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Bush pardons border control agents

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Great move President Bush. I thought it was a travesty that those two border agents were convicted. This is great news in my opinion.

http://www.breitbart.com/article.php...show_article=1
post #2 of 9
Well, a commutation of sentence works too. They're not legally eligible for a pardon, but they will hopefully get credit for time served and get back to their lives. Their punishment was over the top, so much for doing their jobs.
post #3 of 9
Good news. Now give them their jobs back.
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Good news. Now give them their jobs back.
Hoorah and ditto! Put them back in Government service jobs at the very least. Myself, I'd have no trouble with those men back on the border
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Good news. Now give them their jobs back.
Glenn Beck had the wives on his premiere show yesterday afternoon. They both said they would support their husbands going back into civil service, as well as if their children wished to.

Not sure if they could though, being a convicted felon they can't own a handgun so probably can't carry one issued by their employer?
post #6 of 9
Unfortunately I doubt they can go back into civil service. Almost all federal jobs now require some type of security clearance and a felony makes them ineligible for even the lowest clearance. At least they will be out of jail and they could get a ghost writer to write a book for them and generate some income.
post #7 of 9
Hmmm. They shot an unarmed man, who had his back to them and was running away from them, in the butt, and then tried to cover up the shooting by picking up the spent shell casings.

I don't care who they are or what their job entailed. They shot an unarmed man in the back (side) and then tried to hide the crime because they knew they were wrong. You can't claim "self defense" when the person is running away from you with their back to them!

I don't feel they deserved to have their sentence reduced. They should have been made to serve out their time and apply for parole when the time came.
post #8 of 9
Not sure where you got that version Linda, but the guy pointed a gun at them as he was returning across the border after he dropped off a shipment of drugs.

And no thanks to the prosecuting attorney, it was never made public that the guy did the same thing AGAIN while he was a witness for the government.

Even the prosecutor was amazed at the severity of the sentence. Every legislator from the State of Texas spoke out in defense of them.
post #9 of 9
I read the linked article. No where does it say that the guy pointed a gun at them.

And even if that is the case, the guy had his back to them and was running away when they shot him, essentially they shot him in the back when he wasn't a threat to them. If he had been facing them and pointing a gun, sure, but not when he was running away with his back towards them. He was absolutely no threat to them at that point.

Also, according to that article, Bush felt the trial was fair and the verdict just. So I don't understand why he would lessen their sentence if he felt it was fair and just to begin with.

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The action by the president, who believes the border agents received fair trials and that the verdicts were just, does not diminish the seriousness of their crimes, the official said.
The guards themselves knew what they did was wrong because they even tried to cover up the shooting by picking up the shell casings. They intentionally shot at the guy and hit him in the butt when he was no longer a threat to them. That's a bad shooting and they knew it.
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