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  • Shot Bystander Defends NYPD in Empire State Shooting

    08/29/2012 6:19:36 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    nbcnewyork.com ^ | Gus Rosendale
    One of the nine bystanders hit by gunfire when police shot and killed Jeffrey Johnson near the Empire State Building last week says an inch probably made the difference between life and death for him. In his first television interview Tuesday, Alberto Ramos of the Bronx told NBC 4 New York he was shot through his left foot, and that a bullet also came close to hitting his head.
  • College student's outrage after bouncer wouldn't let her dance on bar because she was overweight

    04/29/2012 9:56:18 AM PDT · by rawhide · 188 replies
    A 21-year-old woman has accused the bouncers at her local pub of discrimination after she was banned from dancing on the bar because she was told she was too fat. ABC News reports Jordan Ramos, a student at the University of Iowa, who describes herself as 'plus-sized', says she was with friends at Union Bar in Iowa City last month when she tried to climb onto the bar. Miss Ramos says she was told to get back on the floor because she 'was not pretty enough' and was 'obviously pregnant'. ABC reports the bouncer told Miss Ramos the bar was...
  • Nationals Catcher Ramos Kidnapped in Venezuela

    11/09/2011 8:13:10 PM PST · by tobyhill · 9 replies
    abc ^ | 11/9/2011 | JORGE RUEDA
    Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos was abducted by gunmen Wednesday from his home in his native Venezuela. Ramos, 24, was taken away in an SUV by four armed men in Santa Ines in central Carabobo state, Kathe Vilera, spokeswoman for the catcher's Venezuelan League team, said through her official Twitter account. "This is sad, worrisome and true that Wilson Ramos has been kidnapped," she said. Ramos was playing winter ball with the Aragua Tigers. She said the rising Major League Baseball star was kidnapped at 6:45 p.m. local time (2315 GMT) and that police have been notified. Santa Ines lies...
  • Coddling Illegals, Jailing Agents

    10/28/2011 5:10:53 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    IBD Editorial ^ | October 28, 2011 | Editor
    Justice: Another border patrol agent faces prison after arresting an illegal alien smuggling drugs. When not being killed by guns funneled into Mexico by their own government, they are prosecuted for doing their job. In a case reminiscent of an earlier injustice against those protecting our borders, Border Patrol Agent Jesus E. "Chito" Diaz Jr. has been sentenced to two years in prison by U.S. District Judge Alia Moses Ludlum in San Antonio. The illegal alien he arrested for drug smuggling goes free. In November 2009, Diaz was named in a federal grand jury indictment after an October 2008 arrest...
  • Border Agent Sentenced to 2 Years for Abuse of Immigrant Who Claims he Received No Injuries

    10/27/2011 7:33:19 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 9 replies · 1+ views
    A U.S. Border Patrol agent has been sentenced to two years in prison for improperly handling a teenager he had handcuffed the boy, a smuggling suspect. Prosecutors claimed agent Jesus “Chito” Diaz was responsible for the bruises sustained by a 15-year-old boy during an October 2008 arrest near the Ro Grande in Texas. Diaz, 31, was charged with depriving the teenager of his constitutional right to be free from the use of unreasonable force when he lifted the boy improperly by his arms, and put his knee in his back. Diaz’s attorneys said that no injuries were sustained from a...
  • Bexar Co. Democrats remove Ramos as chairman over comments about gays (called 'em 'termites')

    05/10/2011 3:23:53 PM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies
    KENS 5 ^ | 5/04/11
    Bexar Co. Democrats remove Ramos as chairman over comments about gaysby KENS 5 staff Posted on May 4, 2011 at 9:00 AM Bexar County Democratic Party Chairman Dan Ramos was removed from office after a vote of the party's executive committee Tuesday night. Ramos has been under fire for comments he made about gays in the county party. He had resisted calls from county party members to apologize for his remarks. That prompted party members to initiate a process that would lead to his ouster. He was found guilty of violations in an administrative trial in April. No replacement was...
  • County chair removal bill gets hearing (Texas RATS try to dump incompetent Bexar Co. RAT bigot)

