Any prison official in his right mind knows that a former cop must be given special protection in a jail setting. Excuse me, any competent prison official.
EL PASO, Texas (AP) -- A former U.S. Border Patrol agent who was convicted of shooting a drug smuggling suspect and then lying about it was beaten by fellow inmates in prison, his relatives and a congressman said Tuesday.
Prison officials did not immediately confirm that Ignacio Ramos had been attacked.
There has not been that much press on this case, unlike how the treacherous MSM supports the murderous Mumia Abu-Jamal.
U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo, R-Colo., a vocal supporter of the agents and opponent of illegal immigration, criticized the Bush administration Tuesday for failing to protect Ramos and demanded a full presidential pardon for the two men.
"Not only did the administration choose the side of a foreign dope runner over the agents who stopped him from smuggling a load of drugs into the county _ now they've failed to protect that agent while his case is on appeal," he said in a statement.
The first time he "let his guard down" was when he tried to do his job in the Border Patrol and stop a drug dealer. He was very fortunate that there were no hand made knives used in the attack.
Ramos' wife, Monica Ramos, told The Associated Press on Tuesday that her husband described being attacked late Saturday, when he "let his guard down." She said the attackers kicked and stomped him for several minutes.
He was able to identify one man in the group, Monica Ramos said.
Of course not. They are too busy protecting terrorists and drug smugglers like Panama ex-strong man Noriega. And don't hold your breath waiting for something to happen to the inmate that Ramos was able to identify.
Officials of the Federal Bureau of Prisons did not immediately return a phone call seeking comment Tuesday.