Skip to comments.Breaking News: Former El Paso Border Patrol Agents Free From Prison (both free)
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 Bushs 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.
God bless them and their families.
Magnificent, overdue. Finally, the correct outcome.
Maybe Obama will do the favor for Scooter.
Should hopefully be updated soon.
Release scheduled to avoid media, I’m guessing.
You have to be joking, or insane.
Maybe Obama will do the favor for Scooter.
Never happen. Scooter is of the wrong political persuasion.
about @#$% time.......
Double good news!!
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!
They need jobs...I wonder if Rush or Hannity could use a couple of bodyguards.
A PARDON would have been the correct outcome.
Typical for high profile releases.
They were given commutations not pardons...therefore they cannot own firearms.
I wouldn’t say it’s a correct outcome. How does one get a job with a prior felony conviction?
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.
Have been praying for them since this whole mess started. God Bless them and their families.
“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!”
Marc Rich, the guy who failed to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in taxes, he can own a firearm. These guys can’t.
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.
Scooter's sentence was commuted by President Bush a long time ago.
Time Zone differences ...might have been 5 am in Ohio.
This is probably the big news referrenced in the earlier Glenn Beck thread.
Finally. Hope they will be conmpensated. A great injustice was done to them.
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.
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.
Actually, not the correct outcome. The correct outcome would have been a full pardon.
Yes a FULL AND COMPLETE PARDON WAS IN ORDER. Bush should have done this a long time ago!!!
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.
Now Bush can resume working on building his Presidential Library,...... in Mexico City.
Geat news, finally. One of the most sorry things Bush ever allowed to continue as long as it did.
I believe they requested no pardon, as they want to clear their names.
Same as Scooter.
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.
Glad to hear this news.
This travesty of justice should be a stain on the Bush legacy for ever.
Karl Rove said this morning on Fox News that Scooter Libby had his sentence commuted by Pres. Bush. He is not in prison.
My guess is there are many Americans who will be sure they have no shortage of job opportunities.
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.
May God bless them and their families.
It’s about time!