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Sutton defends charging border agents
SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS ^ | 4-13-09 | GUILLERMO CONTRERAS

Posted on 04/14/2009 3:05:51 PM PDT by dynachrome

Outgoing U.S. Attorney Johnny Sutton said Monday he still believes he made the right call in prosecuting two then-Border Patrol agents convicted of covering up their shooting of an unarmed drug smuggler in the back.

In a wide-ranging interview since announcing last week that he is resigning April 19, Sutton also said he was voluntarily leaving the job he’s had for more than seven years — the top federal prosecutor of the San Antonio-based Western District of Texas.

Sutton, who was nominated to the post by President George W. Bush, said he is leaving for a legal job in the private sector, but would not disclose where. He said President Barack Obama had asked current U.S. attorneys to stay on until replacements were chosen.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: aliens; border; compean; johnnysutton; ramos; ramoscompean; sutton; usattorneys
Good riddance
1 posted on 04/14/2009 3:05:52 PM PDT by dynachrome
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To: dynachrome

buh, bye Johnny. And don’t come back.


2 posted on 04/14/2009 3:09:06 PM PDT by vox_freedom (If there were no God, there would be no Atheists. - G. K. Chesterton)
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To: dynachrome

And I defend calling Sutton a ...khead.


3 posted on 04/14/2009 3:09:06 PM PDT by Enterprise (Hey Pirates - you got yer asses kicked!)
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To: vox_freedom
"buh, bye Johnny. And don’t come back."

And do let the door hit you on the ass on the way out. And try not to sustain any brain damage if it does.

4 posted on 04/14/2009 3:10:21 PM PDT by Enterprise (Hey Pirates - you got yer asses kicked!)
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To: dynachrome

Lame piece of reporting. The reporter let him off the hook entirely about the drug dealer, the border crossing pass his office provided the drug dealer (allowing him to bring in at least one more load of dope that we know of) and concealing from the jury the facts about the drug dealer’s activities and criminal record. No doubt he is going into private practice to defend drug dealers.


5 posted on 04/14/2009 3:10:50 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: La Lydia

The “word” of a criminal is given more weight in court than
citizens anymore.


6 posted on 04/14/2009 3:14:24 PM PDT by dynachrome (Barack Hussein Obama yunikku khinaaziir)
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To: dynachrome

Good bye Johnny Satan!

Don’t let the door hit you in the butt on your way out!


7 posted on 04/14/2009 3:15:21 PM PDT by Bigun ("It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere." Voltaire)
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To: Enterprise

Didn’t know that he even played hockey. :-)


8 posted on 04/14/2009 3:18:31 PM PDT by vox_freedom (If there were no God, there would be no Atheists. - G. K. Chesterton)
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To: dynachrome

Looks like Obama fired Sutton.


9 posted on 04/14/2009 3:20:43 PM PDT by trumandogz (The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at I00 MPH -The GOP is driving us to Socialism at 97.5 MPH)
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To: dynachrome
Wonder how it feels to know that something you did resulted in a) the Presidential nominee from your own party losing significant support from that party's own base, b) the jailing of two men under horrific conditions that resulted in their injury, c) the President of the United States coming under routine and repeated political attack from his own Congressmen, resulting finally in d) the President of the United States having to finally give in and commute the sentences of the two jailed men.

Really must feel, umm....weird.

Of course, Sutton may not feel anything.

Which I suspect is the answer to why he did it in the first place.

He's a damn fish.

10 posted on 04/14/2009 3:21:08 PM PDT by Regulator (Welcome to Zimbabwe! Now hand over your property)
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To: dynachrome
said he is leaving for a legal job in the private sector, but would not disclose where

Interesting.

11 posted on 04/14/2009 3:22:59 PM PDT by bgill (The evidence simply does not support the official position of the Obama administration)
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To: dynachrome

He did it all for the New World Order.


12 posted on 04/14/2009 3:24:15 PM PDT by donna (Sarah Palin: "...all of us, who consider ourselves progressive...")
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To: bgill

ACORN attorney?


13 posted on 04/14/2009 3:29:45 PM PDT by dynachrome (Barack Hussein Obama yunikku khinaaziir)
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To: dynachrome

Dont let the Door slam your ARSE on the way out, Johnny!
We would have to replace the desecrated Door then!
Bet ZERO HUSSEIN took 1 Nanosecond to find a Slimeball equal to or better than You, Johnny, for a replacement:-)
and ZERO is the bottom of the barrel, so to speak....


