Saturday, December 27, 2008

Please pardon, Mr. President

I'll be the first to admit I don't understand all the controversy surrounding Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean, the U.S. Border Patrol agents who are in prison for apprehending a drug smuggler.

Am I missing something? The details I have read have me scratching my head and wondering how such an injustice could happen toward two men who were doing their jobs. And, therefore, is my confusion.

Surely there must be something else to this? The facts I have read are straight forward: Ramos and Compean put their lives on the line while apprehending and capturing an illegal alien smuggling drugs into this country and were arrested by the U.S. Government and sent to prison. They were doing their jobs. What am I missing?

From World Net Daily:
President Bush this week added a convicted methamphetamine dealer, a cocaine distributor and two marijuana suppliers to the list of drug operators he's pardoned while in office, bringing his total of drug suppliers who have been pardoned or had their sentences commuted to 36.

U.S. Border Patrol agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean, meanwhile, are serving 11- and 12-year prison sentences, respectively, for shooting and wounding—in the line of duty—an illegal alien drug smuggler trying to bring over 720 pounds of marijuana across the border.

The drug smuggler received only minor injuries and was given full immunity from prosecution by the federal prosecutor in return for his testimony against the agents.

The clock is ticking.
If you agree Ramos and Compean should be pardoned, please contact President Bush.

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