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Thursday, January 18, 2007

Hunter Seeks Congressional Pardon for Ramos and Compean

Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

From a press release issued today by Congressman Duncan Hunter...

Today, Congressman Duncan Hunter (R-CA) introduced the Congressional Pardon for Border Patrol Agents Ramos and Compean Act. The legislation pardons convicted Border Patrol Agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean, who reported to prison yesterday to begin serving 11 and 12 year sentences respectively. The conviction derived from an incident involving their efforts to apprehend a drug smuggler on the international border with Mexico.

"The Border Patrol is America's first line of defense against the constant and unrelenting efforts of drug and human smugglers to illegally enter the United States," said Congressman Hunter. "Agents Compean and Ramos fulfilled their responsibilities as Border Patrol agents and rightfully pursued a suspected and fleeing drug smuggler. It is irresponsible to punish them with jail time.

*SNIP*

"We cannot turn our back on Agents Compean and Ramos or the rest of the men and women proudly serving in the U.S. Border Patrol. These two agents deserve our full support and the Congressional pardon provided by this legislation."
Now that's what I call action for justice being taken on the federal level.

Thank you, Congressman Hunter.

President Bush El Jefe, in the face of action for justice, apparently felt compelled to actually deign to make a statement on the case, rather than leaving it at some dismissive and condescending remarks from spokeshole Tony Snow.

Source: Washington Post

President Bush on Thursday said a pardon was possible for two Border Patrol agents serving prison sentences for shooting a Mexican drug dealer as he fled and then covering up the crime.

"There's a process for pardons," Bush said, adding the case has to work its way through the system. In an interview with KFOX-TV in El Paso, Bush urged people to "take a sober look at the case."
I guess he's afraid Hunter and company will make him look bad. I hate to be the bearer of bad tidings, Mr. President, but that boat sailed a long time ago.

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