT by MonroeDNA (Soros is a communist goon, controlled by communist goons.)
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To: beaversmom

Thanks for the ping, BM! The conviction of these guys is systemic of the attitude concerning the border. They didn't follow the Admin's orders and paid the price.


12 posted on 08/24/2006 4:25:41 AM PDT by wolfcreek (You can spit in our tacos and you can rape our dogs but, you can't take away our freedom!)
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To: beaversmom

The easiest way for the government to get out of this mess and to get those two hard-working agents back on the job is for President Bush to just issue them complete pardons, followed by Presidential Citations for shooting the drug smuggler.


13 posted on 08/24/2006 4:33:21 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner ("Si vis pacem para bellum")
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To: beaversmom

I have only gotten 1 side of this story. If all they did was defend themselves, then how were they found guilty? What jury would convict them? What is the nature of all the evidence against them. This sounds like one of them 48 hours mystery shows on TV. They only give you enough info to persuade you to see things from their viewpoint. I am skeptical about this one...........


14 posted on 08/24/2006 4:35:00 AM PDT by joe fonebone (Israel, taking out the world's trash since 1948.)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
The easiest way for the government to get out of this mess and to get those two hard-working agents back on the job is for President Bush to just issue them complete pardons, followed by Presidential Citations for shooting the drug smuggler.

Hah! Don't count on it. They weren't convicted for stopping an illegal alien. The were convicted for interrupting the building of the "new America".

THE "NEW AMERICAN"
..........<

We are now one of the largest Spanish-speaking nations in the world. We're a major source of Latin music, journalism and culture.

Just go to Miami, or San Antonio, Los Angeles, Chicago or West New York, New Jersey ... and close your eyes and listen. You could just as easily be in Santo Domingo or Santiago, or San Miguel de Allende.

For years our nation has debated this change -- some have praised it and others have resented it. By nominating me, my party has made a choice to welcome the new America.

As I speak, we are celebrating the success of democracy in Mexico.

George Bush from a campaign speech in Miami, August 2000.

You can read the speech here.

Here is an excerpt of a good critique of that speech:

In equating our intimate historic bonds to our mother country and to Canada with our ties to Mexico, W. shows a staggering ignorance of the civilizational facts of life. The reason we are so close to Britain and Canada is that we share with them a common historical culture, language, literature, and legal system, as well as similar standards of behavior, expectations of public officials, and so on. My Bush Epiphany By Lawrence Auster

The Path to National Suicide by Lawrence Auster (1990)

15 posted on 08/24/2006 4:38:30 AM PDT by raybbr (You think it's bad now - wait till the anchor babies start to vote.)
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To: beaversmom

I have not followed this story but, after reading the threads you posted I am appalled. Lordy, when are we going to take our country back and stop the insanity????? We will not be able to survive this nonsense.


16 posted on 08/24/2006 4:48:06 AM PDT by panthermom
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To: beaversmom

Thanks


17 posted on 08/24/2006 5:29:20 AM PDT by satchmodog9 (Most people stand on the tracks and never even hear the train coming)
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To: beaversmom

Thanks for the ping!


20 posted on 08/24/2006 6:34:17 AM PDT by Ladycalif (http://www.campominutemen.com/)
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To: beaversmom

Thanks for the ping!


21 posted on 08/24/2006 7:03:35 AM PDT by EternalHope (Boycott everything French forever. Including their vassal nations.)
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To: howard345

From what I understand the agents did not report the shooting to their superiors, which is obviously something that might deserve an admin. reprimand or something like that but not this nonsense. I do believe there's another curious element involved which is the assistance another BP agent by the name of ( I think) Sanchez gave the smuggler (boyhood friend) with medical and legal assistance which no doubt included an audience with the fedgov prosecutors who ended up giving the smuggler IMMUNITY!.

Lou Dobbs has been all over this issue and it's looking more and more as though the drug czars have so much power in that area that this action is being pursued to send a clear message to other BP agents to in effect.... "don't ask, don't tell".....


22 posted on 08/24/2006 7:46:17 AM PDT by american spirit
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To: beaversmom
thanks for the ping.

These two agents should not be made scapegoats for our government’s enforcement failures.

Summed up precisely. I've heard one of the BP agents and their wife on the radio. They were very appreciative of all the letters, emails, and faxes of support they have been getting. I thought it was extremely considerate of them to mention it after the hell they've been through. They said they were feeling very isolated, alone, and abandoned - until the outpouring of concern and outrage from all across the country.
23 posted on 08/24/2006 8:01:05 AM PDT by CottonBall
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To: beaversmom

>"Mr. President, please assure the American people that those who committ crimes in our country will not be protected by the Federal government." Jones concluded.<

Thank you for the ping. Any word that Mr. P. has responded to this letter? Unless something has been left out of the story, this is another nail in our coffin, and he has the hammer.


