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President Bush pardons Bordor agents

On the news now, President Bush has commuted the sentences of the 2 border agents Ramos and Compean. He has not fully pardoned them, but he has commuted their sentences. It's not fully finished yet so we don't know how long they will have to serve further...but they are going to get out of prison and will be considered as fully serving their debt to society.

I'm really pissed. They should be FULLY pardoned. They were doing their job, and the fact that Bush could fully pardon them and is choosing not to just makes me so irate. I'm glad they are getting some sort of "lighter" sentence but still. It's absolutely ridiculous that they are in there to begin with. Not to mention what they have already lost of their lives and families.

And why does the President wait until his last day in office to give these men, along with all the other people under consideration for pardon's, the attention they deserve? It's frustrating.


Asked by munch12502 at 1:14 PM on Jan. 19, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • You always wait until the end to pardon someone so it cannot be disputed. We have to be very careful with Mexico. If he had given them a full pardon the Mexican govt might have had them killed. They do not obey any of the laws but do what they want. Mexico is a very dangerous place with all of the drug dealers killing people.

    Answer by Scorpio359 at 2:18 PM on Jan. 19, 2009

  • He will be gone tomorrow. We will all have Obama to bitch about then.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:15 PM on Jan. 19, 2009

  • They should be fully pardoned, IMO.

    Answer by QuinnMae at 1:16 PM on Jan. 19, 2009

  • They should be fully pardoned.

    Answer by gemgem at 1:17 PM on Jan. 19, 2009

  • That's the way things are done, so be it. He can pardon whoever he wants. It goes along with whole Executive order thinkgy dooey, they do have some powers that be only to the sitting Pres. You wait to the last hours, to make less news about it and controversy. LIke this question for instance.

    Answer by akinbottom2 at 1:18 PM on Jan. 19, 2009

  • He will be gone tomorrow. We will all have Obama to bitch about then.


    What the heck does that have to do with anything? This isn't a rant on a individual person, it's a vent on a specific current event.


    Answer by munch12502 at 1:19 PM on Jan. 19, 2009

  • LIke this question for instance.

    ?? What?? Is this or is this not political and CURRENT EVENTS area?? This question is about a current event. Jesus.


    Answer by munch12502 at 1:20 PM on Jan. 19, 2009

  • I'm glad at least he commuted their sentences, it's a start. I wonder why he waited till the last day? In this case, waiting made for more controversy. They should have been fully pardoned long ago.
    The jury never heard all the facts in the case, facts that the court now fully admits to covering up.
    All the jury heard was that two armed border patrol agents shot this poor guy in the butt as he was trying to get into the US illegally.
    They weren't told that he was driving a van loaded with marijuana, that he was well inside the US border and headed further in, that he took off running and when ordered to halt (in two languages to make sure he understood) he stopped and pointed something shiny at them and they thought he had a gun. It was actually a piece of pipe.
    So they shot him in the butt. They were doing their job and got imprisoned for it. WRONG! 17 states governors were calling for their release.

    Answer by pagan_mama at 1:34 PM on Jan. 19, 2009

  • Well they are supposed to get out of prison on March 20th. Yeah for them. I don't understand why they have to wait so long but at least they are getting out.

    Answer by munch12502 at 1:37 PM on Jan. 19, 2009

  • i think that clinton did that also he waited until the last day to pardon people.

    Answer by mrssundin at 1:46 PM on Jan. 19, 2009