Friday, December 08, 2006
Lawmakers urge Bush to commute sentences
If you haven’t been caught up on the situation with Agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean, then look here.
“WASHINGTON – Rep. Dana Rohrabacher joined 48 other Republican lawmakers Thursday in sending a letter to President Bush urging him to commute the sentences of two border patrol agents convicted of shooting a Mexican drug smuggler at the border.
Border patrol agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean are scheduled to go to prison next month. Ramos was sentenced to 11 years and Compean to 12 years. The two border patrol agents were convicted of shooting an admitted drug smuggler in the buttocks as he ran away from them near the Rio Grande river in February 2005.”
The situation on the southern border is getting worse and the new congress is most likely going to make it critical. Both the northern and southern borders subject this country to a variety of terrorist threats, but the southern border is crippling the “border states’” ability to offer services to its legal residence.
It’s an outrage that our border agents will most likely go to jail for shooting a drug smuggler. It’s an outrage that congress will most likely pardon millions of people (and reward them!) for breaking federal law.