Blocker buster story-Homeland Security official LYING about jailed border agents.Fri Feb 9, 2007 15:55
Homeland Security official admitted to LYING about jailed border agents.
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Blocker buster story- bigger than Watergate: practically ignored by media. NOW ask them WHY!
Department of Homeland Security official admitted to LYING about jailed border agents. Congressman calls for resignation.
Inspector confronted on Capitol Hill, says promised 'proof' does not exist.
Ask of every MEDIA:
WHY HAVE MOST MEDIA NOT COVERED THIS?
IS DHS THE GESTAPO?
WHO HAS THE DRUG CARTEL BRIBED?
Border Patrol Agents Sent to Prison on Trumped-up Charges and Phony
Rep. John Culbertson today called for Department of Homeland Security
Inspector General Richard L. Skinner, as well as the DHS Assistant
and Deputy Inspectors General, to resign for having willfully and
repeatedly lied to Congress in the case of Border Patrol Agents
Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean.
Congressman Culbertson demands resignations of top officials who lied about and railroaded Border Patrol Agents.
by William F. Jasper
February 7, 2007
"You Lied To Me and You Lied To All Of Us."
Congress furious over Administration lies. Today Rep. John Culbertson (R-Texas) called for the resignation of top Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials who had lied previously to Members of Congress about Border Patrol Agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean.
The two agents are now in prison on trumped-up charges and fabricated "evidence." The matter of official deception came to a head yesterday during a hearing of the Homeland Security Subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee, when DHS Inspector General Richard L. Skinner admitted that his office had deceived Congress when it said it had evidence proving that Agents Ramos and Compean were guilty of serious felonious acts and that both agents had admitted to knowingly shooting an unarmed suspect. During a briefing on the Ramos/Compean case for Rep. Culbertson and three other Congressmen on September 28, 2006, the DHS Deputy Inspector General and Assistant Inspector General had claimed that they had documentary evidence, including admissions from the two agents, showing that the agents had engaged in serious felonious activity.
As reported by Sam Antonio in the current cover story for The New American (" Punished For Doing Their Job"), the DHS officials claimed that Ramos and Compean admitted that they had knowingly shot an unarmed suspect. However, both agents say they never admitted to any such thing. They both insist that the suspect (veteran drug smuggler Osbaldo Aldrete-Davila), who resisted arrest and scuffled with Compean, turned several times as he ran toward the Mexican border and aimed at them with what appeared to be a gun. The DHS officials also told the Congressmen that the two agents had made statements on the day of the attempted arrest of Aldrete-Davila that they "wanted to shoot a Mexican" — which would be evidence of conspiracy.
Additionally, the DHS officials claimed that Ramos and Compean:
* Stated at the time of their interrogation that they did NOT believe the suspect was a threat to them at the time of the shooting.
* Were belligerent to investigators.
* Destroyed evidence and lied to investigators.
The DHS officials promised that they would deliver evidence to the Congressmen backing up these charges. They never did, despite repeated requests from the Congressmen over the past four months. When DHS Inspector General Richard Skinner was finally brought before the subcommittee on February 6 and put under oath, he confessed that DHS had no such evidence. However, he tried to characterize the deception, lies, fabrication, and stonewalling as a "mistake."
An angry Rep. Culbertson was not buying that. "You lied to me and you lied to all of us," he charged. Below is Rep. Culbertson's February 7 statement calling for the resignation of Mr. Skinner and his subordinates who lied to Congress:
Richard Skinner admitted yesterday under oath that his top deputies gave Members of Congress false information painting Border Patrol Agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean as rogue cops who were not in fear for their lives and who were 'out to shoot Mexicans'.
In my opinion, this false information was given to Members of Congress to throw us off the scent and cover-up what appears to be an unjust criminal prosecution of two U.S. law enforcement officers whose job was protecting our country's borders from criminals and terrorists.
Today I am calling for the resignation of the Inspector General of the Department of Homeland Security and the investigators who lied to us.
So far it looks to me like Agents Ramos and Compean may not have followed proper procedure following the shooting, which at most should have resulted in their suspension from the force, but not criminal prosecution.
At a time when Homeland Security has left our borders largely undefended and deployed national guardsman whose 'standard operating procedure' is 'to retreat' when confronted with armed criminals, the unjust prosecution of Agents Ramos and Compean weakens border security by discouraging all U.S. law enforcement officers from drawing their weapons in self-defense or in the defense of our nation.
