Saturday, August 26, 2006

Where's the Justice?

Please sign this petition to help two of America's finest avoid prison for risking their lives and doing their jobs.
Read more about it here.
They are facing up to 20 years in prison and a 5 million dollar law suit for doing their duty.
But according to the U.S. assistant district attorney Deborah Kanof, "It is a violation of Border Patrol regulations to go after someone who is fleeing," she said. "The Border Patrol pursuit policy prohibits the pursuit of someone."
Gosh, no wonder the border is so open.
Osbaldo Aldrete-Davila, a Mexican citizen, on Feb. 17, 2005, in the small Texas town of Fabens, was driving a van suspected of having illegal drugs in it. After being pulled over he began to run. He assaulted border agent Compean and began running.
He was pursued by Ignacio Ramos, an eight-year veteran of the U.S. Naval Reserve and a former nominee for Border Patrol Agent of the Year.
When Aldret-Davila turned with something shiny in his hand, Ramos fired his gun at him. Since Aldret-Davila kept running the agent assumed he missed him.
18 Months later after the suspect's family contacted the family of another Arizona border agent, these two decorated Border Guards were charged and convicted of assault with serious bodily injury; assault with a deadly weapon; discharge of a firearm in relation to a crime of violence; and a civil rights violation.
The van had 800 lbs. of marijuana in it.
Aldrete-Davila assaulted a Border Guard and ran.
He threatened another agent.
Why is a border agent from Phoenix friends with a drug smuggler?
Why did this agent notify Homeland Security?
Why did Homeland Security go into Mexico to contact a known drug smuggler?
We need your help to send a message to the White House that we support the very people we need on our border to help stop this invasion. All you have to do is sign the petition and send it via email.
Our future depends on it.
The "victim" was granted immunity from all crimes and allowed to sue for $5 million in damages. Where is the justice?
P.S. the original date of sentencing was August 21st. but it was posponed until Sept. 9th. Still time to send a message.

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