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Breaking News: Former El Paso Border Patrol Agents Free From Prison (both free)
KFOX-TV ^ | 2-17-09

Posted on 02/17/2009 8:32:21 AM PST by STARWISE

At 3 a.m. mountain time, former Border Patrol agent Jose Compean was released from the Elkton Federal Prison in Elkton, Ohio. Former agent Ignacio Ramos was released about five hours later from the Phoenix Federal Prison in Phoenix, Ariz.

Ramos and Compean will officially be released from Federal Bureau of Prison custody on March 20th, but on Tuesday both were allowed to rejoin their families. They had been in prison since January 2007.

Ramos and Compean were in prison for shooting drug smuggler Osvaldo Aldrete Davila and then trying to cover it up.

On President Bush’s last day in office, Jan. 19, 2009, he commuted the sentences of the two former Border Patrol agents.

KFOX has a crew in Phoenix covering the reunion and we will have much more on KFOX News at Six, KFOX News at Nine, and kfoxtv.com.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Arizona; US: California; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: aliens; badshoot; borderagents; borderpatrol; compean; dirtycops; illegalimmigration; imigrantlist; immigrantlist; jackboots; ramos; sutton; thugs
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God bless them and their families.

1 posted on 02/17/2009 8:32:21 AM PST by STARWISE
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To: STARWISE

Magnificent, overdue. Finally, the correct outcome.


2 posted on 02/17/2009 8:33:29 AM PST by AbeKrieger (Clomppity clomp.)
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To: AbeKrieger

Maybe Obama will do the favor for Scooter.


3 posted on 02/17/2009 8:34:22 AM PST by rovenstinez
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To: AbeKrieger
Ok, why were they not officially released today. And why at 3am.
4 posted on 02/17/2009 8:34:57 AM PST by svcw (This maybe my last transmission - God have mercy on us.)
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To: rovenstinez; All
Ramos-Compean Blog

Should hopefully be updated soon.

5 posted on 02/17/2009 8:35:32 AM PST by STARWISE ( They (LIBS-STILL) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war- Richard Miniter))
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To: STARWISE; michael savage; 09Patriot; BellStar; b4its2late; Blue Turtle; BootsOfEscaping; ...

Excellent news!


6 posted on 02/17/2009 8:36:36 AM PST by dynachrome (Barack Hussein Obama yunikku khinaaziir)
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To: svcw

Release scheduled to avoid media, I’m guessing.


7 posted on 02/17/2009 8:36:43 AM PST by sarasota
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To: rovenstinez
Maybe Obama will do the favor for Scooter.

You have to be joking, or insane.

8 posted on 02/17/2009 8:36:52 AM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: rovenstinez

Maybe Obama will do the favor for Scooter.

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Never happen. Scooter is of the wrong political persuasion.


9 posted on 02/17/2009 8:37:18 AM PST by EagleUSA
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To: dynachrome

about @#$% time.......


10 posted on 02/17/2009 8:37:36 AM PST by murrie (For God so loved the world, that he gave His only begotten Son..........)
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To: STARWISE

Double good news!!


11 posted on 02/17/2009 8:37:56 AM PST by Enterprise (A Representative Republic - gone now. Foolish people.)
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To: STARWISE

Wonderful news! I’m excited to see them get their just desserts by cashing in with books and movies! First: the family get together! This makes my day!


12 posted on 02/17/2009 8:38:14 AM PST by albie
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To: STARWISE
They are not out of the woods.

They need jobs...I wonder if Rush or Hannity could use a couple of bodyguards.

13 posted on 02/17/2009 8:38:30 AM PST by SENTINEL (SGT USMC GWI)
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To: truthkeeper

ping


14 posted on 02/17/2009 8:38:50 AM PST by mefistofelerevised
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To: AbeKrieger
Magnificent, overdue. Finally, the correct outcome.

A PARDON would have been the correct outcome.

15 posted on 02/17/2009 8:39:42 AM PST by cbkaty (I may not always post...but I am always here......)
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To: svcw

Typical for high profile releases.


