Maggie’s Notebook Ten Year Blogging Anniversary

Maggie’s Notebook Ten Year Blogging Anniversary

In the excitement of the inaugural, I missed my 10-year blogging anniversary, January 17, 2017. As so many of you know, I haven’t blogged much for the last 2-1/2 years due to my son’s illness and death. He has been gone six months now and it’s still just as raw as it was the first, second and third days. Speaking of first days, do you remember Agents Ramos and Compean? Two border agents sentenced to double-digit year sentences for shooting an illegal (Osvaldo Aldrete-Davila) (hit him in the butt while he was running away). Agent Ramos came to the aid of Agent Compean who was lying on the ground bloodied. Aldrete-Davila was eventually treated in a U.S. hospital and given immunity.In January 2009, President G. W. Bush commuted the sentences of both agents. That was my first quite short post and I remember feeling such fury at the treatment of these two married with children Amercan agents.

On my five-year blogging anniversary, I posted this:

The alien, Osvaldo Aldrete Davila, received immunity (after being found with 800 pounds of “drugs,”) and was given a ticket back to the States to testify against our two agents. The alien then sued the U.S. for $5 Million. I can find nothing about how that case was resolved, but Davila was sentenced in July 2008 to 9.5 years in prison for smuggling 220 pounds of marijuana into the U.S in 2005[…]

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