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Judge Shows Former Border Agent No Mercy in New Sentencing for Shooting
foxnews.com ^ | 11/12/08

Posted on 11/12/2008 3:02:19 PM PST by Sleeping Freeper

A former Border Patrol agent's lengthy sentence for shooting a fleeing drug smuggler had been described as extreme by his supporters, but a federal judge showed no mercy Wednesday at the former agent's resentencing hearing in El Paso, Texas.

The judge upheld Jose Alonso Compean's original punishment and resentenced him to 10 years in prison for his conviction on a charge of using a weapon in the commission of a felony and another two years in prison for assault and other charges, the U.S. Attorney's Office said.

Compean's attorneys plan to turn to the Supreme Court for a review of the case. Bob Baskett, an attorney for Compean, did not immediately return a call for comment from FOXNews.com.

Compean, along with former agent Ignacio Ramos, was convicted in 2006 of shooting Osvaldo Adlrete Davila — an admitted, and now convicted, drug smuggler — and trying to cover up the shooting.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aliens; borderpatrol; bushsucks; compean; compeanramos; immigrantlist; imprisonjohnnysutton; justice; kathleencardone; miscarriageofjustice; ramos; ramoscompean; rogueprosecutor; ruling
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Sad is all I can say..... I need to wake up from this nightmare the U.S.A. has become....
1 posted on 11/12/2008 3:02:21 PM PST by Sleeping Freeper
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To: Sleeping Freeper; All

Please send a note of support (I hope these are still good)

Ignacio Ramos #58079-180
FCI Phoenix
Federal Correctional Institution
37910 N. 45th Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85086

Jose Compean #58080180
FCI Elkton
PO Box 10
Lisbon, OH 44432


2 posted on 11/12/2008 3:04:40 PM PST by dynachrome (Obama yunikku khinaaziir)
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To: Sleeping Freeper

So nice to know the judiciary is Looking Out for US (tm).

This is no longer the United States of my birth.


3 posted on 11/12/2008 3:04:58 PM PST by Scothia (Don't blame me--I voted for Sarah.)
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To: Sleeping Freeper

Who was the judge?


4 posted on 11/12/2008 3:05:40 PM PST by parisa
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To: Sleeping Freeper

Bush should pardon these two but I doubt he will.


5 posted on 11/12/2008 3:05:45 PM PST by teletech (Friends don't let friends vote DemocRAT)
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To: Sleeping Freeper

Funny I just heard a commercial on the radio “ become a border agent” Yeah right, thier going to open the borders wide on all fronts anyway so just don’t bother! It was a lovely country for a while there! God bless America she’s bleeding from an artery with no paramedics in site. I am in mourning!


6 posted on 11/12/2008 3:07:36 PM PST by ronnie raygun ( When CHANGE comes let me know, I'll put my tin foil hat on and sit in front of myTV)
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To: Sleeping Freeper

“Strange” this story didn’t name the judge, nor did the El Paso Times story name the judge. Hmmmmm.


7 posted on 11/12/2008 3:07:50 PM PST by 3AngelaD (They screwed up their own countries so bad they had to leave, and now they're here screwing up ours.)
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To: Sleeping Freeper

Send President Bush emails. Pardon these guys!


8 posted on 11/12/2008 3:08:08 PM PST by petro45acp (Hunkered down in occupied Virginia!)
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To: Sleeping Freeper; Ladycalif; calcowgirl; Jeff Head; AuntB; SwinneySwitch; gubamyster

Pamos and Compean thrown under the bus ping.


9 posted on 11/12/2008 3:08:36 PM PST by Issaquahking (Obama won the election, and America lost!)
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To: Issaquahking

Please contact President Bush - Keep it nice

comments@whitehouse.gov

202-456-1111


10 posted on 11/12/2008 3:09:58 PM PST by mouse1 (I will fight for my America.)
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To: Sleeping Freeper

Nobody, but nobody shoots one of the CIA’s drug couriers and gets away with it.


11 posted on 11/12/2008 3:12:34 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: teletech

Bush is useless...worst Republican president to have won two terms in office.


12 posted on 11/12/2008 3:12:38 PM PST by FreeFromLiberalizm
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To: Sleeping Freeper

These two need to be pardoned by President Bush, immediately.
This unfathomable miscarriage of justice will only be remedied by pardon, at this point. They have suffered far too much for this alleged crime.