    04/16/2011 3:28:14 PM PDT · by Libloather · 1 replies
    My San Antonio ^ | 4/12/11 | John W. Gonzalez
    County chair removal bill gets hearingLegislation would allow a state party committee to judge competency. By John W. Gonzalez Published 02:04 a.m., Tuesday, April 12, 2011 Legislation that would allow the forced removal of a county’s incompetent political party chairman drew mixed reviews Monday in Austin at the House Elections Committee. The measure by state Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer, D-San Antonio, would apply to either major party and drew support from both sides of the aisle, but it was left pending amid GOP concerns that it would nullify the will of voters who choose county chairs. Martinez Fisher didn’t mention...
  • More Democratic leaders condemn party chair (RAT bigot Dan Ramos in Bexar Co., Texas)

    03/26/2011 7:57:40 AM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    My San Antonio ^ | 3/25/11 | John W. Gonzalez
    More Democratic leaders condemn party chairVoices added to call for Ramos to resign. By John W. Gonzalez Updated 02:06 a.m., Friday, March 25, 2011 Twenty top leaders of the Bexar County Democratic Party are demanding the resignation of Chairman Dan Ramos because of his controversial comments about fellow partisans. **SNIP** “His hateful, bigoted comments have no place in the Democratic Party. ... We condemn and disavow the comments and opinions he expressed,” the open letter said. “Mr. Ramos has proven he does not support nor represent our party's ideas and, therefore, we call upon him to resign immediately,” it added....
  • Bexar Democrats' leader likens foes to insects (Ramos will resign “when hell freezes over”)

    03/17/2011 9:12:44 PM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies · 1+ views
    My San Antonio ^ | 3/17/11 | John W. Gonzalez
    Bexar Democrats' leader likens foes to insectsBy John W. Gonzalez Updated 10:39 p.m., Thursday, March 17, 2011 Calling his detractors worms, jerks, morons, idiots and liars, Bexar County Democratic Chairman Dan Ramos said Thursday that he'd resign “when hell freezes over” despite demands he quit immediately due to his harsh words about fellow Democrats. Denying allegations that he has disparaged gay party members and others, Ramos cast himself as an old friend of minorities. But he also compared gay Democrats to insects, called several local elected Democrats “yo-yos,” and found a common denominator among the Texas Stonewall Democratic Caucus, the...
  • Demands Grow For Resignation Of Bexar County Democratic Chair (ticks off gays, blacks, whites, Jews)

    03/16/2011 10:59:29 PM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies
    KSAT ^ | 3/16/11 | Jessie Degollado
    Demands Grow For Resignation Of Bexar County Democratic ChairPublished Statements By Dan Ramos 'Stunned' Party Leaders Jessie Degollado, KSAT 12 News Reporter POSTED: Wednesday, March 16, 2011 SAN ANTONIO -- A spokeswoman for the Bexar County Democratic Party said its chairman, Dan Ramos, will be holding a news conference on Thursday morning after his published statements in the San Antonio Current and increasing demands for resignation. Texas Democratic Party Chairman Boyd Richie, members of the Bexar County Democratic Party Executive Committee and the Texas Stonewall Democratic Caucus have called for Ramos to step down. In their statement, the executive committee...
  • Bexar County Democratic leader accused of bigotry (comments on gays, blacks, whites, and Jews)