24 posted on 08/24/2006 9:39:34 AM PDT by Paperdoll (.........on the cutting edge)
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To: beaversmom

If it was Clinton, the two border agents would be facing life in prison without parole, and civil suits.

Also, the smugglers family would be allowed in and would be given $$$ and citizenship by the US.


25 posted on 08/24/2006 1:33:47 PM PDT by Thunder90
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To: raybbr

All that's missing from that pic of GWB in front of the Mexican flag is a 666 on GWB's forehead. GWB is nothing but an NWO sellout. Neo-cons are not true conservatives.


26 posted on 08/24/2006 2:00:52 PM PDT by bigdcaldavis (Xandros : In a world without fences, who needs Gates?)
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To: beaversmom

Thanks for the ping. Infuriating travesty and perversion of justice.

'Woe unto them that call good evil, and evil good.'


27 posted on 08/24/2006 5:01:47 PM PDT by The Spirit Of Allegiance (Public Employees: Honor Your Oaths! Defend the Constitution from Enemies--Foreign and Domestic!)
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To: beaversmom
I can't imagine a jury of American citizens actually voting to convict these two border patrol agents.

It's time for our Mexico-loving President to step up to the plate for America and make his voice heard. His silence has been deafening on border control matters, and Americans are beyond angry at him and his open borders cronies in the Senate and the House (and of course the Attorney General).

28 posted on 08/24/2006 5:24:41 PM PDT by janetgreen
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To: The Spirit Of Allegiance; janetgreen

The relationship through marriage between the smuggler and two involved government agents must be investigated, and the circumstances leading to a jury convicting.

Is that jury anywhere near the standards of "peers" or did the DA run roughshod over the PD's preferences?

Was the judge somehow biased (political appointee or party hack)?

Did that judge allow suppression of information or evidence that would have led to a fair hearing - possibly even abusing their powers to insure the Prosecutor had an overwhelming advantage (like a jury made up of people possessing the barest grasp of English and a will to "stick it" to the Border Patrol)?


29 posted on 08/24/2006 6:23:48 PM PDT by NewRomeTacitus (Progress; not progressiveness.)
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To: NewRomeTacitus
Very important questions that must be answered, NRT.

Congressman Jones' contact web address is:

http://jones.house.gov/html/contact.cfm

30 posted on 08/24/2006 7:05:07 PM PDT by janetgreen
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To: janetgreen
Thanks, but it really bugs me sometimes that the general population is so befuddled that they don't see these slaps to their intelligence when it's so obvious that they're being played for suckers. The danger here (IMO) is allowing a foothold in legal precedence allowing much greater abuse in the future.

These two good but overly-trusting agents must be saved lest the other dedicated Border Patrol regard the whole game as fixed and give in to the Mexican standard. That would mean 'Game Over' and render all enforcement a cruel and expensive joke.
31 posted on 08/24/2006 8:27:04 PM PDT by NewRomeTacitus
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To: NewRomeTacitus
I understand that there are many border patrol agents who are absolutely disgusted with the current Bush administration practice of what amounts to a revolving door at the border, rendering their efforts as useless.

Can't say I blame them. You're right, this incident unfortunately will set the standard for even more Mexican rule at the border, and it's obvious that this is exactly what Washington wants.

We have elected twice a president who is owned by corporate interests, is oblivious to what the American people want, and forces us to finance his destructive policies.

I voted for him once only, and will always regret that vote.

32 posted on 08/24/2006 10:01:35 PM PDT by janetgreen
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To: beaversmom
The smuggler – who received complete medical care at William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso, Texas – is now suing the Border Patrol for $5 million for violating his civil rights!”

What freaking 'civil rights'?!!!

33 posted on 08/24/2006 10:07:28 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: kcvl

He's got rights too you know. Pathetic, isn't it?


34 posted on 08/24/2006 10:09:29 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: beaversmom; GOPPachyderm; All

Note to self and others: GOPPachyderm would like to be on any ping lists about Border Patrol Agents Ramos and Compean.


35 posted on 08/25/2006 12:53:08 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: janetgreen

You indicate you regret your vote for GWB. So the alternative was preferable?

He's not perfect but thank God we don't have to say President Kerry - at least yet.


36 posted on 08/25/2006 2:38:05 PM PDT by GOPPachyderm
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To: GOPPachyderm
So the alternative was preferable?

No, I didn't vote for Kerry. The choice between Bush and Kerry was so putrid that I felt that I had no choice, and voted third party.

37 posted on 08/25/2006 6:57:12 PM PDT by janetgreen
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To: janetgreen

Thanks for your reply. I'm sorry you don't share my admiration of President Bush. I feel he's done a pretty good job in most areas, although I want to see reparations to these two border patrol agents.


38 posted on 08/26/2006 6:57:20 PM PDT by GOPPachyderm
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bump for more eyes


39 posted on 08/26/2006 7:01:29 PM PDT by krunkygirl
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