We need to wake up to the reality the our border is our primary line of defense against a whole host of ills, and it must be secured. These two agents, acting in good faith, shot a confessed drug smuggling illegal alien in the arse, and they get sent to prison. Unconscionable!


13 posted on 11/12/2008 3:12:43 PM PST by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion)
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To: petro45acp

good luck with that. Bush doesn’t care.


15 posted on 11/12/2008 3:14:52 PM PST by Arizona Carolyn
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To: Sleeping Freeper

PARDON!!!!!!


16 posted on 11/12/2008 3:16:21 PM PST by fishhound (Church, guns, a fishing rod and a hat light.)
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To: petro45acp

Bush is not a Conservative republican.

He is a chip off the old Block.His father...

he is New World order Junior.

He will not pardon Ramos and Compean....
Bush wants to Hand over America to Socialists....

This is just another loss of our rights....
There is no other case like this...it is a travesty.
America is no more.
America Died November 4th.
McCain was a dupe, just a backstabbing tool of the Media...
They gave us a Moron to vote for...

they convinced him to play Mr Nice guy...

and Nice Guys finish LAST.
McCain brought a purse to a Knife fight.
We were Had...over a year ago.


17 posted on 11/12/2008 3:18:05 PM PST by LtKerst (Lt Kerst)
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To: Sleeping Freeper

Contrast the Compeon case with that of Special Agent Braga http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/local/bal-fbiagent28,0,7715963.story?page=1


18 posted on 11/12/2008 3:18:51 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: Warlord David
Thats not helpful.

A nice 5 year prison sentence for false persecution followed by 5 years doing Ramos & Compean's yard work will do fine.

19 posted on 11/12/2008 3:18:55 PM PST by skeeter (Its Barry's fault)
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To: Sleeping Freeper

Why haven’t other border agents come to their defense and protest or walk off the job?


20 posted on 11/12/2008 3:19:26 PM PST by coconut47
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To: teletech

“Bush should pardon these two but I doubt he will.”

They wouldn’t be in prison except on Bush’s orders!


21 posted on 11/12/2008 3:20:10 PM PST by dalereed
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

wow you found the answer!


22 posted on 11/12/2008 3:21:00 PM PST by mefistofelerevised
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To: Sleeping Freeper

This is a pathetic travesty of Justice!


23 posted on 11/12/2008 3:22:12 PM PST by NOBAMA in 08 ( OBIE HUSSEIN is a Pathetic Puppet of Bill Ayers and Associates!)
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To: coconut47

Same reason the citizen militia hasn’t sprung them, I suppose.


24 posted on 11/12/2008 3:22:40 PM PST by GovernmentShrinker
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To: skeeter

Sorry, but after 51 years of liberal judges playing games with people lives, including my. I just don’t feel like showing any mercy what so ever. And that what they do, play games on peoples lives. And that not helpful.


25 posted on 11/12/2008 3:25:25 PM PST by Warlord David
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To: Sleeping Freeper; stan_sipple; time4good; Guenevere; mugsaway; CSM; calcowgirl; RightSideNews; ...

Texas 2 ping!

If you want on, or off this S. Texas/Mexico ping list, please FReepMail me.


26 posted on 11/12/2008 3:26:18 PM PST by SwinneySwitch (ObamaNation - beyond your expectations.)
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To: FreeFromLiberalizm
Bush is useless...worst Republican president to have won two terms in office.

Things sure did go south in his second term.

27 posted on 11/12/2008 3:28:02 PM PST by teletech (Friends don't let friends vote DemocRAT)
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To: Sleeping Freeper
Joseph C. Schultz, the innocent person purposefully shot in the face by Special Agent Braga ended up being treated worse by the Department of Justice than the drug courier Compeon and Ramos were accused of shooting.

Since the Schultz case received nationwide notice (and no doubt a lot of notice with the ranks of the federal prosecutor's offices) you'd best believe Sutton knew all about it, and the normal standards the FBI applies to shooting situations.

Obama could do us all a favor by having Sutton prosecuted for misprosecution.