    03/16/2011 10:36:13 AM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    WOAI ^ | 3/15/11 | Melissa Garcia
    Bexar County Democratic leader accused of bigotryReported by: Melissa Garcia Published: 3/15 5:48 pm SAN ANTONIO -- Bexar County Democratic Chair Dan Ramos is in hot water after comments referring to gays, blacks, whites, and Jews outraged the community. The Texas Democratic Party Chairman, Boyd Richie, asked Ramos to resign. Richie accused Ramos of bigotry and creating chaos since his election a year ago. On Friday, Ramos was quoted in the San Antonio Current. "He called Stonewall Democrats Nazi termites that have wormed their way into the party hierarchy," explained Dee Villarrubia, an openly gay Bexar County Democratic Deputy Chair...
  • Democratic leader ignores resignation demand (Bigoted head RAT disparaged gay and black RATS)

    03/14/2011 4:39:47 PM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    My San Antonio ^ | 3/14/11 | John W. Gonzalez
    Democratic leader ignores resignation demandBy John W. Gonzalez Published 05:15 p.m., Monday, March 14, 2011 The head of the Texas Democratic Party is demanding the resignation of Bexar County Democratic Party Chairman Dan Ramos, accusing him of bigotry and creating chaos since his election a year ago. Citing complaints from local partisans, state Chairman Boyd Richie said Ramos should step aside so the party can “move forward with new, more unifying leadership.” Richie rescinded a request to meet with Ramos, saying that would not be useful. Richie issued his statement Saturday, the day after a news blog posted comments by...
  • Teams comb Ariz. desert for suspect in [Border Patrol] agent death

    12/16/2010 2:21:36 PM PST · by La Enchiladita · 25 replies · 1+ views
    AP via Breitbart ^ | Dec. 16, 2010 | AMANDA LEE MYERS
    NOGALES, Ariz. - Teams of border officers combed through the Arizona desert about 10 miles north of Mexico on Thursday in search of the lone outstanding suspect in the fatal shooting of a Border Patrol agent. They were on horseback and all-terrain vehicles searching rugged, hard-to-reach spots in a mountainous area just north of Nogales in southeastern Arizona. Officers in patrol cars were searching the perimeter. The suspect could be in Mexico, or could have tried his luck in Nogales or a nearby town, but he also could be hiding behind the next bush. ...authorities have four suspects in custody...
  • Mexico demands answers about shooting by U.S. agent

    06/09/2010 4:16:11 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 81 replies · 246+ views
    Reuters/YahooNews ^ | 6/9/10 | Robin Emmott Robin Emmott
    Mexico is demanding answers from Washington over the fatal shooting of a teenager by a U.S. border patrol agent and has sent a formal complaint over the incident, Mexico's foreign minister said. At a wake on Wednesday, grieving relatives wept over the body of Sergio Hernandez, shot on the Mexican side of the border in the frontier city of Ciudad Juarez as he and other youths were running from U.S. border patrol agents.
  • Ex-Border Agent Who Shot Smuggler Wants Retrial [Ramos]

    01/18/2010 11:12:59 AM PST · by freespirited · 5 replies · 423+ views
    FOX News ^ | 01/18/10
    Former Border Patrol Agent Ignacio Ramos says new evidence has surfaced since he went to prison over the 2005 shooting of a Mexican drug smuggler and he wants a retrial. "I know I'm rolling the dice," said Ramos, adding that a new trial could result in additional charges. Ramos said his attorney would file the documents within two months. He offered no details on any new evidence, the Houston Chronicle reported Monday. Ramos and another convicted former agent, Jose Compean, were freed Feb. 17, 2008, weeks after then-President George W. Bush commuted their sentences. Ramos returned to El Paso for...
  • Thieves can't steal ex-border agent's holiday (Ignacio Ramos)

    12/28/2009 12:15:39 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 17 replies · 1,068+ views
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | 12/26/2009 | Craig Kapitan - Express-News
    Last Christmas, Ignacio Ramos was in a cramped cell at a federal penitentiary in Arizona, listening to Christmas songs on a small radio and wondering what his wife and children were doing. A lot has changed in a year for the former Border Patrol agent, who became a cause célebre among conservative lawmakers after jurors handed him an 11-year sentence in 2006 for shooting a Mexican drug smuggler near El Paso. In January, George W. Bush commuted his sentence during his last full day in office. Ramos then moved his family from El Paso to Houston, where he began the...
  • San Juan Capistrano Tea Party (PICS) Minutemen Raise $2000 for the Family of Agent Rosas

