Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Blogs for Borders Video Blogburst for March 27th 2007

In this weeks edition...

Americans punished for doing the "jobs Americans won't do?"

Do criminal aliens have a 'right' to commit crimes in America?

Is something from a sci-fi novel the solution to illegal immigration?

And "uncounted beans?"

All this and more in this weeks exciting episode...

You can watch Jake's entire interview with professor Zhang...here.

You can vote for this post at Real Clear Politics...Here.

If this video has inspired you to get more involved here are some things you can do.  NumbersUSA puts you in the know with daily updates on legislation and contact info you can use to keep your congresscritter honest. 

Heres another site you may find useful.  Immigration stance provides you with an easy to read scorecard on every congresscritters record on immigration related votes.  Knowledge is power!  And a reminder, if your representative is one of the altogether rare 'good guys' make sure to give them a call and offer an 'attaboy!' before you return to lambasting the bad guys.

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Monday, March 26, 2007

Join us this Saturday to Free the Border Agents Ramos and Compean


This Saturday, March 31st, a group of area patriots will gather in Norristown at the corner of Main Street and Markley Streets to protest the unjust PERSECUTION and IMPRISONMENT of Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean.

Here is the story in case you aren't aware of it.

On February 17, 2005 Border Agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean were patrolling the Mexican border when they were alerted to an illegal border crossing. They ended up pursuing a van driven by a Mexican drug smuggler which was carrying $1,000,000 worth of drugs. They did their job chasing the smuggler who escaped across the border on foot. Later it was discovered that the drug smuggler had taken a bullet in his buttocks during the pursuit.

The drug smuggler was given immunity and brought back to the United States to testify against these brave men. Due to false testimony, facts withheld from the jury and other infractions, these men are now serving 12 and 13 year sentences in prison for violating the “civil rights” of an illegal alien drug smuggler. They have been framed by our justice system. The same drug smuggler attempted to bring in a SECOND load of drugs while using the border pass issued to him by the Department of Homeland Security for the trial. He has yet to be prosecuted for this second smuggling offense.

On January 17, 2007 they began serving their sentences. Their requests to remain free pending their appeals have been denied despite the fact that both have families with small children and are most definitely not a flight risk. Their appeals have been delayed because the court transcripts required for the appeal were not released for over 10 months!

These men have been persecuted by the country they were protecting!

We ask that you let the President and Congress know that you are as outraged as we are. Please call and ask the President to pardon these men. Ask your Congressman to support HR 563, a resolution in Congress asking for the pardon of these innocent men.

White House: Phone: 202.456.1111, Fax: 202.456.2461

Email: comments@whitehouse.gov

Alberto Gonzales: 202.514.2001

Congress: 866.340.9281 (ask for your representative)

For more information visit



Here is a map link to the location for the protest. We will be there from 11am to 1pm on March 31st. There is plenty of parking in a public lot next to McDonald's and there is parking across the street at the Main Street train station (although that may not be free).

Bring your American flags, your posters protesting the incarceration of these two brave men. Demand justice for them!


Thursday, March 22, 2007

Deportation case riles residents

Aww what a shame.. an employer actually did the RIGHT THING and reported an illegal alien to ICE and the illegal alien is upset?

TOO FREAKING BAD! Illegal aliens know the risks of being here illegally. If you get caught - bye bye!
STAMFORD - In a case that one
lawyer says involves substandard wages, an attempted assault with a car
and deceptive tactics by immigration officials, a Guatemalan cleaning
woman faces deportation.

Alicia Lemus, 40, who works at several North Stamford homes, was served
a summons yesterday to appear Tuesday before immigration officials in
New Haven to determine whether she can stay in the country.

An immigration agent served Lemus with the summons yesterday at a North Stamford home where she sometimes cleans.

Lemus contacted her lawyer, Philip Berns, who called a news conference to condemn his client's treatment.

Although Berns declined to say what Lemus' legal status is, Lemus told
The Advocate in November that she was in the United States illegally.
Living in the country illegally is a civil violation.

