Skip to comments.Is another Border Patrol agent being sacrificed for Mexico?
Posted on 10/27/2011 7:07:03 PM PDT by MestaMachine
Since February 24, 2011, U.S. Border Patrol Agent Jesus Diaz has been sitting in a prison cell, following a conviction on one count of excessive force and 5 counts of lying to Internal Affairs. Given the circumstances of his case, and this governments seeming crusade against Border Patrol agents, Agent Diaz could arguably called yet another political prisoner for Mexico.
On October 16, 2008, Agent Diaz responded to a location near Eagle Pass, TX, after a report came in that several drug smugglers were in the area after crossing the river.
Once the illegal aliens were apprehended, Agent Diaz allegedly pulled on the handcuffs of one of the smugglers as he was placing him in a vehicle Thats it.
Though two separate oversight agencies conducted their own investigations and cleared Diaz of any criminal wrongdoing U.S. Attorney Johnny Sutton brought charges against Diaz, and in September 2010, the case ended in a mistrial.
However, the Obama Justice Department brought charges against Diaz again, and this time--they received a conviction. In this trial, the feds would not allow testimony introduced which showed that prosecution witnesses committed perjury in the first proceeding.
Diaz faces up to ten years in federal prison when is sentenced in November.
The drug smuggler, who was a minor at the time of his arrest, was given full immunity in exchange for his testimony against Agent Diaz.
Agent Diaz has is an 8-year veteran of the Border Patrol, has four children with his wife, Diana who is a Field Operations Supervisor with the Border Patrol.
Diana Diaz recently told Liberty News Networks Andy Ramirez: He is an outstanding father and a great husband. Now they wont have a father for ten years ... all because their dad did his job.
(Excerpt) Read more at examiner.com ...
This story has been buried by the main stream press.
Of course, it would not be the first time a U.S. law enforcement officer has been prosecuted for doing his job
-Border Patrol Agent Gary Brugman was charged by U.S. Attorney Johnny Sutton with violating the rights of an illegal alien in January 2001. The following year he was convicted and spent two years in federal prison.
Agent Brugman was working in the very tough border region of Eagle Pass, Texas. He responded to a scene where another agent was having trouble with a group of 10-12 apprehended people caught crossing our border illegally. Two of them would not comply, so Agent Brugman pushed one of the men onto the ground. This minor incident was enough for Sutton to charge Brugman with violating the illegal alien's constitutional rights "under the color of law."
During Brugman's trial, Sutton actually brought a convicted drug smuggler whom Agent Brugman had arrested from his prison cell to testify against him.
Incredibly, Johnny Sutton did an interview on the Spanish language network Univision in which he stated he was making an example out of Agent Brugman.
In addition to his service as a Border Patrol agent, Brugman is a Coast Guard veteran. He spent 16 years of his life defending this nation. He is now free and actively telling his story in hopes that justice will soon come to Johnny Sutton.
-U.S. Border Patrol Agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Alonso Compean were sentenced to11 and 12 year federal prison sentences respectively. Sutton charged these two men with assault with a deadly weapon, various firearms charges, and with violating a drug smuggler's civil rights.
In February 2005, Agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Alonso Compean spotted a van headed across the border into the United States. The agents gave chase and one of them ended up in a scuffle with a Mexican drug smuggler known as Osbaldo Aldrete-Davilla. One of the agents saw a gun in the smuggler's hand and fired at him, before Aldrete-Davilla fled back across the border into Mexico. The smuggler was shot in the buttocks and was observed jumping into an awaiting vehicle on the Mexican side of the border.
The van driven by the smuggler was left behind along with 743 pounds of marijuana. A few months later, he was caught once again smuggling drugs into this country. While in custody, he was given immunity from prosecution in both cases in exchange for his testimony against Agents Ramos and Compean. In addition to immunity, the taxpayers assisted him with travel expenses and provided him with medical treatment at a U.S. Army facility in Texas. Once Aldrete-Davilla testified and completed his medical treatments, he promptly filed a $5 million lawsuit against the U.S. Border Patrol for violating his rights.
Sutton's office received a great deal of public criticism for his treatment and unfair prosecution of these two agents, while Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA) led a Republican movement in Congress to pardon these two men. Of course, President Bush commuted the sentences of Ramos and Compean on his last day of office. However, the felony conviction remains on their records and the two men can no longer work in law enforcement.