    09/12/2009 6:11:51 PM PDT · by Ladycalif · 13 replies · 1,790+ views
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  • MTRA, Temecula, CA - Former Border Patrol Agent Ignacio Ramos w/ Joe Loya & Radio Host Rick Amato

    09/05/2009 6:50:03 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 3 replies · 437+ views
    Murrieta-Temecula Republican Assembly ^ | September 5, 2009 | MTRA
    Friday Night Dinner Meeting October 2, 2009 at 6:00 p.m. Featuring: Former Border Patrol Agent Ignacio Ramos with his father-in-law Joe Loya & San Diego Radio Talk Show Host Rick Amato (KCBQ 1170 AM) Location: Temeku Hills Clubhouse (www.temekuhills.com) 41687 Temeku Drive, Temecula, CA 92591 RSVP at the link provided.
  • [Johnny]Sutton to join Ashcroft's law firm

    04/22/2009 4:44:47 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 32 replies · 581+ views
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | 04/22/2009 | Guillermo Contreras
    Former U.S. Attorney Johnny Sutton has been hired to work in a consulting and law firm formed by former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft. Sutton, who resigned Sunday as chief of the San Antonio-based Western District of Texas, is one of four outgoing U.S. attorneys hired by Ashcroft. All served under the administration of former President George W. Bush. “Johnny is joining the Ashcroft law firm, as is John Ratcliffe, former U.S. attorney from Dallas,” said Mark Corallo, a spokesman for Ashcroft’s company. “They will be operating in Texas as Ashcroft Sutton Ratcliffe LLC.” Corallo said Sutton will remain in...
  • Sutton defends charging border agents

    04/14/2009 3:05:51 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 42 replies · 1,072+ views
    SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS ^ | 4-13-09 | GUILLERMO CONTRERAS
    Outgoing U.S. Attorney Johnny Sutton said Monday he still believes he made the right call in prosecuting two then-Border Patrol agents convicted of covering up their shooting of an unarmed drug smuggler in the back. In a wide-ranging interview since announcing last week that he is resigning April 19, Sutton also said he was voluntarily leaving the job he’s had for more than seven years — the top federal prosecutor of the San Antonio-based Western District of Texas. Sutton, who was nominated to the post by President George W. Bush, said he is leaving for a legal job in the...
  • Supreme Court rebuffs Ramos and Compean

    03/23/2009 12:30:01 PM PDT · by mnehring · 122 replies · 3,124+ views
    The US Supreme Court will not hear the appeals of US Border Patrol Agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean. The refusal lets stand the opinion of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals affirming the convictions and the sentences of the agents. Although this effectively ends the agents’ hopes to have their felony convictions overturned, they are now free men thanks to a last minute commutation of their 10-year sentences by President Bush. Had it not been for Bush’s action, the Supreme Court’s refusal to hear the case would likely have meant the agents would have served their full sentences. Nonetheless,...
  • Ramos, Compean Say Prayers Held Them Up ( Pat Yourselves on the Back, FReepers! )

    03/21/2009 3:09:19 PM PDT · by kellynla · 48 replies · 1,314+ views
    worldnetdaily.com ^ | March 20, 2009 | staff
    Former U.S. Border Patrol agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean, who were given long jail terms for shooting at a fleeing drug smuggler, today told Fox News Channel host Glenn Beck that they were sustained by prayers of the American people and their spirits were lifted by their letters. The two were interviewed on Beck's program in their first television interview allowed under the terms of their probation after President Bush commuted their sentences on his last day in office. They just were released from ankle bracelet restrictions and still face limits on with whom they can talk. One of...
  • Imprisoned border guards speak out [Ramos/Compean] [Bush legacy]