Lemus spoke with the newspaper last year for a story on immigration
enforcement and said she had lost several jobs in North Stamford after
immigration officials warned homeowners not to hire illegal immigrants.

Two immigration agents at the home where Lemus was served a summons yesterday declined to comment.

"We would never discuss why an investigation was started or what led to
the investigation until it's complete. It was all very routine . . .
the kind of thing that happens every day," said Mike Gilhooly,
spokesman for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Berns said during the news conference that Lemus' former employer,
another resident, alerted immigration officials
after Lemus quit over poor pay and working conditions.

Lemus could no longer support herself off the "eight hours of work for
$20 a day" wages she was earning from the employer and quit after four
months, Berns said.

Berns said the former employer had coerced Lemus into cleaning her
house for meager pay by threatening to call U.S. Immigration and
Customs Enforcement if she didn't oblige.

On Monday, Lemus filed a complaint with Stamford police reporting that
the former employer, identified as Kalena Malanoski, tried to run her
over as she walked to a bus stop that morning.

The police report said Malanoski tried to hit Lemus with her car as she drove by.

A phone call to Malanoski was not returned last night.

According to the police report, Malanoski denied the allegations and
told police Lemus had "exaggerated" the incident because of bad
feelings about being fired, Sgt. Robert Shawinsky said.

In the report, Malanoski told police she let Lemus go after learning she was an "illegal alien," Shawinsky said.

Police said that because there were no witnesses and no one was
injured, no arrests were made and no charges were filed. The incident
remains under investigation, spokesman Lt. Sean Cooney said.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement had not informed Stamford police of
its activities in the city yesterday, Stamford police said.

Berns said it was "galling" that immigration officials would react to
an alleged tip from a former employer and said immigration officials
are targeting harmless foreigners who may or may not be in the country
illegally, instead of illegal immigrants with criminal records and
terrorist ties.

"I can't believe the Department of Homeland Security has nothing better
to do but persecute the lowest and most hard-working population," he
said. Owners of the home where Lemus was served yesterday were not home
at the time. But Martha Farias, mother of the homeowner, Vivian
Villacis, was there with Lemus when the immigration agents arrived.

Farias said one agent, Seth Taylor, barged through the door.

"He rang the bell and came in," she said.

Berns said the agent who served Lemus the papers yesterday did not
properly identify himself and tried to force information from Lemus.

Lemus, who speaks little English, stood silently by Berns, allowing him
to speak for her. Berns is a member of the city's Board of

"I was treated like a criminal," Lemus told a television news reporter in Spanish.

Farias was sympathetic toward Lemus, who has cleaned several houses on
that street for the past two years, according to Berns.

"She needs money to eat. She doesn't have work," Farias said.

- Staff Writer Zach Lowe contributed to this story.

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Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Blogs for Borders Video Blogburst for March 20th 2007

The latest episode of the Blogs For Borders Video Blogburst.

Have illegal aliens contaminated America's blood supply?

Frank Jorge gets inside the mind of a reconquista teen in California.

Just how much of our tax money is going to illegal aliens? We take a look.

Cindy Sheehan and crew acted out in Washington by patriots!

All this and more in this weeks edition!

If you'd like to become more involved here's something you can do...

NumbersUSA: signing up for this site instantly puts you in the know on steps you can take to make a difference in the fight against illegal immigration. They provide continuous updates on legislation moving through congress and what you can do about it. Calling your congresscritter only takes minutes, make your voice heard!

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Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Reconquista Teen shows how big the problem is

Amazing ignorance from a "Reconquista" teen who has been educated in THIS country as an illegal alien in a charter school that teaches AZTLAN education which consists of telling them that we stole California, Texas, Arizona and New Mexico from them so they have a right to be here and they are not illegal.


Blogs for Borders Video Blogburst for march 13th 2007

Blogs For Borders Video Blogburst 031307

Reconquista Babes in Texas?

