Monday, January 19, 2009

Finally Bush Commutes Sentences for Ramos and Compean reported On his last full day in office, President Bush commuted the controversial sentences of two former Border Patrol agents convicted of shooting a Mexican drug runner in 2005.
I don't know why he did not pardon them, but I am glad he at least did this.
The imprisonment of Ignacio Ramos and Jose Alonso Compean had sparked outcry from critics who said the men were just doing their jobs and were punished too harshly. They had been sentenced to 11- and 12-year sentences, respectively. Their sentences will now expire on March 20 of this year.
Why wait two more months?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

AND THE BEAT GOES ON, why not two more months>...ANON
The law is the law of Bushland, so be it.