Saturday, June 09, 2007

Another Border Agent Due To Start Prison Term

Another Border Agent Due To Start Prison Term

Judge, prosecutor the same as in Ramos-Compean case.

Another former U.S. Border Patrol agent is due to start a prison term on Monday – this man sentenced for a typographical error that he reported to authorities himself so that the situation could be corrected, according to a new report from Friends of the Border Patrol.

And the case bears similarities to the recent case involving two other Border Patrol agents – Jose Compean and Ignacio Ramos – sentenced to prison for shooting at a drug smuggler as he fled back into Mexico, leaving behind hundreds of pounds of drugs he'd brought into the U.S., said Andy Ramirez, chairman of the FOBP.

For example, the prosecutor who handled both cases against Ramos and Compean and Noe Aleman was U.S. Attorney Johnny Sutton, and the judge was Kathleen Cardone.

Sutton has been criticized for a number of his decisions in the Ramos-Compean case, including his choice to provide immunity to the drug smuggler and return him to the United States to help prosecute the law enforcement officers. And the judge, Kathleen Cardone, has been criticized for not allowing the jury to know that the incident involving the border agents was not the only drug-related incident involving the smuggler-turned-witness.

It seems to be war on our border guards. Considering the job they have to do, and the few tools with which they have to do it, I'm surprised anybody want to be part of the border patrol... Being imprisoned more often than the illegals isn't going to help.

Has anyone looked into what's going on with this judge and prosecutor?


Anonymous catfleas said...

I really don't understand the agenda against border patrol agents. They are doing their job, aren't they? I want them to shoot or capture people sneaking into this country...especially drug dealers or coyotes.

7:29 PM  
Anonymous bobcat said...

No one is EVER going to want to be a border agent again... they have no way to protect themselves, no effective job to do--and no safe guard from the laws THEY are supposed to enforce, but which fall on them instead.

11:21 AM  

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