Reconquista dancers in Chicago?

Bank Of America takes one on the chin from patriots nationwide?

America's border: Fact or Fiction?

All this and more in this weeks Vburst!

If you feel inspired to get more involved here are some suggestions:

The Minuteman Project

Save Our State


Not all of us should go to the border.

Not all of us should hold signs at rallies.

But all of us should be involved in any way we can be.

If not you, who?

If not now, when?

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Monday, March 12, 2007

Homegrown jihadists in Britain welcomed without question in US!!

U.S. visa policy greenlights terror
'Homegrown' jihadists in Britain welcomed without question in U.S.

Posted: March 12, 2007

WASHINGTON – While the U.S. scrutinizes visa requests from countries known as terrorist havens, a British intelligence revelation suggests "homegrown" European jihadists could pose a far greater threat both on the continent and in America, according to a new report in Joseph Farah's G2 Bulletin.

The basis for that threat is the "Visa Waiver Program" between the U.S. and Great Britain.

The program allows anyone subject to the VWP to sidestep in-place security procedures that screen for terrorists.

British security officials have revealed there are some 200 cells involving more than 1,600 people. Many under surveillance have links back to al-Qaida in Pakistan.

"Through those links, al-Qaida gives guidance and training to its largely British foot soldiers here on an extensive and growing scale," a British security official said.

Last year, British authorities broke up a transatlantic plot by some 24 British citizens of Pakistani origin to detonate explosives carried on board several airliners traveling from the UK to the U.S.

Great Britain, however, is but one of 27 countries whose citizens are not required to obtain visas to enter the U.S.

The other countries under the Visa Waiver Program are Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brunei, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, San Marino, Singapore, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Countries under the VWP have some of Europe's largest populations of Muslims, many of whom have expressed dissatisfaction with their economic, political and social condition.

Some of these disaffected Muslims are seen as potential recruits for terrorist attacks in Europe and the U.S.

European security experts are concerned with what they describe as a complex web of terrorists that stretches from the Balkans to Scandinavia.

France and Germany, two countries under the VWP, have the largest number of Muslims in Europe. Because of Iran's affinity for all-things German, for example, members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard and Hezbollah are present in many cities throughout Germany.

Terrorists from organizations such as Hezbollah or Hamas, and Chechens or al-Qaida of non-Pakistani origin who are not on any existing security watch list, could slip into the U.S. virtually undetected. They could bypass the screening process and enter the U.S. as "sleepers" until given orders to act, according to the report.

In these countries, the security problem is compounded by liberal naturalization laws. Belgium, Sweden and Denmark, for example, allow a third country national to obtain citizenship and a VWP passport after as little as three years of residence.

Once in the U.S., a foreign visitor who has entered under VWP can make a short trip to Mexico or Canada and be readmitted into the U.S. under the VWP for the original admission period. In addition, VWP nationals residing in Mexico and Canada are generally exempt from requirements to show onward travel to other foreign destinations.

This prospect allows sleeper cells to move freely and meet with terrorist cells in Mexico or Canada to coordinate any attacks.

There has been considerable attention to concerns that terrorists can enter into the U.S. from Latin America virtually undetected to commit terrorist attacks on soft targets.

For those countries not subject to the VWP, incoming visitors must fill out a visa application to enter into the U.S. They then are subject to some 40 questions that can provide potentially useful intelligence and investigative leads.

If a person lies on the visa application, the questions would help uncover the deception and prompt an immediate denial of a visa.

Such leads also could target potential criminal or terrorist acts. In addition, it could help uncover possible drug trafficking or terrorist plots which carry maximum jail sentences of 25 years.

The visa system is regarded as a major help in alleviating the heavy burden on customs inspectors who must assess the credibility of foreign visitors to the U.S.

Under the VWP, however, incoming visitors would not be subject to those questions or close scrutiny under an existing layered security structure that now exists. Security experts agree that such security layering is essential to cross-check a person's credibility.

