Skip to comments.Why in God's name are Ramos and Compean still in prison?!
Posted on 08/28/2008 1:44:28 PM PDT by djsherin
I heard Glenn Beck talking about them the other day and I was thinking about their situation... what did these men do wrong?! They are in prison for doing their jobs. This goes beyond tying one hand behind our border patrol agents' backs; this is like lopping their arms off and kicking them on the ground.
These men literally did nothing wrong yet they sit rotting in federal prison for more than a decade. The leaders of the country they swore to protect have betrayed them both and have left them to a horrible fate. I can think of no reason they shouldn't be let out immediately. I even read that some Democrats have argued for their release. The 2 men themselves won't seek a pardon because to do so would admit guilt. They are troopers to be sure.
I pray for these men and their families. No one that does their job and enforces the law should be convicted solely on the statements of a foreign national drug runner. This case disgusts me and further erodes my confidence in our leadership. I hope Ramos and Compean know that they have our support. I can only imagine the bitter resentment they feel, and if they aren't bitter or resentful, they are better men than I could ever be in that situation.
The big problem I have with this situation is that our government chose to punish our own people while the true criminal got off free.
If so, their decision to cover up what they did was an interesting choice.
Here’s the deal. Compean is in prison because he wouldn’t make a good (unarmed) security guard in a parking garage. Ramos is in prison because he stuck-up for Compean. Sad, really.
They rot in prison because George W. Bush is a turd who refuses to do the right thing.
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Because George Bush is President and the prosecutor Sutton is a good ol boy Texan and friend of Bush.
I’m so damn sick of Texans covering for each other. They brag about it too.
I’m confused about this. What did they cover up? I’ve read that they’ve covered things up, but not WHAT they covered up.
Well, because we had a US prosecutor who wrongfully prosecuted them (with the blessings of our President) and because Bush wants them to remain in jail.
They are still there because it would greatly piss off Bush’s Mexican friends, on BOTH sides of the border, if they were to be pardoned.
..one of the real dark spots in GWB’s presidency is his loyalty to incompetent friends—Johnny Sutton is one...
If you are a border agent and you discharge your weapon, you are required to file a full report describing the circumstances.
Compean fired a weapon at an unarmed criminal who was fleeing from him and failed to report it - even going so far as to tamper with the physical evidence at the scene in order to obscure what had taken place.
He failed to file the report and tampered with the evidence precisely because he knew that what he had done was against the law.
Ramos assisted in the coverup and then lied in an official inquiry along with Compean in order to cover up the circumstances of what had occurred.
That you Johnny?
I consider Ramos & Compean to be political prisoners. This is shameful!
Refugees only killing the citizens Americans won't kill.
What exactly Bush is waiting for to pardon these two men is beyond me. I guess they were doing their job keeping illegal aliens from Mexico out of America too well for his liking.
There is still time for Bush to do the right thing. He doesn't leave office until January 20, 2009.
Translation: "I have no coherent counterarguments to offer, so I'll just use what I consider to be an epithet instead."
That's about par for the course among Compean supporters.
Seriously, despite claims by elements of talk radio I’m am not convinced of their being pure-as-driven-snow. There are parts of the case that didn’t add up in their favor.