16 posted on 02/17/2009 8:40:29 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: SENTINEL
They need jobs...I wonder if Rush or Hannity could use a couple of bodyguards.

They were given commutations not pardons...therefore they cannot own firearms.

17 posted on 02/17/2009 8:41:16 AM PST by cbkaty (I may not always post...but I am always here......)
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To: AbeKrieger

I wouldn’t say it’s a correct outcome. How does one get a job with a prior felony conviction?


18 posted on 02/17/2009 8:41:19 AM PST by ladyjane
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To: ladyjane

Agreed.


19 posted on 02/17/2009 8:41:57 AM PST by AbeKrieger (Clomppity clomp.)
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To: STARWISE

I’m happy for these two men and their families. I’m happy that Bush swallowed his pride and did the right thing. He should have pardoned them, though.


20 posted on 02/17/2009 8:42:37 AM PST by Nephi (Like the failed promise of Fascism, masquerading as Capitalism? You're gonna love Marxism.)
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To: STARWISE

Have been praying for them since this whole mess started. God Bless them and their families.


21 posted on 02/17/2009 8:42:45 AM PST by Dustbunny (Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged. The Gipper)
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To: SENTINEL

“wonder if Rush or Hannity could use a couple of bodyguards.”

Hannity surrounds himself with rabid lobsters that escaped from Lobster Gram. Much like Willard had his rats, Hannity has his lobsters! “Kill Pinchy, Kill!”


22 posted on 02/17/2009 8:42:50 AM PST by Holicheese (Mmmmmmm Beer!)
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To: cbkaty

Marc Rich, the guy who failed to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in taxes, he can own a firearm. These guys can’t.


23 posted on 02/17/2009 8:43:05 AM PST by ladyjane
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To: rovenstinez

Drudge has a link indicating Cheney was furious with bush for not granting a full pardon to Libby. Cheney pleaded up to the last day but due to bush’s stubbornness it was not even discussed. Bush really screwed America with his “compasionate conservatism” socialism.


24 posted on 02/17/2009 8:43:30 AM PST by newfreep ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." - P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: STARWISE

WOO HOO!


25 posted on 02/17/2009 8:44:27 AM PST by pattty
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To: svcw

Shift Change...


26 posted on 02/17/2009 8:45:34 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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To: rovenstinez
"Maybe Obama will do the favor for Scooter."

Scooter's sentence was commuted by President Bush a long time ago.

27 posted on 02/17/2009 8:45:51 AM PST by Jaxter (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum.)
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To: svcw
And why at 3am?

Time Zone differences ...might have been 5 am in Ohio.

28 posted on 02/17/2009 8:46:55 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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To: STARWISE

This is probably the big news referrenced in the earlier Glenn Beck thread.


29 posted on 02/17/2009 8:47:24 AM PST by DFG
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To: STARWISE

Finally. Hope they will be conmpensated. A great injustice was done to them.


30 posted on 02/17/2009 8:47:27 AM PST by Dante3
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To: cbkaty
"They were given commutations not pardons...therefore they cannot own firearms."

I worry about them becoming targets for the Mexican drug cartels out there. I'm wondering if anyone in their family can legally carry. I don't know what the Laws are for family members of convicted felons being able to own and carry weapons. Somebody needs to keep these guys safe.

31 posted on 02/17/2009 8:49:02 AM PST by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: calcowgirl; Tennessee Nana; AuntB

Ping!


32 posted on 02/17/2009 8:51:12 AM PST by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (I want to "Buy American" but the only things for sale made in the USA are politicians)
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To: STARWISE

Amen, Amen, Amen. I hope the media will stay the hell out of their faces now and let them reunite with their families and live in peace.


33 posted on 02/17/2009 8:51:23 AM PST by cubreporter
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To: AbeKrieger

Actually, not the correct outcome. The correct outcome would have been a full pardon.


34 posted on 02/17/2009 8:52:31 AM PST by RightWingConspirator (Impeach Zerobama and send him home to Kenya!)
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To: cbkaty

Yes a FULL AND COMPLETE PARDON WAS IN ORDER. Bush should have done this a long time ago!!!


