Sunday, September 14, 2008

2 Border Patrol agents lose appeal in shooting

Why can't these guys get justice? Shooting of drug smugglers should not only allowed and legal, but it should be encouraged!

Set these two free and shoot the drug smuggler who got them put away. This only shows that it might be better to shoot to kill than to wound. If the scum was dead, then he could not lie for the insane prosecutor.

2 Border Patrol agents lose appeal in shooting: "Two Border Patrol agents convicted of shooting a drug smuggler near El Paso and covering it up lost an appeal Thursday.

The U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans refused to reconsider the ruling a three-judge panel had issued in late July that affirmed most of the charges against Ignacio Ramos and Jose Alonso Compean.

The men shot Osvaldo Aldrete Davila of Mexico, hitting the unarmed smuggler in the buttocks after he abandoned a load of marijuana and ran across the border into Mexico.

The agents said they fired because they thought he had a gun in his hand, but were sent to prison for more than a decade after a jury determined there was a cover-up. Aldrete Davila was given immunity for transporting that load, but was sentenced last month to 114 months in prison over a separate drug load.

Opponents of unauthorized immigration have gotten behind the agents, but U.S. Attorney Johnny Sutton, who supervised the prosecution, said in a prepared statement, “Today's ruling validates what this office has said all along — this prosecution was about the rule of law, plain and simple.”"

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