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Discussion in 'U.S. Politics' started by bododie, Jan 19, 2009.

  1. bododie

    bododie New Member

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    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- On his final full day in office, President Bush issued commutations for two former border patrol agents convicted in 2006 of shooting an undocumented immigrant who was smuggling drugs at the time.


    An artist's sketch shows Ignacio Ramos, left, and Joe Compean.

    The prison sentences of Ignacio Ramos and Joe Compean will now end March 20.

    Ramos had received an 11-year prison sentence; Compean had received a 12-year sentence.

    "The president has reviewed the circumstances of this case as a whole and the conditions of confinement and believes the sentences they received are too harsh and that they, and their families, have suffered enough for their crimes," a senior administration official said.

    "Commuting their sentences does not diminish the seriousness of their crimes. Ramos and Compean are convicted felons who violated their oaths to uphold the law and have been severely punished," the official stated.

    "This commutation gives them an opportunity to return to their families and communities, but both men will have to carry the burden of being convicted felons and the shame of violating their oaths for the rest of their lives."

    (That's funny, I think they're HEROES).

    The official noted that both Democratic and Republican members of Congress have supported a commutation, including President-elect Barack Obama's incoming White House chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, and Texas GOP Sens. Kay Bailey Hutchison and John Cornyn.
     
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    hmm

    they broke the law

    I am not for illegals coming over the border, and I sure hate the ones who bring drugs but those guys broke the law

    I did not think bush would pardon them, I had not considered that he would commute the sentences (spelling)
     
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