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  • GOP Rep Asks Trump to Pardon Two Border Patrol Agents

    09/29/2017 8:08:12 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 23 replies
    https://townhall.com ^ | Sep 29, 2017 | Courtney O'Brien
    "The congressman is making the case for the pardoning of ex-border patrol agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean. In 2006, Ramos and Compean were convicted of shooting a drug smuggler. They thought he was armed and shot him as he fled. He later admitted to having smuggled several hundred pounds of marijuana, but both agents were fired and arrested on assault charges. President George W. Bush commuted both men's sentences in 2006, but their names are still listed under "convicted felon." Hunter sent President Trump a letter of urgency, hoping he will completely clear the agents' names.
  • Coddling Illegals, Jailing Agents

    10/28/2011 5:10:53 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    IBD Editorial ^ | October 28, 2011 | Editor
    Justice: Another border patrol agent faces prison after arresting an illegal alien smuggling drugs. When not being killed by guns funneled into Mexico by their own government, they are prosecuted for doing their job. In a case reminiscent of an earlier injustice against those protecting our borders, Border Patrol Agent Jesus E. "Chito" Diaz Jr. has been sentenced to two years in prison by U.S. District Judge Alia Moses Ludlum in San Antonio. The illegal alien he arrested for drug smuggling goes free. In November 2009, Diaz was named in a federal grand jury indictment after an October 2008 arrest...
  • Border Agent Sentenced to 2 Years for Abuse of Immigrant Who Claims he Received No Injuries

    10/27/2011 7:33:19 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 9 replies · 1+ views
    A U.S. Border Patrol agent has been sentenced to two years in prison for improperly handling a teenager he had handcuffed the boy, a smuggling suspect. Prosecutors claimed agent Jesus “Chito” Diaz was responsible for the bruises sustained by a 15-year-old boy during an October 2008 arrest near the Ro Grande in Texas. Diaz, 31, was charged with depriving the teenager of his constitutional right to be free from the use of unreasonable force when he lifted the boy improperly by his arms, and put his knee in his back. Diaz’s attorneys said that no injuries were sustained from a...
  • Teams comb Ariz. desert for suspect in [Border Patrol] agent death

    12/16/2010 2:21:36 PM PST · by La Enchiladita · 25 replies · 1+ views
    AP via Breitbart ^ | Dec. 16, 2010 | AMANDA LEE MYERS
    NOGALES, Ariz. - Teams of border officers combed through the Arizona desert about 10 miles north of Mexico on Thursday in search of the lone outstanding suspect in the fatal shooting of a Border Patrol agent. They were on horseback and all-terrain vehicles searching rugged, hard-to-reach spots in a mountainous area just north of Nogales in southeastern Arizona. Officers in patrol cars were searching the perimeter. The suspect could be in Mexico, or could have tried his luck in Nogales or a nearby town, but he also could be hiding behind the next bush. ...authorities have four suspects in custody...
  • Mexico demands answers about shooting by U.S. agent

    06/09/2010 4:16:11 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 81 replies · 246+ views
    Reuters/YahooNews ^ | 6/9/10 | Robin Emmott Robin Emmott
    Mexico is demanding answers from Washington over the fatal shooting of a teenager by a U.S. border patrol agent and has sent a formal complaint over the incident, Mexico's foreign minister said. At a wake on Wednesday, grieving relatives wept over the body of Sergio Hernandez, shot on the Mexican side of the border in the frontier city of Ciudad Juarez as he and other youths were running from U.S. border patrol agents.
  • [Johnny]Sutton to join Ashcroft's law firm

    04/22/2009 4:44:47 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 32 replies · 581+ views
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | 04/22/2009 | Guillermo Contreras
    Former U.S. Attorney Johnny Sutton has been hired to work in a consulting and law firm formed by former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft. Sutton, who resigned Sunday as chief of the San Antonio-based Western District of Texas, is one of four outgoing U.S. attorneys hired by Ashcroft. All served under the administration of former President George W. Bush. “Johnny is joining the Ashcroft law firm, as is John Ratcliffe, former U.S. attorney from Dallas,” said Mark Corallo, a spokesman for Ashcroft’s company. “They will be operating in Texas as Ashcroft Sutton Ratcliffe LLC.” Corallo said Sutton will remain in...
  • Sutton defends charging border agents

