Border Agent's Sentence Commuted

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    Bush Commutes Sentences for Two Former Border Patrol Agents



    On his last full day in office, President Bush commuted the sentences of two former Border Patrol agents convicted of shooting a Mexican drug runner in 2005.

    The imprisonment of Ignacio Ramos and Jose Alonso Compean had sparked outcry from critics who said the two were just doing their jobs. They had been sentenced to 11- and 12-year sentences, respectively.

    Their prison sentences will now expire on March 20 of this year.

    The two were sentenced in connection with the shooting of Osvaldo Aldrete Davila, who was shot in the buttocks while trying to flee along the Texas border. He admitted smuggling several hundred pounds of marijuana on the day he was shot and pleaded guilty last year to drug charges related to two other smuggling attempts



    Bush Commutes Sentences for Two Former Border Patrol Agents | Political News - FOXNews.com
     
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    I'm glad he didn't pardon them. Hopefully, they'll never work in law enforcement again.
     
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    Hooray! The Justice System fails again!
     
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    Bush will always be my hero! Always.
     
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    Good News, I just hope they are safe and are able to find decent paying jobs for they paid a heavy price to do their job!
     
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    Gee, if I shot a shot a fleeing, unarmed person and then lied about it, you'd think I could get my sentence commuted too?
     
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    not if I have any say so in the matter! :lol:
     
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    lets see didnt these two guys...shot an guy in the ass or back...then cover it up...wow i am so glad bush pardoned them....what a fucking joke...just cause they are border agents doesnt make them above the law
     
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    Bush didn't pardon the men for their crimes, but decided instead to commute their prison sentences because he believed they were excessive and that they had already suffered the loss of their jobs, freedom and reputations, a senior administration official said.
     
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