Tuesday, January 20, 2009

It’s About Time – Bush Commutes Border Agents Sentences

Former border control agents, Jose Alonso Compean and Ignacio "Nacho" Ramos, were doing their job, when a drug smuggler was shot in the rear-end, while evading arrest. Instead of being hailed as heroes,(and snickering a bit over where the smuggler was shot) the two were prosecuted, and a jury of their peers sentenced them to serve time for a “crime” against said drug smuggler (who was also illegally crossing the border, lest one forget). There has been some pressure placed on the Bush administration regarding the commutation of the two men’s sentences from the get-go, however, somehow relations with the Mexican government, precluded the rights of American citizens as well as employees of a Federal agency. In the last minutes before the transition of power from one political party to the next, George W. Bush finally commuted Compean and Ramos’ sentences..

A great injustice was served when these two men were even arrested for performing their duty, this was a case of political correctness run amok - is it no wonder then that there are constantly openings for this particular post – one which is fraught with danger from the elements, those, using violence to cross a border illegally, and since this case came to light, fear of prosecution should one defend oneself against a criminal? It goes without saying that, when it comes to the border, and protecting our borders (as well as those who would immigrate legally, little has been done in the past eight years; one can bet the house that the situation will not improve with the new administration taking office today, given the open border policy pushed by the “powers behind the “throne”, Sen. Reid and Speaker Pelosi.


EatYourOkra said...

I posted yesterday on another blog that these two men protecting our nation's border should have never spent one minute incarcerated for DOING THEIR JOB. Imagine what other countries must have said about us. The prosecution must've been one slick spewing SOB to convince a jury with his cowardly, politically correct nonsense to get a jury to find those border guards guilty.

Chuck said...

I'm with Okra, I would like to know who these "peers" are.

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