Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Betrayed in the Line of Duty
The New American ^ | William F. Jasper

Posted on 09/06/2006 6:33:41 PM PDT by Coleus

While the Bush administration seeks amnesty for illegal aliens and grants immunity to a Mexican drug smuggler, it has thrown the book at two courageous Border Patrol agents. Fabens, Texas — The chase was on. The suspected smuggler van turned back toward the Rio Grande and headed for Mexico. Border Patrol agent Ignacio Ramos was on his tail. Other agents were also converging on the scene. The suspect realized he wasn't going to outrun agent Ramos' vehicle, and so he abandoned his van on a levee and took off on foot. As the suspect headed into the canal, Ramos yelled for him to stop but was ignored.

As Ramos crossed the canal, he heard gunshots. Ramos knew he was in an area where the Mexican drug cartels have grown increasingly brazen, and where Mexican police and military units often support the drug smugglers. He didn't know if, when he emerged from the canal, he would be facing an armed suspect, possibly reinforced by heavy firepower.

As he came over the levee, he could see a fellow officer, agent Jose Compean, bloodied and lying in the dirt. Sweating, heart pounding, and adrenaline pumping, Ramos raced by Compean after the smuggler, who was kicking up clouds of dust as he ran. Suddenly, the smuggler stopped and turned toward Ramos and pointed what appeared to be a gun. Agent Ramos raised his pistol and fired one shot, upon which the suspect spun around and continued running for the river. Ramos, with the danger passed, immediately lowered his pistol.

"I shot," Ramos later told reporter Sara A. Carter. "But I didn't think he was hit, because he kept running into the brush and then disappeared into it.

(Excerpt) Read more at thenewamerican.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: andyramirez; area51; borderpatrol; borderpatrolagent; christophersanchez; davidstoddard; donutlist; donutwatch; fabens; federalagent; ignacioramos; johnnysutton; josecompean; leo; marijuana; ramosandcompean; renesanchez; tedpoe; texas; thenewamerican; tna; walterjones; williamfjasper; wod

What You Can Do

In response to citizen outrage, Rep. James Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, and Rep. John Hostettler (R-Ind.), a member of the House Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security and Claims, have called for a congressional investigation of the Ramos-Compean case. Petition efforts are underway calling upon President Bush to pardon agents Ramos and Compean.

The original sentencing date of August 22 for both men was postponed to September 7 for agent Compean and September 18 for agent Ramos. The U.S. government is asking Judge Cardone to sentence them to 20 years in prison.

  • Contact your representative and senators, urging them to investigate this travesty of justice. Ask them also to call for a review of the no-pursuit policy. 
  • Urge President Bush to grant a full pardon to agents Ramos and Compean.

For contact information and to send editable, pre-written letters via e-mail, Click Link


1 posted on 09/06/2006 6:33:42 PM PDT by Coleus
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Coleus

Jorge Bush will offer these two no pardon


2 posted on 09/06/2006 6:35:52 PM PDT by misterrob
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Coleus

I featured this story on my blog a few weeks ago, it's still there. I even managed to attract a wandering moonbat who critized my 'extremist' reaction.

Apparently it's extremist to object to the DHS AG tracking down and granting immunity to a drug smuggling illegal alien. Who by the way after dumping his drug load, was only shot on US property while eluding the Border Patrol agents who very naturally thought he had a gun.

UFB. My point on my blog was that if you believe that our elected leaders are serious about solving the illegal invasion of our country, think again.


3 posted on 09/06/2006 6:45:09 PM PDT by wvobiwan (BOYCOTT NYT, LAT, AP, Reuters, CNN, CBS, ABC, NBC, BBC, WaPo, Haaretz, and ALL leftist rags!!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: misterrob
Jorge Bush will offer these two no pardon

That's Jorge Arbusto. If you're going to make an idiot of yourself, do it right.

Also please note the names of the two Texas based Border Patrol agents: Jose Compean and Ignacio Ramos. I doubt they'd be amused by the "Jorge Arbusto" business.

