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  • 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...
  • MTRA, Temecula, CA - Former Border Patrol Agent Ignacio Ramos w/ Joe Loya & Radio Host Rick Amato

    09/05/2009 6:50:03 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 3 replies · 437+ views
    Murrieta-Temecula Republican Assembly ^ | September 5, 2009 | MTRA
    Friday Night Dinner Meeting October 2, 2009 at 6:00 p.m. Featuring: Former Border Patrol Agent Ignacio Ramos with his father-in-law Joe Loya & San Diego Radio Talk Show Host Rick Amato (KCBQ 1170 AM) Location: Temeku Hills Clubhouse ( 41687 Temeku Drive, Temecula, CA 92591 RSVP at the link provided.
  • [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
    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...
  • U.S. Attorney Johnny Sutton resigns

    04/09/2009 7:58:59 PM PDT · by trumandogz · 76 replies · 2,488+ views
    Austin American Statsman ^ | 4.9.09 | Steven Kreytak
    U.S. Attorney Johnny Sutton of Austin, who is the top federal prosecutor for a 68-county swath of central, south and west Texas, told his staff today that he is resigning the post effective April 19. Spokeswoman Shana Jones said Sutton e-mailed a letter of resignation this morning to President Barack Obama and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. Jones said Sutton would not speak to the media until next week and currently does not want to disclose his future plans. Sutton, 48, was appointed by President George W. Bush in 2001. Obama has not named a potential successor. Among the names...
  • 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
    ( – 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 on Thursday. “The court of appeals and anyone who has looked at the facts has agreed with that. The...
  • Exclusive: Border Patrol Chief's Eye-Popping Bonus is Deserving of 'X-Files' Status

    01/11/2009 9:36:08 AM PST · by AuntB · 13 replies · 952+ views
    Family Security Matters ^ | Jan. 9, 2009 | Michael Cutler
    What many people may not realize is that all too often, leaders of agencies are actually non-elected politicians. Someone once said that if you put more than two people together, you wind up with a political system. In order to ascend the chain of command in any organization, often the person who winds up at the top of the pyramid is the person who has demonstrated the willingness to "go along to get along." Apparently the chief of the Border Patrol is such an individual. Virtually from his very first day in office, President George W. Bush made it clear...
  • HEADS UP:Ignacio "Nacho" Ramos of Ramos/Compean Fame to appear live at 820pm Eastern/520pm Pacific

    03/23/2009 5:14:34 PM PDT · by RadioCirca1970 · 11 replies · 426+ views
    Roger Hedgecock Show ^ | 03/23/09 | Self
    Roger Hedgecock to Interview Agent Ignacio Ramos today at 520pm Pacific/820pm Eastern Border Patrol Agent Ignacio "Nacho" Ramos will be making his first visit to our show since his release from Federal Prison on charges of involvement in the shooting of a Mexican Drug Trafficker. Agent Ramos will appear TODAY at 520pm Pacific/820pmEastern time tonight on the Roger Hedgecock Show, which is carried on almost 100 stations nationally, including radio stations: KOGO (San Diego), KXL(Portland) , KNEW(San Francisco) and KKOH (Reno) KDOX (Las Vegas) and KTSM (El Paso). The Show is also carried on XM 158 live from 6-9pm Eastern...
  • 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,...
  • 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.
  • Where Do They Go To Get Their Lives Back? (Imprisoned Border Patrol Agents Compean and Ramos)

    03/07/2009 5:26:05 AM PST · by Zakeet · 5 replies · 508+ views
    Creators Syndicate ^ | March 7, 2009 | Diane Dimond
    For nearly two and a half years they've been in solitary confinement for their own safety. They will soon be released thanks to outgoing President George W. Bush's rare commutation of their 10-year mandatory sentences. Mr. Bush should have gone one step further and granted former U.S. Border Patrol Agents Jose Compean and Ignacio Ramos complete presidential pardons. They were convicted of a 2005 assault after they confronted a drug smuggler at the U.S.-Mexico border who was trying to sneak a van full of his poison into our country. There was a pursuit and as the drug dealer ran, he...
  • VIDEO: American Heroes Ramos and Compean's First Interview After Their Release

    Border Patrol agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean were released last month from federal prison after serving more than two years in solitary confinement for the non-fatal shooting of a Mexican drug smuggler. President Bush commuted the sentences of the two border guards Jan. 19 and his order went into effect yesterday. They had spent the last month in home confinement and are now finally free. Glenn Beck has covered this story for years and was at the forefront of the movement to get President Bush to commute their sentences. These two men are truly American heroes. Welcome back!
  • 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...
  • 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!
  • 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 ^ | 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...
  • 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.
  • Bush commutes sentences of former US border agents

