Justice served as Ramos and Compean are freed

Posted on January 19, 2009


As far as I’m concerned, there’s no controversy with these pardons. President Bush did the right thing today and commuted the sentences of Border Patrol agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean. If you recall, Ramos and Compean were jailed for shooting a suspected drug smuggler in the buttocks, largely on that drug smuggler’s testimony, which he gave after smuggling in a second shipment of drugs, a fact which the prosecuting attorney tried to hide from the jury. These men were simply doing their jobs, and even if you consider them guilty, their decade-long prison sentences were ridiculously harsh. I am extremely glad Bush did this, and I was beginning to get a little worried that he wouldn’t do it before his term expired. This is a victory for justice, and hopefully these men can get back to living normal and happy lives.

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