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Mr. President, Free the Border Agents (more irresponsible demagoguery from Dana Rohrabacher)
Human Events ^ | December 16, 2008 | Dana Rohrabacher

Posted on 12/17/2008 4:51:58 PM PST by EveningStar

For over two and a half years, the unjust prosecution and imprisonment of U.S. Border Agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean has weighed heavy on the hearts and minds of millions of Americans.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: compean; danarohrabacher; injustice; ramos; ramosandcompean; rohrabacher
Cut the crap, Congressman Rohrabacher. These guys are in prison because they broke the law.

Commute their sentences, yes. The mandatory sentences are too harsh.

Pardon them, no.

1 posted on 12/17/2008 4:51:59 PM PST by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar
Commute - pardon - WHATEVER....END THEIR NIGHTMARE PLEASE PRESIDENT BUSH...PLEEEEEASE!!!
2 posted on 12/17/2008 4:53:34 PM PST by NordP (PALIN POWER: She's Reagan in heels, Teddy Roosevelt in a dress & like Rummy at a press conference!)
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To: EveningStar

They broke Bush’s law. They insulted Sutton’s world. Otherwise they should have never been prosecuted for trying to keep us safe from a degenerate, illegal alien drug dealer.


3 posted on 12/17/2008 4:53:48 PM PST by raybbr (It's going to get a lot worse now that the anchor babies are voting!)
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To: EveningStar

I hope you’re wearing asbestos underwear, FRiend!!


4 posted on 12/17/2008 4:54:01 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Barack Obama: In Error and arrogant -- he's errogant!)
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To: EveningStar

They broke the law yes, but the punishment did not fit the crime. My personal opinion is that reassignment would have been in order, but that’s just me...


5 posted on 12/17/2008 4:55:30 PM PST by allmost
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To: EveningStar

I agree with Congressman Rohrabacher ...laws are not important, feelings are.
I dont feel like these folks belong in jail so lets let em go.


6 posted on 12/17/2008 4:56:09 PM PST by woofie
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To: EveningStar

They should have been fired, maybe, for violating procedure. They should not have been charged with a felony.

They need to be sent home now. Call it demagoguery if you want to, they should never have been put through what they’ve been put through. They aren’t the only ones Sutton has done this to.


7 posted on 12/17/2008 4:56:18 PM PST by marron
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To: EveningStar
These guys are in prison because they broke enforced the law.

Fixd

8 posted on 12/17/2008 4:58:20 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Der neuen Fuhrer: AKA the Murdering Messiah: Keep your powder dry, folks)
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To: allmost

Unfortunately, the sentence length is mandatory. :(


9 posted on 12/17/2008 4:58:29 PM PST by EveningStar
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To: freedumb2003

“These guys are in prison because they broke enforced the law.”

And stepped on some well-connected drug lord’s toes.


10 posted on 12/17/2008 5:00:17 PM PST by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: EveningStar

But the prosecution choices were not.


11 posted on 12/17/2008 5:01:10 PM PST by AmericanVictory
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To: EveningStar

Get them out now! They are heroes NOT felons.

If the elitist Bush neglects to pardon them I’m out of the stupid GOP.

Hear that? No more money for stupid McCain types and any kind of Bush from this household...


12 posted on 12/17/2008 5:01:21 PM PST by eleni121 (EN TOUTO NIKA!! + In this sign Conquer! +)
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To: ViLaLuz
And stepped on some well-connected drug lord’s toes.

Yep -- bad news to take down the favored son of the open borders crowd. Nice to know that some people here support illegals over border enforcement (not you, obviously).

13 posted on 12/17/2008 5:04:04 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Der neuen Fuhrer: AKA the Murdering Messiah: Keep your powder dry, folks)
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To: EveningStar
American Talib Lindh Asks Bush to Commute 20-Year Sentenceon

If Bush commutes this traitor and doesn't Ramos & Campean. There will be some 'splain' to do.

14 posted on 12/17/2008 5:04:25 PM PST by BigFinn (Isa 32:8 But the liberal deviseth liberal things; and by liberal things shall he stand.)
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To: eleni121

Well...eleni121.... you can join the ranks of the growing chorus of unhappy folks.... The big tent Rinos are dead lost.


15 posted on 12/17/2008 5:04:40 PM PST by pointsal
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To: EveningStar

This would be worthy pardon. Protecting the homeland is what he wants his ‘legacy’ to be. These guys have done way to much time for protecting us. Maybe a few months from what I’ve read would have been realistic. This sentence is ridiculous and wrong IMO.


16 posted on 12/17/2008 5:04:58 PM PST by allmost
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To: EveningStar

Illegal aliens were breaking the law!

Illegal aliens are free for breaking the law..

Law enforcement officers are imprisoned for enforcing the law!


17 posted on 12/17/2008 5:27:26 PM PST by vigilante2 (Thank You Troops)
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To: pointsal

Enough is enough. I guess I’m a paleo conservative-—I sure as hell am not a NEO con. We need to shut down the borders ..NOW! To all except those who are escaping anti Christian death attacks.

Right now we are letting in the very animals who are willing to kill Christians (and sometimes Jews) and dedicated to that cause.


18 posted on 12/17/2008 5:36:14 PM PST by eleni121 (EN TOUTO NIKA!! + In this sign Conquer! +)
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To: EveningStar
Since the law was enacted in 1968, the Ramos and Compean case is the only time this statute has been applied to law enforcement officers who are lawfully permitted to carry and fire their weapons in a potential deadly force situation.

You lost me there, Dana. I'd take you more seriously if you at least demonstrated that you've read the Appeals Court decision.

