Ignacio Ramos' and Joe Compean's sentences commuted

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  1. Bro. Curtis

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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.
    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."...





    http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/01/19/bush.commute/index.html
     
  2. Revmitchell

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    This is one of the shameful portions of Bush's administration. They never should have been convicted and they should be pardoned.
     
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    yep, Bush really had no choice the outcry would have left a black mark on his legacy...
     
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    The fact that they were not pardoned is a black mark
     
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    100% correct :thumbs: . However, for them and their families, I am glad their nightmare will soon be over.
     
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    I am glad to hear they will be home. But that does not end the nightmare. They will carry the felony the rest of their lives.
     
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    I wasn't there so it's hard to say for sure but we ask these guys to walk a post on the dark borders and keep us safe and our streets free of drugs. I am glad Bush let them out under the conditions they can't work a gun carrying job again.
     
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    Never should have served a day in prison. Great news they are out now.
     

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