U.S. Attorney Protects Mexican Invaders
Posted by mythoughtsandnews on September 20, 2006
I thought I was hallucinating. Two accomplished Border Patrol agents, Ignacio Ramos and Jose Alonso Compean, were convicted by a U.S. court for shooting an illegal alien drug smuggler, Osbaldo Aldrete-Davila, that worked for Mexican drug cartel, I presume, and are facing 20 years to life in prison for doing their job. The smuggler and the main witness in a trial against the agents has been granted by the U.S. Attorney Office full immunity from the prosecution for the crimes he committed, and is already suing the U.S. Border Patrol for five million dollars, which exorbitant amount must include his loss of profit from the sales of illegal drugs he wasn’t able to deliver to his American collaborators, I guess. The agents who deserved to be commanded for their superb job of enforcing the American border and the law are headed to jail, instead, and although numerous petitions to pardon them have already been sent to President Bush, I don’t expect the Commander in Chief and the main “defender of the American border” to be nearly as merciful in this case as he is for the millions of illegal aliens that gained notoriety for making mockery of the American border and the law.
When I looked into the details of the case and the events that led to agents’ convictions, I found the bases on which the charges were brought and the guilty verdict pronounced even more absurd than the outcome of the trial itself. Per Sara A. Carter, DailyBulletin.com Staff Writer (see ), Assistant U.S. Attorney Debra Kanof said that Ramos and Compean had no business chasing someone in the first place. “It is a violation of Border Patrol regulations to go after someone who is fleeing,” she said. “The Border Patrol pursuit policy prohibits the [high speed] pursuit of someone.” (So, how can one apprehend and intruder, I ask, if they run away as quickly as they can?) “Agents are not allowed to pursue. In order to exceed the speed limit, you have to get supervisor approval, and they did not,” Attorney Debra Kanof said, as if breaking the speed limit by the agents was the main thing to worry about when determined, and often violent, foreign criminal that couldn’t care less about the posted speed limit made hostile incursion into the U.S. territory. (To make it even more difficult, many state and local law enforcement agencies have been instructed to not interfere with violations of the U.S. border and the immigration laws that, arguably, are federal domain and not within state and local jurisdiction.)
These and other absurdities were thoroughly exposed by several commentators, most notably, by Lou Dobbs of CNN (see [2, 3, 4] for relevant videos with “Lou Dobbs Tonight” clips) who referred (after T.J. Bonner, the president of the National Border Patrol Council) to the conviction as the most outrageous miscarriage of justice he’s seen in America. The biggest nonsense, though, comes from the statement of Assistant U.S. Attorney Debra Kanof who said: “The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled it is a violation of someone’s [emphasis added] Fourth Amendment rights to shoot them in the back while fleeing if you don’t know who they are and/or if you don’t know they have a weapon [emphasis added]” (all quotes from ), which embarrassingly flawed statement was later supported by her boss, U.S. Attorney Johnny Sutton who wrote (see ., last paragraph) that the agents were justly convicted for “willfully [sic!] violating Aldrete-Davila’s Constitutional, Fourth Amendment right to be free from illegal seizure”.
They care more about illegal immigrants than they do about Americans. They would rather allow illegal immigrants and terrorist in to America, than they are about protecting America. They give more rights to illegal immigrants, drug dealers, and terrorist that jump the border in to the United States. Americans are treated as second class people who are only here to make politicians rich.