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Monday, December 03, 2007

Ramos & Compean Appeal Hearing

This is awesome news. Today wrongly convicted Border Patrol Agents Ignacio Ramos & Jose Compean had their appeal hearing in New Orleans before a three judge panel of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. After what went on in the courtroom, we can all rest assured that these two men will be free probably by Christmas if not before that. Here's a little flavor of what went on as reported by Nacho's father in law Joe Loya...
Before three federal judges:

Ramos and Compean's attorney was allowed to speak for one half hour, no interruptions

The prosecuting attorney was interrupted "every three minutes" by all three judges. "The attorney could barely complete sentences without the judges firing away at him."

The judges were familiar, in depth, with the case

They grilled the prosecuting attorney relentlessly on the following:

Why did the government allow Davila to lie under oath Why did the government grant this special immunity Why did the government prosecute law enforcement officers use of a gun using a law designed for criminals Why did the government seal information

Apparently, the judges were merciless on the prosecuting attorney

Johnny Sutton DASHED out of the courtroom - avoiding all reporters

Joe Loya said there will be coverage on Lou Dobbs, Fox 11 did interviews, as well as America's Most Wanted


  • At 12:39 AM, Blogger The Pot Stirrer said…

    I agree that this may, indeed, be good news. The blog dedicated to Ramos and Compean takes a slightly less optimistic position: http://ramos-compean.blogspot.com/

    I hope your enthusiastic view is proven to be correct.

  • At 6:36 AM, Blogger Allan Bartlett said…

    I may be to optimistic, but this is such a travesty of justice that a quick decision is needed by both sides IMO.


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