Sunday, January 18, 2009

Contrast... "Breaking Good News"


Breaking: Ramos And Compean Have Sentences Commuted
Just a one liner at the top of Fox's main news page.

Awesome news!

Bush didn't pardon the men for their crimes, but decided instead to commute their prison sentences because he believed they were excessive and that they had already suffered the loss of their jobs, freedom and reputations, a senior administration official said.

The action by the president, who believes the border agents received fair trials and that the verdicts were just, does not diminish the seriousness of their crimes, the official said.

Compean and Ramos, who have served about two years of their sentences, are expected to be released from prison within the next two months.

UPDATE by RS: What more can I add but hooray.

Thank You "W" fer this good act of compassion.....

Last night on "Extreme Makeover", I watched as a family that had virtually nothing received a new home. This family had three special children with various forms of autism such as Asbergers Syndrome and other problems. When they had to take their children to the doctors, on some occasions they would have to borrow a vehicle, and yet, they give of themselves generously and are active in their community, especially helping with Little League and special events for children like their own. They well deserved the new home, and car they received.

Then, I couldn't help but think of a video I had seen about a year ago. I found it on t'is....

During my years as a Detective Sergeant, I've met kids from families such as the one in the video above, usually after their little darlings had gotten caught breakin the law in some way (Not MY CHILD! Honey, call our Attorney! "Precious is in trouble again!). Always wanted to give them a little "Attitude Adjustment", nuthin serious mind ya, just a differant perspective on life, but could never do it without gettin caught...