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House GOP challenge Border Patrol agentís sentence
The Washington Times ^ | November 17, 2011 | Jerry Seper

Posted on 11/17/2011 6:32:34 PM PST by jazusamo

Thirty-seven Republican House members are challenging the two-year prison sentence being served by a U.S. Border Patrol agent for his conduct in the arrest of a drug-smuggling suspect, while a dozen other lawmakers are pressing Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. to explain his role in the botched “Fast and Furious” weapons investigation.

In a letter Thursday to President Obama, the 37 members — led by Rep. Duncan Hunter of California — described the prosecution of Agent Jesus E. Diaz Jr. as “unfair and excessively disproportionate” and suggested it set a “dangerous precedent” that could place other agents and the public at risk.

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In the letter, the lawmakers noted that Diaz had been cleared of any wrongdoing by the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General and U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement’s Office of Professional Wrongdoing. It said “only a contradictory report” from the Internal Affairs Division at U.S. Customs and Border Protection provided the basis for prosecution, noting that that report came a year after the agent had been cleared.

The letter also questioned the credibility of the government’s main witness, the smuggling suspect, who testified under a grant of immunity. It asked the president to consider whether the two-year sentence was justified and how the case has an impact on an agent’s ability to do his or her job.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: borderpatrol; borderwars; diaz; drugsmuggling; holder
This stinks to high heavens, the drug mule wasn't even injured.
1 posted on 11/17/2011 6:32:36 PM PST by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

I am so glad to see the emergence of some backbones.


2 posted on 11/17/2011 6:33:51 PM PST by SuzyQue
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To: jazusamo

It’s about D*** time.


3 posted on 11/17/2011 6:34:47 PM PST by marty60
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4 posted on 11/17/2011 6:36:08 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: SuzyQue; marty60
I am so glad to see the emergence of some backbones.

It’s about D*** time.

Amen to that! If the GOP doesn't start investigating these type fiascos Obama and thugs will turn this country upside down, more so than they already have.

5 posted on 11/17/2011 6:43:22 PM PST by jazusamo (The real minimum wage is zero: Thomas Sowell)
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6 posted on 11/17/2011 6:44:33 PM PST by jazusamo (The real minimum wage is zero: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

“...questioned the credibility of the government’s main witness,
the smuggling suspect, who testified under a grant of immunity...”
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Well, there ya’ go!
Sounds like a super credible guy to me (not).


7 posted on 11/17/2011 6:46:21 PM PST by Repeal The 17th
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To: jazusamo

It makes me sick how they protect the Cartels and their mules.

It’s going to take enormous work to clean up the mess this Administration has created.


8 posted on 11/17/2011 6:46:49 PM PST by marty60
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I want an investigation of johnny sutton. Big time.


9 posted on 11/17/2011 7:00:57 PM PST by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: jazusamo

So let me get this straight.

Border patrol caught a Cartel drug mule with several hundred pounds of pot.

The BP agent lifts the uncooperative cartel mule by his handcuffed arms to get him to comply.

BP agent goes to jail and Cartel mule goes free with immunity.

Someone involved in prosecuting this case is on the payroll of the Cartels


10 posted on 11/17/2011 7:22:22 PM PST by rdcbn
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To: rdcbn

It really does sound like that. The only other explanation I can think of is America’s enemies are now running the country and are making sure that America’s friends are punished every time they can.


11 posted on 11/17/2011 7:30:06 PM PST by yarddog
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To: yarddog

“...America’s enemies...”

Obama, Holder, Reid, Pelosi...their stooges in Congress...and all the RINO’s...


12 posted on 11/17/2011 7:58:02 PM PST by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a tea party descendant - steeped in the Constitutional legacy handed down by the Founders)
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To: yarddog

This Administration is playing for the other side.

In fact, it’s playing for several multiple other sides, all at the same time.


13 posted on 11/17/2011 8:20:06 PM PST by rdcbn
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To: MestaMachine
Am I missing any other essential fact of this case?

Testimony of a lying drug smuggler crossing border illegally versus the testimony of 7-year Border Patrol Agent Diaz.

No witnesses??? No marks on the smuggler's body, except from the straps of the pack that held the drugs. Diaz cleared by two US agencies---and DOJ gives the lying drug smuggler immunity to hang the BP agent?

And a judge (???) convicts BP agent Diaz with TWO YEARS for violating the illegal-border-crossing, lying drug smuggler's civil rights and using excessive force???

"The teenager also said he did not know anything about the drugs reportedly being carried into the United States, although the U.S. attorney’s office on the day of the Diaz sentencing said that during the trial, the teenager had “admitted that he was smuggling marijuana at the time he was apprehended.”"

Smuggling suspect got immunity in case of convicted border agent
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No law-abiding American citizen is safe from the prosecutorial arm of a lawless and corrupt Federal Government if he gets in the way of leviathan's lawlessness and corruption.

14 posted on 11/17/2011 9:22:34 PM PST by thouworm (.)
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