Monday, January 19, 2009

HOPE AGAINST HOPE

Thanks, with a small "t"President Bush, you heard our request.

Last November we mailed a plea to the president to free two border patrol officers. Amnesty time was running out. Today our plea was granted, at least partially. Felony charges were not removed, as the ten year sentence was declared excessive.

Here's part of our original post:

The Times also called President Bush's failure to act, "blindness." Congressman Tom Tancredo recently wrote: "These are the kinds of men whose government failed and destroyed them - all while they were serving a cause greater than themselves. These men deserve justice. I, and many other members of Congress, have repeatedly called upon President Bush to exercise his power to pardon - but he has not done so.”

There are many who believe that Agents Compean and Ramos were wrongfully prosecuted. Congressman Ed Royce stated: “Ramos and Compean have been living in the torture of solitary confinement for almost two years for something they never should have been prosecuted for in the first place. We are pleading with the Pardon Attorney to make a favorable recommendation of commutation to the President so he can finally do the right thing by these men and their families."

2 comments:

pomegranate apple said...

they are free!? i'm so so happy.

Daniel said...

"they are free!? i'm so happy."

Why? They shot an unarmed man who posed no threat to them or anyone else in the back. They deserved their initial sentence.