Fabens, TX: 2/17/2005, Border Patrol Agents and Navy veterans Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean successfully stopped drug smuggler Osvaldo Aldrete-Davila. 800 pounds of marijuana didn’t make it to our streets. The criminal alien was rewarded, taxpayers were billed, and both men were railroaded to jail and financial ruin.
Rocksprings, TX: 4/14/2005, Deputy Sheriff Guillermo ‘Gilmer’ Hernandez made a traffic stop on a Chevy Suburban. As he approached the vehicle; it peeled off nearly striking him. Deputy Hernandez fired shots at the vehicle striking one of the illegal alien occupants. He too was railroaded and ruined. Learn more about these cases at America’s Most Wanted.
Border Patrol Agent Jesus Enrique Diaz, Jr. faithfully served for 8 years. His wife Diana served the USBP for 15 years and currently holds the position of Field Operations Supervisor (FOS). He is the father of 6 children. He is an exemplary federal law enforcement officer in every way.
The brave men and women of the Border Patrol are tasked with securing our borders and apprehending illegal aliens, drug smugglers, and terrorists. They are our first line of defense. Behind them stands our nation’s state and local law enforcement community. Their reward for a job well done is far too often – imprisonment, fines, and persecution.
October 16, 2008, Agent Diaz caught a drug smuggler in the act. He followed all protocols when questioning the suspect about his illicit load. When the suspect became combative; Agent Diaz lifted up on the handcuffs, per his training. The travesty of justice begins anew.
Enter the Mexican Consulate in Eagle Pass, TX and exit all reason and logic. U.S. Attorney Johnny Sutton (and his Obama appointed successor John Murphy) proceeded to throw Agent Diaz under the prosecutorial bus. The Mexican Consulate demanded a sacrifice and Agent Diaz was offered up by Washington. The same office that targeted Ramos, Compean, and so many others had Agent Diaz in their sights.
Jesus Diaz now serves a ridiculous 10 year prison sentence for “Violating the Rights under Color of Law” of a criminal alien drug smuggler. The Obama Administration sided with the drug smuggler over the federal agent doing his job. There is a chronic pattern of abuse and misconduct coming out of the U.S. Attorney’s office.
The inept Department of Justice painted the smuggler as the victim. He was just smuggling drugs to support his family (by poisoning ours). That makes it all okay. He was granted immunity from illegal entry, drug smuggling, and perjury before the grand jury. The criminal was coddled while the law enforcement officer was crucified.
Presiding over the case was Judge Alia Moses Levine, a George W. Bush appointee. Judge Levine was supported by the pro-illegal alien group LULAC. The deck was stacked against Agent Diaz from the start.
Judge Levine limited testimony from the use of force experts. Filtered evidence proving the smuggler wasn’t injured from the jury. Ignored admissions of perjury by government witnesses. Even had the gall to deny release on bond requests and declared Diaz “a threat to society.”
Agent Diaz’s account has never wavered. The five new and probationary agent’s account that implicated Agent Diaz of wrongdoing have changed their stories several times. Some have even admitted to perjury. These five violated protocols by waiting over an hour to make a report. They filed the report with an off duty supervisor against regulations. They fudged the facts and outright lied but haven’t been held accountable.
Agent Diaz cleared investigations by both the Department of Homeland Security Office of the Inspector General and the Office of Professional Responsability (Border Patrol internal affairs). Both cleared his actions as being legitimate. So much for President Obama’s “hope and change”. The same injustice and pandering to Mexico by his White House; business as usual.
This has set a dangerous precedent for all law enforcement. Alabama municipal, county, and state law enforcement could face the same charge. Alabamians and our law enforcement professionals need to get involved and help Free Agent Diaz. Here concerned citizens can read court transcripts, download case flyers, download pardon petitions, and help right a monumental wrong.
The official voice of Agent Diaz is Andy Ramirez, president of the Law Enforcement Officers Advocates Council. LEOAC is made up of retired federal agents and top attorneys across the nation. It is a 501c3 tax exempt organization with a mission of providing technical, financial, and legal support for law enforcement.
Their goal is to raise awareness about the plight of law enforcement officers, provide for law enforcement in need, identify corruption within federal agencies, and educate the public to abuses. Agent Diaz and LEOAC desrve our full support. Agent Diaz was there for us; so we need to be there for him.
Write a note of encouragement to Agent Daiz: BPA Jesus E. Diaz PO Box 2317 Del Rio, TX 78841
Many in Congress think this abuse of power is a judicial matter and don’t want to interfere. They think that standing against illegal immigration and amnesty is enough. All this effort doesn’t amount to a hill of beans; if they stand idly by and allow those sworn to protect us to be thrown to the wolves. Hold their feet to the fire of public opinion.
Let your voice be heard:
- President Barack Obama-phone: 1-202-456-1111 fax: 1-202-456-2461
- Senator Richard Shelby-phone: 1-202-224-5744
- Senator Jeff Sessions-phone: 1-202-224-4124
- Rep. Mike Rogers-phone: 1-202-225-3261
Find your Senator or Representative wherever you live by visiting Congress Merge.
One voice in protest may not be much, but thousands together makes a statement. Please add your voice to the chorus and help free an honorable man unjustly imprisoned.