Leaders in the tourist and travel industry are some of the greatest opponents of doing away with the VWP, pointing to the inconvenience required to obtain visas.

According to a U.S. Government Accountability Office report, more than 15 million people in one year entered the U.S. under the VWP.

"Stolen passports from visa waiver countries are prized travel documents among terrorists, criminals and immigration law violators, creating an additional risk," the GAO report said. "While the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has intercepted many fraudulent documents at U.S. ports of entry, DHS officials acknowledged that an undetermined number of inadmissible aliens may have entered the U.S. using a stolen or lost passport from a visa waiver country."

In addition, there are no safeguards under the VWP by which passports can be readily identified as fraudulent or stolen. To security experts, this is the greatest security problem with the VWP and is considered to pose a major security risk.

The GAO also identified several weaknesses with the VWP. Most citizens from VWP countries may enter the U.S. visa-free for up to 90 days. They thereby avoid security screening.

Within that period of time, however, terrorists can perform their operation and disappear.

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Schumer: AG Gonzales Should Resign for Putting Politics Above Law

YES YES YES! Kick his ass outta there. He is a puppet for Bush and he is a former LA RAZA member.. LA RAZA means "THE RACE" in Spanish and it is the most RACIST and ANTI-AMERICAN Hispanic organizations in this country. He has an agenda. So does Bush.
Kick them ALL OUT of office before our country is sold to MEXICO!!!


WASHINGTON — The Senate's No. 3 Democrat said Sunday that Attorney General Alberto Gonzales should resign because he is putting politics above the law.

Sen. Charles Schumer cited the FBI's illegal snooping into people's private lives and the Justice Department's firing of top federal prosecutors.

Schumer said Gonzales repeatedly has shown more allegiance to President George W. Bush than to citizens' legal rights since taking his job in early 2005.

He branded Gonzales, a former White House counsel, as one of the most political attorney generals in recent history.

"Attorney General Gonzales is a nice man, but he either doesn't accept or doesn't understand that he is no longer just the president's lawyer, but has a higher obligation to the rule of law and the Constitution even when the president should not want it to be so," Schumer said.

"And so this department has been so political that I think for the sake of the nation, Attorney General Gonzales should step down," he said.

Sen. Joe Biden, a member of the Democrat-controlled Judiciary Committee, said Gonzales would be "better off" if he resigned.

"There is very little credibility in the Justice Department right now," Biden said. He cited what he said were abuses of power dating to Gonzales' tenure as White House counsel in which he advocated aggressive interrogations of suspected terrorists that pushed the boundaries of the law.

"I think Gonzales has lost the confidence of the vast majority of the American people," he said. "I think he's lost the confidence of the Congress."

Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter, the top Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, said Gonzales' resignation was a "question for the president and the attorney general."

"I do think there have been lots of problems," said Specter, who last week suggested that a Gonzales tenure may have run its course. "Before we come to conclusions, I think we need to know more facts."

Justice spokesman Brian Roehrkasse said the attorney general had made significant strides to protect national security, increase prosecutions of sex offenders and immigration offenses and fight gang violence.

"The attorney general demonstrated decisive leadership by demanding a new level of accountability to address systematic problems in oversight over some of the FBI's national security tools," Roehrkasse said.

The lawmakers' comments come after a week in which the Justice Department found itself on the defensive over the dismissal of U.S. attorneys and the FBI's misuse of a type of subpoena known as national security letters.

On Friday, Gonzales and FBI director Robert Mueller acknowledged the FBI had broken the law to secretly pry out personal information about people in the U.S. as part of its pursuit of suspected terrorists and spies.

The admission came after a blistering 126-page report by the Justice Department's inspector general that found agents improperly obtained telephone records and demanded sensitive data. The information was obtained via security letters, which are special warrants issued without judicial approval.

Under criticism by lawmakers, Gonzales also agreed to tighten the law for replacing U.S. attorneys and to let Congress hear from senior department officials with roles in the ousters.

