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  • 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...
  • Border Agent Ramos family had their Christmas presents stolen

    12/24/2009 5:30:19 AM PST · by Ladycalif · 37 replies · 1,661+ views
    El Paso Times ^ | 12/24/2009
    While en route to El Paso they stopped to sleep at a a quinta and when the awoke this morning all the gifts were stolen.
  • Jose Compean Thanks His Supporters (pic)

    07/04/2009 6:49:53 PM PDT · by Ladycalif · 35 replies · 1,784+ views
    July 4, 2009
    Jose Compean and his family were guests of the Temecula California Republican Assembly. The California Republican Assembly have been contact supporters of Ramos and Compean. Jose answered questions and expressed his gratitude for everyone's support. He noted the prison officials were as supportive as they could be. His mail was read by a supervisor and one day he got over 300 letters and it supervisor told him it took over six hours to read the mail. The supervisor told Compean it was good to see the American People rallying around him. He states that much happened in the trial...
  • Border agents shoot suspected drug smuggler in N.M.

    02/20/2009 11:48:03 AM PST · by AndrewC · 68 replies · 1,178+ views
    KTAR.COM ^ | February 20th, 2009 @ 8:49am | Associated Press
    EL PASO, Texas -- U.S. Border Patrol agents have shot a man authorities describe as a suspected drug smuggler in the New Mexico desert west of Santa Teresa. ...
  • 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.
  • President Commutes Sentences for Ramos & Compean on Final Day of Office

    01/19/2009 1:03:02 PM PST · by JOAT · 97 replies · 2,416+ views
    U.S. Border Control [] ^ | 01/19/2009 | Edward I. Nelson
    Dear XXXX: After making them suffer two long and painful years in solitary confinement in a maximum security prison, President Bush, on his very last day of office, having received more than five million emails, letters, postcards and telephone calls from citizens all across the country, finally commuted the sentences of Ignacio "Nacho" Ramos and Jose Compean, two brave and decorated Border Patrol agents, improperly charged with the non-crime of using a firearm as they stopped a drug dealer from bringing in more than 700 pounds of narrcotics into the U.S. Please accept my thanks for your great effort in...
  • Bush Commutes Sentences of Two Border Agents Convicted of Shooting Drug Dealer

    01/19/2009 9:58:40 AM PST · by E.G.C. · 501 replies · 16,399+ views
    AP ^ | 1-19-09 | DEB RIECHMANN
  • Monica Ramos and Patti Compean On Glenn Beck's "Inaugural" Show - 5 pm Eastern Tonight

    01/19/2009 1:57:47 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 20 replies · 1,129+ views
    Glenn kicks offhis new show tonight with the first interview by Monica Ramos and Patty Compean (wives of jailed border agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean) since the jailed border patrol agents had their sentences commuted today by President Bush. Plus a revealing interview with Sarah Palin---don't miss the highly anticipated premiere tonight at 5p on FOX News Channel! Bold. Brash. Beck!
  • Backers of jailed border agents appeal to Bush

    01/15/2009 7:01:02 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 51 replies · 928+ views
    Washington Times ^ | January 15, 2009 | Sara A. Carter
    Monica Ramos and Patty Compean still have hope. It is the slim hope that President Bush will, in his administration's final hours, commute the sentences of their husbands. Ignacio "Nacho" Ramos and Jose Alonso Compean, two former Border Patrol agents, were sentenced to 11 and 12 years in prison, respectively, in October 2006 in the nonfatal shooting of a now-convicted Mexican drug smuggler. They have been in federal prison since January 2007. The convictions of the two men led to an outcry across the nation, and nearly a half-million signatures were collected for a presidential pardon. The notoriety of the...
  • Let's try this to release Ramos and Compean!

    01/07/2009 6:10:32 PM PST · by Sun · 19 replies · 611+ views
    Many of us have been contacting President Bush, over and over again, to pardon or commute the sentences of Ramos and Compean. Davila, the drug dealer got less time than our border patrol agents. The families of these men are suffering, as well as the men. So let's contact VP Cheney and ask him to use his influence and hopefully convince Bush to let these men go free! Here's his email: Vice President Richard Cheney: If you're a good talker, call talk shows and get radio listeners to contact President Bush, and VP Cheney.
  • Hispanics bolster Border Patrol: They now hold 52 percent of agents' jobs

    12/31/2008 10:10:44 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 38 replies · 948+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | December 29, 2008 | James Pinkerton
    ... [T]he expanded border agency is now 54 percent minority. Hispanics [...] comprise 52 percent of the agents. Since the Bush administration mandated hiring 6,000 new agents to boost the force to 18,000 by the end of this year, the ranks of Hispanic agents have mushroomed. The roughly 6,400 Hispanic agents on duty in 2006 increased 45 percent to about 9,300 last month. ... But there are some concerns about thousands of new agents enforcing laws in the same communities where they have strong family ties, some that extend across the border. ''The problem I think that will come up...
  • Petition Pres. Bush to pardon Ramos and Compean

