I am starting this blog, which I hope will be closed soon, in order to raise awareness of the plight of two Border Patrol agents who have been caught in the crossfire between politics and the battle on the border.
What you need to know is that both are hard-working Border Patrol agents who are being sacrificed by the Bush administration in order to gain favor with the illegal alien community and to mend fences (pun intended) with the Mexican government who are still upset that Bush failed to deliver on his promise of amnesty for 20 million illegal aliens.
In a trial that you would expect to see in some banana republic like Mexico, not the U.S., these two men were charged by federal prosecutors with the most ridiculous "crimes; were rushed to a trial where the jurors were lied to repeatedly; and are now about to be sent to prison!
What kind of crimes am I speaking of? How about going over the speed limit while in hot pursuit of a drug smuggler with 700 pounds of marijuana? Their crime as not calling in to a supervisor for permission to exceed the speed limit. (I am not making this up)
Anther "criminal violation" was when one officer fired at the drug dealer after seeing his partner on the ground bleeding and seeing the escaping drug smuggler turn towards him as if to fire. What was he supposed to do? Take a bullet?
And while it is true that these absurd "rules of engagement," no speeding and no chasing criminals attempting to escape into Mexico, are, in fact, the rules laid down by the Bush Administration, to obey them means to surrender our borders to drug dealers, illegal aliens and terrorists. And now you know why are borders are totally out of control.
As a matter of course, most Border Patrol agents ignore these assinine rules so they can do their job; catch the bad guys and protect the communities along the border who would be in great peril without the efforts of these courageous agents.
Please visit our site www.usbc.org to learn more about this case. If you want to help them with a contribution, please make your check payable to Ignacio Ramos and mail it directly to their family at Ignacio Ramos, P.O. BOX 972925, El Paso, TX 79997. (Beware: there are fraudulent websites seeking to cash in on this tragedy)