    01/19/2009 10:37:26 AM PST · by DBCJR · 53 replies · 1,528+ views
    AP ^ | 25 minutes ago | By DEB RIECHMANN
    – WASHINGTON (AP) — In his final acts of clemency, President George W. Bush on Monday commuted the prison sentences of two former U.S. Border Patrol agents whose convictions for shooting a Mexican drug dealer ignited fierce debate about illegal immigration. Bush's decision to commute the sentences of Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean, who tried to cover up the shooting, was welcomed by both Republican and Democratic members of Congress. They had long argued that the agents were merely doing their jobs, defending the American border against criminals. They also maintained that the more than 10-year prison sentences the pair...
  • 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...
  • Bush’s Final Mistake: Showing Mercy on Ramos and Compean

    01/21/2009 1:47:02 PM PST · by AJKauf · 115 replies · 4,962+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | January 21 | Bob Owens
    On his last full day as president, George W. Bush commuted the prison sentences of Ignacio Ramos and Jose Alonso Compean, two former Border Patrol agents who were sent to prison for crimes they committed related to the shooting of a Mexican drug smuggler. Upon being charged, these agents became convenient symbols, and far too many good people tried to justify their behavior through the prism of their own beliefs. Border Patrol officers saw them as fellow officers unfairly accused of tryin But Compean and Ramos are anything but heroes. They are not good cops unfairly accused...
  • Vanity: Before everyone cheers, read what Bush said Re: Ramos and Campean

    01/19/2009 10:23:51 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 49 replies · 1,646+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 1/19/2009 | DEB RIECHMANN
    The action by the president, who believes the border agents received fair trials and that the verdicts were just, does not diminish the seriousness of their crimes, the official said.
  • 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...
  • Lou Dobbs TScript: Ramos/Compean 2 more months in prison. Bush/Mexican Gov’t Corruption Exposed

    01/21/2009 9:29:25 PM PST · by flattorney · 44 replies · 5,793+ views
    CNN Lou Dobbs Tonight ^ | January 21, 2009 | Transcript Staff
    “Lou Dobbs Tonight: Transcript” Justice Delayed: (Because of Bush) Ramos & Compean could be in prison for 2 more months Outrageous President Bush, Administration, and Mexican government collusion and corruption against our border patrol agents January 21, 2009 # This was Lou Dobbs first broadcast this week. SEGMENT INTRO: Former Border Patrol agents Ramos and Compean, their sentences commuted, but they may be in prison for another two months. There is rising anger at the continued imprisonment of former Border Patrol agents Ramos and Compean two days after President Bush commuted their sentences. And there is outrage at the Mexican...
  • Border patrol agents' sentences commuted, but struggle not yet over (TX) congressman vows

    01/21/2009 3:47:15 PM PST · by flattorney · 20 replies · 2,225+ views
    Beaumont Enterprise ^ | January, 20, 2009 | Colin Guy
    Two Texas border guards sentenced each to about a dozen years in prison have had their sentences commuted by former President George W. Bush in one of last official acts. But the campaign on their behalf is not yet over. In 2005 Border Patrol agents Jose Compean and Ignacio Ramos shot drug smuggler Osvaldo Aldrete Davila in the buttocks as he fled across the Rio Grande, away from an abandoned van load of marijuana, according to Associated Press reports. The two men, who did not report the shooting and tampered with evidence by picking up spent shell casings, were convicted...
  • 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!
  • 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
  • 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...
  • Tom McClintock (R-CA) Gives his First Floor Speech in Congress

    01/15/2009 9:03:44 AM PST · by ElkGroveDan · 20 replies · 1,115+ views
    CSPAN ^ | January 14, 2009
  • Glenn Beck: Clock ticking on pardon (Ramos and Compean)

    01/14/2009 11:36:20 PM PST · by Sun · 48 replies · 1,157+ views ^ | January 14, 2009 | Staff
    (Glenn Beck) We have Tara Setmayer on the line with us now to talk to us a little bit about Compean and Ramos. We're running out of time. snip SETMAYER: snip nine other members of congress that are pointing out the fact that U.S. attorney Johnny Sutton, who everyone knows oversaw the prosecution of Ramos and Compean, pointing out the fact that even Johnny Sutton in his own words has said (snip) he recognizes that the punishment in this case is extremely high snip So we're pleading with the President and with Mr. Sutton to do the right thing: Come...
  • Bush on border agents: 'I'm not talking pardons'