28 posted on 11/12/2008 3:30:59 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: Sleeping Freeper; calcowgirl; Ajnin; abner; AndrewC; Arizona Carolyn; Brad's Gramma; Brytani; ...

Ramos/Compean ping!

for calcowgirl


29 posted on 11/12/2008 3:33:26 PM PST by SwinneySwitch (ObamaNation - beyond your expectations.)
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To: Sleeping Freeper

Does anyone know how to get a message to President-elect Obama concerning these two men’s fate? Perhaps, the in-coming President would like to demonstrate compassion and that he is all the people’s President.


30 posted on 11/12/2008 3:40:34 PM PST by rgboomers (This space purposely left blank)
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To: Sleeping Freeper

The judge had no authority to reverse the previous sentence other than the portion remanded back for resentencing... The following from another article back when it case was remanded for resentencing. In other words the 10 year minimum wasn’t at issue.


In vacating only the convictions under the obstruction of justice indictments, the appellate court remanded for re-sentencing only the “one year and a day and two years” part of the sentence that did not derive from the mandatory 10-year sentencing requirements under Section 924(c).

From another article:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081112/ap_on_re_us/agents_convicted
The U.S. Attorney’s office said a judge resentenced Jose Alonso Compean to 10 years for his conviction of using a weapon in the commission of a felony, plus two years for assault and other charges.

The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals threw out some convictions against Ramos and Compean earlier this year, prompting Wednesday’s resentencing, but the court upheld the majority of the case. Ramos is due to be resentenced Thursday.


31 posted on 11/12/2008 3:40:36 PM PST by deport ( ----Cue Spooky Music---)
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To: Sleeping Freeper

I have been disappointed in Bush for a lot of things but none more so than his not pardoning these guys.


32 posted on 11/12/2008 3:42:23 PM PST by TonyM (E)
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To: Warlord David
Of course you are right, but I think commentary here needs to be tempered somewhat - especially with whats coming down the road during the next 4 years.

It'd be a shame to lose this forum.

33 posted on 11/12/2008 3:43:38 PM PST by skeeter (Its Barry's fault)
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To: deport

http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/txw/press_releases/Compean-Ramos/compean_resentence.pdf

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Shana Jones, Special Assistant Daryl Fields, Public Information Officer

(210) 384-7452 November 12, 2008

FORMER BORDER PATROL AGENT JOSE COMPEAN RESENTENCED TODAY

United States Attorney Johnny Sutton announced today, that former Border Patrol Agent Jose Compean was resentenced this morning by United States District Court Judge Kathleen Cordone to twelve years in federal prison - the same sentence originally imposed for his role in shooting an unarmed fleeing suspect. Mr. Compean was resentenced on the assault, civil rights and use of a firearm during a crime of violence charges.

On July 28, 2008, the Fifth Circuit, in upholding the majority of Compean and Ramos’ convictions, stated that “[t]he trial of the case was conducted fairly and without reversible error.” While the majority of the charges against Mr. Compean were upheld, the court did remand the case to the District Court for resentencing after it vacated the obstruction of justice charges.

Agents Jose Compean and Ignacio Ramos were indicted by an El Paso federal grand jury and were convicted after a 2 ½ week jury trial in which both defendants testified. The Fifth Circuit affirmed the most serious charges against them and has denied their request for a rehearing on the matter.
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34 posted on 11/12/2008 3:47:19 PM PST by deport ( ----Cue Spooky Music---)
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To: Sleeping Freeper

Will Bush pardon him?


35 posted on 11/12/2008 3:47:51 PM PST by MrLee (Sha'alu Shalom Yerushalyim!! God bless Eretz Israel.)
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To: Sleeping Freeper

I think Sutton is a lying pos. We have no idea if the drug-runner was armed or not since he got away. They fired 15 shots, so what?

I would have given them a raise for every drug-runner they shot in the ass. Did Ramos and Compean make some mistakes and neglect procedure? I think so. My problem lies in our Government siding with drug-runners and in the trial the defense was not allowed to tell the jury the whole truth.

I would think being a drug-runner is information that goes directly to the credibility of the testimony he gave. The trial has every appearance of a snow job. It is wrong, and if Bush does not pardon these men then he is no better than Sutton.