    03/21/2009 1:22:30 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 26 replies · 1,293+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 2009-03-20 | Sara A. Carter
    Former U.S. Border Patrol agent Ignacio "Nacho" Ramos wakes up in the middle of the night expecting a guard to shine a flashlight in his face. Jose Alonso Compean, his colleague, still has nightmares that he's not really home. It has not been easy readjusting to life outside their one-man prison cells where they spent the last two years of their lives in segregation. Since the commutation of their sentences by President Bush on his last day in office, the former agents, who were charged with the non-fatal shooting of a Mexican national after he abandoned a load of marijuana...
  • VIDEO: American Heroes Ramos and Compean's First Interview After Their Release

    Border Patrol agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean were released last month from federal prison after serving more than two years in solitary confinement for the non-fatal shooting of a Mexican drug smuggler. President Bush commuted the sentences of the two border guards Jan. 19 and his order went into effect yesterday. They had spent the last month in home confinement and are now finally free. Glenn Beck has covered this story for years and was at the forefront of the movement to get President Bush to commute their sentences. These two men are truly American heroes. Welcome back!
  • Heads Up: Compean and Ramos Should Be Coming Up on Glenn Beck at 2 AM EST on FOX News (15 mins)

    03/20/2009 10:47:55 PM PDT · by freespirited · 5 replies · 436+ views
    FOX News | 3/21/08
    Jose Compean and Ignacio Ramos were scheduled for Beck's show today. I missed it at 5 p.m. EST but it is now repeating at 2 a.m. EST. Which means it should be on any minute.
  • Ignacio Ramos on Glenn Beck Right Now

    03/20/2009 7:21:02 AM PDT · by raybbr · 23 replies · 987+ views
    FR ^ | 3/21/2009 | raybbr
    Listening to Ignacio Ramos A free man!
  • Judge: Gov't must provide records or say why not (re: drug smuggler, Osvaldo Aldrete Davila)

    02/26/2009 9:21:18 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 578+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/26/09 | Nedra Pickler - ap
    WASHINGTON – A judge has ordered the federal government to turn over documents related to the shooting of a fleeing drug smuggler or explain why it's withholding them. The shooting led to the imprisonment and presidential commutation of two U.S. Border Patrol agents. Judicial Watch, a conservative watchdog group, filed Freedom of Information Act requests two years ago with the departments of State, Justice and Homeland Security for records relating to the drug smuggler, Osvaldo Aldrete Davila. The departments did not provide any records, so the group filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Washington. In response to the...
  • Ex-border agents who had sentences commuted are released from prison

    02/17/2009 12:07:33 PM PST · by pissant · 16 replies · 606+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 2/17/09 | staff
    DALLAS – Attorneys say two former Border Patrol agents convicted of shooting a drug smuggler and covering it up have been released from prison. Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean each had their sentences of more than 10 years commuted earlier this year by former President George W. Bush. Their commutation becomes effective March 20, and both will serve out the remainder of their sentences in home confinement. The men were convicted in 2006 of shooting Osvaldo Aldrete Davila near El Paso and trying to conceal it. Ramos left a federal prison in Phoenix on Tuesday morning on furlough, according to...
  • Ramos, Compean Freed From Prison

    02/17/2009 10:24:01 AM PST · by kellynla · 27 replies · 897+ views
    worldnetdaily.com ^ | February 17, 2009 | Jerome R. Corsi
    Convicted former Border Patrol agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean were released from federal prison this morning and are en route to join their families in El Paso, Texas. Characterizing Ramos and Compean's incarceration as a "political prosecution," Rep. Ted Poe, R-Texas, called for a congressional investigation into alleged prosecutorial misconduct by El Paso U.S. Attorney Johnny Sutton under the direction of Bush administration Attorney General Alberto Gonzales. Poe also called for an investigation into the alleged role of the Mexican government in demanding that Ramos and Compean be prosecuted. "As soon as President Bush commuted Ramos and Compean's sentences,...
  • Breaking News: Former El Paso Border Patrol Agents Free From Prison (both free)

