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Judge Shows Former Border Agent No Mercy in New Sentencing for Shooting ^ | 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

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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To: teletech
Things sure did go south in his second term.

Might not have taken so long, had 9/11 not interferred.

51 posted on 11/12/2008 5:14:44 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (The mob got President Barabbas; America got shafted)
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To: muawiyah
"Obama could do us all a favor by having Sutton prosecuted for misprosecution."

When pigs fly...

52 posted on 11/12/2008 5:26:43 PM PST by Czar ((Still Fed Up to the Teeth with Washington))
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To: novemberslady

Sure, it would cost nothing to ask 0bama to pardon these Border Patrol agents and it would be a coup for 0bama to grant the pardons. He could demonstrate in deed as well as word that he does intend to correct mistakes of the Bush administration.

Might not President Bush go ahead and grant pardons now if he thought a President 0bama was going to do it?

53 posted on 11/12/2008 7:15:15 PM PST by rgboomers (This space purposely left blank)
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To: 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; 7.62 x 51mm; ..


54 posted on 11/12/2008 7:24:09 PM PST by gubamyster
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To: Sleeping Freeper; All

It got so bad, even CBS had to notice!

Honest!! Tonight, CBS News, Katie Couric, even. At the end of the broadcast, they warned that sooner or later someone innocent will get killed.....


They still don’t get it.....but they finally reported it. Oh, well, let’s call it progress anyway.
Poor’d think they’d get tired of always being the last to know!

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55 posted on 11/12/2008 7:28:54 PM PST by AuntB (The right to vote in America: Blacks 1870; Women 1920; Native Americans 1925)
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To: Sleeping Freeper

This is an outrage. 200 years ago the accused would be freed and the judge would be facing seriouos problems.

The courts no longer serve America or the people. They have become self-sustaining independent organisms which reflecct the personal whims for the judges.

56 posted on 11/12/2008 7:37:57 PM PST by ZULU (Non nobis, non nobis Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam. God, guts and guns made America great.)
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To: SwinneySwitch; Sleeping Freeper

Thank you. Lou Dobbs covered this gross miscarriage of justice on his Wednesday night program with good analysis and courthouse video. Will post video and transcript when it becomes available.


57 posted on 11/12/2008 10:40:59 PM PST by flattorney (See my comprehensive FR Profile "Straight Talk" Page)
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To: deport

Kathleen Cardone's career took a sharp turn in 2003 when the U.S. Senate confirmed her nomination (nominated by Bush) as a federal judge in the Western District of Texas. In nearly 25 years as an attorney and judge, she had devoted much of her time to family law and worked to improve the family court system in El Paso. She had also volunteered with many family-focused community organizations, such as the Children Cope with Divorce Program and the Domestic Violence Task Force Commission.

But as the first female federal judge in El Paso, "I've stepped away from all that totally," Cardone said. Instead, she presides over cases that touch on other important social issues, such as employer-employee relations, education and immigration -- an especially pressing matter in a border town. "The kinds of cases we handle have such an effect on everyday society that it's very fascinating, interesting work," she said.

You might say Cardone was destined for the law. Her father is an attorney, and four of her five siblings also attended law school. At Binghamton, she double-majored in Spanish language and literature and Latin American studies. She chose a law school in San Antonio in part because she wanted to be near the Mexican border, where she could use her linguistic and cultural knowledge and perhaps practice international law.

Another Bush appointee who is completely enamored of the 'hispanic culture'.

58 posted on 11/13/2008 3:53:13 AM PST by raybbr (You think it's bad now - wait till the anchor babies start to vote!)
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To: parisa
Who was the judge?

United States District Court Judge Kathleen Cordone (see Post 34 and Post 58).

59 posted on 11/13/2008 6:08:15 AM PST by DumpsterDiver
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To: Sleeping Freeper

Outrageous. I did not see the name of this judge listed in the article. One can only wonder about this judge’s agenda.

60 posted on 11/13/2008 11:17:05 AM PST by Dante3
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61 posted on 11/13/2008 1:23:20 PM PST by parisa
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To: mouse1

Thank you for the email address...Message sent...

Is there a better way for the President to show the face of compassionate Conservatism as he leaves the Oval Office than by issuing Presidential Pardons for the two jailed Border Agents?

62 posted on 11/13/2008 9:50:39 PM PST by billmor
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