Hyman Defends Criminals
Hyman recently lobbied for the case of two border patrol agents to be “fast-tracked to resolution with President Bush pardoning both men.”
The offense they should be pardoned for? Shooting a fleeing unarmed suspect after catching him smuggling marijuana over the Mexico/U.S. border.
The two men were recently given more than 10 years each, not only for shooting the fleeing man, but for covering it up (they failed to report the incident, picked up shell casings, etc.). Hyman fails to mention that.
He also fails to mention that the Department of Homeland Security (that well-known bleeding heart organization) cooperated with the prosecution.
He also failed to mention that there are reports that the two men stated they were going out to “shoot some Mexicans” the night the incident took place,
Hyman doesn’t make a case why shooting a criminal who is running away from you and poses no direct threat is an okay thing. In fact, he has previously suggested that John Kerry committed an atrocity when he shot a Viet Cong soldier who was running away after using a grenade launcher to attack Kerry’s swiftboat during the Vietnam War. But apparently armed enemy soldiers deserve more rights than unarmed dope peddlers.
And that's The Counterpoint.