Several U.S. attorneys allege they were unfairly dismissed without reason after they declined to rush corruption investigations into Democrats before last November's congressional election. Gonzales and other officials have denied the charge.

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham said it is the Bush administration's right to fire U.S. attorneys because they serve at the will of the president. Still, he said, the Justice Department was wrong to attack their reputations.

"I don't believe the attorney general will resign, but this whole episode was unnecessarily poorly handled," Graham said.

Over the weekend, Bush pledged an end to the FBI lapses that caused the illegal snooping but expressed confidence in the response by Mueller and Gonzales. Mueller has accepted responsibility, and both have pledged to fix problems.

Bush said that while the inspector general's report "justly made issue of FBI shortfalls, (it) also made clear that these letters were important to the security of the United States."

On Sunday, Specter and Schumer called the FBI abuses unacceptable. They noted it was Congress that demanded the inspector general review the program even as Justice Department officials were providing assurances the government's surveillance programs were being run responsibly.

In coming hearings by the Judiciary Committee, senators plan to review whether it might be appropriate to scale back some of the government's law enforcement powers in light of the abuses.

"What we found in the Justice Department over and over again is a lack of respect for the rule of law," Schumer said. "There's a view that the executive should be almost without check."

"And that is so wrong," he said. "That's one of the reasons I think we need a change at the top in the Justice Department."

Schumer and Specter were on "Face the Nation" on CBS.


Saturday, March 10, 2007

Operation Bankrupt Philadelphia

We had great weather for our Philadelphia Operation Bankrupt to boycott the Bank of America in Southampton, PA which is part of the national Bank of America. This bank has decided it is ok to give credit cards and bank accounts to illegal aliens. What part of "felony aiding and abetting" does Bank of America not understand?


Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Judicial Watch Files Brief in Support of Hazleton, Pennsylvania’s Illegal Immigration Enforcement Policies

(Washington, DC) - Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that it has filed an amicus curiae brief with the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania in support of two ordinances enforced by the City of Hazleton relating to the employment and harboring of illegal aliens (Pedro Lozano, et al., v. City of Hazleton, Cause No. 3:06cv1586). The plaintiffs, who include unnamed illegal immigrants, are represented by the American Civil Liberties Union and the Puerto Rican Defense Fund, among others.

“…The City of Hazleton has found it both reasonable and necessary for the public health and welfare to exercise its police power by enacting [these ordinances],” Judicial Watch noted in its brief, filed on Monday, March 5. “The subject matter regulated – the employment and harboring of persons ‘not entitled to lawful residence in the United States, let alone to work here – is certainly within the mainstream of [the City of Hazleton’s] police power…’”

The pertinent sections of Hazleton’s Ordinance 2006-13, otherwise known as the Rental Registration Ordinance, require a person desiring to rent a dwelling unit in the City of Hazleton to submit an application for and obtain an occupancy permit. (To obtain such a permit, an applicant must provide “proper identification showing proof of legal citizenship and/or residency.”) Ordinance 2006-18, otherwise known as the Illegal Immigration Relief Act, prohibits any business entity in the City of Hazleton that holds a business permit from employing an illegal alien. This ordinance also prohibits any person or business entity who owns a dwelling unit in the City of Hazleton from harboring an illegal alien in that unit.

Judicial Watch argues in its brief that the City of Hazleton’s ordinances are consistent with federal law, and, in fact, assist in achieving the same goals and objectives articulated by Congress in enacting federal immigration laws.

“The purpose of federal immigration laws is to keep illegal aliens from coming here and staying here. This includes prohibiting businesses and individuals from illegally employing and harboring illegal aliens,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “The ordinances enacted by the City of Hazleton are in complete harmony with federal laws and the intent of Congress. The ACLU and other special interest groups are dead wrong on this issue.”

