Fundraiser announced for Border Patrol Agents pardoned by Bush
It’s being billed as ‘A Time for Justice’ fundraiser. Nacho Ramos and Jose Compean will be headed back to court in order to clear their names.
The fundraiser in Huston, Texas will raise funds for their legal defense team and the agents hope to finally be granted a fair trial where all the evidence can be heard. The first trial that led to their conviction is directly tied to U.S. Attorney Johnny Sutton’s refusal to disclose significant evidence and facts to the jury.
Both Ramos and Compean are seeking a retrial in Texas to clear their names. A new trial comes with a risk as the men could be convicted and sent back to prison. However, Ramos says it’s worth it because he knows the truth is on his side.
The families are looking to tip the scales of justice back into the favor of law enforcement and remove anxiety from other agents who fight the daily battles along the U.S./Mexico border.
It’s been about six months since Ramos was released from prison and reunited with his family. Ramos says is looking forward to spending the holiday season with them, but remains a little intrepid about the future.
“We do the best we can to not let it weigh so heavily on us but it seems to be constantly on our minds and we realize how hard the times are for everyone,” Ramos explains. “In spite of this we feel very confident that we will prevail and ask that everyone please keep us in their thoughts and prayers.”
NBPC is holding the event in Houston, Ramos family’s new home, and gives them new hope as they look forward to finally meeting everyone who supported Ramos and Compean. Congressman Ted Poe and many others will be in attendance as guests and speakers.
All proceeds of the fundraiser will go towards legal fees. The sponsor of the event is BPA Legal Defense and Relief Fund and the event takes place November 14, 2009 at 1 p.m.
For more information;
Contact: Rich Pierce
Houston Airport Marriott
18700 John.F. Kennedy Blvd.
Houston, Texas 77032 USA
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