FICKLE FINGER OF FATE AWARD, Guess which finger, TONY SNOW!
Snow says question on officers' prison time 'nonsensical'
White House spokesman Tony Snow
Asking whether two U.S. Border Patrol agents sentenced to prison for shooting a drug-smuggling suspect in the buttocks is "nonsensical," according to a White House spokesman, even if it is something of high interest among WND readers.
Yesterday Les Kinsolving, WND's correspondent at the White House, asked Bush spokesman Tony Snow whether Bush would use his power to pardon to free the agents.
"That's an unanswerable question, Les. The president is the person who is responsible for pardons. You can tell the network, which made you ask that question, that it is nonsensical," Snow said.
The question referenced the terms of 11 years and 12 years handed down by U.S. District Court Judge Kathleen Cardone in El Paso, Texas, last week. She gave Jose Alonso Compean 12 years in prison and Ignacio Ramos 11 years and one day despite a plea by their attorney for a new trial after three jurors said they were coerced into voting guilty in the case, the Washington Times reported.
As WND has reported, a federal jury convicted Compean, 28, and Ramos, 37, in March after a two-week trial on charges of causing serious bodily injury, assault with a deadly weapon, discharge of a firearm in relation to a crime of violence and a civil rights violation
Ramos is an eight-year veteran of the U.S. Naval Reserve and a former nominee for Border Patrol Agent of the Year. [snip]
More open border minority speak from Tony Snow when he was a "Freeper". The morning he was appointed press secretary all posts were wiped out.
Johnny Sutton, US Attorney responsible for this.
Mr. Sutton also serves as the chairman of the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee (AGAC) which plays a significant role in determining policies and programs of the Department and in carrying out the national goals set by the President and the Attorney General. The AGAC consists of 17 members appointed by the Attorney General and represents different judicial circuits, various-sized offices, and expertise. Mr. Sutton also serves on the Border and Immigration Law Enforcement Subcommittee of the AGAC.
US Attorney Johnny SuttonPrior to becoming United States Attorney, Mr. Sutton served as an Associate Deputy Attorney General at the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., and as a Policy Coordinator for the Bush-Cheney Transition Team assigned to the Department of Justice.
Mr. Sutton served as the Criminal Justice Policy Director for then-Governor George W. Bush from 1995-2000, advising the Governor on all criminal justice issues,* with specific oversight in the areas of criminal law, prison capacity and management, parole operations and legislative initiatives. Prior to his service in the Governor’s office, Mr. Sutton worked as a criminal trial prosecutor in the Harris County District Attorney’s Office (Houston, Texas) for eight years.As a prosecutor, he was lead trial counsel in over sixty felony cases, including numerous capital murder, aggravated robbery, and sexual assault cases. He is fluent in Spanish, having appeared as a television commentator for the Spanish language network Univision during the Selena homicide trial.
* hmmmm....prisons, private prisons who are BIG campaign donors and THRIVE off incarcerating illegal aliens!!!!
Then here's this tidbit!! Pray this border agent doesn't get the "justice" of the Bush open border lovers administration on him!
Border Patrol agent is shot in the foot(by suspected illegal)
SAN JUAN — Federal authorities are investigating a weekend shooting near the Rio Grande that left a Border Patrol agent with a minor injury.
The 6-year veteran was chasing a suspected undocumented immigrant through brush at about 3 p.m. Sunday when the man turned and fired at the agent, said Roy Cervantes, an agency spokesman in the Rio Grande Valley.
The agent, whom Cervantes would not identify, was shot in the foot and was treated at a hospital and released the same day.Cervantes said the agent had returned fire at the man. A search was under way Monday.
Take the poll on the convicted border agents here!
Tony Snow says asking about pardon for Border Patrol agents is 'nonsensical.' Do you agree?