Border Agent Assaulted In Prison
Somehow, I am not surprised to learn that one of the border patrol agents now serving time for his involvment in the shooting of a drug smuggler has been assaulted while serving his sentence. From FoxNews:
One of two former Border Patrol agents sentenced to more than a decade in prison for shooting and wounding a suspected Mexican drug smuggler was beaten by a group of inmates last weekend, a Texas congressman confirmed Tuesday to FOXNews.com.
Ignacio Ramos, who was transferred to the Yazoo City Federal Correctional Complex in Mississippi last month to begin serving his 12-year sentence for the February 2005 shooting of Osbaldo Aldrete-Davila, was placed in a special housing unit after the incident pending an investigation, according to T.J. Bonner, president of the National Border Patrol Council.
Less than one week after being transfered to a federal prison, Ignacio "Nacho" Ramos was severely beaten by as many as five illegal immigrants who, during that attack shouted, "Death to the Border Agent!"
These two agents were only doing their job, and it is an outrage that the drug smuggler in this incident, who was attempting to bring 800 pounds of drugs into the U.S., was sought out by Federal Agents in order to prosecute Ramos and Compean.
By allowing their convictions to stand, the U.S. sends a signal to smugglers and terrorists that they have free reign to violate our borders and destroy the careers of our law enforcement agents. It also tells our Border Agents that the U.S. will not stand by them in the aftermath of a shooting when drug smugglers are involved. With signals like that, it makes their job harder, and more dangerous.
Please consider signing the petition to pardon these two agents at grassfire.org.