14 posted on 04/14/2009 3:29:53 PM PDT by True Republican Patriot (GOD BLESS AMERICA and Our Last Great President George W. Bush)
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To: trumandogz

If Obama kept Gates, it would have seemed a slam dunk that he would keep Sutton. But Obama may have found someone who will out-Sutton Sutton.


15 posted on 04/14/2009 3:31:33 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Beat a better path, and the world will build a mousetrap at your door.)
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To: Regulator

Maybe Johnny can come out now in the open with his long term contracts with the Mexican Cartels:-(


16 posted on 04/14/2009 3:32:41 PM PDT by True Republican Patriot (GOD BLESS AMERICA and Our Last Great President George W. Bush)
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To: Regulator

Maybe Johnny can come out now in the open with his long term contracts with the Mexican Cartels:-(


17 posted on 04/14/2009 3:32:52 PM PDT by True Republican Patriot (GOD BLESS AMERICA and Our Last Great President George W. Bush)
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To: Regulator

Maybe Johnny can come out now in the open with his long term contracts with the Mexican Cartels:-(


18 posted on 04/14/2009 3:33:03 PM PDT by True Republican Patriot (GOD BLESS AMERICA and Our Last Great President George W. Bush)
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To: Regulator

My Apologies for the repeats, computer went goofy on that one!


19 posted on 04/14/2009 3:34:53 PM PDT by True Republican Patriot (GOD BLESS AMERICA and Our Last Great President George W. Bush)
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To: dynachrome

Sutton sounds like the Nazi Germans defending the murders of millions of Jews.


20 posted on 04/14/2009 3:36:44 PM PDT by TommyDale (National Crime Victims' Rights Week: April 26 - May 2, 2009)
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To: True Republican Patriot

Another mad computer on the loose...


21 posted on 04/14/2009 3:38:39 PM PDT by Regulator (Welcome to Zimbabwe! Now hand over your property)
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To: True Republican Patriot
Beat me.

I was thinking that representing them would be his new "private sector" job.

22 posted on 04/14/2009 3:40:06 PM PDT by He Rides A White Horse (unite)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
I am not quite sure why so many are cheering Sutton being fired by Obama as it will be Obama who picks his replacement
23 posted on 04/14/2009 3:41:04 PM PDT by trumandogz (The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at I00 MPH -The GOP is driving us to Socialism at 97.5 MPH)
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To: dynachrome

One can only hope that Mr. Sutton becomes a victim of a heinous crime at the hands of a Mexican illegal.

Justice!

mrs


24 posted on 04/14/2009 3:53:53 PM PDT by proudmilitarymrs (Rush has given his first public address to the nation. What say ye now libs?)
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To: dynachrome

Compean and Ramos weren’t the only ones he went after. Others were prosecuted as well for such things as firing at a fleeing vehicle, killing someone hidden in the trunk, or firing at someone trying to drive over them while fleeing.

Good by and good riddance.


25 posted on 04/14/2009 4:10:12 PM PDT by marron
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To: dynachrome; Ajnin; abner; AndrewC; Arizona Carolyn; Brad's Gramma; Brytani; calex59; Calpernia; ...
PING!

RAMOS/COMPEAN Ping
Please freepmail me if you want on or off this list.

The Stevens’ case demonstrates that a culture
has developed in which prosecutorial abuse of
power occurs-—even in the most powerful and
well-funded office in the nation. This policy review
reveals that this culture, and the type of misconduct
in the Stevens’ case, is prominent in jurisdictions
all over the country. (p.14)
-- The Justice Project, "Improving Prosecutorial Accountability, A Policy Review"

26 posted on 04/14/2009 4:23:20 PM PDT by calcowgirl (RECALL Abel Maldonado! (anyone want to join the movement? Chg your tagline!))
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To: Regulator

I seriously believe even my computer is angered at the mere mention of Sutton’s name!


27 posted on 04/14/2009 4:23:41 PM PDT by True Republican Patriot (GOD BLESS AMERICA and Our Last Great President George W. Bush)
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To: dynachrome

Every DA/US Attorney I ever met has huge political ambitions. It’s up to the good folks of the Great State of Texas to ensure his hopes are dashed.


28 posted on 04/14/2009 4:26:59 PM PDT by investigateworld ( Abortion stops a beating heart.)
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To: dynachrome

The shameless stooge of a foreign power


29 posted on 04/14/2009 4:35:31 PM PDT by dennisw (Your action becomes your habit. Your habit becomes your character, that becomes your destiny)
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To: marron
Others were prosecuted as well for such things as firing at a fleeing vehicle, killing someone hidden in the trunk...

