Although President Bush had pardoned the coyote John Allen Aregood and Carly Simon’s drug pusher, it looked as if he would not pardon Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean, two former U.S. Border Patrol agents who were convicted for shooting a Mexican drug dealer. Although a popular grass-roots movement sprang up in support of Ramos and Compean, pleas seemed to fall on deaf ears. This morning things changed. Surprising everyone, Bush, although not pardoning the two agents, commuted their sentences.
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