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Monday, February 19, 2007

What Do They Win Don Pardo?

Source: Washington Times

It appears to these rheumy old eyes that our government never tires of putting illegal aliens before our citizens, and worse, above those sworn to protect us. Another sad example...
An illegal alien got a “get out of jail free card” plus U.S. legal documents and monetary compensation from federal prosecutors in exchange for his testimony against a U.S. Border Patrol agent accused of using excessive force during an arrest.
Former agent David Sipe, who was convicted and fired, recently won an acquittal at a court-ordered retrial.
A federal appeals court in Texas ordered the new trial, saying prosecutors gave the illegal alien and two others additional inducements not disclosed at the time for their testimony, including Social Security cards, witness fees, permits allowing travel to and from Mexico, living expenses and free use of government phones.
Translation: We love you illegal aliens! Thank you for being so minty fresh!
“The government stated in writing the aliens were allowed to remain and work in the United States pending trial and specified that ‘no other promises or advantages’ had been given,” the court said. “That was not true.”
Mr. Sipe, 35, of Bethany, Okla., was convicted in 2001 after a five-day jury trial in McAllen, Texas, before U.S. District Judge Ricardo Hinojosa. U.S. Attorney Mervyn Mosbacker Jr.’s office charged the agent with using excessive force and causing bodily injury in the 2000 arrest of a Mexican national, Jose Guevara.
Mr. Sipe’s attorney, Jack Lamar Wolfe, sought a new trial, accusing prosecutors of “misrepresentations and nondisclosures.” After a hearing, Judge Hinojosa ordered a new trial, a ruling upheld by a 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel in Austin, Texas.
Translation: Will you clean my kids shitty ass Mr. Border Patrolman? I thought not!
Mr. Sipe was indicted in November 2000 for using excessive force. Before the trial began, he filed motions seeking, among other things, what benefits the government had given the aliens. The government responded by saying three aliens who would be called to testify Mr. Guevara, Nehemias Diaz and Evarado Sanchez and were allowed to remain in the United States to work pending trial, but that “no other promises or advantages” had been given.
The court said the government also failed to disclose that the other two illegal aliens called to testify in exchange for immunity had been living with Mr. Guevara during the months before trial.
In 2000, Mr. Sipe was on the border near Penitas, Texas, responding to a sensor alarm when he spotted 12 to 15 illegal aliens. After ordering the group to halt, records show, Mr. Guevara, Mr. Diaz and Mr. Sanchez fled into an area of heavy reeds. Mr. Sipe said he was defending himself when he struck Mr. Guevara with a flashlight.
Mr. Guevara required five stitches in his head and later won an $80,000 settlement from the government.
Translation: Is there anything else we can do for you Mr. Illegal person, we love you!
Be mine?
The United States Government.

H/T Polipundit

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