    01/13/2009 2:06:15 AM PST · by Man50D · 88 replies · 2,055+ views ^ | January 12, 2009 | Chelsea Schilling
    President Bush has extensively discussed his immigration reform policy in exit interviews and given a $60,000 bonus to a Border Patrol chief who has been criticized for not supporting Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean – but he refuses to talk about whether pardons could be in store for the imprisoned agents. In a Jan. 6 interview with John Gizzi, political editor of Human Events, Bush said he regrets that the comprehensive immigration bill he endorsed did not prevail. "Well, I'm sorry it didn't pass, because I felt strongly that the comprehensive approach to immigration reform was necessary for border enforcement,...
  • 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.
  • Goodbye for Now, Duncan Hunter

    01/06/2009 8:54:01 AM PST · by pissant · 30 replies · 713+ views
    PA Times | 1/6/08 | Pissant
    Dear Congressman Hunter, Welcome back to the private sector. Having had the opportunity to talk to you a number of times, I know that you are looking forward to doing some "real" work for a few years before you retire. I wish you well in the construction business. But I want to thank you for your service to the country. Frankly, the vast majority of politicians in DC provide nothing but disservice to our nation, including most republicans. But you, on the other hand, have been a national treasure. A true Reaganite from the beginning, you never wavered from your...
  • Rep. Charlie Dent Urges President Bush to Pardon Border Patrol Agents

    12/24/2008 4:24:47 AM PST · by Dr. Scarpetta · 50 replies · 971+ views
    Express-Times ^ | 12/22/08 | Jessica Coomes
    U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent, R-Lehigh Valley, today is sending a letter to President Bush, urging the outgoing president to pardon two former Border Patrol agents who are in prison for shooting a drug smuggler. Dent wrote that the two agents, Ignacio Ramos and Jose Alonso Compean, "were acting in fulfillment of their duty and responsibility to protect our borders and enforce the law, and they have been unjustly punished for their actions." Though Dent's congressional district is hundreds of miles away from the Mexican border, the congressman has taken an interest in border-related issues because he sits on the House...
  • Petition for the Commutation of Border Patrol Agents Ramos & Compean Sentences

    12/05/2008 3:15:58 PM PST · by 2dogjoe · 33 replies · 736+ views
    KURV AM 710 ^ | December 5, 2008 | KURV
    710 KURV believes that these decorated agents have been punished enough for the shooting of an admitted and now convicted drug smuggling illegal alien. President George W. Bush has already granted pardons to 14 individuals and commuted the sentences of two more. 710 KURV is asking you for your involvement in our effort and join forces with national leaders such as Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA). “Ramos and Compean have been living in the torture of solitary confinement for almost two years for something they never should have been prosecuted for in the first place,” said Rohrabacher. There are a couple...
  • 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...
  • 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 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...
  • 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...
  • Top 10 Things President Bush Should Do Before Leaving Office

    11/25/2008 1:32:52 AM PST · by flattorney · 30 replies · 1,437+ views
    Human Events ^ | November 25, 2008 | Staff
    10. Land use -- Review executive orders concerning the Antiquities Act designations of lands by the government. Under Bill Clinton, millions of acres of lands were locked up by executive fiat and, because these actions were not established by law, they can be undone by executive action of a subsequent President. 9. Oil drilling -- Continue to push the Outer Continental Shelf planning process so that newly opened OCS acreage can be leased for future oil drilling. 8. Oil shale leasing -- Issue the final leasing regulations for oil shale leasing in the Western United States. Without these, the U.S....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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
    ( – 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....
  • Border Patrol advocates uncover U.S. Government Compromises & Corruption (Ramos & Compean)

    11/19/2008 9:02:51 AM PST · by flattorney · 9 replies · 950+ views
    Friends Of The Border Patrol Report offers Change #1 to newly elected administration and Congress Chino, CA – Friends of the Border Patrol has released a report uncovering corruption and security compromises within the government titled “Unjustifiable and Impeachable: The FOBP Report on DHS, DOJ, and the Courts. Andy Ramirez has authored this report with a section featuring 50 Exhibits documenting compromises, corruption and unconscionable incidents that go back 15 years in some cases. The report contains two volumes, with Volume I authored by Andy Ramirez, and Volume II written by Attorney John Cavicchi, which primarily addresses the court system....
  • CNN Lou Dobbs Video & Transcript: Ramos & Compean Pardon

