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US vs. Ramos & Compean Case
FriendsOfTheBorderPatrol.com and now LEOAC is the best source of information about the case of the U.S. Government vs USBP Agents Ramos & Compean. This case violates several sacred tenets of the Constitution in that the non-existant rights (US vs Verdugo-Urquidez - 1990) of doper, Osvaldo Alderete Davila were more important than enforcement the crimes committed by the doper. It is provided for historical and educational purposes so you can learn how America's Departments of Justice & Homeland Security Operate, as well as our Judicial Branch. We investigated this case independently, and stand by our statements made on this case, which raise many questions that Congress and the media have failed to ask all involved. In order to reach the conclusions we have, you have to look at it from every point of view, prosecutor, defense, and independent observer.
Ramos/Compean Case Status
*Last Updated on April 20, 2009: Again, Ignacio Ramos and Jose Alonso Compean sentences were commuted by President George W. Bush. However, they will still be under supervised release with provisions for three years. As for their continued case appeals, their appellate counsels filed writs of certiorari with the U.S. Supreme Court, which were denied. Their previous appeals were denied by the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. Their appellate counsels filed requests for rehearing by the court and en banc, which means a request with all judges of the 5th Circuit Court, which were also denied. Given the level of corruption in our current government and the fact, as we have experienced firsthand on numerous cases, the courts are ignoring the rule of law concerning facts, fair and speedy trials, evidence, abuse on the part of U.S. Attorney Offices and DOJ, as well as going so far as to ignore US Supreme Court Rulings and thus precedence. Though we have complete faith and support in the appellate counsels, faith in the court is an entirely different matter based on rulings by courts of all levels of the U.S. Judicial Branch. As a result, we feel it unlikely to see a ruling from any court in Ramos/Compean's favor, including the U.S. Supreme Court. That is how rampant the corruption is. That is how the U.S. Congress has failed in its Constitutional mandated duty as part of checks and balances to hold the Executive and Judicial Branches accountable.
Answers due to questions we've received regarding Ramos/Compean case & Investigation
*Updated on January 19, 2009: FOBP supported a commutation of sentence for Ramos and Compean by the President, which is well known and established. President George W. Bush commuted their sentences on January 19, 2009, two years and two days after the two former agents surrendered to the U.S. Marshals Service to begin serving their prison sentences. This would not have been possible without the support of people across America.
*Official Case Documents in U.S. vs Ramos and CompeanClick HERE to read the 5th Circuit Appeal denial for hearing R/C case en banc
Click HERE to read the Compean appeal of the July 28, 2008 original appeal decision
Click HERE to read the Compean request for rehearing to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals (en banc)
Click HERE to read the Ramos request for rehearing to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals (en banc)
Click HERE to read our press release regarding US vs Verdugo-Urquidez from Sept. 2006
Ramos/Compean Lose Appeal/10 Year 924c Gun Charge Upheld by Appellate Court.Click HERE to read the 5th Circuit Appeal decision in the case of US vs. Ramos/Compean
Ramos/Compean Appeals to 5th Circuit Court, & Responses, & Amicus Briefs
Click HERE to read the Compean Appeal
The Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing
The House Foreign Affairs Committee Hearing
Compean Court Transcripts
All trial transcripts released by the Department of Justice in the Compean/Ramos matter are available below. The DOJ has, for some unknown and unstated reason, withheld portions of the trial transcript. These files are available in Adobe Acrobat format.
EL PASO CANDLELIGHT VIGIL (Jan. 2007)
Co-Hosted by FOBP - National Border Patrol Council - Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 82
We invited law enforcement officers and the general public to join us in El Paso as we held a candlelight vigil for Border Patrol Agents Compean & Ramos. We asked Judge Cardone to leave the agents out on bond during the appeal process, which was denied. Agent Compean attended the candlelight vigil prior to surrendering to the US Marshals' Service to begin serving his sentence. Under bond terms Agents Compean & Ramos were not allowed to be at any events together, excluding court appearances.
WASHINGTON, DC PRESS CONFERENCE (Jan. 2007)
On January 10, 2007, Jose & Patty Compean, TJ Bonner, and Rich Pierce of the National Border Patrol Council, and Andy Ramirez were welcomed by numerous Members of Congress to Washington, DC, and held a press conference at the Cannon House Office Bldg. Agent Jose Compean and his wife Patty were able to attend the press conference. Under bond terms Agents Compean & Ramos were not allowed to be at any events together, excluding court appearanes.
Members of Congress hold press conference for Ramos & Compean in DC; Also attending is TX Border Sheriff, NBPC President, and FOBP Chairman (Sept. 2006)
FOBP's Ramirez Requests & Gets Congressional Investigation and Hearing from Sensenbrenner Committee
Andy Ramirez, FOBP Chairman testified on August 17, 2006 in El Paso, TX before the House Committee on the Judiciary led by Chairman F. James Sensenbrenner. Other witnesses included El Paso County Sheriff Leo Samaniego, and El Paso Police Chief Richard Wiles. Click below to watch the complete hearing.
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