Judicial Watch’s amicus curiae brief is part of a larger campaign to help enforce our nation’s immigration laws. For example, Judicial Watch has ongoing litigation against taxpayer-funded day laborer sites that illegally assist illegal aliens with finding employment, and so-called “sanctuary policies” that prohibit police officers from enforcing federal immigration laws and cooperating with federal immigration authorities.


Click here to review Judicial Watch’s amicus curiae brief

Click here to learn more about Judicial Watch's campaign against illegal immigration.


March 6th Blogs for Borders Video Blogburst

If It's Tuesday it must be Blogs For Borders Vburst time again!

This week we focus in on the Amnesty Gravy Train.

In "When Aliens Attack" we show the chaotic reality when patriots tell illegal aliens 'no.'

100% Preventable shows us three more examples of crimes that are 100% Preventable.

More coverage of the nationwide "Free The Texas Three" rallies.

And Eagles gather in Washington?

This mystery can only be solved by watching...



A Gathering Of Eagles

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Key evidence ignored in border agents' case

Here's a thought also.. Did anyone ever suggest to give Aldrete-Davila a lie detector test with the evidence he gave as testimony? I think that would clear things right up don't you?

Key evidence ignored in border agents' case
Hired by Ramos, detective says he tracked suspect through vehicle
Posted: March 7, 2007
1:00 a.m. Eastern

By Jerome R. Corsi
© 2007 WorldNetDaily.com

Marijuana found in the back of the van being used by Osvaldo Aldrete-Davila

A private investigator who was hired by former U.S. Border Patrol agent Ignacio Ramos during his trial on allegations he fired at a fleeing drug smuggler says he doesn't think prosecutors made any significant effort to find the smuggler, later identified as Osvaldo Aldrete-Davila.

Freddie Bonilla told WND that his investigation of the Feb. 17, 2005, incident was straight-forward, and led him quickly to Aldrete-Davila's identity, and he believes the federal government should have been able to do the same thing.

Bonilla, who was a homicide investigator with the El Paso Police Department and later the chief of detectives for the El Paso Sheriff's Department, also has served for several decades as a private investigator.

In preparing for the defense of Ramos, who along with Jose Compean was accused of shooting at Aldrete-Davila when Aldrete-Davila's van – loaded with drugs – was trapped by federal officers and he fled on foot back to Mexico, Bonilla said he started by looking at the van that Aldrete-Davila abandoned at the scene.

(Story continues below)

"Why didn't the Drug Enforcement Administration track down the van to find out who the owner was?" Bonilla asked WND. "That van was physical evidence of the crime that was never seriously investigated. Yet, prosecutor [U.S. Attorney] Johnny Sutton has been all over the national media saying there was no physical evidence he could have used to prosecute Aldrete-Davila. What about the van?"

The two former federal agents now are serving prison terms of 11 and 12 years on their convictions for that incident, even though Aldrete-Davila never was charged with the drug case – or a subsequent drug smuggling incident – and in fact was given immunity to testify against the federal border agents.

In an interview WND published Jan. 20, Sutton said there was no evidence against Aldrete-Davila which could have been used to build a case against him at trial. He explained that was why he granted immunity, to gain access to information in return.

The van used by drug smuggler

But WND also has reported that a March 20, 2005 Department of Homeland Security investigative report filed by Jose Arredondo and vehicle towing receipts document that Aldrete-Davila was driving a 1989 Ford Econoline, bearing Texas license plate number 9GSW89.

At the same time, WND reported that the van was towed to the El Paso sheriff’s compound where it sat for approximately one month before the U.S. Border Patrol Evidence Team entered the compound, dusted the vehicle, and found 11 fingerprints, only three of which were duplicates.

But there's no indication the DEA or Department of Homeland Security investigators ever examined the vehicle or the fingerprints for evidence that might have led to Aldrete-Davila.

Bonilla said he quickly tracked the vehicle to Jesus Beltran, an El Paso self-employed construction worker who buys and sells used cars to supplement his income. Then Beltran examined photos of the van provided by Bonilla, as well as wrecking company towing records, and identified it as one he purchased in 2004 from an El Paso wrecking lot.

He registered it under his name and kept it for five months, then sold it to a friend in Juarez, Mexico, for $1,300. The Texas plates on the car at the time of the Feb. 17, 2005, drug incident were registered to Beltran.

"If I could find the car and how it got down to Mexico," Bonilla said, "then why couldn't the DEA or the DHS have tracked down the car in the attempt to find out who the drug smuggler was? Right there I found out far more than anybody ever investigated for the Border Patrol."

Even after Davila came forth on March 4, 2005, with the Mexican Consulate demanding the prosecution of the Border Patrol agents who shot him, Bonilla felt DEA and DHS should have investigated the van.

"If you tracked down Beltran's friend in Juarez," Bonilla argued to WND, "dedicated law enforcement in the U.S. might have uncovered the drug smuggling ring that hired Davila to run that load across the border."

Bonilla provided WND with photos of the drug van at the levee, where Davila ran the two front wheels over the edge before he abandoned the vehicle in the attempt to escape on foot. Bonilla also provided photos of the 743 pounds of marijuana discovered in the van at the scene of the incident.

Another issue Bonilla raised was the cell phone found in the van after Aldrete-Davila fled. "There were a total of 9 Border Patrol officers on the scene Feb. 17, 2005, plus two supervisors. Why is it that the DEA or DHS never investigated the cell phone Davila left behind? That cell phone should have had valuable numbers in the memory that could have led to Davila or the drug syndicate he worked for."

WND also has reported the Border Patrol found a cell phone in the drug van, with a charger plugged into the cigarette lighter.

The telephone became a subject of questioning at the trial for Ramos and Compean, when Ramos defense attorney Mary Stillinger asked the smuggler about it, and he said he got it from drug dealers in Mexico who hired him to walk across the border, find the marijuana-loaded van with a key in the ignition and drive it away.

But there was a discrepancy between his testimony and the evidence observed by investigators:

Stillinger: The phone that was in the van, was that your telephone, or was that a telephone that was given to you for the purpose of helping you to do this transaction?

Aldrete-Davila: Yeah, they gave it to me when I got on the van. When they sent me there, they gave it to me. I didn't have a telephone.

Stillinger: Okay. And they gave you the phone charger with it?

Aldrete-Davila: No, just the telephone.

Stillinger: Okay. So the phone charger – there was a phone charger in the van, wasn't there?

Aldrete-Davila: I don't know. They just gave me the telephone. I don't know if there was a charger or not.

Aldrete-Davila further testified that the phone was Nextel and that the drug users used the radio feature, not the telephone, to communicate. He also testified that he did not plug the phone into a charger.

"The whole thing with the cell phone was ridiculous," Bonilla told WND. "That cell phone should have been the first thing DEA or DHS should have been investigated to find Davila or his drug smuggling partners."

"Besides, Davila was lying about everything," Bonilla told WND. "He never explained how that white van on the other side of the Rio Grande knew to be there waiting for him when he ran away. Did he call his buddies when he was evading the Border Patrol hot pursuit? How come DEA or DHS didn't look into whether Davila called anybody when he was running away?"

He also offered an explanation for why Compean and Border Patrol Agent Arturo Vasquez picked up the spent shell casings expended when Compean and Ramos fired at the fleeing smuggler.

"I was a firearms trainer in the Marine Corps," Bonilla said, "and from the first day at the firing range through 26 years in law enforcement, it was hammered into my head that the first command after you finish shooting is to load and holster your weapon, and the second command is always, to pick up your brass or shell casings."

He also suggested that Border Patrol supervisor Jonathan Richards, who was also on the scene in 2005, should have known there had been trouble. "Richards was the main supervisor at the scene and he was made aware there had been shooting, despite what he testified at trial," Bonilla insisted. "Richards saw Agent Compean covered with dirt and bleeding from the face. But he convinced Compean that if Compean reported the matter, that it would require a lot of paper work, and then having to go to the F.B.I."

