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tammywammy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-18-09 02:27 PM
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31. One of the few things I actually agree with Bush on was this commutation.
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  -2 former border agents released from prison Fountain79  Feb-18-09 09:28 AM   #0 
  - Released  atreides1   Feb-18-09 09:36 AM   #1 
  - Convicted on the testimony of a drug smuggler?  Bake   Feb-18-09 01:45 PM   #14 
  - Ummm there was a little more involved  Winterblues   Feb-18-09 04:44 PM   #45 
  - It did not prevent a person from enlisting  Thothmes   Feb-18-09 07:36 PM   #53 
  - Good  Tarc   Feb-18-09 09:43 AM   #2 
  - In the back?  ret5hd   Feb-18-09 10:00 AM   #6 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Feb-18-09 01:25 PM   #9 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Feb-18-09 01:27 PM   #10 
     - he was a suspect only at that time  WolverineDG   Feb-18-09 01:59 PM   #18 
        - Yea, maybe 700 lbs of marijuana accidentally fell into his truck  Tarc   Feb-18-09 04:05 PM   #37 
        - Innocent until proven guilty in a court of law  WolverineDG   Feb-18-09 04:13 PM   # 
        - The sentencing was done per Federal guidelines.  Hepburn   Feb-18-09 04:41 PM   #43 
        - And they altered the scene and filed a false report.  Hepburn   Feb-18-09 04:39 PM   #42 
  - really? no trial necessary?  soothsayer   Feb-18-09 10:11 AM   #7 
  - I note your avatar and I ask what tradition you follow?  Cerridwen   Feb-18-09 01:47 PM   #15 
  - Yeah, because running drugs is a capital offense in this country.  varkam   Feb-19-09 06:43 AM   #62 
  - Good for them. One thing Bush got right.  jmg257   Feb-18-09 09:45 AM   #3 
  - Shooting an unarmed man and covering it up should be punished.  Eric J in MN   Feb-18-09 09:54 AM   #4 
  - It was punished  Tarc   Feb-18-09 01:25 PM   #8 
     - Right, because attempted murder and conspiracy should get lighter punishment than  Greyhound   Feb-18-09 01:38 PM   #13 
        - Deleted message  Name removed   Feb-18-09 04:03 PM   #36 
           - Shooting an unarmed man running away is attempted murder.  Greyhound   Feb-18-09 04:34 PM   #41 
              - Perhaps the dumbest thing I've seen on the DU  Tarc   Feb-19-09 10:33 AM   #64 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Feb-18-09 05:50 PM   #51 
  - Good- Chimp did one decent thing in 8 years.  Marrah_G   Feb-18-09 10:00 AM   #5 
  - Bet you wouldn't say that if they had shot you in the back nt  WolverineDG   Feb-18-09 02:00 PM   #19 
  - Finally  marksmithfield   Feb-18-09 02:16 PM   #26 
     - Sheriff Joe, is that you?  EFerrari   Feb-18-09 02:24 PM   #29 
  - So much for the Democrats being "soft on crime" slander. n/t  Greyhound   Feb-18-09 01:29 PM   #11 
  - Vile creatures  RB TexLa   Feb-18-09 01:31 PM   #12 
  - Why because they are hispanic? because they are cops?  Lost in CT   Feb-18-09 01:54 PM   #16 
     - Epic fail.  HiFructosePronSyrup   Feb-18-09 01:56 PM   #17 
     - Shooting someone in the back is justifiable?  WolverineDG   Feb-18-09 02:01 PM   #20 
     - Read the case it was a pretty clean shoot.  Lost in CT   Feb-18-09 02:04 PM   #21 
        - So you agree that drug smuggling should be punishable by death?  superduperfarleft   Feb-18-09 02:06 PM   #22 
        - I think when smuggling drugs the expectation of being killed is not unreasonable.  Lost in CT   Feb-18-09 02:08 PM   #23 
        - These were officers of the law, not private citizens being threatened. n/t  superduperfarleft   Feb-18-09 02:09 PM   #25 
        - You're totally lost. nt  Catherine Vincent   Feb-18-09 04:18 PM   #40 
        - How many logical fallacies can you fit into a single topic?  Tarc   Feb-18-09 04:07 PM   #38 
           - Do you feel the same way about the BART officer that shot the guy in the back?  Winterblues   Feb-18-09 04:52 PM   #46 
           - Perhaps you should put down the Faux News and read what actually happened.  Greyhound   Feb-19-09 04:43 AM   #57 
           - So you believe that the crime of fleeing the police should be punishable by death? n/t  superduperfarleft   Feb-19-09 06:18 AM   #60 
        - So alleged drug smugglers don't have constitutional rights?  WolverineDG   Feb-18-09 02:08 PM   #24 
           - If a cop puts his lights on to make a traffic stop I have constitutional rights.  Lost in CT   Feb-18-09 02:19 PM   #27 
              - "to apprehend me even if that force may result in my death" Not true.  superduperfarleft   Feb-18-09 02:21 PM   #28 
              - LOL right off the bat  WolverineDG   Feb-18-09 02:33 PM   #32 
     - I think these murderers got off easy. And judging by their own behavior,  EFerrari   Feb-18-09 02:26 PM   #30 
     - I didn't know they murdered anyone. n/t  cherokeeprogressive   Feb-18-09 02:52 PM   #34 
     - You may be right. I may have the wrong story.  EFerrari   Feb-18-09 02:56 PM   #35 
     - Too incompetent to be murderers. Attempted murderers. n/t  Greyhound   Feb-19-09 04:34 AM   #55 
     - It was not justifiable and they knew it. n/t  Greyhound   Feb-19-09 04:37 AM   #56 
  - One of the few things I actually agree with Bush on was this commutation.  tammywammy   Feb-18-09 02:27 PM   #31 
  - Good to hear. n/t  OhioChick   Feb-18-09 02:38 PM   #33 
  - Have you read the actual story?  Greyhound   Feb-19-09 07:03 AM   #63 
  - For the record: it is the best pardon given. I'm glad for both of them.  Ilsa   Feb-18-09 04:13 PM   #39 
  - If you would read up on what actually happened  COLGATE4   Feb-18-09 04:55 PM   #47 
     - Okay where is the link for this information?  Ilsa   Feb-18-09 05:01 PM   #48 
     - Here's the story from Salon and you can find a thousand others from there.  Greyhound   Feb-19-09 04:46 AM   #58 
     - Now, now, the authoritarians have made up their little minds, don't you go confusing things  Greyhound   Feb-19-09 04:26 AM   #54 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Feb-19-09 10:38 AM   #67 
  - Good.  Fire_Medic_Dave   Feb-18-09 04:43 PM   #44 
  - The freepers will be so happy. eom  Thickasabrick   Feb-18-09 05:34 PM   #49 
  - Plenty of progressives here seem to think it was a good idea.  Fire_Medic_Dave   Feb-18-09 05:39 PM   #50 
     - Probably because many, like you, don't know what really happened and only reacted to the  Greyhound   Feb-19-09 04:48 AM   #59 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Feb-19-09 06:19 AM   #61 
     - I'm well informed about the events and I'm glad they got released.  Fire_Medic_Dave   Feb-19-09 03:07 PM   #68 
     - Yes, plenty of us do  Tarc   Feb-19-09 10:36 AM   #66 
  - Good, the original sentence was too harsh.  CRF450   Feb-18-09 06:37 PM   #52 
     - I've been saying that here too. Watch out for the avalanche of dumbass retorts though  Tarc   Feb-19-09 10:35 AM   #65 

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