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Bush Urged to Free Ex-Agents(Rep. Bill Delahunt, Massachusetts Democrat)
The Washington Times ^ | December 7, 2007 | Jerry Seper and Sara Carter

Posted on 12/07/2007 12:42:50 PM PST by kellynla

President Bush should immediately commute the prison sentences of two former U.S. Border Patrol agents convicted in the shooting of a drug-smuggling suspect, says the chairman of a House Foreign Affairs subcommittee.

Rep. Bill Delahunt, Massachusetts Democrat who heads the subcommittee on international organizations, human rights and oversight, said in a resolution yesterday the 11- and 12-year sentences for Ignacio Ramos and Jose Alonso Compean, respectively, were "profoundly disproportionate" based on federal sentencing guidelines.

Ramos, 37, and Compean, 28, were sentenced in October 2006 for shooting Osvaldo Aldrete-Davila in the buttocks in February 2005 when he was running from a van with 743 pounds of marijuana near Fabens, Texas.

Mr. Delahunt called the sentences "a miscarriage of justice," saying serious questions have been raised about the manner in which U.S. Attorney Johnny Sutton in El Paso prosecuted the case.

He said the agents' supervisor, Border Patrol Sector Chief Luis Barker, described the sentences during Senate testimony as "disproportionate," and that Mr. Sutton has said, "Some say it's just too much time, and I have some sympathy for that."

"President Bush can correct a gross miscarriage of justice with the stroke of a pen," he said. "And this resolution will put Congress on record demanding that he do just that."

Mr. Delahunt said that between February 2005 and June 2007, there have been 1,982 incidents in which Border Patrol agents have been assaulted. He said the numbers would "support the premise that Border Patrol agents operate in a climate of tension, danger and even fear for the safety of themselves and others."

Ramos and Compean testified they thought Aldrete-Davila had a weapon.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: 110th; border; borderpatrol; compean; crimaliens; immigration; pardon; ramos
Well Dellahunt like any broken clock is right at least twice a day!

If Bush can commute Scooter Libby; he sure as hell can & should commute Ramos & Compean!

1 posted on 12/07/2007 12:42:52 PM PST by kellynla
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To: gubamyster; HiJinx; Travis McGee

ping


2 posted on 12/07/2007 12:44:03 PM PST by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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To: kellynla

I cannot believe that I am in agreement with something Billy Delahunt has said.


3 posted on 12/07/2007 12:46:20 PM PST by RexBeach ("Americans never quit." Douglas MacArthur)
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To: kellynla

“Well Dellahunt like any broken clock is right at least twice a day!

If Bush can commute Scooter Libby; he sure as hell can & should commute Ramos & Compean!”

bump to that!


4 posted on 12/07/2007 12:46:39 PM PST by AuntB (" It takes more than walking across the border to be an American." Duncan Hunter)
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To: kellynla


5 posted on 12/07/2007 12:49:52 PM PST by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: kellynla

Agreed Ramos and Campean should have their sentences commuted, but wondering if this is some sort of a setup. It is a Democrat sponsoring this action, therefore the RAT sniffer detection device on my belt, right next to my ACME Catalogue Bullshit Detector is sounding off.

Have to think about this one awhile as I can see some Democrat(s) conjuring up some negative media hype similar to the brouhaha of Clinton’s pardons with which to smear Bush.

The Dems have perpetuated lies consistantly over the past seven years about a multitude of reasons to impeach Bush and Cheney, thus my anxiety over this, and I wouldn’t put it past the arrogant b-stards to use Ramos and Campean for a devious Political purpose.


6 posted on 12/07/2007 1:04:03 PM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists...call 'em what you will...They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: kellynla

These two should be released with a full pardon also.


7 posted on 12/07/2007 1:12:21 PM PST by RC2
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To: kellynla

Twice a day?!

You give him way too much credit...but he’s right on this one.


8 posted on 12/07/2007 1:13:30 PM PST by Paine in the Neck
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To: kellynla

Sounds like illegal immigration my be a problem in Delahunt’s district.