36 posted on 11/12/2008 3:49:54 PM PST by WildcatClan (If we are the one's we have been waiting for, we must be incredibly stupid.)
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To: GovernmentShrinker
Same reason the citizen militia hasn’t sprung them, I suppose.

Nobody standing up, taking charge, and waving the flag? And the few that have the cajones to do it will be either dismissed as nuts or shouted down by everyone else saying "you're making us look bad!"

37 posted on 11/12/2008 3:50:02 PM PST by Domandred (Hope is the first step on the road to disappointment.)
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To: rgboomers; barackobama
Does anyone know how to get a message to President-elect Obama concerning these two men’s fate? Perhaps, the in-coming President would like to demonstrate compassion and that he is all the people’s President.

I've pinged him...just in case (:

Pardon Ramos/Compean?
38 posted on 11/12/2008 3:50:33 PM PST by novemberslady
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To: muawiyah
I agree that the sentence handed down in the Compeon and Ramos case was a bit over he top, but there are facts in the case beyond what is popularly being reported. If Compeon and Ramos had simply shot a fleeing drug runner, probably nothing much would have been made of it beyond a reprimand for poor marksmanship. However, the filed a false report and destroyed evidence in an attempt to cover up the incident, and that was what they were indicted for. I don't think they are totally innocent, but I think the prosecution was overly zealous.
The other case involving Schultz shot by the FBI is just plain wrong. The FBI can't be allowed to go around shooting people unless they are White Separatists or happen to live in “Compounds”. /s
39 posted on 11/12/2008 3:51:11 PM PST by bitterohiogunclinger (America held hostage - day 8)
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To: Sleeping Freeper

Where’s Big Daddy Harrelson when you need him?


40 posted on 11/12/2008 3:54:14 PM PST by gitmogrunt (The stupidity of the American Sheeple never ceases to amaze me.)
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To: FreeFromLiberalizm
Bush is useless...worst Republican president to have won two terms in office.

You are too kind.

41 posted on 11/12/2008 3:56:11 PM PST by LoneRangerMassachusetts
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To: MrLee
Will Bush pardon him?

Highly unlikely. But don't be surprised if he pardons more than a few real criminals.

42 posted on 11/12/2008 3:58:02 PM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: LtKerst
McCain was a dupe, just a backstabbing tool of the Media...

Yes the media fawned all over McCain in the primaries with as much energy as they demonized Palin. It should be obvious that the media spews its venom at those they fear the most. The media spewed their venom at Romney. The anti Mormon conservatives obliged the Media and killed the best chances they had of stopping Obama.

43 posted on 11/12/2008 4:08:19 PM PST by LoneRangerMassachusetts
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To: Sleeping Freeper

Prayers for these border agents~~~email to Pres. Bush to pardon them!


44 posted on 11/12/2008 4:11:01 PM PST by Isabelle
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To: teletech
Things sure did go south in his second term

Amen to that.

45 posted on 11/12/2008 4:22:39 PM PST by 08bil98z24 (Disgusted, Disappointed, Demoralized - Its causing me to post long ranting replies Sorry!)
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To: Sleeping Freeper

About 15 years ago a friend of mine was fishing on the All American Canal with his family. Some illegals on the south side of the canal were taunting him and his family. When one of them ran across the check, he grabbed a Border Patrol service shotgun from the trunk of his car and shot that idiot in the ass. He had to pay a judgement and that was it. The Border Patrol sure has changed.


46 posted on 11/12/2008 4:56:04 PM PST by Ajnin
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To: bitterohiogunclinger

They did not file a false report and they did not destroy evidence. These myth just won’t die.


47 posted on 11/12/2008 4:59:02 PM PST by Ajnin
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To: Ajnin

myth=myths


48 posted on 11/12/2008 5:00:41 PM PST by Ajnin
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To: ronnie raygun
God bless America she’s bleeding from an artery with no paramedics in site.

Not to worry; President Barabbas will soon start CPR, and pump'er dry.

49 posted on 11/12/2008 5:01:56 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (The mob got President Barabbas; America got shafted)
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To: FreeFromLiberalizm

Fortunately he will keep that title. He almost had a challenger with McCain.


50 posted on 11/12/2008 5:02:53 PM PST by stevio (Crunchy Con - God, guns, guts, and organically grown crunchy nuts.)
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