Hello all.. my first entry on Digger's Realm as a contributing author.. and it's on one of my most passionate topics - getting the Border Agents released from prison.
So it's starting to look promising that they really will be released soon!
Not only will the Judiciary committee be recommending that Bush commute their sentences, as a result of the July 17th hearings, but we also have this judicial inquiry initiated by Judicial Watch into the "deals" between Mexico and US on the prosecution of Compean and Ramos. The are indeed political prisoners and I look forward to the day when we will welcome them home to El Paso!
Judge Orders Hearing over Government’s Failure to Produce Records Concerning Border Patrol Agents Ramos and Compean
Judicial Watch Seeks Records Detailing Contacts and “Deals” Between U.S. and Mexican Governments over Prosecutions
(Washington, DC) -- Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, stated today that Judge Richard J. Leon of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia has ordered a hearing for July 23, 2007 in response to Judicial Watch’s “Application for Injunctive Relief” in Judicial Watch v. Department of Homeland Security, et al. (No. 07-0506) against U.S. government agencies that have failed to search for or produce responsive records. Judicial Watch filed Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests with the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Justice and the State Department on January 24, 2007 seeking records of communications and actions by U.S. government personnel with Mexican officials concerning the prosecutions of U.S. Border Patrol Agents Ignacio “Nacho” Ramos and Jose Alonso Compean over the shooting of Mexican drug smuggler Osbaldo Aldrete-Davila on February 17, 2005.
Judicial Watch is asking the court to set a date certain by which government agencies must respond substantively to Judicial Watch’s request.
WHAT: Hearing on Application for Injunctive Relief
WHEN: Monday, July 23, 2007 – 4:00 PM
WHERE: U.S. District Court
333 Constitution Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20001
Tipped by: Carol Zimmerman via Judicial Watch alert