Monday, January 19, 2009

Bush Commutes Sentences for Two Former Border Patrol Agents

From Fox News:



On his last full day in office, President Bush commuted the controversial sentences of two former Border Patrol agents convicted of shooting a Mexican drug runner in 2005.

The imprisonment of Ignacio Ramos and Jose Alonso Compean had sparked outcry from critics who said the men were just doing their jobs and were punished too harshly. They had been sentenced to 11- and 12-year sentences, respectively.

Their sentences will now expire on March 20 of this year...


That is going to make a lot of folks happy.

4 comments:

TexasFred said...

I would like to say *thank you* but the best I can muster is, IT’S ABOUT DAMNED TIME!!

He got his buddy *Scooter* out but left Ramos and Compean sitting?? Very good timing by Mr. Bush.

It took him long enough…

Applied Christianity said...

I am so excited for their families. Thanks for posting this.

Anonymous said...

While this is a VERY GOOD thing. I doesn't win him any points in my book. He should have never let these men be prosecuted.

Ride Fast said...

Great, thanks for sharing JR. Would have been better if george had the guts to do this a long time ago, or prevented jail time in the first place.