Our highest priority in the War on Terror is to secure our borders. These two agents need to be pardoned and we need to reassure our brave Border Patrol agents and law enforcement officers that we support them and want them to feel free to use their best judgment and whatever force they think is necessary to protect America.
Not only should these DHS officials resign (or be fired), they should also be prosecuted for lying to Congress, and for falsely prosecuting Ramos and Compean with fabricated evidence. Then the same searchlight should be turned on the Department of Justice, especially on U.S. Attorney Johnny Sutton and federal prosecutor Debra Kanof, who knowingly used false evidence to railroad the two agents into prison.
A pardon for Agents Ramos and Compean is all the more urgent now, after the assault upon Agent Ramos in prison on February 3 by illegal alien inmates. Ramos was severely beaten and kicked by a gang of inmates who cursed and insulted him in Spanish. Ramos and his family, understandably, fear for his life. Congressmen and congressional staff contacted on February 7 told The New American that pressure is building — from the public and from Congress — for a pardon. According to these sources on the Hill, the Bush White House, which has previously shown little interest in pardoning the two agents, is now being forced by public opinion and rebellion within Republican ranks to give serious consideration to the matter.
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By Jerome R. Corsi
© 2007 WorldNetDaily. com
Rep. John Culberson, R-Texas
A Department of Homeland Security official admitted today the agency misled Congress when it contended it possessed investigative reports proving Border Patrol agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean confessed guilt and declared they "wanted to shoot some Mexicans" prior to the incident that led to their imprisonment.
The admission came during the testimony of DHS Inspector General Richard L. Skinner before the Homeland Security Subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee, according to Michael Green, press secretary for Rep. John Culberson, R-Texas.
Culberson was questioning Skinner about a meeting DHS officials had Sept. 26 with him and three other Republican congressman from Texas, Reps. Ted Poe, Michael McCaul and Kenny Marchant.
WND previously reported that at that meeting the DHS Inspector General's office asserted it had documentary evidence Ramos and Compean:
1. confessed to knowingly shooting at an unarmed suspect;
2. stated during the interrogation they did not believe the suspect
was a threat to them at the time of the shooting;
3. stated that day they "wanted to shoot a Mexican";
4. were belligerent to investigators;
5. destroyed evidence and lied to investigators.
Under questioning by Culberson, Skinner admitted DHS did not in fact have investigative reports to back up the claims: "The person who told you that misinformed you," Skinner reportedly replied.
This prompted a startled and angry response from the congressman.
"You lied to me and you lied to all of us," Culberson charged.
"Your office tried to paint a picture of Ramos and Compean as dirty cops, and now you come before this committee and tell us you never had the information to back up those claims."
Ramos and Compean began prison sentences last month after their actions in the shooting of a drug smuggler who was granted immunity to testify against them.
Responding to Skinner's testimony yesterday, Poe said it "explains why DHS has been stonewalling Congress
"DHS didn't turn over the reports to us to back up their September 26 accusations for one simple reason - the reports never existed," the Texas congressman said.
"Why did it take DHS four months to admit their error?" he asked. "I wonder how much more has DHS told the public and Congress about Ramos and Compean that simply isn't true?"
Poe said he's determined to get to the bottom of DHS's claim.
"I expect this new revelation will lead to a lot more questions before we're done," he said.
Andy Ramirez, who has been involved with the case as chairman of Friends of the Border Patrol, told WND the DHS's actions "represent obstruction of justice, and they should be held in contempt of Congress, and, if possible, prosecuted to the full extent of the law."
This is a federal crime
Those responsible for this should to be fired and criminally charged.
Then our patrol agents should be released immediately.
We must not forget that
as soon as the innocent border agents are pardoned,
there will be two addtional beds available in those prisons.
You can do the math.
Border Patrol agent IGNACIO RAMOS ASSAULTED IN PRISON!
IGNACIO RAMOS AND JOSE COMPEAN ARE IMPRISONED ALONG WITH DRUG DEALERS AND ILLEGAL ALIENS.
THIS AMOUNTS TO CRUEL AND UNUSUAL PUNISHMENT.
THIS AMOUNTS TO A DEATH SENTENCE!