That would corroborate an earlier report when WND examined the transcript of a May 15, 2005 job suspension hearing Compean had with El Paso Border Patrol Sector Chief Louis Barker, in which Compean said Richards discouraged him from filing written reports after the incident with Davila.

Besides the Ramos-Compean case, there also has been an uproar over the conviction of Deputy Sheriff Gilmer Hernandez, who fired his weapon at a van loaded with illegal aliens he thought were trying to run him down. He was convicted for that and he's scheduled for sentencing later this month.

Yet another that already has been resolved, at the expense of a former federal agent, involves David Sipe, who was accused of improperly hitting a coyote [someone who smuggles illegal aliens into the U.S.] while he was resisting arrest with a flashlight. He was convicted and sent to prison before an appellate court overturned his conviction, and he was acquitted during a re-trial in January.

However, Sipe lost both his career and marriage because of the charges against him.


Thursday, March 01, 2007

38 Republicans demand investigation of Compean Ramos Case

View the letter they sent to Pelosi, Conyers, Thompson and Waxman:


Not only that but thousands if not MILLIONS of Americans are outraged at this case and want to see all the prosecutors AND the judge punished for their part in this frame job.

Pelosi urged to probe Ramos-Compean
38 Republicans want House hearings on border agents' case
Posted: March 1, 2007
1:00 a.m. Eastern

By Jerome R. Corsi
© 2007 WorldNetDaily.com

Thirty-eight Republican congressmen have written to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi asking for hearings to investigate the prosecution of Border Patrol agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean, who are in prison for their actions in the shooting of a drug smuggler given immunity to testify against them.

The sharply worded letter, sent Tuesday, is critical of the prosecutor, U.S. Attorney Johnny Sutton, and federal investigators.

The congressmen say "serious questions remain unanswered by our federal government over the apparently misguided prosecution of two distinguished U.S. Border Patrol Agents, Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean."

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Navy and Marine bases censoring Internet access

Navy, Marine bases blocking WND site
Military launches investigation into ban on top independent online news source

Posted: February 28, 2007
1:00 a.m. Eastern

By Bob Unruh
© 2007 WorldNetDaily.com

WorldNetDaily, the leading independent Internet news site, has been blocked from computers on U.S. Navy and Marine Corps bases across the country for an undetermined period of time, and an investigation has been launched into how – and why – that happened.

Members of the two military branches have peppered WND with questions about why their requests to read the latest U.S. and world news, as well as columnists such as Ann Coulter, Joseph Farah, Chuck Norris, Pat Boone, and Judge Roy Moore have been denied.

Information Systems Technician 1st Class Thomas Dull, left, Lt. Stella Nealy, center, and Information Systems Technician 2nd Class Eduardo Pallanes study a computer monitor at Naval Network and Space Operations Command in San Diego, Calif. The military is looking into why many Navy and Marine bases have completely blocked access to WND.com

Now, Marine officers in Quantico, Va., confirm they have begun looking into why the hundreds of thousands of members of those two branches of service are being denied the opportunity to read WND.

"I sent (the question) to the appropriate folks. They can research it," Capt. Teresa Ovalle told WND yesterday. "I don't know how long it will take."

WND's own server statistics show the news site has a huge following among members of the military. Statistics gathered over just a few days show that from computers with an address ending in ".mil," indicating a military source, there have been readers coming through almost 1,000 Internet service providers.

But it shows that nearly without exception those are from "army.mil" and "af.mil" sources, with a few from "pentagon.mil" and "centcom.mil." None have been from Navy or Marine locations.

One Marine at Camp Pendleton was among the many who had contacted WND recently. He said the military Internet service allows access to CNN, FoxNews, DrudgeReport, BBC, NPR, MSNBC "and all manner of off-beat news pages." But he confirmed that requests for WND were met with a response that the page was forbidden.

When WND contacted officers at Camp Pendleton, a media relations staff member confirmed that her attempts to call up the news site were "forbidden."

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