Monday, January 19, 2009

Ramos & Compean Catch A Break

"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.

The imprisonment of Ignacio Ramos and Jose Alonso Compean had sparked outcry from critics who said the men were just doing their jobs and were punished too harshly. They had been sentenced to 11- and 12-year sentences, respectively.

Their sentences will now expire on March 20 of this year."

This is still a tough one for me. Always is when those sworn to uphold the law break it. Yes, the drug dealer in question was and remains a scumbag, yes, the DA went after them with a vengeance, but if it was you or me in the same spot we'd probably never see the light of day again.

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