    02/17/2009 8:32:21 AM PST · by STARWISE · 154 replies · 5,313+ views
    KFOX-TV ^ | 2-17-09
    At 3 a.m. mountain time, former Border Patrol agent Jose Compean was released from the Elkton Federal Prison in Elkton, Ohio. Former agent Ignacio Ramos was released about five hours later from the Phoenix Federal Prison in Phoenix, Ariz. Ramos and Compean will officially be released from Federal Bureau of Prison custody on March 20th, but on Tuesday both were allowed to rejoin their families. They had been in prison since January 2007. Ramos and Compean were in prison for shooting drug smuggler Osvaldo Aldrete Davila and then trying to cover it up. On President Bush’s last day in office,...
  • Breaking! Ramos is out of prision! No word on Compeon yet

    02/17/2009 7:53:09 AM PST · by alice_in_bubbaland · 68 replies · 2,464+ views
    Glenn Beck Show | Me
    Just heard that Ramos has been released from prison. There will be no media access until March 20, 2009.
  • Border agents could leave prison within days

    02/04/2009 8:13:00 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 25 replies · 885+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 2009-02-04 | Chelsea Schilling
    Border Patrol agents Jose Compean and Ignacio Ramos could be eligible to leave federal prison within days – though their official release date is still set for March 20, a spokeswoman for the Federal Bureau of Prisons has confirmed. BOP spokeswoman Traci Billingsley told WND that inmates may serve their sentences in arranged living facilities or home confinement before they are given their full freedom. "On their release date, all Bureau of Prisons inmates are generally released from one of three places," she said. "They're either released from an institution, a residential reentry center (halfway house) or they're released from...
  • Border agents' release will not wipe away their crime*(Barf Alert)*

    01/25/2009 11:37:59 PM PST · by Cyropaedia · 26 replies · 627+ views
    San Jose Mercury ^ | 1/25/09 | Ruben Navarrette Jr.
    Ruben Navarrette Jr.: Border agents' release will not wipe away their crime By Ruben Navarrette Jr. Posted: 01/25/2009 12:00:00 AM PST I was glad to see that George W. Bush commuted the prison sentences of former Border Patrol agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Alonso Compean. And frankly, I was a bit surprised I was glad. I never had much sympathy for Ramos or Compean, disgraced law enforcement officers who were convicted of shooting a Mexican drug smuggler and then lying about it. From studying the facts, hearing the arguments of the agents' supporters, and interviewing U.S. Attorney Johnny Sutton, whose...
  • Lou Dobbs TScript/Video: "Mexico Meddling" (Ramos-Compean, Bush Corruption Exposed Pt II)

    01/23/2009 6:31:45 PM PST · by flattorney · 34 replies · 787+ views
    CNN Lou Dobbs Tonight ^ | January 22, 2009 | Transcript Staff
    Mexico slams Border Patrol clemency. Criticizes commutation for former Border Patrol agents Ramos and Compean. Plus, President Bush and Administration Corruption Exposed Part II 01.22.09 CNN Lou Dobbs Video: "Mexico Meddling" (Ramos-Compean, Bush Corruption Exposed Pt II) 01.14.09 CNN Lou Dobbs Video: President-Elect Barack Obama and Mexico's President Felipe Calderon met SEGMENT INTRO: New questions about Mexico's brazen meddling in the case against former border patrol agents Ramos and Compean who remain in prison tonight, we'll have special coverage of this continuing miscarriage of justice and the intervention of the Mexican government in the Bush administration's policy making. # And...
  • Lou Dobbs TScript: Ramos/Compean 2 more months in prison. Bush/Mexican Gov’t Corruption Exposed