-When Deputy Gilmer Hernandez made a routine traffic stop in April 2005, little did he know that this incident would lead to the loss of his freedom. It turned out that the driver was a human smuggler with several Mexican nationals hiding in the vehicle. After being approached, the driver hit the gas and tried to run over Dep. Hernandez. The deputy fired his weapon at the tires of the van, at which time a bullet fragment hit a woman who was hiding in the back of the vehicle, her injuries were limited to a scratch on the cheek. Another person in the van received a similar injury.
The shooting was investigated by the Edwards County Sheriff's Department, The Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms, as well as the Texas Department of Public Safety. All of the agencies deemed the action taken by Deputy Hernandez as justifiable. However, more than a year later, Sutton reopened the case and prosecuted Deputy Hernandez for violating the civil rights of the two injured illegal aliens. Hernandez served a one year sentence in a federal prison.
-Border Patrol Agent Noe Aleman and his wife adopted his wife's nieces from Mexico, after the girls' father died. The couple paid $40,000 in legal fees to adopt the girls ages 12, 13, and 15. Despite the steep fees, the attorney they hired was apparently incompetent and made several errors on the adoption and immigration forms. Agent Aleman himself pointed out these errors to immigration authorities and attempted to correct them. For his honesty, Agent Aleman was arrested and prosecuted by Sutton's office for alien smuggling. He received a one year sentence and was incarcerated in the same prison where Agent Ramos was initially held.
Noe Aleman served with the Border Patrol for 12 years and is highly respected for his aggressive pursuits of illegal aliens and drug smugglers alike. However, in an effort to defame Agent Aleman, Johnny Sutton even suggested that the real purpose for the adoption was so that Aleman could molest the little girls, who during the grand jury hearing were referred to by Sutton's assistant as "little whores!"
In 2007, Aleman told Jerome Coursi of WorldNetDaily: "I'm just another victim in George Bush, Alberto Gonzalez, and Johnny Sutton's was against Border Patrol agents."
The three girls were sent to an orphanage in Mexico, after being deported.
There is evidence in two of the aforementioned cases that the Mexican government became directly involved and influenced Sutton's office to prosecute the officers.
On March 4, 2005, the U.S. Consulate in Mexico contacted Sutton's office with information given by the Mexican government that they had a drug smuggler who had been shot by a Border Patrol Agent. The Department of Homeland Security began their investigation of Agents Ramos and Compean the very same day!
On April 18, 2005, Mexican Consul Jorge Ernesto Espejel Montes sent a letter to Sutton's office demanding that Deputy Gilmer Hernandez be prosecuted for injuring Maricela Rodriguez Garcia (the woman whose cheek was scratched while hiding in the smuggler's van). It was not until Sutton received this letter that his investigation of Dep. Hernandez began.
It would seem that the Justice Department receives their orders directly from the corrupt government of Mexico. Not only have several law enforcement officers been unfairly prosecuted for their efforts to protect this country from illegal aliens and drug smugglers, but all law-abiding Americans are being betrayed by this government which bends over backwards to protect criminals.
Jesus Diaz has been sentenced to two years in federal prison. He is in solitary confinement 23 hours a day, 6 days a week for the past 8 months. He sees his wife 20 minutes a week and no one else. He has no input from the outside world whatsoever.
On the meantime, johnny sutton is still the prosecutor in West Texas.
Many people who are now finding out about ths story are asking for a congressional investigation.
It is my profound personal belief that johnny sutton and his political friends belong in hell.
It sounds like Sutton is on the payroll of the Mexican Government. I hope an accident doesn’t befall him.
What actually ARE the “civil rights “ of an illegal, dope smuggling foreigner?
Somebody needs to start working up a financial background on some of these U.S. Attorneys and federal judges. Their actions make one wonder if they are being bought by the cartels.
This might be of interest....
There should be a congressional investigation into this case it is outrageous but not unusual. I have a friend that was a police officer and served 4 years in prison for the very same conviction.
That’s what I’D likr to know. This has happened too many times to be coincidence. Who the hell is johnny sutton and who profits by his continuous intimidation of Border Patrol Agents?
This agent was cleared TWICE of any wrongdoing and his first trial was declared a mistrial. holder’s doj RETRIED him on civil rights charges.
I just posted on another site.
It appears that much of our government is in the pay of drug cartels.
Is this the same guy that tried the 2 Border agents Compean and Ramos?
You got that right.
You got that right.
In America, the prosecutors are the criminals.
Yes, it is. More than Campion and Ramos. This seems to be a habit with sutton.
Johnny Sutton ping.
The NAACP did the same thing to my friend. He was also acquitted on all charges. This is happening all across our nation. Sickening.
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