Thursday, November 27, 2008

Canada Free Press -- Toronto

Dr. Laurie Roth, Ph. D. -- Canada Free Press -- Toronto
Where is the pardon for former agents Ramos and Compean?
Agent Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean have been in prison for 2 ½ years now for shooting a very bad, serial drug runner in the butt. They didn't even know they had shot the bad guy because he kept running and they thought they were shooting in self-defense...

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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Ex-El Paso Border Patrol agents' sentences not commuted by Bush
President George W. Bush has granted pardons to 14 individuals and commuted the prison sentences of two others, The Associated Press learned Monday. -- Ignacio Ramos and Jose Alonso Compean, the two former Border Patrol agents who were found guilty of discharging a firearm during the act of a crime...

Saturday, November 22, 2008


November 20, 2008

Contact: Tara Setmayer


Rohrabacher Leads Bipartisan Appeal To U.S. Pardon Attorney

On Behalf Of Imprisoned Border Agents

Sends Letter Officially Asking For Commutation Recommendation

Washington, DC-November 20, 2008- Today, Reps Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) and William Delahunt (D-MA) sent an official letter to U.S. Pardon Attorney Ronald Rogers, asking for his recommendation to the President for commutation for wrongly imprisoned Border Patrol Agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean. Several Congressional appeals have been sent directly to the President in the past, however, this is the first attempt to voice support through the official process.

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, said Rohrabacher. 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. Mr. President, dont leave Ramos and Compean behind as you leave the White House.

Ramos and Compean are currently serving 11 and 12 years sentences, respectively. The letter focuses on the misapplication of 18 U.S.C 924 (c), discharge of a firearm in commission of a crime of violence, which was stacked on top of lesser charges and carries a mandatory 10 year minimum sentence.

Although the punishment was set by Congress, we believe the application of 18 U.S.C 924 (c) in the case of Ramos and Compean is outside its original legislative intent, states the letter. The legislations chief sponsorspecifically stated during debate in 1968 that §924 (c) was intended to persuade the man who is tempted to commit a federal felony to leave his gun at home. Clearly, law enforcement officers should not leave their guns at home, rather they are required to carry them and permitted to discharge their weapons in the line of duty when warranted.

The letter also points out that U.S. Attorney Johnny Sutton, whose office prosecuted the agents, has stated his concerns with the harshness of the sentences.

H. Con. Res. 267, a resolution with the same commutation request, has also been introduced with a current list of eighty two bipartisan co-sponsors.

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Tara Olivia Setmayer

Communications Director

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (CA-46)

United States House of Representatives

2300 Rayburn Bldg.

Washington, DC 20515



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Friday, November 21, 2008

Please send mail.

Just heard that Ignacio Ramos will be at the following mailing address for the month of November and December.

Ignacio Ramos #58079180
Federal Transfer Center
P.O. Box 8998801
Oklahoma City, OK 73189

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


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Bipartisan Members Continue Fight To Save Imprisoned Border Agents

Announce Letter Of Support To U.S. Pardon Attorney

November 19, 2008
When: Thursday, November 20 , 2008


Where: House Radio/TV Gallery


      U.S. Capitol

What: Reps. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) and William Delahunt (D-MA) will be leading a press conference to announce a bipartisan letter to the U.S. Pardon Attorney asking for commutation of sentence for unjustly imprisoned Border Patrol Agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean. The agents are currently serving 11 and 12 year prison sentences, respectively, for shooting and wounding a self -admitted illegal alien drug smuggler. Both men have already spent almost two years in solitary confinement. Thus far, eighty-two Members of Congress, representing the entire political spectrum, have signed on to H.Con. Res 267 in support of commutation.

Members will discuss the injustices of the case, as well as, the misapplication of 18 U.S.C. 924(c), “the unlawful discharge of a firearm in commission of a crime of violence,” which placed a mandatory minimum 10 year sentence onto the agents’ convictions.

Who: Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA)

Rep. William Delahunt (D-MA)

Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA)

Rep. John Culberson (R-TX)

Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX

Tara Olivia Setmayer (202) 225-9274

Communications Director

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (CA-46)

United States House of Representatives

2300 Rayburn Bldg.

Washington, DC 20515



Monday, November 17, 2008

Tancredo asks Obama to pardon border agents

Country First?' Ask those jailed border agents
The Star-Ledger -, NJ - Nov 15, 2008
As I noted in a post during the Republican convention in September, there was something fishy about the Republicans' use of the slogan "Country First" in ...
Investor's Business Daily (subscription) - Nov 14, 2008
Justice: Two Border Patrol agents convicted of shooting a drug smuggler have been resentenced for the crime of protecting the borders of the United States. ...
Tancredo asks Obama to pardon border agents
Austin American-Statesman, TX - Nov 14, 2008
By Eunice Moscoso | Friday, November 14, 2008, 02:51 PM Rep. Tom Tancredo, R-Colo., sent a letter to president-elect Barack Obama this week, asking him to ...

Saturday, November 15, 2008

American Flags to fly in honor of Ramos and Compean!!

I would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone who has continued to support our families during this difficult time. Both Patty and I would like for everyone to join us in showing the continued support for our husbands by participating in this program.

Thank you again and God Bless!


Hello folks!

After speaking with family and friends of Ramos and Compean I would like to ask everyone to purchase an American flag to be flown at the capital in honor of Ramos and Compean. We are asking that you request it be flown on January 17th as this is the date they started their prison sentence. Please send this request to everyone on your list. Since this request takes 4 to 8 weeks to process, the request needs to be made by Nov 21st, let's send a message to the White house. So request January 17th in honor of Ramos and Compean!!! Order one, order two, but let's get hundreds flying!!!! Please also fly your flags at home that day too!!!

Friday, November 14, 2008

U. S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher

Washington, Nov 13 - Washington, DC-November 13, 2008- Today, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher issued the following statement in reaction to U.S. District Court Judge Kathleen Cardone’s decision to leave the sentences of Border Agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean unchanged:

“Many patriotic Americans are dismayed by the continued persecution and legal torture of former Border Patrol officers Ramos and Compean. The legal establishment has obviously taken its directives from senior levels of the Bush Administration.

“All decent Americans are now calling on President Bush to show some mercy towards these unjustly convicted men who never should have been prosecuted in the first place.

“This case is an ongoing travesty of justice that needs to be set right and I call on President Bush to do the right thing and commute their sentences


El Paso Times
Second Border Patrol agent resentenced
A second former Border Patrol agent, Ignacio Ramos, was resentenced on Thursday to the same 11-year prison sentence that was originally levied on him in 2006 by U.S. District Court Judge Kathleen Cardone. -- Ramos had to return to court in El Paso for resentencing after the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans...

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Former border agent resentenced in border shooting

EL PASO, Texas — A former Border Patrol agent convicted of shooting a fleeing drug smuggler was resentenced to his original 12-year prison term Wednesday, the U.S. Attorney's Office said.

A federal judge in El Paso resentenced Jose Alonso Compean to 10 years in prison for his conviction on a charge of using a weapon in the commission of a felony and another two years for assault and other charges, the U.S. Attorney's Office said. Read more


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Sunday, November 02, 2008

New Snail Mail Address for Nacho

Due to Re sentencing this month this is his temporary address.

Ignacio Ramos 58079-180
Otero County Prison Facility
112 Lisa Dr. PMB301
Chaparral, NM 88081