    04/14/2009 3:05:51 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 42 replies · 1,072+ views
    SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS ^ | 4-13-09 | GUILLERMO CONTRERAS
    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...
  • Supreme Court rebuffs Ramos and Compean

    03/23/2009 12:30:01 PM PDT · by mnehring · 122 replies · 3,124+ views
    The US Supreme Court will not hear the appeals of US Border Patrol Agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean. The refusal lets stand the opinion of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals affirming the convictions and the sentences of the agents. Although this effectively ends the agents’ hopes to have their felony convictions overturned, they are now free men thanks to a last minute commutation of their 10-year sentences by President Bush. Had it not been for Bush’s action, the Supreme Court’s refusal to hear the case would likely have meant the agents would have served their full sentences. Nonetheless,...
  • Ramos, Compean Say Prayers Held Them Up ( Pat Yourselves on the Back, FReepers! )

    03/21/2009 3:09:19 PM PDT · by kellynla · 48 replies · 1,314+ views
    worldnetdaily.com ^ | March 20, 2009 | staff
    Former U.S. Border Patrol agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean, who were given long jail terms for shooting at a fleeing drug smuggler, today told Fox News Channel host Glenn Beck that they were sustained by prayers of the American people and their spirits were lifted by their letters. The two were interviewed on Beck's program in their first television interview allowed under the terms of their probation after President Bush commuted their sentences on his last day in office. They just were released from ankle bracelet restrictions and still face limits on with whom they can talk. One of...
  • Imprisoned border guards speak out [Ramos/Compean] [Bush legacy]

    03/21/2009 1:22:30 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 26 replies · 1,293+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 2009-03-20 | Sara A. Carter
    Former U.S. Border Patrol agent Ignacio "Nacho" Ramos wakes up in the middle of the night expecting a guard to shine a flashlight in his face. Jose Alonso Compean, his colleague, still has nightmares that he's not really home. It has not been easy readjusting to life outside their one-man prison cells where they spent the last two years of their lives in segregation. Since the commutation of their sentences by President Bush on his last day in office, the former agents, who were charged with the non-fatal shooting of a Mexican national after he abandoned a load of marijuana...
  • Heads Up: Compean and Ramos Should Be Coming Up on Glenn Beck at 2 AM EST on FOX News (15 mins)

    03/20/2009 10:47:55 PM PDT · by freespirited · 5 replies · 436+ views
    FOX News | 3/21/08
    Jose Compean and Ignacio Ramos were scheduled for Beck's show today. I missed it at 5 p.m. EST but it is now repeating at 2 a.m. EST. Which means it should be on any minute.
  • Ignacio Ramos on Glenn Beck Right Now

    03/20/2009 7:21:02 AM PDT · by raybbr · 23 replies · 987+ views
    FR ^ | 3/21/2009 | raybbr
    Listening to Ignacio Ramos A free man!
  • Judge: Gov't must provide records or say why not (re: drug smuggler, Osvaldo Aldrete Davila)

    02/26/2009 9:21:18 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 578+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/26/09 | Nedra Pickler - ap
    WASHINGTON – A judge has ordered the federal government to turn over documents related to the shooting of a fleeing drug smuggler or explain why it's withholding them. The shooting led to the imprisonment and presidential commutation of two U.S. Border Patrol agents. Judicial Watch, a conservative watchdog group, filed Freedom of Information Act requests two years ago with the departments of State, Justice and Homeland Security for records relating to the drug smuggler, Osvaldo Aldrete Davila. The departments did not provide any records, so the group filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Washington. In response to the...
  • Ex-border agents who had sentences commuted are released from prison

