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  • Black Leader Condemns Bush for Not Pardoning or Commuting Sentences of Jailed Border Agents...

    11/26/2008 12:25:18 AM PST · by South40 · 35 replies · 1,073+ views
    Black Leader Condemns Bush for Not Pardoning or Commuting Sentences of Jailed Border Agents During Pre-Thanksgiving Round of Executive ClemencyWashington, D.C. - Project 21 Chairman Mychal Massie is condemning President Bush’s inaction regarding incarcerated Border Patrol agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Alonso Compean and is reiterating his call for a pardon or commutation of the agents' sentences before the President leaves office in January. Massie’s call comes as the White House has announced that President George W. Bush granted pre-Thanksgiving pardons to individuals involved in the distribution of drugs and bank embezzlement and commuted the sentences of two men given...
  • Bush Throws Some Pardons: What About The Border Agents?

    11/25/2008 12:16:34 PM PST · by Jay777 · 157 replies · 2,173+ views
    Stop the ACLU ^ | 25 Nov 08 | William Teach
    President Bush, who apparently uses the same pen for veto’s and pardons, has given out 14 and commuted the sentences of 2 others. All were pretty much low level scumbags who pretty much hurt no one but themselves, but what about the border agents? Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif., noted that the list also did not include former Border Patrol Agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean, who were convicted of shooting a drug smuggler and trying to cover it up. Ramos and Compean are each serving sentences of more than 10 years for shooting Osvaldo Aldrete Davila in the buttocks while...
  • Ramos, Compean Commutation under Review by U.S. Pardon Attorney

    11/19/2008 8:57:24 PM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 32 replies · 1,119+ views
    CNSNews ^ | November 19, 2008 | Fred Lucas
    (CNSNews.com) – In the waning days of the Bush administration, the Department of Justice (DOJ) is mulling whether to recommend a commutation for the two former Border Patrol agents jailed for more than a decade each for shooting a Mexican drug smuggler in the buttocks. The case is now before the DOJ’s Pardon Attorney Donald Rodgers. The Office of Pardon Attorney works in consultation with the attorney general’s office to assist the president, who has sole power of clemency in federal cases under the Constitution. Ultimately, it is the president’s call regardless of what the Office of Pardon Attorney recommends....
  • Begging Your Pardon

    11/15/2008 5:12:48 AM PST · by Kaslin · 46 replies · 1,080+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | November 14, 2008
    Justice: Two Border Patrol agents convicted of shooting a drug smuggler have been resentenced for the crime of protecting the borders of the United States. Mr. President, you do not have the right to remain silent.Former agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean are 20 months into their sentences for shooting drug dealer Osvaldo Aldrete Davila, who tried to elude the two agents after driving a van near Fabens, Texas, that was found to hold 743 pounds of marijuana. He tried to flee back to Mexico and was shot in the buttocks by the agents who had reason to believe he...
  • Border Agents’ Prosecutor Defends ‘Righteous’ Case as Judge Upholds Lengthy Imprisonment

    11/14/2008 2:00:36 PM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 21 replies · 714+ views
    CNSNews ^ | November 14, 2008 | Fred Lucas
    (CNSNews.com) – A federal judge left unchanged the decade-plus prison sentences for two Border Patrol agents convicted of shooting a Mexican drug smuggler in early 2005. The ruling could be the final chapter of a controversial legal case that began along the Texas-Mexican border and erupted into a political and media firestorm. The prosecutor in the case, U.S. Attorney Johnny Sutton of the Western District of Texas, was satisfied with the outcome. “It was a very righteous prosecution,” Sutton told CNSNews.com on Thursday. “The court of appeals and anyone who has looked at the facts has agreed with that. The...
  • Second Ex-Border Agent Resentenced in Shooting Case as Supporters Call for Pardons

    11/13/2008 5:56:47 PM PST · by Gary Johnson in 2012 · 38 replies · 817+ views
    Fox News ^ | November 13, 2008
    A second former Border Patrol agent who received a lengthy sentence in a case involving the shooting of a fleeing drug smuggler has been resentenced to his original 11 years and a day in prison, as the agents' supporters hold out hope for presidential pardons. Ignacio Ramos got the same sentence two years ago when he was convicted in the shooting of Osvaldo Aldrete Davila, an admitted, and now convicted, drug smuggler. On Tuesday, U.S. District Court Judge Kathleen Cardone gave Ramos' partner, Jose Alonso Compean, his original 12-year sentence, 10 years on a charge of using a weapon in...
  • Border Agents Who Shot Smuggler Denied Appeal (Ramos & Compean)

    09/12/2008 6:00:19 AM PDT · by kellynla · 895 replies · 4,116+ views
    newsmax.com ^ | September 11, 2008 | staff
    EL PASO, Texas — Two former Border Patrol agents convicted of shooting a drug smuggler and trying to cover it up have been denied a request for a new hearing. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans denied the request by Ignacio Ramos and Jose Alonso Compean on Wednesday. The same court upheld the men's convictions in July. No reason was given for the Wednesday's denial. Ramos and Compean are each serving sentences of more than 10 years for shooting Osvaldo Aldrete Davila in the buttocks while he was fleeing from an abandoned marijuana load in 2005....
  • Why in God's name are Ramos and Compean still in prison?!

    08/28/2008 1:44:28 PM PDT · by djsherin · 95 replies · 180+ views
    28 August 2008 | djsherin
    I heard Glenn Beck talking about them the other day and I was thinking about their situation... what did these men do wrong?! They are in prison for doing their jobs. This goes beyond tying one hand behind our border patrol agents' backs; this is like lopping their arms off and kicking them on the ground. These men literally did nothing wrong yet they sit rotting in federal prison for more than a decade. The leaders of the country they swore to protect have betrayed them both and have left them to a horrible fate. I can think of no...
  • Border Agent Ramos Update

    08/22/2008 6:22:12 PM PDT · by Ladycalif · 15 replies · 218+ views
    Joe Loya | 8/23/2008
    JUST IN FROM JOE LOYA... ************************* Agent Ramos' father-in-law, Joe Loya, just spoke via the telephone to Raymond Herrera. Agent Ramos' youngest son was discharged today from Children's Hospital, Houston, TX. He underwent a multitude of tests, including "interior tests" to the neck, ear, back and kidneys. Agent Ramos was afforded a phone call to his son while he was in the hospital - his son will be readmitted to the hospital after a visit with his mother, Monica Ramos, in Arizona. *************************************************************