Two U.S. Border Patrol agents were sentenced to prison terms of 11 years and 12 years for shooting a drug-smuggling suspect in the buttocks as he fled across the U.S.-Mexico border.
U.S. District Court Judge Kathleen Cardone in El Paso, Texas, sentenced Jose Alonso Compean to 12 years in prison and Ignacio Ramos to 11 years and one day despite a plea by their attorney for a new trial after three jurors said they were coerced into voting guilty in the case, the Washington Times reported.
Okay. Shake the head, blink the eyes, look at it again. No, it didn't change. What the FUCK?
As WorldNetDaily reported, a federal jury convicted Compean, 28, and Ramos, 37, in March after a two-week trial on charges of causing serious bodily injury, assault with a deadly weapon, discharge of a firearm in relation to a crime of violence and a civil rights violation.
In a move that still confuses Ramos and Compean, the U.S. government filed charges against them after giving full immunity to Aldrete-Davila and paying for his medical treatment at an El Paso hospital.
At trial, Assistant U.S. Attorney Debra Kanof told the court that the agents had violated an unarmed Aldrete-Davila's civil rights.
"The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled it is a violation of someone's Fourth Amendment rights to shoot them in the back while fleeing if you don't know who they are and/or if you don't know they have a weapon," said Kanof.
When I first heard about this on the G. Gordon Liddy show, I couldn't believe my ears. This is one of the greatest travesties of justice that I've heard of in this country in a long, long time. Isn't the Border Patrol in place to do EXACTLY what these two agents did? But they give the guy immunity so he can come testify against them, and treat his injuries, ON OUR DIME?
WHAT IN THE BLUE HADES IS WRONG WITH THIS COUNTRY?
As if THAT isn't bad enough, then there is this:
LUKEVILLE, Ariz. -- U.S. Border Patrol officials still don't know why National Guard troops along the Arizona-Mexico border had to flee a group of armed people. The gunmen fled into Mexico.
The gunmen attacked the U.S. Border Patrol entry site along Arizona's border before retreating back to Mexico on Wednesday night. The troops withdrew safely Wednesday night, and no was injured.
Can you believe this? Just read on, it gets better:
Several Border Patrol agents in the area told The Washington Times yesterday the armed men might have been trying to find out what the Guard troops would do if they were confronted by drug or alien smugglers. They said the increased presence of troops and additional Border Patrol agents in recent months had frustrated many of the area's drug and alien smugglers.
"I guess they got their answer," said one veteran agent. "When in doubt, the troops will run."
Earlier this year, several Border Patrol agents said they had been assigned to guard National Guard personnel, given standing orders to be within five minutes of the troops deployed along the border. The agents, who referred to the assignment as "the nanny patrol," said most of the Guard troops are not allowed to carry loaded weapons, despite a significant increase in violence directed at Border Patrol agents during the past year.
I'm in full support of the President in regards to the war in the Middle East. Our nation was attacked and we were within our full rights as a people, as a nation, to take military action in response to the imminent threat to our nation.
That being said.
There is absolutely NO logic in not sealing our borders, especially our southernmost border, and putting UNARMED troops along the border to sit and WATCH as illegal aliens come flooding into our country. And now they're coming in armed.
Talk radio is abuzz with calls for a Presidential pardon for the two border control agents who have been convicted of shooting this drug smuggler. I fully agree with this call for action by our President. The American people have no interest, by and large, in this on the sly agreement that we have with the Mexicans to create a North American Alliance like the European Union. The President is sitting back and ignoring the problem because he doesn't want to upset the Mexican government and damage relations in building the SPP. TOUGH SHIT.
Why isn't the dinosaur media all over this? It's the ONE thing the Bush administration has come up with that they're in favor of.
We need to win in the Middle East. Burn that into your minds, into your hearts. Failure to do so will result in problems the like of which we have never seen in this country. However, we also need to ensure that we don't hand ourselves, our nation, over into a situation that would change it in OTHER ways by creating a North American Continental governmental authority.
Right now, the SPP isn't in the forefront of "newsworthy" items. You have to dig for information on it, other than the official government site found here.
The right thing to do would be to pardon these men for doing their duty and attempting to protect our nation from illegal entry. Will the right thing be done?
And people wonder why I wrote that piece the other day saying Southerners are pissed and saying "we don't NEED this bullshit..."
Once and always, an American Fighting Man