    01/21/2009 9:29:25 PM PST · by flattorney · 44 replies · 5,793+ views
    CNN Lou Dobbs Tonight ^ | January 21, 2009 | Transcript Staff
    “Lou Dobbs Tonight: Transcript” Justice Delayed: (Because of Bush) Ramos & Compean could be in prison for 2 more months Outrageous President Bush, Administration, and Mexican government collusion and corruption against our border patrol agents January 21, 2009 # This was Lou Dobbs first broadcast this week. SEGMENT INTRO: Former Border Patrol agents Ramos and Compean, their sentences commuted, but they may be in prison for another two months. There is rising anger at the continued imprisonment of former Border Patrol agents Ramos and Compean two days after President Bush commuted their sentences. And there is outrage at the Mexican...
  • Border patrol agents' sentences commuted, but struggle not yet over (TX) congressman vows

    01/21/2009 3:47:15 PM PST · by flattorney · 20 replies · 2,225+ views
    Beaumont Enterprise ^ | January, 20, 2009 | Colin Guy
    Two Texas border guards sentenced each to about a dozen years in prison have had their sentences commuted by former President George W. Bush in one of last official acts. But the campaign on their behalf is not yet over. In 2005 Border Patrol agents Jose Compean and Ignacio Ramos shot drug smuggler Osvaldo Aldrete Davila in the buttocks as he fled across the Rio Grande, away from an abandoned van load of marijuana, according to Associated Press reports. The two men, who did not report the shooting and tampered with evidence by picking up spent shell casings, were convicted...
  • Bush’s Final Mistake: Showing Mercy on Ramos and Compean

    01/21/2009 1:47:02 PM PST · by AJKauf · 115 replies · 4,962+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | January 21 | Bob Owens
    On his last full day as president, George W. Bush commuted the prison sentences of Ignacio Ramos and Jose Alonso Compean, two former Border Patrol agents who were sent to prison for crimes they committed related to the shooting of a Mexican drug smuggler. Upon being charged, these agents became convenient symbols, and far too many good people tried to justify their behavior through the prism of their own beliefs. Border Patrol officers saw them as fellow officers unfairly accused of tryin But Compean and Ramos are anything but heroes. They are not good cops unfairly accused...
  • The final Bush pardons

    01/20/2009 7:38:42 AM PST · by SmithL · 85 replies · 1,877+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 1/20/9 | Debra J. Saunders
    On his way out of office, President Bush used his power of the pardon to commute the sentences of former U.S. Border Patrol agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean, who had been sentenced to 11 years and 12 years respectively for shooting and wounding a fleeing drug smuggler in 2005 and then covering up the incident. It was the right move. Ramos and Compean supporters no doubt would have preferred it if Bush had pardoned the agents - which would have cleared their criminal records. In that Bush had stood by U.S. Attorney Johnny Sutton's prosecution of the agents, as...
  • Bush commutes sentences of former US border agents

    01/20/2009 7:15:03 AM PST · by LuxMaker · 25 replies · 892+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | Jan 20, 2009 | DEB RIECHMANN
    WASHINGTON – In his final acts of clemency, President George W. Bush on Monday granted early prison releases to two former U.S. Border Patrol agents whose convictions for shooting a Mexican drug dealer fueled the national debate over illegal immigration. ">snip<"
  • Bush Commutes Sentences for Two Former Border Patrol Agents

    01/19/2009 11:33:44 AM PST · by dixiedarlindownsouth · 56 replies · 1,938+ views
    Fox News ^ | Fox News
    On his last full day in office, President Bush commuted the controversial sentences of two former Border Patrol agents convicted of shooting a Mexican drug runner in 2005.
  • President Commutes Sentences for Ramos & Compean on Final Day of Office