4 posted on 09/06/2006 6:48:21 PM PDT by El Gato
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: misterrob

To commit the nation to war does not take as much courage as it would to commit yourself to a principle of justice.

Something not seen since President Ronald Reagan - He took the responsibility to commit himself to the Principles of Justice.


5 posted on 09/06/2006 6:48:58 PM PDT by TimesDomain (When a judge declares himself "MASTER", you become his "SLAVE")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: El Gato

?????


6 posted on 09/06/2006 6:50:03 PM PDT by misterrob
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Coleus
I'm not sure you'll believe this, but another part of what that pair is getting busted for is (and I almost feel like I'm lying when I tell you this):

Breaking the speed limit without first getting permission from their supervisor.

Sure, they weren't supposed to be pursuing the dudes, but the oh-so-political bosses bent on persecuting these officers presented this as a completely seperate violation.

Sounds MADE UP, huh...?

7 posted on 09/06/2006 6:50:58 PM PDT by gaijin
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: misterrob
Jorge Bush will offer these two no pardon

George Bush probably won't either. Unless he hears from the base, and his Attorney General, yet another Hispanic Texan, Alberto R. Gonzales.

8 posted on 09/06/2006 6:53:41 PM PDT by El Gato
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: TimesDomain

If that's true, it's a good thing the WOT is a just war.

Bush is every bit as committed to justice as Reagan. Bush is less patient (has to be), and Reagan was also better on camera.


9 posted on 09/06/2006 6:53:54 PM PDT by wvobiwan (BOYCOTT NYT, LAT, AP, Reuters, CNN, CBS, ABC, NBC, BBC, WaPo, Haaretz, and ALL leftist rags!!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: El Gato
Oops, hit "Post" just a little too fast. Didn't complete my thought.

and his Attorney General, yet another Hispanic Texan, Alberto R. Gonzales recommends a pardon.

10 posted on 09/06/2006 6:55:56 PM PDT by El Gato
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: El Gato

Jorge Bush is a moniker coined for W by people here for his pro-hispanic policies on immigration


11 posted on 09/06/2006 6:56:07 PM PDT by misterrob
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: wvobiwan

Well, ok, Bush is less committed to justice with regard to illegal immigration, granted. Don't know what Reagan did about the problem either tho...


12 posted on 09/06/2006 6:56:26 PM PDT by wvobiwan (BOYCOTT NYT, LAT, AP, Reuters, CNN, CBS, ABC, NBC, BBC, WaPo, Haaretz, and ALL leftist rags!!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: wvobiwan

Reagan blew it on Illegal immigration, too. His amnesty is the excuse and pattern for the Bush attempt.


13 posted on 09/06/2006 7:04:48 PM PDT by arthurus (Better to fight them over THERE than over HERE)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: Coleus

Unbelievable!


14 posted on 09/06/2006 7:12:13 PM PDT by Red6
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: wvobiwan

"Don't know what Reagan did about the problem either tho..."


Amnesty IIRC


15 posted on 09/06/2006 7:31:15 PM PDT by Roccus
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

Comment #16 Removed by Moderator

To: arthurus

"Reagan blew it on Illegal immigration, too. His amnesty is the excuse and pattern for the Bush attempt."

Reagan did not have the luxury Bush has (to learn from history). Reagan didn't repeat the mistakes of Kennedy and Johnson (the Presidents 20 years before him).


17 posted on 09/06/2006 7:46:47 PM PDT by BW2221
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: misterrob; Jim Robinson
Jorge Bush will offer these two no pardon

Ahem...

To: South40
Disrespecting the president by referring to him as "Jorge" is a personal insult to me and every other member of this forum that supports him and I see it as a disruptive tactic of a common DU troll. When you post like a DU troll, don't be surprised when you get banned like a DU troll.
25 posted on 08/27/2006 11:35:51 PM EDT by Jim Robinson

18 posted on 09/06/2006 7:49:22 PM PDT by Howlin
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: BW2221

You, too:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1696777/posts?page=18#18


19 posted on 09/06/2006 7:49:57 PM PDT by Howlin
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: BW2221

Reagan had the example of Eisenhower to draw on. Eisenhower had a then severe illegal alien problem. He fixed it. He did not have any truck with any sort of "amnesty."


