An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
Mr. Bush, please listen to your federal prosecutor who doggedly tracked down a convicted drug smuggler in Mexico to convict Border Agents Jose Compean and Ignacio Ramos for allegedly over-zealously shooting at the smuggler after a car chase and then a foot sprint back across the border.
To many supporters of the Border Patrol, Prosecutor Sutton himself was guilty of overzealousness in pursuing a criminal conviction of these agents.
But this is what Sutton says about the two agents rotting in prison after two years separation from wives, children, parents and life (with nearly a decade still to serve):
I think a legitimate question, is: ‘Is the punishment too harsh?’ I have always said the punishment in this case was harsh.
If you haven’t sent Pres. Bush a last-minute fax begging for a pardon, please do so.
At stake is the morale of our Border Patrol and their ability to protect us from massive armies of illegal workers coming to steal jobs and put Americans out of work, from drug smugglers, from violent cartels, from terrorists, from slavery rings and from murderous para-military squads.
It’s a free fax! Click on the link! If Bush does NOT pardon these two young men, it will be one of the bigger stains on his presidency. This was not justice, it was a kangaroo court that favored the criminal. Nothing new these days, but still unacceptable.