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Christians Reviving America's Values Files Freedom of Information Act Demanding Pictures of Border Patrol Agent's Beating Wants President Bush to See Pictures, Too

Contact: Rev. Don Swarthout, President, Christians Reviving America's Values (CRAVE), 859-219-1222, 859-619-2811


WASHINGTON, Mar. 26/Christian Newswire/ -- "The American people deserve to see the truth about how our border patrol agents have been mistreated," the Rev. Don Swarthout filed a Freedom of Information Act request today with the Federal Bureau of Prisons demanding that photographs of the beating of Border Patrol Agent Ignacio Ramos be released to the public.  Rev. Swarthout also asked for any and all reports relating to the tragic beating of Ramos that occurred on February 3rd, 2007. 


Border Patrol Agent Ignacio Ramos was reportedly severely beaten while sleeping at a prison in Yazoo City, Mississippi.  While they were beating him several illegal aliens reportedly shouted, "Kill the Border Patrol Agent."


The media is constantly clamoring for all the details about what is going on inside the Justice Depart.  This is one incident that occurred in our justice system that has been entirely swept under the rug.  The media has not made any attempt to get the facts out about this beating.


Rev. Swarthout said "I believe once the photographs of this disgusting event are released, the anger that is growing among the American people about this case will reach a boiling point.  And President Bush will have no choice but to pardon Border Patrol Agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean." 


"I wonder if President Bush has seen these pictures?  I want to make sure the President of the United States sees these pictures.  Hopefully, then he will understand that the Justice Department's policy of waiting five years to consider a pardon is totally unacceptable -- and indeed immoral in these circumstances."


"Border Patrol Agent Ramos is a Christian family man.  Christians Reviving America's Values has made the pardon of Agents Ramos and Compean a top priority.  We expect to deliver over 25,000 petitions to the White House in the next 90 days supporting a pardon for Ramos and Compean."


Swarthout said, "I appeal to President Bush to exercise his Christian principles and to forgive these men before they serve another day in jail.  It was completely unfair for the prosecutor to grant immunity to a known drug smuggler to testify against these two men who were trying to arrest him for smuggling 743 pounds of marijuana into our nation.  The President should correct this injustice by immediately pardoning Border Patrol Agents Ramos and Compean."