20 posted on 09/06/2006 7:51:38 PM PDT by arthurus (Better to fight them over THERE than over HERE)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: arthurus

Good point.


21 posted on 09/06/2006 7:53:22 PM PDT by BW2221
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: Coleus
I don't know if you've seen Sara A. Carter, the reporter for a Southern California newspaper. She's been on O'Reilly, H&C and Scarborough.

At great personal risk she has reported on this and other stories regarding illegal immigration.
22 posted on 09/06/2006 8:00:29 PM PDT by BW2221
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Howlin

The President paying absolutely no attention to what 70% of the nation's citizens (and the vast majority of his base) wants is an insult to many of us.

On the issues of immigration and border security, I would he is not supporting us or upholding his oath to enforce the laws of the nation.


23 posted on 09/06/2006 8:05:08 PM PDT by BW2221
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: El Gato

ROFL. Nice.

That was worth the price of admission.


24 posted on 09/06/2006 8:06:17 PM PDT by pollyannaish
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: BW2221

I don't care what you think; the owner of this site doesn't want you calling him that name.


25 posted on 09/06/2006 8:06:40 PM PDT by Howlin
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: BW2221

You are wrong. I have not seen a single poll were it said it was high on the priority list. Certainly not 70%. If asked, people say it's a problem, but nowhere do 70% say it is THE problem.

Even the vast majority of his base.

I find it absolutely fascinating that every single time the President kicks a little butt...there are people who start yelling IMMIGRATION at the top of their lungs. It's really fascinating.


26 posted on 09/06/2006 8:11:14 PM PDT by pollyannaish
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: Coleus

Huge support for these two bump


27 posted on 09/06/2006 8:13:03 PM PDT by Yaelle
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Howlin; Jim Robinson
I didn't realize that FR was a Bush cheer leading site. From my understanding it was a forum to discuss and promote conservative themes and issues. The fact that this President has so many conservatives up in arms over his administration's failure to protect our nation's borders with what many consider to be amnesty for law breakers, catch and release policies and a refusal to cooperate with local authorities when illegals are apprehended should tell you something. Accusing people of being trolls for pointing this out is a pathetic response to an extremely serious matter.

The emperor is walking down Main St. without proper attire on this issue. It is the opinion of many people on this site that the administration has failed to carry out its duties.
28 posted on 09/06/2006 8:24:30 PM PDT by misterrob
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: pollyannaish
If you follow FR or watch Lou Dobbs, you would see that illegal immigration and border security are discussed on a daily basis. Since the two border patrol agents were convicted, Dobbs, to his credit IMO, has made their plight a nightly crusade,

It has nothing to do with days the President is kicking butt. but there are many of us who think the lack of border security is ridiculous. If you can sneak a truckload of people across the border, why not a WMD?

If you check the polls, I believe you'll find that among the general population, enforcing border security is much more popular than the war in Iraq.
29 posted on 09/06/2006 8:26:09 PM PDT by BW2221
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

To: BW2221

OK. I just don't follow this very closely I guess.

LOL.


30 posted on 09/06/2006 8:28:48 PM PDT by pollyannaish
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 29 | View Replies]

To: Coleus

Ha ha, it didn't take long for the 6-year-old tattle-tales to show up.

Good job on bringing this story to light. There's no way these guys will get a presidential pardon. Since the prosecution of these agents and the protection of the drug dealer are under the direction of Bush lackeys, I'm guessing it was done with his tacit approval.


31 posted on 09/06/2006 8:41:13 PM PDT by thecabal ("Now die monkeys and stop saying Muslims are terrorists,we are peaceful people!")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson