Pity poor souls Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean. Owing to poor career and lifestyle choices and just plain rotten luck, the two have been cheated out of twelve and eleven years of freedom, respectively.
In reality, Ramos and Compean have only themselves to blame. Each foolishly chose to serve America in law enforcement, which meant a commitment to secure borders, the rule of law, and American sovereignty as agents of the Border Patrol.
Obviously terrible choices, especially for young Hispanic men better suited for flipping Big Macs, mowing lawns, washing cars and marching to protest the rule of law.
Even more incredible, the two actually chose to do their jobs to the best of their abilities. That really pushed the envelope.
The final straw came when Ramos and Compean chased illegal alien Osvaldo Aldrete-Davila back across the Mexican border, thereby preventing the thug from smuggling drugs into America.
Osvaldo Aldrete-Davila left America sans a few grams of brown buttocks blasted off his criminal being by a single shot from Ramos or Compean.
However, Aldrete-Davila was not injured too gravely, as he attempted to smuggle a “second load” of drugs into the U.S. on November 15, an indiscretion for which he was arrested.
Unfortunately, last year our government was able to convict Ramos and Compean based on testimony provided by the drug smuggling illegal alien, Osvaldo Aldrete-Davila. That conviction lead to the brutal sentences imposed on the two in October 2006.
If only Ramos and Compean had been illegal aliens, things would have surely worked out differently.
To begin with, Ramos and Compean would have been defended by the ACLU, La Raza, the Democrat candidates for president, Hispanic civil rights activists, and stoked by Hispanic apologists Gerald Rivera and Rick Sanchez in the media.
Charges of racism and bigotry would have been levied against the prosecutors, and the sentences would have started a political firestorm of rage from coast to coast.
If the two had been illegal aliens, that is.
But Ramos and Compean are not illegal aliens. They are responsible American citizens who took their law enforcement responsibilitites seriously. As a result, the silence coming from the ACLU, La Raza and other Hispanic advocacy groups has been downright deafening.
Want to drive your blood pressure off the charts? Compare the injustice imposed upon Ramos and Compean with the fate of illegal alien Hector Velazquez-Nava.
This vermin from Mexico slammed his SUV into a car driven by director Bob Clark, famous for his award-winning film, A Christmas Story, in 1983. The crash killed both Clark and his 22-year-old son, Ariel Hanrath-Clark.
Hector Velazquez-Nava, an illegal alien from Mexico, had a blood alcohol level three times the legal limit.
For killing two Americans while in a drunken stupor, illegal alien Hector Velazquez-Nava was sentenced to six years in prison.
For doing their sworn duties, Ramos and Compean were sentenced to twelve and eleven years.
Perhaps they are just not brown enough?