The Rabid Conservative

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In Short – Ramos and Compean Sentences Commuted!

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I’ve been seriously upset over the last few years over the fact that Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean were put in prison for doing their jobs.

If you don’t recall, Ramos and Compean were the two Border Patrol agents who shot Osvaldo Aldrete Davila in the butt when he was running away from his van, loaded with marijuana. They fired on Davila when they believed that he was armed.

The prosecutor, Johnny Sutton, made the point that there was no evidence connecting Davila to the drugs, yet a number of complaints, particularly ethical, showed that Sutton’s presentation of information was willfully misleading.

In any case, Ramos and Compean were put in *solitary confinement* in a *maximum-security* facility for their actions, for 11 and 12 years for their punishment, based on the words of a known Mexican drug smuggler, who was granted immunity to testify against our agents.

The whole case stunk to high heaven. It still does, but at least the extreme punishment is over.

I’m glad that President Bush commuted their sentences and will be setting Ramos and Compean free. At the worst, they should have been reprimanded for acting without orders, moving their spent shell casings, and not properly reporting fired shots. But even so, the punishment was way too severe. Their lives are already ruined and it will take them a long time to restore them…

…for just doing what they thought was right in the heat of the moment.

I truly hate the entire legal profession for this. It’s abuses of the system that punish good people and let the evil go free.

Thank you, Mr. President!


Written by The Rabid Conservative

January 19, 2009 at 4:30 pm

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  1. Its about the use of force. If a person is unarmed and you shoot him, thats bad. The same rules apply to all government agents, cops, boarder agents, fbi, etc. That is why they were prosecuted.

    See compean and ramos pardon

    Brian J. Zeiger

    November 20, 2009 at 7:51 pm

  2. Oh great…a lawyer. And I suppose you’ve commented here to exonerate the legal profession and to perhaps try and make me appreciate what you people do?

    I mean, come on. Any profession that makes money through the suffering of other people, charges people ridiculous amounts of money every 15 minutes that they do their job, and then, embellish their names with honorific titles (esquire, your honor) just to present themselves more superior than the rest of the US citzenry, to me, demonstrates pure contempt for the people that they serve.

    As for Ramos and Compean, the argument was not over whether they should have been punished, but whether the punishment actually fit the crime. Keeping them behind bars for around 12 years, the same crime for voluntary manslaughter or rape seems ridiculous to me.

    Johnny Sutton is a scumbag. He gave a Mexican drug smuggler trying to run the border immunity and went after our guys with unapologetic arrogance. I bet you think he’s some sort of hero, don’t you? Glad to see he resigned. We should have fired him for malpractice.

    That’s the problem with you people. You’re so hellbent on keeping the word of the law through arcane and magnificent writing that you people subvert the law’s spirit for your own purposes. Ramos and Compean were doing their jobs – they didn’t just go out one day and decide to hunt a Mexican drug runner.

    BTW – This entry and news story is, what, 10 months old? And you’re just now getting around to blogging and commenting on it? *shakes head*

    Oh, and border is spelled b-o-r-d-e-r….counselor.

    Thanks for reading and writing in.


    November 23, 2009 at 2:13 pm

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