Free Ramos and Compean Now Mr. President…This is an Outrage…
T.J. Bonner, president of the National Border Patrol Council, the union that represents convicted U.S. border patrol agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean, expressed anger at the sentences handed down Tuesday and said the Border Patrol is suffering as a result: “The ramifications of this case will be felt by the Border Patrol,” Bonner said. Bonner added an anecdote about a former Border Patrol recruit who eventually declined joining and said “You have to be crazy to join this outfit, because you eat your own.”
Remember Ramos and Compean Mr. Bush? They were two hardworking border patrol agents doing the best job they could. They were the guys that were sold out by our court system at the whim of an over zealous prosecutor who felt that freeing a scumbag drug runner in exchange for testimony against two guys who broke the cardinal rules of failing to report a shooting in a timely manner and picking up shell casings after chasing a criminal who refused to surrender, and will now serve 10 to 12 years. Of course no one is talking about the fact that these types of scenarios are routine and usually result in temporary suspension rather than jail time.
I was wondering Mr. President, if you could find it in what grain of a moral conscious you have left, to treat these two men in the same manner that you treated bona fide felon candidate “Scooter” Libby? Maybe we could work to reverse the trend of easy “conviction-itis” at the cost of sending a murderous drug runner back to the street to make his small contribution to destroying the lives of our kids. Or…will we continue to pollute the waters of our legal system with the mis-guided arrogance of men like prosecutor Johnny Sutton who chose to throw two border agents under the bus in the name of “justice.”
Surely you can find it in you heart to afford the same treatment to these men that was afforded to your buddy “Scooter.” After all, they are responsible for protecting America – kind of like our soldiers in Iraq.
Posted on July 20, 2007, in George Bush, Immigration Policy, Law and tagged Compean, free Ramos and Compean, George Bush, Homeland Security, immigration, Immigration Policy, injustice, Johnny Sutton, Law, pardon, Politics, Protests, Ramos, U.S. Attorny's Office - Western District Texas, U.S. Border Patrol, U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit - New Orleans. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.