MISGUIDED FANTASY ISLAND PROSECUTION
Dr. Laurie Roth Ph.D.
Well, isn't this special! Old reruns of fantasy Island are coming back on! Mr. Roark is talking up a blue streak, imparting dreams and unreality into existence……..oh, I meant Prosecutor Sutton. When on the Senate hot seat, Mr. Conservative, Bush kiss up nice boy himself" classically passed the buck…..oh my staff didn't tell me….oh I didn't make the decision to charge the agents under 924(c). He defended his prosecutorial, henchmen team and played well meaning good old boy! Here is a great moment for Sutton as he tries to fill Roark's shoes. He stated to the senators that he never was consulted about charging the agents under 924. Now I understand, thank you! Something that major……law enforcement agents with NO CRIMINAL RECORDS, doing their jobs, go from a misunderstanding at most to 12 YEARS in prison, charged under a statute that used a law ONLY MEANT to HAMMER CRIMINALS WHO COMMIT CRIMES, such as drug trafficking thugs who have arms……and you as the big lead prosecutor don't know about it.
This law was never to be uprooted and replanted on the heads of law enforcement officers. Last I checked, most of them carry guns of some kind, although I understand that some of you whackos want them to carry squirt guns or awards to give to illegal aliens and other criminals.
Lets review a few facts in this case and see if the Prosecutor's whining snivel passes the laugh test. Lets go right to the expert, a 30-year INS agent, Michael Cutler who reminds us of a few facts. Responding to Prosecutor Suttons claim that poor Davila (drug thug who was allegedly shot) was unarmed and simply running away…… the likely hood of a member of a drug cartel bringing in a load of drugs AND large sums of cash to buy drugs and not being armed is about zero!!! The fantasy continues folks. After a physical scuffle, yes a shooting did occur but Davila kept running to a get away car and fled back to Mexico. Ramos and Campeon didn't even know they hit him.
The biggest offense they were to have committed, other than shooting the "unarmed" "non professional" "traveler" who just happened to have drugs this one time…..was not making an official verbal report regarding the discharge of their weapons. As a former agent, Cutler reminds us that the punishment for such an infraction is a suspension, not even a firing! He even reminds us that it wasn't so much destruction of evidence as Sutton described but "policing their brass." This involves ones training to pick up ejected brass from a pistol so that you don't cut your knee if you have to crouch down again in defending mode. This is called training. Remember, the agents didn't see any sign that they even hit Davila.
Then there is the little matter that the two agents allegedly didn't report anything, but again, Cutler reminds us, it is HIGHLY UNLIKELY THAT SUPERVISERS DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT THE SHOOTING GIVEN HOW FAST OTHER AGENTS ARRIVED AT THE SCENE!!! Be tough and hard for a moment……the worst they should have gotten if indeed the two agents didn't report the shooting was a suspension, not even firing. Not a sentence that even serial killers don't even get!!! Notice I didn't compare their sentence to sex offenders and pedophiles cause they often only get 9 months.
Finally, my suspicion about Davila's "side butt injury" is a little
different than Sutton and most other experts. Remember, no one thought
Davila was even hit. No blood trails, no shrieking, just running to
the get away car. Therefore, I think, since there was so much money
and drugs lost to authorities up here and Davlia no doubt had to report
to his "drug boss or high up," I think he was shot and punished by
the drug cartel, NOT, our border agents. Regardless, how would we
ever know? There were no witnesses other than the reports of Ramos
and Campeon and the drug thug. How do we really know what happened
and why did we believe a career drug illegal alien who kept trying
to bring drugs across the border rather than the two border patrol
agents? Oh yes, another aspect of this misguided fantasy Island prosecution.
Lets hope we don't continue to hear "no comment" from the Bush team,
and more excuses and delays. Is congress finally waking up and will
they do the right thing!!!???
© 2007 Dr. Laurie Roth - All Rights Reserved
Laurie Roth has a Ph.D. in Counseling and held a small private practice for many years. She earned a black belt in Tae Kwon Do. In the late 90's, Laurie hosted and produced a successful PBS television show called "CD Highway" that aired nationally on 130 TV stations.
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I didn't compare their sentence to sex offenders and pediphials cause
they often only get 9 months.