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6 years 20 weeks ago, 10:44 AM

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Our leaders in Washington these days seem to jump at any opportunity to give Wall Street a break.

So why can't we do the same for Border Patrol Agents Jose Compean and Ignacio Ramos?

That's a question I'd love to ask. I suspect that you would too.

President Bush will leave office in a matter of weeks!

And it is highly doubtful that Barack Obama will champion the cause of these wrongfully and vindictively prosecuted American heroes.

So what does that mean?

It means that if President Bush fails to act soon, these brave men are destined to spend a DECADE behind bars... NO TIME OFF FOR GOOD BEHAVIOR... NO CHANCE OF PAROLE.

Some might say that Compean and Ramos were prosecuted to appease a foreign government.

Others might even say they were offered as sacrificial lambs to advance a political agenda.

Still others might say that it was just a horrible miscarriage of justice.

Assuming that any one (or any combination) of these opinions is true:

The foreign government that some would say their prosecution was intended to appease has long since forgotten about them.

The political agenda that some would say their imprisonment was meant to advance - namely amnesty - was defeated (in fact you helped defeat it)!

And the freakish miscarriage of justice has simply gone on too long.

No matter which option you choose, the only reason NOW not to pardon the brave Border Agents or at least commute their sentences is hard-hearted vindictiveness.

And THAT'S UNACCEPTABLE!

You've heard a great deal about Compean and Ramos recently.

You may have sent Blast Faxes and made phone calls to our elected officials - PERHAPS MULTIPLE TIMES - on their behalf.

We're asking you to do it AGAIN... AND AGAIN... AND AGAIN ... if needed!

Because once President Bush leaves office, your time is up and asking again might just be pointless.

Over the past several years we've won our share of battles and we've lost some battles too.

But, out of them all, this is one fight that we simply cannot lose!

At the very least we must fight to the very last minute!

Use the hyperlink below to send a tough personalized Blast Fax to President Bush and the Republican and Democrat Leadership of the House and Senate.

Tell them that the railroading of Ramos and Compean is a gross miscarriage of justice and perhaps one of the most cynical misuses of power in our nation's recent history. Tell them that their continued imprisonment demeans the American people and our government.

Tell them that these brave American heroes are owed apologies for the injustice they have suffered and that this horrible wrong can be righted only if the President pardons these men or commutes their sentences.

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6 years 20 weeks ago, 3:45 PM

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This case........

represents one of the most grievous miscarriages of justice I can remember. It demonstrates, among other things, that if jurors are improperly instructed and are frightened to ask the judge questions, they can be brow-beaten into changing their votes. Three jurors in this case, retrospectively admitted to the fact that their votes were for acquital, but they were "told" that the Judge would not support a hung jury.[WTF--they were going to go to jail because they voted for acquital!!??]
IMO, there are clear grounds for a re-trial, AND in a different venue.

I wrote to everyone I could, including Dubya, but did not get even one acknowledgement. I asked for consideration for a NEW TRIAL, so that a well-instructed jury of their peers could acquit them, and grant the restitution of their service credit, back pay, benefits, and jobs. This would be far preferable to a commute or pardon, but I guess if I were them, I would accept the commute or pardon.

THIS IS TRULY SAD. Kudos samD, for reminding us.

Too old to fight, Too old to run, guess that's why I carry a gun! "would someone show this asshole the way out of town".[Rabbi Avram Belinski-aka "The Frisco Kid"]
6 years 20 weeks ago, 6:35 PM

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What do you think of FIJA?
I am a believer in it, I think it should be a constitutional right, based in English common law. We should be judged by our peers and
not convicted of an unjust law. I feel that it is our right to protect ourselves from government oppression. I am sure you have heard of it and if not it FIJA.com, The Fully Informed Jury Association. I would really appreciate your take on it.
samD

6 years 20 weeks ago, 5:44 AM

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I Support it...

wholeheartedly. I am not certain, in the case of Ramos and Compean, that there might be a valid attack on the laws under which they were tried. In this case, it looks to me that the TRIAL PROCESS was, as the Marines say, SCREWED TO THE WALL, to say nothing of a Prosecutor whose ambition knows no restraint, and whose mental health can obviously be questioned.

Something nasty happened with those jurors, and I cannot understand how the right to "Due Process" was served in this trial, without an investigation by an oversight agency. Yet, House Reps and Senators still have not been able to make anything happen.

Do you think the purveyors of cheap labor and drug pipeline$ might have gotten to most of the jurors!?

Too old to fight, Too old to run, guess that's why I carry a gun! "would someone show this asshole the way out of town".[Rabbi Avram Belinski-aka "The Frisco Kid"]
6 years 20 weeks ago, 6:46 PM

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SamD

Check your Adolf Hitler Blog. I recconized the guy beside him.

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