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Old 02-27-2009, 04:29 AM
 
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A judge has ordered the federal government to turn over documents related to the shooting of a fleeing drug smuggler or to explain why it is withholding them. The shooting led to the imprisonment of two Border Patrol agents and later a commutation of their sentences by President George W. Bush. The judge, Richard Leon of Federal District Court, acted in response to a suit by Judicial Watch, a conservative watchdog group, which got no response from the Departments of State, Justice and Homeland Security after filing Freedom of Information Act requests two years ago for records relating to the smuggler, Osvaldo Aldrete Davila. Judicial Watch says it wants the government’s records to answer questions about the prosecution of the agents and how regularly the Justice Department offers immunity to drug smugglers to help prosecute law enforcement officers.

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It will be interesting to see how long the battle will last, prior to the DOJ running out of excuses and is finally forced to relinquish the documents that illegally put these two heros in jail.
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Old 02-27-2009, 09:01 AM
 
Location: San Diego North County
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The government's unethical prosecution and imprisonment of these two men is going to unravel. As I've said all along, there were things going on behind the scenes that the general public was just not privy to.

When everything comes to light, I'm going to get a big kick out of watching all the naysayers backpedaling away from their "guilty, guilty, guilty!" proclaimations.

At that point, Ramos and Compean should sue the stuffing out of the U.S. government for the unlawful hell they put these men and their families through.
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Old 02-27-2009, 11:36 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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A judge has ordered the federal government to turn over documents related to the shooting of a fleeing drug smuggler or to explain why it is withholding them. The shooting led to the imprisonment of two Border Patrol agents and later a commutation of their sentences by President George W. Bush. The judge, Richard Leon of Federal District Court, acted in response to a suit by Judicial Watch, a conservative watchdog group, which got no response from the Departments of State, Justice and Homeland Security after filing Freedom of Information Act requests two years ago for records relating to the smuggler, Osvaldo Aldrete Davila. Judicial Watch says it wants the governmentís records to answer questions about the prosecution of the agents and how regularly the Justice Department offers immunity to drug smugglers to help prosecute law enforcement officers.

www.nytimes.com

It will be interesting to see how long the battle will last, prior to the DOJ running out of excuses and is finally forced to relinquish the documents that illegally put these two heros in jail.
This should get very interesting, when it's all said and done I hope the prosecutor (Johnny Sutton) ends up doing hard time. Nothing would please me more than seeing that dirt bag in a prison jumpsuit.
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Old 02-27-2009, 11:52 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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The government's unethical prosecution and imprisonment of these two men is going to unravel. As I've said all along, there were things going on behind the scenes that the general public was just not privy to.

When everything comes to light, I'm going to get a big kick out of watching all the naysayers backpedaling away from their "guilty, guilty, guilty!" proclaimations.

At that point, Ramos and Compean should sue the stuffing out of the U.S. government for the unlawful hell they put these men and their families through.
I agree, there was a lot of underhanded deals went on in the trial, these agents were wrongly convicted as anyone could be. I hope they file a lawsuit and end up millionaires, that may make the Gov't think twice next time before they lock up law enforcement officers for doing their job.
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