Skip to comments.Betrayed in the Line of Duty
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.
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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.
Jorge Bush will offer these two no pardon
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.
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.
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.
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...?
George Bush probably won't either. Unless he hears from the base, and his Attorney General, yet another Hispanic Texan, Alberto R. Gonzales.
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.
and his Attorney General, yet another Hispanic Texan, Alberto R. Gonzales recommends a pardon.
Jorge Bush is a moniker coined for W by people here for his pro-hispanic policies on immigration
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...
Reagan blew it on Illegal immigration, too. His amnesty is the excuse and pattern for the Bush attempt.
"Don't know what Reagan did about the problem either tho..."
"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).
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."
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.
That was worth the price of admission.
I don't care what you think; the owner of this site doesn't want you calling him that name.
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.
Huge support for these two bump
OK. I just don't follow this very closely I guess.
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.