I have been following the news on the two Border Patrol officers. It's hard to comprehend that Johnny Sutton miss-interpreted the law and now these two officers are in prison. How can our judicial officials take the law into their own hands and use it to "their" advantage?
According to World News Daily and Grassfire Organization, I've been receiving up dates. The latest is that Johnny Sutton used the wrong law to processicute these officers according to the following statements.
"What crime is committed when two Border
Patrol agents shoot in the buttocks
fleeing drug smuggler who has abandoned
a van containing 743 pounds of
Rep.Jones notes that Ramos and
Compean were convicted of violating 18
U.S.C. Section 924(c)
This statute was written to increase
the penalties when a violent criminal,
such as a drug trafficker or a rapist,
carries or uses a weapon during the
commission of the crime....Jones notes
that 18 U.S.C. Section 18 U.S.C.
Section 924(c has only been applied to
law enforcement officers who them-
selves committ heinous crimes,
such as sexual assault, outside the
scope of their official duties. As
Jones writes, ''Ramo and Compean were
within the scope of their official duties
when they fired at an illegal drug
smuggler they believe to be armed and
dangerous.'' (The WorldNetDaily, Feb.2,
What Attorney Sutton is saying this law applies to everyone and it does not. Because these two officers were not committing crime. They were only doing their daily routine job in securing the border and apprehending this man who was attempting to smuggle in drugs.
As the article continue, Sutton manages to make the two officers come out as the "bad guys." Yet information is presented where this is totally wrong.
The afticle continues to verify and to explaine why these two officers had been falsely accused.
The Grassfire organization has "In addition to petitions, Grassfire launched a citizens fax campaign that has resulted in more than 23,000 faxes sent to the White House, U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez and key members of Congress “ (Grass Fire, Jan. 5, 2007 www.grassfire.org) So Congress and the White House is hearing from the American people to pardon these two officers.
Again it overwhelms me to have these two professional officers doing their job as trained and the judicial system turns against them.
It's time for those of us who believe that these men were wrongly sentenced to let our voices be heard. Therefore, continue to write, call, e-mail and even fax our elected officials that we want these two officers set free. When grass roots America comes together, change can be started.