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.
Sen. John Cornyn, a Texas Republican, this week renewed his call for President Bush to commute the sentences of two former Border Patrol agents convicted of shooting and wounding a drug dealer and trying to cover it up.
The former agents — Jose Alonso Compean and Ignacio Ramos — are serving 12 and 11 years in prison, respectively. Supporters say that the agents were wrongly convicted for protecting the United States against a criminal intruder.
Their case has become a cause celebre on talk radio shows and among groups and lawmakers that advocate tougher border controls. More from the Statesman
The continued imprisonment of Border Patrol agents Ramos and Compean is just plain wrong and we need to put pressure on Presiden Bush to put a stop to this travesty. Call your congressmen and senators, as well as call the White House. Email, snail mail and fax and demand that these men be released and their records cleared.