Texas deputy to pay price for defending self

This is becoming a disturbing trend…

From The Washington Times:

A Texas deputy sheriff who fired shots at a fleeing vehicle after the driver tried to run him down faces 10 years in prison for injuring one of the passengers, a Mexican national being smuggled illegally into the United States.

The U.S. attorney, who won lengthy prison terms last year for two U.S. Border Patrol agents in the shooting of a drug-smuggling suspect, also prosecuted Edwards County Deputy Sheriff Guillermo F. Hernandez, who is to be sentenced next month.

The deputy’s boss, Sheriff Donald G. Letsinger, said his officer — who had been on the job for a year — “followed the letter of the law” in defending himself in the April 2005 incident and questioned why the government brought charges.

The deputy’s Dec. 1 conviction has enraged his hometown of Rocksprings, Texas, population 1,250, where “Free Gilmer” signs have been posted. The Baptist church is paying the deputy’s mortgage and others have come up with costs for the family’s truck, propane and water bills.

Hernandez, 25, and his wife, Ashley, have a 4-month-old daughter.

“The town is outraged that this has happened to our deputy,” said the Rev. Albert Green, pastor at the First Baptist Church. “Those people were in this country illegally, and they tried to run him down. They were the criminals, but the prosecutors made our deputy out to be the criminal.

“I do not know a single person who doesn’t feel Gilmer was prosecuted for doing his job,” said Mr. Green, who is the deputy’s pastor. “I do not know a finer, more well-behaved gentleman. He would not purposely or willfully hurt anyone.”

Let us just constantly try our law enforcement against trying to defend us against illegal immigration! Let us put Campean and Ramos in jail. Let us crucify these officers let us give awards to guardsmen who retreat from armed military, or para-military units, on the border!

I am sorry this is complete chaos…

2 Responses

  1. This is how President Bush and his administration “protects Americans” … fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice shame on … me.

    I hope McCain is paying attention. If he doesn’t change his ways, I’ll be campaigning as ardently against him as I did for him in 2000.

  2. I think that if all of our nations police officers were to shoot themselves before any attempt on their lives could be made. There would no longer be an issue here. LOL

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