    12/28/2008 5:29:42 PM PST · by blueyon · 16 replies · 670+ views
    My mind - hahah | 12-28-08 | Blueyon
    I had a brain storm and am asking ALL Freeper's to join in on e-mailing, calling or faxing the White house (see for phone numbers and email address)and kindly ask Pres. Bush to issue a pardon for Ramos and Compean. These border guards should not be in jail. If you are not familiar with the case you can read about it at
  • [South Texas:] Ex-Border Patrol agent sentenced to seven years for smuggling

    12/23/2008 10:58:00 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 24 replies · 1,839+ views
    The Brownsville Herald/The Monitor ^ | December 22, 2008 | Jeremy Roebuck
    McALLEN - A former U.S. Border Patrol agent was sentenced in federal court Monday to serve more than seven years in prison for his role in a cocaine smuggling conspiracy. Reynaldo Zuniga, 34, of Harlingen, pleaded guilty in September to using his official vehicle to drive drug traffickers past areas where they were most likely to be caught. Zuniga told investigators he accepted $1,200 to make the drive between the banks of the Rio Grande and an Hidalgo Whataburger at least five times before his arrest June 6, according to court documents. He is at least the fifth local Border...
  • Mr. President, Free the Border Agents (more irresponsible demagoguery from Dana Rohrabacher)

    12/17/2008 4:51:58 PM PST · by EveningStar · 43 replies · 972+ views
    Human Events ^ | December 16, 2008 | Dana Rohrabacher
    For over two and a half years, the unjust prosecution and imprisonment of U.S. Border Agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean has weighed heavy on the hearts and minds of millions of Americans.
  • Rapper Nabs One of Bush's Prison Passes (caught with 31 pounds of cocaine)

    11/25/2008 10:39:24 AM PST · by weegee · 27 replies · 2,047+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | POSTED: 06:41 PM ET, 11/24/2008 | Derek Kravitz
    A Grammy Award-winning rapper and music producer originally sentenced to 14 years in prison for smuggling cocaine is one of 16 people receiving pardons or reduced sentences from President Bush. John Edward Forte of North Brunswick, N.J., a graduate of the elite Phillips Exeter Academy prep school who later became a producer for the rap group The Fugees and released two albums on his own, was caught in 2000 at Newark International Airport with two briefcases filled with $1.4 million worth of liquid cocaine, according to court documents. Forte, 33, a first-time offender, was convicted of possessing the 31 pounds...
  • Lou Dobbs: Outrageous, Bush pardons 14 people, including drug dealers, but not Ramos & Compean

    11/25/2008 12:50:24 AM PST · by flattorney · 209 replies · 3,327+ views
    CNN Lou Dobbs Tonight ^ | November 24, 2008 | Transcript Staff
    - - Tonight an outrageous move from the White House, President Bush pardoning 14 people, including drug dealers. But not former border patrol agents Ramos and Compean. DOBBS: President Bush today granted 14 pardons and he commuted two prison sentences. Five of those given clemency were convicted of serious drug charges. In what is an outrageous miscarriage of justice, former border patrols Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean serving lengthy prison sentences were not included on the president's list. They are serving those sentences for shooting and wounding an illegal alien drug dealer who they were pursuing and who was given...
  • Bush pardons 14 and commutes 2 prison sentences

    11/24/2008 3:48:08 PM PST · by vikingd00d · 75 replies · 4,206+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 24 Nov 2008 | Deb Riechmann
    WASHINGTON – President George W. Bush has granted pardons to 14 individuals and commuted the prison sentences of two others convicted of misdeeds ranging from drug offenses to tax evasion, from wildlife violations to bank embezzlement, The Associated Press learned Monday. The new round of White House pardons are Bush's first since March and come less than two months before he will end his presidency. The crimes committed by those on the list also include offenses involving hazardous waste, food stamps, and the theft of government property. Bush has been stingy during his time in office about handing out such...
  • Ramos, Compean Commutation under Review by U.S. Pardon Attorney

    11/21/2008 7:47:10 PM PST · by Sun · 18 replies · 404+ views ^ | November 19, 2008 | Fred Lucas
    Ignacio Ramos (AP Photo)( – 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...
  • Justice for Two

    11/21/2008 12:33:08 PM PST · by ZULU · 6 replies · 506+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | November 21, 2008 | Mychal Massie
    President Bush has disappointed his staunchest supporters no few times during his presidency, but nothing — not even his failed attempt to force a flawed immigration bill upon the nation — has been more disappointing than his refusal to pardon or commute the sentences of incarcerated border agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Alonso Compean. On Dec. 11, 29 convicted criminals received presidential pardons. They included persons convicted of tax evasion and bank fraud, and drug smugglers and dealers and a moonshiner. However, while Mr. Bush was willing to extend the ultimate gift of the season to corrupt criminal elements, he...
  • 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...