35 posted on 02/17/2009 8:52:48 AM PST by cubreporter
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To: STARWISE

This is good news-GW should have expunged the felony charges as well(if possible?).This(and Haditha)had my blood boiling and got me motivated.I assume there is still a site taking donations?I’d like to think my modest donation helped.Think in the aggregate-maybe a few thousand(or more:)concerned citizens sending in $10 at a pop adds up.


36 posted on 02/17/2009 8:54:39 AM PST by Thombo2
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To: STARWISE
It's about time.

Now Bush can resume working on building his Presidential Library,...... in Mexico City.

37 posted on 02/17/2009 8:54:50 AM PST by Navy Patriot (John McCain, the Manchurian Candidate, makes a Marxist President.)
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To: STARWISE

About time.


38 posted on 02/17/2009 8:55:06 AM PST by bgill
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To: STARWISE

Geat news, finally. One of the most sorry things Bush ever allowed to continue as long as it did.


39 posted on 02/17/2009 8:55:31 AM PST by Robert DeLong (u)
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To: STARWISE
Ramos
40 posted on 02/17/2009 8:56:18 AM PST by A.A. Cunningham
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To: cbkaty

I believe they requested no pardon, as they want to clear their names.

Same as Scooter.


41 posted on 02/17/2009 8:56:41 AM PST by MeanWestTexan (Beware Obama's Reichstag fire.)
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To: STARWISE

They should have received full pardons a long time ago. But then, one can’t expect a puss like Bush to become John Wayne overnight. Excellent news which will, of course, be pretty much ignored by a thoroughly disapproving MSM.


42 posted on 02/17/2009 8:57:48 AM PST by Oldpuppymax (AGENDA OF THE LEFT EXPOSED)
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To: STARWISE

Glad to hear this news.

This travesty of justice should be a stain on the Bush legacy for ever.


43 posted on 02/17/2009 8:58:48 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: rovenstinez
Maybe Obama will do the favor for Scooter.

Karl Rove said this morning on Fox News that Scooter Libby had his sentence commuted by Pres. Bush. He is not in prison.

44 posted on 02/17/2009 8:59:57 AM PST by kcvl
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To: STARWISE
If they can not speak with the media for 30 days maybe no web update either!
45 posted on 02/17/2009 9:01:33 AM PST by BellStar (Buy Gold/lead and head for the hills please God give us another chance!)
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To: STARWISE
Magnificent. IMHO, failure by GWB to rectify this travesty would have put him on very nearly the same level as Pontius Pilate. I hope these two make a movie and make big $$$!
46 posted on 02/17/2009 9:02:34 AM PST by ExSoldier (Democracy is 2 wolves and a lamb voting on dinner. Liberty is a well armed lamb contesting the vote.)
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To: SENTINEL

My guess is there are many Americans who will be sure they have no shortage of job opportunities.


47 posted on 02/17/2009 9:05:13 AM PST by TheDon
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To: Nephi; STARWISE
I’m happy that Bush swallowed his pride...

Swallowed his pride?! SWALLOWED HIS PRIDE! That just tears it. I am so damned sick of so-called "real" conservatives ripping into that man, that if I could reach through my computer to choke some sense into you, I'd do it in a heartbeat. Sheesh, but you just don't know what the hell you're talking about.

President Bush did what he thought was right every minute of every day of his presidency. Like all humans, he certainly made mistakes, but he ALWAYS acted in what he believe to be the best interests of this nation.

There is a vast difference between doing what you think is right even if you fail, and deliberately doing something seriously harmful to others. The current occupant of the White House will never act in the best interest of this nation. Someday maybe idiots like you will finally learn the difference.

48 posted on 02/17/2009 9:07:43 AM PST by Wolfstar (Elections have thousands of consequences. Some minor, some major...and some that can kill you.)
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To: STARWISE

May God bless them and their families.

mrs


49 posted on 02/17/2009 9:08:24 AM PST by proudmilitarymrs (The Republic is dead. Thanks a bunch Senator Specter.)
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To: STARWISE

It’s about time!


50 posted on 02/17/2009 9:16:38 AM PST by Califreak (Stimulus-paying back donors and vote farming)
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