    02/17/2009 12:07:33 PM PST · by pissant · 16 replies · 606+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 2/17/09 | staff
    DALLAS – Attorneys say two former Border Patrol agents convicted of shooting a drug smuggler and covering it up have been released from prison. Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean each had their sentences of more than 10 years commuted earlier this year by former President George W. Bush. Their commutation becomes effective March 20, and both will serve out the remainder of their sentences in home confinement. The men were convicted in 2006 of shooting Osvaldo Aldrete Davila near El Paso and trying to conceal it. Ramos left a federal prison in Phoenix on Tuesday morning on furlough, according to...
  • Ramos, Compean Freed From Prison

    02/17/2009 10:24:01 AM PST · by kellynla · 27 replies · 897+ views
    worldnetdaily.com ^ | February 17, 2009 | Jerome R. Corsi
    Convicted former Border Patrol agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean were released from federal prison this morning and are en route to join their families in El Paso, Texas. Characterizing Ramos and Compean's incarceration as a "political prosecution," Rep. Ted Poe, R-Texas, called for a congressional investigation into alleged prosecutorial misconduct by El Paso U.S. Attorney Johnny Sutton under the direction of Bush administration Attorney General Alberto Gonzales. Poe also called for an investigation into the alleged role of the Mexican government in demanding that Ramos and Compean be prosecuted. "As soon as President Bush commuted Ramos and Compean's sentences,...
  • Breaking News: Former El Paso Border Patrol Agents Free From Prison (both free)

    02/17/2009 8:32:21 AM PST · by STARWISE · 154 replies · 5,313+ views
    KFOX-TV ^ | 2-17-09
    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,...
  • Breaking! Ramos is out of prision! No word on Compeon yet

    02/17/2009 7:53:09 AM PST · by alice_in_bubbaland · 68 replies · 2,464+ views
    Glenn Beck Show | Me
    Just heard that Ramos has been released from prison. There will be no media access until March 20, 2009.
  • Border agents could leave prison within days

    02/04/2009 8:13:00 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 25 replies · 885+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 2009-02-04 | Chelsea Schilling
    Border Patrol agents Jose Compean and Ignacio Ramos could be eligible to leave federal prison within days – though their official release date is still set for March 20, a spokeswoman for the Federal Bureau of Prisons has confirmed. BOP spokeswoman Traci Billingsley told WND that inmates may serve their sentences in arranged living facilities or home confinement before they are given their full freedom. "On their release date, all Bureau of Prisons inmates are generally released from one of three places," she said. "They're either released from an institution, a residential reentry center (halfway house) or they're released from...
  • Border agents' release will not wipe away their crime*(Barf Alert)*

    01/25/2009 11:37:59 PM PST · by Cyropaedia · 26 replies · 627+ views
    San Jose Mercury ^ | 1/25/09 | Ruben Navarrette Jr.
    Ruben Navarrette Jr.: Border agents' release will not wipe away their crime By Ruben Navarrette Jr. Posted: 01/25/2009 12:00:00 AM PST I was glad to see that George W. Bush commuted the prison sentences of former Border Patrol agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Alonso Compean. And frankly, I was a bit surprised I was glad. I never had much sympathy for Ramos or Compean, disgraced law enforcement officers who were convicted of shooting a Mexican drug smuggler and then lying about it. From studying the facts, hearing the arguments of the agents' supporters, and interviewing U.S. Attorney Johnny Sutton, whose...
  • Lou Dobbs TScript/Video: "Mexico Meddling" (Ramos-Compean, Bush Corruption Exposed Pt II)

    01/23/2009 6:31:45 PM PST · by flattorney · 34 replies · 787+ views
    CNN Lou Dobbs Tonight ^ | January 22, 2009 | Transcript Staff
    Mexico slams Border Patrol clemency. Criticizes commutation for former Border Patrol agents Ramos and Compean. Plus, President Bush and Administration Corruption Exposed Part II 01.22.09 CNN Lou Dobbs Video: "Mexico Meddling" (Ramos-Compean, Bush Corruption Exposed Pt II) 01.14.09 CNN Lou Dobbs Video: President-Elect Barack Obama and Mexico's President Felipe Calderon met SEGMENT INTRO: New questions about Mexico's brazen meddling in the case against former border patrol agents Ramos and Compean who remain in prison tonight, we'll have special coverage of this continuing miscarriage of justice and the intervention of the Mexican government in the Bush administration's policy making. # And...