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Saturday, February 24, 2007

Judge Denies Bond for Border Agents

Source: wash times
"A federal appeals court judge yesterday denied a motion by former U.S. Border Patrol agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Alonso Compean that they be released from prison pending appeals in their convictions for shooting a drug-smuggling suspect. Ramos, 37, and Compean, 28, were sentenced to 11- and 12-year prison terms for shooting Osbaldo Aldrete-Davila in the buttocks as he fled near Fabens, Texas, back into Mexico after abandoning 743 pounds of marijuana," the Washington Times reports. "Several members of Congress, led by Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, California Republican, have called for President Bush to pardon the agents. Rep. Duncan Hunter, California Republican, said the assault on Ramos 'clearly demonstrates' the severe risk involved with incorporating Border Patrol agents into general prison populations."
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