It seems to me that one of the most horrendous miscarriages of justice is the case of Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean now serving 11 to 12 years in federal prison for the shooting of known drug dealer Osbaldo Aldrete-Davila of Mexico.
It appears that our government wants to make a statement to our Border Police to lay off drug smugglers and let the illegals flow in—drugs and all.
Why would two patrolmen be sentenced so severely for doing their job?
Several of our lawmakers claimed the Justice Department and prosecutor Johnny Sutton did not appropriately handle the case. And evidence seems to bear up the claim.
Even though the convicted tried to cover up the truth of the case, the smuggler, the drug trafficker, was granted full immunity to testify against them. And the testimony was false. Osbaldo was fleeing and he was not shot in the rear buttock as testified. He was shot in the side of the rear buttock which meant that he had to be turning to face the guards, as he was fleeing, and, according to the guards’ testimony pointed a gun at them.
That the jury would believe the testimony of a known smuggler over the border guard speaks of the system that denied evidence to the jury and gave credence to the criminal..That this criminal would be granted free transit to the US speaks of deep problems for our border security.
No wonder Bush enjoys such low approval ratings. He supports foreign criminals over our guards. God help us! .