    11/19/2008 8:38:48 AM PST · by flattorney · 17 replies · 1,015+ views
    Lou Dobbs Tonight ^ | November 18, 2008 | Staff
    Lou Dobbs Tonight Transcript - Kitty Pilgrim, Guest Anchor 11th Hour Pardons - Ramos & Compean Aired Tuesday, November 18, 2008 Are former border patrol agents Ramos and Compean closer to a presidential pardon? We'll have a special report PILGRIM: President Bush has issued only 157 pardons and commuted six prison sentences during his time in office. And the president still has 63 days left to consider remaining clemency requests and two of those requests are from Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean. In a gross miscarriage of justice the two former border patrol agents were convicted of shooting and wounding...
  • [NC Rep.] Jones calls on President Bush to commute border agents’ sentences before end of term

    11/17/2008 11:12:18 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 23 replies · 703+ views
    WNCT ^ | November 16, 2008
    Washington, D.C. – In a letter today to President George W. Bush, Representative Walter B. Jones (R-NC) reiterated his call for the President to commute the sentences of imprisoned U.S. Border Patrol agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Alonso Compean to time served. The agents entered federal prison on January 17, 2007, to begin serving sentences of 11 and 12 years respectively for shooting and wounding an illegal alien drug smuggler who brought 743 pounds of marijuana across the U.S. border in 2005. “As you conclude the final months of your term as President of the United States, I am writing...
  • 'Country First?' Ask those jailed border agents

    11/15/2008 6:01:00 PM PST · by Gary Johnson in 2012 · 56 replies · 1,091+ views
    New Jersey Star-Ledger ^ | November 15, 2008 | Paul Mulshine
    As I noted in a post during the Republican convention in September, there was something fishy about the Republicans' use of the slogan "Country First" in the recent campaign. Why not "America First?" We got the answer the other day when the Bush administration continued its attack on the two U.S. Border Patrol agents who were sentenced to long jail terms for shooting and wounding a drug smuggler. The Bush Justice Department continued to go after the men this week and succeeded in an effort to prevent any significant reduction in the sentences of former agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose...
  • 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...
  • Judge Shows Former Border Agent No Mercy in New Sentencing for Shooting

    11/12/2008 3:02:19 PM PST · by Sleeping Freeper · 61 replies · 2,741+ views ^ | 11/12/08
    A former Border Patrol agent's lengthy sentence for shooting a fleeing drug smuggler had been described as extreme by his supporters, but a federal judge showed no mercy Wednesday at the former agent's resentencing hearing in El Paso, Texas. The judge upheld Jose Alonso Compean's original punishment and resentenced him to 10 years in prison for his conviction on a charge of using a weapon in the commission of a felony and another two years in prison for assault and other charges, the U.S. Attorney's Office said. Compean's attorneys plan to turn to the Supreme Court for a review of...
  • Day 2: Lou Dobbs Transcript: Border Betrayal (Ramos Court Appearance)

    11/13/2008 10:26:40 PM PST · by flattorney · 9 replies · 778+ views
    CNN Lou Dobbs Tonight ^ | November 13, 2008 | Lou Dobbs - Transcript Staff
    DOBBS: And a major setback for one -- for both of the former border patrol agents who are at the center of an outrageous, miscarriage of justice. That story is next. # # Well a judge today refused to overturn Ignacio Ramos' most serious charge in the federal court hearing. This comes even as the appellate court threw out some of his other convictions. Casey Wian has our report from El Paso, Texas. (BEGIN VIDEOTAPE) CASEY WIAN, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): Former border patrol agent Ignacio Ramos acknowledges supporters as he arrives for re- sentencing at an El Paso, Texas federal...
  • Lou Dobbs Tonight Transcript: Border Betrayal (Ramos & Compean Latest)

    11/13/2008 2:29:16 AM PST · by flattorney · 32 replies · 1,412+ views
    CNN Lou Dobbs Tonight ^ | November 12, 2008 | Staff
    Tonight a new setback for supporters of the former border patrol agents at the center of an outrageous miscarriage of justice DOBBS: Now developments in the case of former border patrol agents Jose Compean and Ignacio Ramos. A judge today upheld Compean's 12-year sentence for shooting a criminal illegal alien while he was fleeing. and was given immunity to testify against those two border patrol agents while still running drugs, of course. This comes even after some of his other convictions in this case were overturned by an appellate court. Casey Wian has the latest on this case of absolute...