9 posted on 12/07/2007 1:14:59 PM PST by kabar
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To: rockinqsranch

I’m willing (maybe) to give Bush the benefit of the doubt on this one , especially as he seems to have (misplaced) faith in Sutton’s ethics ... it is late in the game and I don’t think this will be used against Bush in a major way if he acts NOW.... however I think Bush will let pride and loyalty to Sutton interfere with his judgement and get him in trouble...


10 posted on 12/07/2007 1:18:27 PM PST by Neidermeyer
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To: kellynla

True.
I don’t know why he hasn’t.
I haven’t heard a convincing reason why he hasn’t yet.


11 posted on 12/07/2007 1:21:30 PM PST by mountainbunny
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To: kellynla

Think about it — if Rep. Delahunt is even remotely successful, he’s in like Flynn in ‘08. And more power to him in the People’s Republic!


12 posted on 12/07/2007 1:27:18 PM PST by StAnDeliver (You want it, you got it, now you know.)
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To: Neidermeyer; kristinn; Angelwood; All
I have a bet payable to the DC chapter to fund its activities of $300 (for Ramos, Comean, and Hernandez) that Bush WILL NOT do the right thing (commutation as a bare minimum) before he leaves office.

I hope I'm wrong and lose the bet.

13 posted on 12/07/2007 1:29:44 PM PST by GunsareOK
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To: RexBeach
I cannot believe that I am in agreement with something Billy Delahunt has said.

me neither! But I sure agree with him!!

14 posted on 12/07/2007 1:31:58 PM PST by pollywog (Joshua 1:9 Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid,)
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To: kellynla

Arbusto has to check with his amigo Calderon before he can do anything.


15 posted on 12/07/2007 1:38:42 PM PST by Fresh Wind (Scrape the bottom, vote for Rodham!)
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To: GunsareOK
I have a bet payable to the DC chapter to fund its activities of $300 (for Ramos, Compean, and Hernandez) that Bush WILL NOT do the right thing (commutation as a bare minimum) before he leaves office.

I hope I'm wrong and lose the bet.

I think I've hit on the solution to this problem!

We have been calling and writing to Bush and the Congress to address this injustice, while Bush dances to the tune called by Mexico.

The only way to free Ramos and Compean is to convince Mexico to tell Bush to pardon Ramos and Compean.

16 posted on 12/07/2007 1:39:35 PM PST by RJL (Mexico must have incriminating photos of Bush during his drinking days.)
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To: rockinqsranch
Agreed Ramos and Campean should have their sentences commuted, but wondering if this is some sort of a setup. It is a Democrat sponsoring this action, therefore the RAT sniffer detection device on my belt, right next to my ACME Catalogue Bullshit Detector is sounding off.

Yep something is up. Based on the appearance before the Court of Appeals the government’s case is looking like a Nifong and some of the prosecutors could be in real trouble.

I would think long and hard if was these guys to even accept a sentence commutation at this point because it looks like they will definitely be getting a new trial. I would demand a full pardon.

17 posted on 12/07/2007 2:13:00 PM PST by usurper (Spelling or grammatical errors in this post can be attributed to the LA City School System)
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To: kellynla

When one is in a position to correct with ease a clear injustice and does not act, he is an infidel.


18 posted on 12/07/2007 3:09:26 PM PST by Theodore R. ( Cowardice is still forever!)
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To: kellynla
"As if I care. Hey, you gotta break some eggs to make huevos rancheros!"


19 posted on 12/07/2007 6:02:39 PM PST by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: RexBeach; cardinal4

Delahunt was my congresscritter when I lived on the Cape. I met him once in Chatham, and for a ‘Rat, he seemed like a decent enough guy. Then when he hopped in bed with Hugo Chavez, he showed his true colors.


20 posted on 12/07/2007 7:40:52 PM PST by Ax (Pregnant women should not wear tube tops.)
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To: Ax

Billy is very charming. I knew him when he was a state rep at the Boston state house and later on when he was the DA in Norfolk County.

He and I are also alumni of the same high school.

But, on politics, I disagree with just about everything he says.


21 posted on 12/10/2007 6:38:14 AM PST by RexBeach ("Americans never quit." Douglas MacArthur)
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