    01/19/2009 1:03:02 PM PST · by JOAT · 97 replies · 2,416+ views
    U.S. Border Control [usbc@usbc.org] ^ | 01/19/2009 | Edward I. Nelson
    Dear XXXX: After making them suffer two long and painful years in solitary confinement in a maximum security prison, President Bush, on his very last day of office, having received more than five million emails, letters, postcards and telephone calls from citizens all across the country, finally commuted the sentences of Ignacio "Nacho" Ramos and Jose Compean, two brave and decorated Border Patrol agents, improperly charged with the non-crime of using a firearm as they stopped a drug dealer from bringing in more than 700 pounds of narrcotics into the U.S. Please accept my thanks for your great effort in...
  • Monica Ramos and Patti Compean On Glenn Beck's "Inaugural" Show - 5 pm Eastern Tonight

    01/19/2009 1:57:47 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 20 replies · 1,129+ views
    Glenn kicks offhis new show tonight with the first interview by Monica Ramos and Patty Compean (wives of jailed border agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean) since the jailed border patrol agents had their sentences commuted today by President Bush. Plus a revealing interview with Sarah Palin---don't miss the highly anticipated premiere tonight at 5p on FOX News Channel! Bold. Brash. Beck!
  • Bush commutes sentences of former US border agents

    01/19/2009 10:30:12 AM PST · by patriot08 · 27 replies · 728+ views
    Yahoo news ^ | 1-19-09 | By DEB RIECHMANN, Associated Press
    WASHINGTON – In his final acts of clemency, President George W. Bush on Monday commuted the prison sentences of two former U.S. Border Patrol agents whose convictions for shooting a Mexican drug dealer ignited fierce debate about illegal immigration. Bush's decision to commute the sentences of Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean, who tried to cover up the shooting, was welcomed by both Republican and Democratic members of Congress. They had long argued that the agents were merely doing their jobs, defending the American border against criminals. They also maintained that the more than 10-year prison sentences the pair was given...
  • Vanity: Before everyone cheers, read what Bush said Re: Ramos and Campean

    01/19/2009 10:23:51 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 49 replies · 1,646+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 1/19/2009 | DEB RIECHMANN
    The action by the president, who believes the border agents received fair trials and that the verdicts were just, does not diminish the seriousness of their crimes, the official said.
  • Ramos, Compean sentences commuted [more detail here]

    01/19/2009 10:18:33 AM PST · by freespirited · 43 replies · 1,399+ views
    WND ^ | 1/19/09
    President Bush commuted the prison sentences of former Border Patrol agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean. ... The agents were convicted of shooting at a fleeing drug smuggler and under an enhanced sentence guideline were ordered to spend more than a decade in prison.. WND reported just days ago that the action was under consideration. That was when the Department of Justice had opened a file on their case, office of agency pardon attorney Ronald Rodgers said. Rodgers spoke directly about the case by telephone with Stephen Eichler, J.D., executive director of Jim Gilchrist's Minuteman Project Inc.. Eichler initially called...
  • RAMOS AND CAMPION SENTENCES HAVE BEEN COMMUTED

    01/19/2009 10:04:38 AM PST · by Spunky · 291 replies · 6,309+ views
    NBC Radio News
    HOORAY!
  • Border Agents Pardoned

    01/19/2009 10:00:03 AM PST · by wrighter · 26 replies · 782+ views
    Just heard on Fox. President Bush has commuted their sentences.
  • Bush Commutes Sentences of Two Border Agents Convicted of Shooting Drug Dealer

    01/19/2009 9:58:40 AM PST · by E.G.C. · 501 replies · 16,399+ views
    AP ^ | 1-19-09 | DEB RIECHMANN
  • Breaking Bush Pardons Border agents..

    01/19/2009 9:58:34 AM PST · by tomnbeverly · 77 replies · 1,727+ views
    1/19/09 | tomnbeverly
    Breaking on Fox news
  • Bush Pardons Border Agents (note - sentences were commuted, not a pardon)

    01/19/2009 10:01:57 AM PST · by coffee260 · 32 replies · 1,696+ views
    Fox News | 01/19/09 | vanity
    Just saw a report on Fox News that President Bush commuted border agents Ramos and Compean's prison sentences. WOOHOO!!! More to come...