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February 14, 2007

Court Transcripts from Trial of Alonso Compean and Ignacio Ramos Released. Shocking Details!

by @ 1:12 am. Filed under Illegal Aliens

I watched this on CNN last night and wanted to pass out in the floor!

Partial Transcript from CNN’s Lou Dobbs Tonight – 2/13/2007


Casey Wian is in Los Angeles with the latest on the new explosive evidence in this incredibly, just bizarre case — Casey.

CASEY WIAN, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Yes, it sure is bizarre, Lou.

The nearly 3,000 pages of transcripts in the Ramos and Compean case show that even before the trial started, several key rulings went against the Border Patrol agents. For example, defense attorneys wanted to be able to talk about how dangerous the border region is where the agents encountered the illegal alien drug smuggler. It’s an area, of course, with a well-documented history of violent confrontations between drug cartels and law enforcement.

But prosecutors objected to that. And the judge agreed. She ordered defense attorneys to refrain from any mention of what she called the alleged dangerousness of the border between the United States and Mexico.

Another passage shows just how eager prosecutors were to grant immunity to Mexican drug smuggler Oscar Aldrete-Davila and throw the book at the Border Patrol agents. Assistant U.S. attorney Debra Kanof said to the judge, “… we basically had to beg him. He didn’t want to come and talk to us about this. And so we basically gave him blanket immunity for any drug or immigration crime that he might have been committing on that day.”

Agent Compean’s defense attorney pointed out how the government could have sought up to 40 years in prison for the drug smuggler. And an attorney for Agent Ramos said the drug smuggler “could be prosecuted for possession of some 700 pounds of marijuana, for smuggling it into the country, for illegally entering the United States. All of these actions are actions which the government apparently has chosen to forgive in order to obtain his testimony against these defendants, the agents.”

In fact, prosecutors sought to prevent defense attorneys from even disclosing that Aldrete-Davila was transporting 750 pounds of marijuana when he encountered the Border Patrol agents. The judge did allow those facts into evidence, but only on a limited basis — Lou.

DOBBS: This is — this is outrageous. This administration, this Justice Department, the U.S. attorney in El Paso, the western district of Texas, Johnny Sutton, have a lot of explaining to do. Because also clear here is that that drug smuggler, Aldrete-Davila, was, in point in fact — he had already confessed to drug possession and smuggling six days before he was ultimately given limited use immunity.

And the fact is that the U.S. Justice Department and the person of the attorney general’s office did not ask that — that drug smuggler one question about the drug cartel behind it, the safe houses, the transportation routes, the vehicles or the systems, the distribution of that — of those drugs. I mean, it is remarkable.

WIAN: It really is, Lou. And there’s some more new evidence that came out today that we can talk about, and that’s regarding the lies that were told by the Office of Inspector General that were disclosed last week to several members of Congress looking into this case.

They now say, according to notes from members of Congress, this investigation, according to the testimony from the — not testimony, but according to the statements of the Office of the Inspector General, they say that this investigation began with the Mexican consulate contacting the U.S. government, which contradicts the sworn testimony in this case that the investigation began when a Border Patrol agent in Arizona who had family in Mexico, family of the drug smuggler, was contacted by that drug smuggler.

So there are new questions regarding this case seemingly emerging every day — Lou.

Now we know why those court transcripts were being held back for so long!

And you know nobody has read all 3,000 pages yet. So this is possibly just the tip of the iceberg!



8 Responses to “Court Transcripts from Trial of Alonso Compean and Ignacio Ramos Released. Shocking Details!”

  1. Mover Mike Says:

    Guard the Borders Blogburst

    The Border Patrol Case: Who’s Pulling The Strings?

    By Heidi Thiess of Euphoric Reality

  2. The Amboy Times Says:

    GTB Blogburst

    By Heidi Thiess of Euphoric Reality The Border patrol Case: Who’s pulling the strings?Mexico. That’s who. Yes, you read that right. The latest information has uncovered the undue political pressure that Mexico put on our government, and how the White

  3. Amber » Blog Archive » Who Is Pulling the Strings on the Border Patrol Case Says:

    […] Meanwhile, the mysteriously unavailable transcripts are starting to come out. The official transcripts are here, and LoneWacko has wisely cached them, in case they mysteriously go “missing”. Lou Dobbs’ staff, of CNN, has begun the arduous task of sifting through 3000 pages of documents, and it’s becoming very clear why the prosecution, together with a complicit court-room judge, have worked so long and hard to suppress these transcripts: […]

  4. A Lady's Ruminations Says:

    Guard the Borders Blogburst

    The Border Patrol Case: Who’s Pulling The Strings?

    By Heidi Thiess of Euphoric Reality

    Mexico.

    That’s who.
    Yes, you read that right. The latest information has uncovered the undue political pressure that Mexico put on our government, and ho…

  5. Bear Creek Ledger » Guard The Borders - Who’s Pulling The Strings Says:

    […] Meanwhile, the mysteriously unavailable transcripts are starting to come out. The official transcripts are here, and LoneWacko has wisely cached them, in case they mysteriously go “missing”. Lou Dobbs’ staff, of CNN, has begun the arduous task of sifting through 3000 pages of documents, and it’s becoming very clear why the prosecution, together with a complicit court-room judge, have worked so long and hard to suppress these transcripts: The nearly 3,000 pages of transcripts in the Ramos and Compean case show that even before the trial started, several key rulings went against the Border Patrol agents. For example, defense attorneys wanted to be able to talk about how dangerous the border region is where the agents encountered the illegal alien drug smuggler. It’s an area, of course, with a well-documented history of violent confrontations between drug cartels and law enforcement. […]

  6. The Irate Nation » The Border Patrol Case: Who’s Pulling The Strings? Says:

    […] Meanwhile, the mysteriously unavailable transcripts are starting to come out. The official transcripts are here, and LoneWacko has wisely cached them, in case they mysteriously go “missing”. Lou Dobbs’ staff, of CNN, has begun the arduous task of sifting through 3000 pages of documents, and it’s becoming very clear why the prosecution, together with a complicit court-room judge, have worked so long and hard to suppress these transcripts: The nearly 3,000 pages of transcripts in the Ramos and Compean case show that even before the trial started, several key rulings went against the Border Patrol agents. For example, defense attorneys wanted to be able to talk about how dangerous the border region is where the agents encountered the illegal alien drug smuggler. It’s an area, of course, with a well-documented history of violent confrontations between drug cartels and law enforcement. […]

  7. Stuck On Stupid Says:

    Guard The Borders Blogburst

    By Heidi Thiess of Euphoric Reality Mexico. That’s who. Yes, you read that right. The latest information has uncovered the undue political pressure that Mexico put on our government, and how the White House easily caved. They didn’t even ask…

  8. DeMediacratic Nation Says:

    Guard the Borders Blogburst

    By Heidi Thiess of Euphoric Reality

    Mexico.

    That’s who.

    Yes, you read that right. The latest information has uncovered the undue political pressure that Mexico put on our government, and how the White House easily caved. They didn’t even ask…

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