19 posted on 12/17/2008 5:40:20 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: EveningStar

When Dana gets serious about changing the existing law which congress enacted then I’ll believe he’s doing something more than just grand standing.


20 posted on 12/17/2008 5:40:42 PM PST by deport
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To: EveningStar

You are a liar!!!


21 posted on 12/17/2008 5:42:20 PM PST by dalereed
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To: EveningStar

All who read the article will know that the agents did not commit the crime that they were charged with. Prosecution is properly limited to the intent behind creating a statute—not what imaginations of activist judicial officials decide for interpretation in a single case.

It’s good to see Dana abandoning liberal-tarianism on this issue. The Californian Ideology is antagonistic to morality and the antithesis of our Constitution.


22 posted on 12/17/2008 5:43:04 PM PST by familyop (cbt. engr. (cbt), NG, '89-'96, Duncan Hunter or no-vote, http://falconparty.com/)
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To: abigail2; al baby; BAW; bboop; Bella_Bru; BenLurkin; Blue Champagne; Bob J; Brad's Gramma; ...
FWIW, Rohrabacher's district is adjacent to my congressman's district.

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23 posted on 12/17/2008 5:44:39 PM PST by EveningStar
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To: allmost

They should have gotten a departmental slap on the wrist, which is the excepted punishment for improper paperwork-filing. Instead they get thrown in jail for a decade.


24 posted on 12/17/2008 5:46:07 PM PST by eclecticEel (In short, I want Obama given the same respect and deference that Democrats have given George Bush)
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To: EveningStar
Even putting them under House Arrest would be better than the isolation they've had to endure.

sw

25 posted on 12/17/2008 5:47:47 PM PST by spectre (Spectre's wife (Pay it forward this Christmas)
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To: allmost

The judge had no discretion. The sentences were mandated by law. :(


26 posted on 12/17/2008 5:49:24 PM PST by EveningStar
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To: eleni121

Well...yeah....
In my town... I am now the minority....

Send all of these folks to Crawford, Texas. Let them deal with the nonsense.


27 posted on 12/17/2008 5:49:58 PM PST by pointsal
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To: eclecticEel

I said in #5 here that reassignment was IMO appropriate. To another spot ;) These guys need to be freed.


28 posted on 12/17/2008 5:50:33 PM PST by allmost
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To: EveningStar
Prosecutorial misconduct can be determined by a judge I think.
29 posted on 12/17/2008 5:52:19 PM PST by allmost
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To: familyop
Where does "judicial activism" come into play here? If anything, precisely the opposite happened. The District Court judge applied the law and the Appeals Court upheld the application.

You should argue that the judges involved here are taking a stand against legislative complacency (which leads to judicial activism).

30 posted on 12/17/2008 5:52:48 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: dalereed

No. I’m just an opinionated SOB. :)


31 posted on 12/17/2008 5:55:09 PM PST by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

Never heard of the term “railroaded” eh?

They got the nifong treatment...you appluad...

Begone from the ranks of logic.


32 posted on 12/17/2008 6:17:46 PM PST by Crim (Dont frak with the Zeitgeist....http://falconparty.com/)
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To: EveningStar

Shot an illegal in the ass. Deserve medals, not jail.


33 posted on 12/17/2008 6:19:53 PM PST by DLfromthedesert
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To: marron

Sutton should get the same punishment as Nifong.


34 posted on 12/17/2008 6:21:26 PM PST by DLfromthedesert
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To: EveningStar
You are wrong on the boder agents and you are way off really really wrong on Santa Claus:


Nicholas of Myra the Movie /

35 posted on 12/17/2008 6:24:04 PM PST by eleni121 (EN TOUTO NIKA!! + In this sign Conquer! +)
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To: EveningStar

and a bah, humbug to you.


36 posted on 12/17/2008 6:30:41 PM PST by tioga
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To: Crim; DLfromthedesert

You’re misinformed to compare Sutton with Nifong


37 posted on 12/17/2008 6:31:06 PM PST by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

Which one is sleazier?


38 posted on 12/17/2008 6:37:21 PM PST by DLfromthedesert
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To: EveningStar

“You’re misinformed to compare Sutton with Nifong”

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39 posted on 12/17/2008 7:03:06 PM PST by Crim (Dont frak with the Zeitgeist....http://falconparty.com/)
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To: EveningStar

Commute their sentences. Would be a nice Christmas present. They don’t deserve to be in solitary confinement or service a sentence that is more severe than the criminal illegal alien they were trying to arrest.


40 posted on 12/17/2008 7:15:30 PM PST by smokingfrog (I'll go green when they plant me in the ground.)
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To: smokingfrog

I too would like to see their sentences commuted.


41 posted on 12/18/2008 11:01:10 AM PST by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

Go Congressman Rohrbacher!


42 posted on 12/18/2008 11:08:55 AM PST by Antoninus (America didn't turn away from conservatism, they turned away from many who faked it. - Mark Sanford)
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To: EveningStar

I agree with Rohrabacher. What they have served already is too much for their “crimes.” Bring them home to raise their kids.


43 posted on 12/18/2008 4:23:37 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: Yaelle

Do you believe that the drug smuggler carrying 700 pounds of marijuana was not armed with a gun? Have you ever heard of drug smugglers not being armed? Every time that I have read a local newspaper story, or watched the local news or watched a crime program on television, the drug dealer/smuggler have guns in their possesion.

There is something dirty going on here. If someone from the Mexican government isn’t protecting their drug money, then I don’t know what else it could be.

President Bush has too many close ties to Mexico.


44 posted on 12/26/2008 9:02:08 PM PST by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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