Ex-agents released from federal prison

Ex-agents released from federal prison

There are 102 comments on the El Paso Times story from Feb 17, 2009, titled Ex-agents released from federal prison. In it, El Paso Times reports that:

Former U.S. Border Patrol agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean left federal prison on Tuesday and flew back home to El Paso to spend an additional four weeks under home confinement.

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El Paso

United States

#1 Feb 18, 2009
It is always God's will. Thank you for protecting our youth from drugs

“Support SAR, get lost. ”

Since: Oct 08

East Haven, CT

#2 Feb 18, 2009
Glad to hear they're home with family.
Border Patrol Agent

United States

#3 Feb 18, 2009
Welcome Home Brothers!!!
virgin guadalupe

Saint Paul, MN

#4 Feb 18, 2009
as a mexican american I sign the petition and send a contribution to free our brothers from prison for doing there job.
I`m really sadden that those mexicans from el paso took the side of an illegal mexican from mexico former convicted drug runner, you el paso mexican idiots border on tritors on your own people
Know it all

El Paso, TX

#5 Feb 18, 2009
congratulations they did their job, YES!!! However, they are not heroes! They broke the law by not reporting the shooting.

TV business sensationalizing this story by portraying them as heroes.
Mean Green

United States

#6 Feb 18, 2009
Its good they are back home. They were not doing their job. It's not the Border Patrol's job to shot unarmed men, regardless of the crime. Shot only when in self defense or defenso of another. BP enforces the laws of the United States, they don't execute them(Criminals and laws).
VetsAgainstLiber als

Princeton, NJ

#7 Feb 18, 2009
I'm glad they're free. Now they need to spend time on the shooting range to improve their marksmanship.
rgonz

United States

#8 Feb 18, 2009
Mean Green wrote:
Its good they are back home. They were not doing their job. It's not the Border Patrol's job to shot unarmed men, regardless of the crime. Shot only when in self defense or defenso of another. BP enforces the laws of the United States, they don't execute them(Criminals and laws).
Wrong attitude. How about just being happy for them and their families? Welcome home Ramos and Compean, welcome home
Lila Grossinger

Brownsville, TX

#9 Feb 18, 2009
It is a sad day when the American people join forces to free two DIRTY COPS from prison. They ceased doing their jobs when they failed to report the shooting and cleaned up the evidence of the shooting.
If these Border Patrol Agents were truely doing their jobs, they would have reported the incident and allowed internal affairs to retrieve the shells and evidence of the shooting. What else were they doing at that border crossing. Were they receiving the drugs coming across the border and something went wrong? Were they trying to take the drug for themselves and something went wrong.
It obviously was NOT a pure and simple case of Agents doing their job! This does not send a good message out to Law Enforcement Personnel in El Paso, Texas or the United States. It is tellingthe world we are becoming a 3rd World Nation.
DR Westside

United States

#10 Feb 18, 2009
virgin guadalupe wrote:
as a mexican american I sign the petition and send a contribution to free our brothers from prison for doing there job.
I`m really sadden that those mexicans from el paso took the side of an illegal mexican from mexico former convicted drug runner, you el paso mexican idiots border on tritors on your own people
The Mexicans didn't send the two covicted criminals to prison, it was a jury of thier peers. They were tried, convicted and sentenced by an inpartial jury. All we need are more covicted felons on our streets. They should have served their entire sentence locked up.They broke the law and should pay for it.
momof4

Humble, TX

#11 Feb 18, 2009
Well we are becoming a 3rd world nation thanks to all the mexicans. They trashed their country and are now trashing ours.
DR Westside

United States

#12 Feb 18, 2009
All we need are two more convicted criminals running loose in El Paso. They commited a crime, attempted to cover it up and filed false reports to cover themselves. They were only interested in saving their butts. Both felons, Ramos and Compeon, should still be behind bars where the people of El Paso will be safer. LOCK THEM BACK UP!!!!!!!!!
Blahhh

El Paso, TX

#13 Feb 18, 2009
virgin guadalupe wrote:
as a mexican american I sign the petition and send a contribution to free our brothers from prison for doing there job.
I`m really sadden that those mexicans from el paso took the side of an illegal mexican from mexico former convicted drug runner, you el paso mexican idiots border on tritors on your own people
If they were doing their job, they would have not hidden the evidence. I am not taking the side of the drug dealer here, but feel that these BP agents got what they deserve. They are not Heroes like everyone is making them out to be. By the way, not everyone in El Paso is a Mexican!!!!You should think before you portray everyone as a Mexican.I think the tables have turned on you, so your the Idiot.
hiphiphooray

El Paso, TX

#14 Feb 18, 2009
Welcome back to El Paso, where you belong, with your families. Thank you for protecting our borders. Thanks to all other lawmen who protect and serve, too.
oto

Brownsville, TX

#15 Feb 18, 2009
par de gallinas, creian q por tener una pistola le podian disparar a todos? todo se paga en la vida ....
welcome back heroes

El Paso, TX

#16 Feb 18, 2009
Welcome, welcome, welcome! You guys rock!
Geez

El Paso, TX

#17 Feb 18, 2009
These guys are being treated like heroes after they clearly broke the law. Since when can you shoot a fleeing presumed felon in the back, buttocks etc. and get away from it and almost get a ticker tape parade after coming home from Prison. Not fair where's my parade? I honestly served the citizens of El Paso County as a law enforcement officer for over 20 years having to retire due to physical injuries and I didn't get as much as a hand shake thank you by our former Sheriff or Commissioners Court for that matter. Yet these guys are getting all kinds of media coverage and I bet that they find or are offered better jobs than they had before. Myself I had to live pay check to pay check because what I get from the County in retirement is barely enough to meet my basic needs and the new job I just found just barely pays over minimum wage. Maybe I should have done something unethical like they did because its starting to seem as though I just wasted the last 20 years of my life and these clowns are getting glorified after having broke the law. Where is the justice!
gsan

United States

#18 Feb 18, 2009
Glad to see you guys out of there!!
gsan

United States

#19 Feb 18, 2009
oto wrote:
par de gallinas, creian q por tener una pistola le podian disparar a todos? todo se paga en la vida ....
IDIOTA!!!!!
gsan

United States

#20 Feb 18, 2009
Lila Grossinger wrote:
It is a sad day when the American people join forces to free two DIRTY COPS from prison. They ceased doing their jobs when they failed to report the shooting and cleaned up the evidence of the shooting.
If these Border Patrol Agents were truely doing their jobs, they would have reported the incident and allowed internal affairs to retrieve the shells and evidence of the shooting. What else were they doing at that border crossing. Were they receiving the drugs coming across the border and something went wrong? Were they trying to take the drug for themselves and something went wrong.
It obviously was NOT a pure and simple case of Agents doing their job! This does not send a good message out to Law Enforcement Personnel in El Paso, Texas or the United States. It is tellingthe world we are becoming a 3rd World Nation.
No one is saying that what they did is right. The interpretation of the law was WRONG! You mean that a drug dealer should serve less time? When the drugs they bring in actually kill people!

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