Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Commutation for Ramos and Compean

One of the hugest miscarriages of justice in American history was at least partly alleviated yesterday. In President George W. Bush’s last full day of Office he commuted the sentence of unjustly convicted Border Patrol Guards Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean. Incredulously Federal Prosecutor Johnny Sutton went after Ramos and Compean for shooting fleeing drug smuggler Osbaldo Aldrete-Davila in the buttocks.

Can you imagine placing the full weight of the law on American Border Agents instead of a drug smuggler bringing drugs to be sold to Americans who in turn have a huge percentage of it ruining American lives due to bad choices?

President Bush should have issued a full pardon rather than a commutation.

JRH 1/20/09 (Hat Tip: BizzyBlog)

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