Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Border Agent Beaten

Story:"A former U.S. Border Patrol agent who was convicted of shooting a drug smuggling suspect and then lying about it was beaten by fellow inmates in prison, his relatives and a congressman said Tuesday.
Prison officials did not immediately confirm that Ignacio Ramos had been attacked.

The convictions of Ramos and fellow former agent Jose Alonso Compean sparked outcry from critics who argued that the men were merely doing their job defending the border against criminals.

U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo, R-Colo., a vocal supporter of the agents and opponent of illegal immigration, criticized the Bush administration Tuesday for failing to protect Ramos and demanded a full presidential pardon for the two men.

"Not only did the administration choose the side of a foreign dope runner over the agents who stopped him from smuggling a load of drugs into the county _ now they've failed to protect that agent while his case is on appeal," he said in a statement.

Ramos and Compean, who reported to prison in January, were each sentenced to more than a decade behind bars. Ramos is being held at a medium- and low-security federal facility at Yazoo City, Miss. Compean is serving his sentence at the Elkton Federal Correctional Institution in Ohio; no problems have been reported with his detention.

The agents were convicted last year of shooting Osvaldo Aldrete Davila in 2005 near El Paso and then trying to cover up the incident. Davila was shot once in the buttocks

This guy has a hard life. First, he does his duty and tries to defend this country from drug dealing illegal aliens, and then is prosecuted and put in prison for defending his country. The drug dealer? He gets off Scot free. Not only does Bush refuse to pardon this man, he pretty much blithely ignores the situation.
Then, in prison, because the Hispanic gangs know he's a cop who does his job, they beat him up. Apparently, the guards didn't care, because this went on for several minutes.
First of all, this guy should be receiving a medal for defending our border and our streets, not put in prison. Second, he should have been pardoned after the miserable excuse for justice put him in prison. Thirdly, why is he locked up with the drug dealers? They had to know this was just asking for trouble. I hate second guessing people, but this just strikes me as common sense.

Its a travesty that Ramos has received this treatment from a country he loves, and it should shock many Americans into the reality of what we're facing here. When an agent does his job, he's put in jail. When our National Guard is confronted by armed gangs, they have to leave the area, because they are not allowed to shoot at them.
And to top it off, when a person illegally enters this country, we give them the welfare that US citizens receive, without an illegal alien ever having to pay taxes. The inanity of this entire situation lends great credence to the theories of the North American Union.


Faithful Servant said...

Where did the post mention that the gangs were Hispanic? Maybe the article did but you should have posted it.

Palm boy said...

*re-reading article*

Faithful, good catch. I think I assumed they were hispanic, and posted as such. The article does not say.

Daniel said...

This article from World Net Daily does state that they were Hispanics.

SolaMeanie said...

One has to wonder if the administration isn't treating Ramos this way to "send a message" to other Border Patrol agents not to get too faithful in enforcing the law against illegal immigration.

I am beginning to wonder if our government hasn't been bought by Mexico City or the La Raza movement.

Anonymous said...

I agee with SolaMeanei. What is going on!? Since when did the US start punishing peolple for doing there job that THEY put their lives on the line for! It's not right. I am not that old but I don't remember reading this a few years ago.

Moriah said...

I remember hearing about this from The Minute Men Project. That is a sad situation.
Needless to say, I was suprised with Bush's actions, but then again; he's a sinful human just like the rest of us.

Mercy Now said...

It's called freakin liberal judges.

BTW, how in the world a person living in TX can be rooting for the GB Packers?

The Angel said...

It is sad that the American government feels it necessary to look the other way, and even aggravate the situation when one of its own gets his feet cut out from under him for doing his job.

Palm boy said...

Daniel, thanks for the link. It seems my original assumption was correct.

Sola: Sadly, I don't think your that far off, this definatly seems to be a message to the other agents, 'stop defending the border'.

Anon, I don't think we ever heard about this kind of thing a few years ago.

Moriah, Bush is human, but in a case such as this, I would expect him to act correctly, if for no other reason then to avoid the political fallout he's currently under.

Mercy, this man was convicted by a jury, not some clown liberal judge on a bench. What is even more concering is that charges were even brought against him.

Angel, I agree.

Anonymous said...

Interesting news. U.S. Attorney John Sutton was discovered to have withheld information in this case. The Mexican consulate demanded prosecution of the border guards even though the local authorities saw no reason to prosecute. Just so happens that on the date of their arrest the U.S. government got involved in the case. Sounds like a lot of backroom dealings and the U.S. government threw these agents to the dogs.