COLUMBIANA COUNTY, Ohio — An El Paso, Texas border patrol agent who has been jail for an unwarranted shooting in 2005 could be released from prison Tuesday, despite an 11-year center.
Jose Compean is one of two people jailed in connection with the shooting that prosecutors said the two agents tried to cover up. While the second agent, Ignacio Ramos, awaits release in Phoenix Tuesday, Compean could also be released Tuesday from a federal prison in Elkton, Columbiana County. More HERE
UPDATE: Glenn Beck has just reported that Agent Ramos has been released this morning and Agent Compean will soon follow! This is FANTASTIC news! Will post updates as they are available.
By Manuel C. Coppola
Disgruntled truckers south of the border have been making waves in the produce industry since Saturday.
Alison Moore, communications director for Fresh Produce Association of the Americas said that on Saturday at about noon, a group of Mexican tractor-trailer rigs were blocking the border as drivers protested the time it takes to cross through Mexican Customs.
They were upset that just two of the four lanes at Mexican Customs have been in operation for the past several days, Moore said. Additionally, they were protesting that all Mexican trucks were being sent through one gamma-ray machine causing more delays.
At 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Mexican Customs opened the remaining two commercial crossing lanes. But the drivers refused to cross until they received an agreement that all four lanes would be opened on Monday and that customs officers would select only a percentage of trucks to send through the gamma-ray machine, instead of checking 100 percent of the trucks. More from Nogales International
Let them strike – but continue to inspect 100 percent of every truck coming across the border. We have posted many stories about drugs being found in tractor trailers hauling produce across the Mexican border, not to mention the threat of terrorism (for those who forgot – we are still at war), it should be mandatory that every truck be inspected and each and every truck and driver comply with OUR Federal regulations.