If that is the case I remember, no one was killed. The person in the trunk had her lip grazed by a bullet.

30 posted on 04/14/2009 4:35:32 PM PDT by calcowgirl (RECALL Abel Maldonado! (anyone want to join the movement? Chg your tagline!))
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To: calcowgirl

I’m just happy that Ramos & Compean are free...
it’s a damn shame that GWB didn’t give them a pardon!


31 posted on 04/14/2009 4:38:17 PM PDT by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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To: Regulator
"Wonder how it feels to know that something you did resulted in a) the Presidential nominee from your own party losing significant support from that party's own base, b) the jailing of two men under horrific conditions that resulted in their injury, c) the President of the United States coming under routine and repeated political attack from his own Congressmen, resulting finally in d) the President of the United States having to finally give in and commute the sentences of the two jailed men.

Really must feel, umm....weird."

Just thinking like a conspiracy theory novelist here, but it might feel really good if this was the role assigned to him by the bipartisan consiracy that runs America (hypothetically speaking, of course), and he played it well.

"A job well done" might be what he is thinking.

Heck, Jamie Gorelick did very well financially with Fannie Mae after helping to sabotage our national security through her ill-advised Justice Dept policy -- The Gorelick Wall.

Failures can do very well in our society.

32 posted on 04/14/2009 4:40:24 PM PDT by Montfort
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To: dynachrome

Johnny Sutton should be in jail. Does he have a wife, children? Will he now be defending drug dealers?


33 posted on 04/14/2009 4:44:38 PM PDT by apocalypto
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To: dynachrome

Sutton, you took years away from 2 fathers of young children. Those years cannot be replaced. You however, Mr.Sutton, can be replaced.


34 posted on 04/14/2009 4:45:38 PM PDT by TheConservativeParty ("Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force." George Washington)
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To: calcowgirl

thanks, you probably remember better than I do. I did a quick search and came up empty. I just remember there have been a couple of other Border Patrol guys prosecuted for firing at fleeing illegals, not just R&C. You might almost believe Sutton’s story except that he’s done it several times now.

If you find anything, ping me.


35 posted on 04/14/2009 4:46:00 PM PDT by marron
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To: dynachrome

Outgoing U.S. Attorney Johnny Sutton would have made a great Nazi. Just doing his job.


36 posted on 04/14/2009 4:47:48 PM PDT by kimoajax (Rack'em & Stack'em)
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To: dynachrome

Sutton should be on his knees praying to his Maker for forgiveness.


37 posted on 04/14/2009 5:10:37 PM PDT by The Duke (I have met the enemy, and he is named 'Apathy'!)
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To: dynachrome; potlatch; devolve; ntnychik; MeekOneGOP; Grampa Dave; BOBTHENAILER

38 posted on 04/14/2009 5:28:13 PM PDT by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Kenya)
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To: kimoajax

I hope someone makes a movie about the Compean Ramos story and Satan comes off looking like the utter asshat that he is.

I dont even care if Michael Moore makes it—as long as Satan is properly portrayed as a horse’s patooty who twisted the Congressional intent of the statute on discharge of a firearm to persecute LEOs.


39 posted on 04/14/2009 6:04:11 PM PDT by freespirited (Is this a nation of laws or a nation of Democrats? -- Charles Krauthammer)
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To: Regulator

I don’t think Sutton did anything without Bush’s approval. The fish stinks from the head.


40 posted on 04/14/2009 6:10:43 PM PDT by Pelham (America, an extinct culture formerly occupying Mexifornia and New Aztlan.)
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To: Pelham

He may not have had Bush’s approval or even recommendation but Bush had the power to stop Sutton from going after R&C.

Bush also had the power to pardon the two men which he decided, against the overwhelming evidence and the demands of his own party, not to do.


41 posted on 04/14/2009 6:36:50 PM PDT by Brytani (Obama's Hope and Change - Hope for terrorists and Change left in our wallets)
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To: dynachrome; 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; ...

Ping!


42 posted on 04/14/2009 8:51:49 PM PDT by HiJinx (~ Support Our Troops ~ www.AmericaSupportsYou.mil ~)
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To: trumandogz
You are correct, unfortunately. The good news is that Sutton is leaving. The bad news is that Bammy will replace him with a leftist clown just as bad.

There is a saying that when Republicans are in power, criminals go to jail. When Democrats are in power, cops go to jail. Now, either party goes after cops.

43 posted on 04/15/2009 2:09:48 AM PDT by Enterprise (Hey Pirates - you got yer asses kicked!)
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