Wednesday, January 14, 2009

A Plea to the President

From Senator John Cornyn

More than two years after they were sentenced, former Border Patrol Agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean still sit in federal prison for their actions in attempting to apprehend a drug runner who was smuggling 743 pounds of marijuana valued at $1.2 million from Mexico into the United States.

To protect them from prison gangs eager to attack law enforcement officers, the Bureau of Prisons keeps the two agents separate from the general prison population. Today, Ramos and Compean sit in solitary cells in Phoenix, and Elkton, Ohio, respectively, hundreds of miles from their homes and families in Texas.

Because of the excesses of the prosecution against them, they will continue to sit alone in those cells for another decade. That is unless President Bush commutes their unjust sentences. In his remaining days as President, I ask President Bush to show mercy and use his clemency power to give back Agents Ramos and Compean the next 10 years of their lives...
Senator Cornyn posted this letter on and you can read it in its entirety here.


Anonymous said...

President Bush can allow our tax dollars to be horded by the "failed" banking industry, but turns his back on these two americans. is the decision really that difficult?

Anonymous said...

It's not like he would hurt the GOP's chances of winning the election by granting a pardon.