Comments: Bush Commutes Sentences of Ramos and Campean

Pardon? They were lucky to get commutation!

The two former agents, Ignacio Ramos and Jose Alonso Compean, had attracted considerable support among advocates of tougher border security, who argued that the agents were just doing their jobs.

“Nothing could be further from the truth,” the lead prosecutor in the case said in 2007, scoffing at the idea that the defendants were defending themselves. The agents said at trial that they had scuffled with the dealer, Osvaldo Aldrete Davila.

“These agents shot someone whom they knew to be unarmed and running away,” said the prosecutor, United States Attorney Johnny Sutton. “They destroyed evidence, covered up a crime scene and then filed false reports about what happened. It is shocking that there are people who believe it is O.K. for agents to shoot an unarmed suspect who is running away.”

I am a die hard Republican and Sutton is too, but what these officers did after the fact is incredible. President Bush knew this also.

Posted by Brad Thousand at January 19, 2009 05:17 PM

Is he gonna pardon Dick Cheney next?

Posted by El Ness at January 20, 2009 09:21 AM