Monday, November 10, 2008

President Elect is Getting Pardon Requests!

ABC News is reports U.S. Representative Tom Tancredo is "asking" President-Elect Barack Obama to pardon Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean, two border patrol agents who were convicted in the 2005 shooting an unarmed drug smuggler and trying to cover up the crime (See our Pardon Watch List). In a letter to Obama, Representative Tancredo says:
"These are the kind of men whose government failed and destroyed them -- all while they were serving a cause greater than themselves. These men deserve justice. I, and many other Members of Congress, have repeatedly called upon President Bush to exercise his power to pardon -- but he has not done so."
U.S. Attorney Johnny Sutton, a personal friend of President Bush, prosecuted the case. He says Compean and Ramos, who will be sentenced later this week, are not "heroes." Hat tip to Professor Berman at the Sentencing Law and Policy blog for drawing our attention to this story. See report here.

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