Posted by Lord Spatula I, King & Tyrant @ 22:29
And the self-destruction of Amy Winehouse (at warp speed, no less) continues unabated.
The $64 billion question: Why does anyone care?
UPDATE: Yes, I know the article said it was just “meds”. A cursory analysis of just what kind of “meds” we’re talking about here would prove most illuminating, eh what?
Posted by Lord Spatula I, King & Tyrant @ 22:23
All last year during football season, the Border Patrol conducted this ginormous-assed ad campaign for new recruits. A big honkin’ sales pitch to see which of us were willing to go guard the border.
After this bullshit ruling, I can only conclude that no one in their right mind would willingly put themselves through such a fucking travesty of justice.
The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals today affirmed the major counts against former Border Patrol agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean, reversing only a minor obstruction of justice count.
Ramos and Compean are serving 11- and 12-year prison sentences, respectively, after a jury convicted them of violating federal gun laws and covering up the shooting of a drug smuggler as he fled back to Mexico after driving across the border with 743 pounds of marijuana in February 2005. U.S. Attorney Johnny Sutton’s office gave the smuggler, Osbaldo Aldrete-Davila, immunity to serve as the government’s star witness and testify against the border agents.
That would be Osbaldo Aldrete-Davila…known drug smuggling illegal alien pendejo Osbaldo Aldrete-Davila. To whom, I might add, illegal-alien-dick-sucking excuse-for-a-US-attorney Johnny Sutton gave immunity so that he could “testify” in a fucking kangaroo-court. A kangaroo-court, moreover, that refused to let either Ramos or Compean offer the defense that would have cleared them.
The agents were convicted for assault, discharge of a weapon in the commission of a crime of violence, tampering with an official proceeding and deprivation of civil rights.
The court affirmed all convictions except for tampering with an official proceeding, which it vacated and remanded for resentencing.
In essence, Denizens, Ramos & Compean were thrown in federal prison for doing their fucking jobs. For shooting a pene pendejo ilegal in the ass after they both thought he’d pulled a gun on them. And then being thrown under the legal bus by a motherfucking son-of-a-crack-whore-bitch named Johnny Sutton.
So why anyone with more than .1 of a brain would want to work for the Border Patrol – where you can apparently do everything right and still get railroaded – is effin’ beyond me.
Ropes, trees, certain legal system officials (some of them black-robed sacks of shit): Some assembly required.