ramos and compean
The Ramos/Compean case: Page 2
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From this: Republican congressmen said today they would call for an investigation into why two U.S. Border Patrol agents were prosecuted then convicted this year of shooting a drug-smuggling suspect and trying to cover it up. They were in El Paso for a House Judiciary Committee field hearing on immigration, one of about a dozen such hearings around the country this month. Indiana U.S. Rep.
From this: A conservative, grass-roots organization has gathered nearly 40,000 signatures since Wednesday on a petition to be sent to President Bush on behalf of two Border Patrol agents convicted of violating a drug smuggler's civil rights. Two of the jurors who convicted the agents also are expressing misgivings about the verdict, saying they were pressured by other jury members and the prosecution to reach a quick decision in the case. Grassfire, a nonprofit organization that uses online petitions
The article "Breaking the silence: Convicted border agent tells his story" has the details on the case of two Border Patrol agents (Ignacio Ramos and Jose Alonso Compean) who were convicted of shooting a drug smuggler: Even more broadly, Assistant U.S. Attorney Debra Kanof said, Ramos and Compean had no business chasing someone in the first place. "It is a violation of Border Patrol regulations to go after someone who is fleeing," she said.