Thursday, November 13, 2008

Watch List: Ramos Resentenced

Fox News and the Associated Press report former Border Patrol agent Ignacio Ramos has been resentenced to his original 11 years and a day in prison. On Tuesday, Ramos' partner, Jose Alonso Compean, was also given his original 12-year sentence. The report adds:
Ramos and Compean's supporters continue to hold out for assistance from President Bush. "The best hope for these agents remains commutation from either the outgoing or the incoming president," T.J. Bonner, the president of the National Border Patrol Council, told FOXNews.com. "We still remain very hopeful that that will happen, and if it doesn’t, we’ll have the appeal to the Supreme Court."
Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R.-Calif.) issued a statement on Thursday saying "many patriotic Americans are dismayed by the continued persecution and legal torture" of Ramos and Compean. A clemency petition is also pending with the Office of the Pardon Attorney. See story here.

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