Friday, March 02, 2007

The Real Crime...They Missed

"Thirty-eight Republican congressmen have written to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi asking for hearings to investigate the prosecution of Border Patrol agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean, who are in prison for their actions in the shooting of a drug smuggler given immunity to testify against them.

The sharply worded letter, sent Tuesday, is critical of the prosecutor, U.S. Attorney Johnny Sutton, and federal investigators.

The congressmen say "serious questions remain unanswered by our federal government over the apparently misguided prosecution of two distinguished U.S. Border Patrol Agents, Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean." (source)

What the illegal-drug-smuggler-apologists fail to talk about is the man that was shot (not killed, but shot by the border agents after he brandished a shiny object) was originally caught bring 743 lbs. of marijuana into the US...AND, as he was waiting to testify against the two border agents with his immunity deal, he brought in a second load of drugs!

"...U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) documents, which remain under seal, show that Osbaldo Aldrete-Davila was the focus of a drug investigation into his reported stashing of 750 pounds of marijuana in a van at a house in Clint, Texas, in November 2005 -- nine months after he was shot in the buttocks near Fabens, Texas, while running from Agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Alonso Compean..." (source)

Another interesting border tale: Jail Time Curbs Illegal Border Crossing (Imagine that...NOT rewarding bad behavior actually works...)

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