Border Patrol agent beaten up in prison
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February 5, 2007 - Jerome R. Corsi
Ramos' family confirms: 'They kicked me in the head, they kicked me all over
Imprisoned Border Patrol agent Ignacio "Nacho" Ramos was severely beaten in
prison, Ramos' father-in-law Joe Loya confirmed to WND. Monica Ramos
embraces her husband, former U.S. Border Patrol agent Ignacio Ramos, two
days before he was sentenced to 11 years in prison (Courtesy El Paso Times)
In a phone call from prison, Ramos told his wife earlier today that he was
assaulted in prison on Saturday night by a group of five Spanish inmates who
Ramos took to be illegal immigrants. While beating Ramos, the assailants
allegedly threatened him in Spanish, taunting him with, "**** la migra,"
insulting him - "migra" roughly translating as "immigration, " slang for
Border Patrol agent.
The assault occurred at Yazoo City Federal Correctional Complex, a medium
facility federal prison in southern Mississippi, where Ramos had been moved
about 10 days ago.
Ramos and Jose Alonso Compean began prison sentences last month, of 11 and
12 years respectively, for their actions in the shooting and wounding of a
Mexican drug smuggler who was granted full immunity to testify against them.
The case has caused national outrage, and dozens of congressmen are publicly
insisting President Bush grant an immediate pardon of the two law
Ramos's family feels that the decision to place him in a medium security
prison violates a promise from federal authorities Ramos would be kept in
isolation at a minimal security prison.
At Yazoo, Ramos was housed with the general prison population. A medium
security prison such as Yazoo would be expected to house illegal immigrants,
including those incarcerated on drug offenses.
The prison attack came immediately after the airing Saturday night of a
segment on Ramos and Compean by the "America's Most Wanted" television show. View the video here:
Patti Compean, wife of imprisoned agent Jose Compean, told WND her husband
was in a different prison, still in solitary confinement.
Today is Ramos' birthday. According to Loya, Ramos's three sons, aged 7, 9
and 13, woke up crying, not wanting to go to school. The children wanted to
buy a cake and wait for their father to call so they could sing "Happy
Birthday" to him on the phone and blow out the candles.
Early this morning, Loya began working with the office of U.S. Rep. Dana
Rohrabacher, R.-Calif., to see if the warden would give Ramos special
permission to call home on his birthday, after his children got home from
Monica Ramos received the phone call from her husband in the afternoon, at
2:00 p.m. Mountain time in El Paso, while she was at work. She wondered why
he was calling so early, not in the evening when the children would be home
from school, Loya told WND.
"They are letting me call right now," Ramos explained, according to his
father-in-law. "I've been in isolation for two days now, ever since the
attack, and they told me that I had to call right now. I got beat up real
bad on Saturday night and I'm in real bad shape. They kicked me in the head,
they kicked me all over the body. I'm all bruised and very sore."
During the phone call, Ramos told his wife he hadn't received any medical
care in the 48 hours since the attack, Loya said.
Ramos told his wife he was able to identify only one of the five assailants:
"They all cursed me in Spanish," he said, according to Loya. "As they were
beating me up and kicking me, they kept calling me 'migra,' 'migra.' I'm
pretty sure they were all illegal immigrants."
Ramos told his wife that he was badly bruised and bleeding from the ears. He
said that immediately after the attack, he was placed back into solitary
confinement, where he has been for the last two days.
This e-mail goes out to all of you with deep anger!!! IGNACIO "Nacho" RAMOS just got off the phone with Monica, "Nacho" was assaulted Saturday night around
2200 by about five illegal immigrants. He has multiple and severe
injuries. They put him in Isolation for now, he has not been allowed
to see a doctor since Saturday. They were yelling at him in Spanish,
Maten a la migra. which means kill the Border Patrol Agent. If he
recovers from this, they will put him back in general population.
This is what the Justice Department wants, including George Bush and
Johnny Sutton. They figure if these two Agents are killed, then they
don't have to worry about all of us any longer. We must rally together
now more then ever to put pressure on our government to release these to
agents NOW!!!! In the mean while we must DEMAND that they be protected
and treated with respect. Please Forward this to as many people as you
can. WE NEED TO UNITE AS AMERICANS NOW, AND DEMAND JUSTICE!!!!!
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