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Former Marine to be released from Mexican prison
Action 4 News Staff ^ | December 21, 2012 | Action 4 News Staff

Posted on 12/21/2012 9:58:56 AM PST by moonshinner_09

A former U.S. Marine is expected to be released from a prison in Matamoros on Friday.

Jon Hammar has been held at CEDES prison since August, when he crossed bridge with a hunting rifle.

He was taken into custody and charged with carrying an illegal weapon.

According to his family, Hammar was told that he could bring the gun into Mexico if it was registered for and a fee was paid.

His defense lawyer said it was determined that there was no intent to commit a crime in this case.

Over the past five months, U.S. Senator Bill Nelson has been working with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the State Department and Mexican authorities to get the 27-year-old out of prison.

During his time in prison, Hammar’s family has been faced with death threats from other inmates.

U.S. Consolate officials are standing by to escort the former Marine safely back into the United States once he is released.

(Excerpt) Read more at valleycentral.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; Mexico; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banglist; border; immigration; marine; mexico
At last this man is free to go.
1 posted on 12/21/2012 9:59:01 AM PST by moonshinner_09
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To: moonshinner_09

I have to believe that if it wasn’t for Graeta on Fox he’d still be chained that bed.


2 posted on 12/21/2012 10:01:55 AM PST by Rappini (Veritas vos Liberabit)
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To: moonshinner_09
Over the past five months, U.S. Senator Bill Nelson has been working with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the State Department and Mexican authorities to get the 27-year-old out of prison.

This is the first I have heard of the senator's involvement.

3 posted on 12/21/2012 10:03:21 AM PST by frogjerk (Obama Claus is coming to town!)
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To: moonshinner_09

This is not over until he steps onto American soil.


4 posted on 12/21/2012 10:08:23 AM PST by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: moonshinner_09
I'm a former zoomie, but I have never heard of a former Marine.

My old uncle with the heart valve problem still comes to attention if I play the opening bars of the Marine Hymn.

/johnny

5 posted on 12/21/2012 10:20:08 AM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: moonshinner_09

Thank You Senator Nelson.

Barrack Obama—State Department-—KMA.


6 posted on 12/21/2012 10:21:56 AM PST by Venturer
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To: JRandomFreeper

“never heard of a formar Marine”

You got that right!
Merry Christmas!


7 posted on 12/21/2012 10:23:21 AM PST by SWEETSUNNYSOUTH (Liberalism is a mental disease.)
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To: forgotten man

bttt


8 posted on 12/21/2012 10:23:55 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: JRandomFreeper
I'm a former zoomie, but I have never heard of a former Marine.

John Murtha or Lee Harvey Oswald would qualify

9 posted on 12/21/2012 10:25:30 AM PST by frogjerk (Obama Claus is coming to town!)
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To: Liberty Valance

He should have went on a hunger strike. That would have called the Mexicans bluff.


10 posted on 12/21/2012 10:27:30 AM PST by DIRTYSECRET
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To: frogjerk

Bttt


11 posted on 12/21/2012 10:27:33 AM PST by ConservativeMan55
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To: Liberty Valance

I surely do hope this is true.

His parents have been through so much agony.

Looking forward to seeing a blessed reunion.


12 posted on 12/21/2012 10:27:51 AM PST by YepYep (We've just GOT to love Jesus enough to LISTEN to Him, and Do what He Says)
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To: moonshinner_09

Yeah, no thanks to the turd in the white house.


13 posted on 12/21/2012 10:30:27 AM PST by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: Venturer
Barrack Obama—State Department-—KMA.

But you know damn well they will jump in front of the cameras to take credit once he is back on American soil.

14 posted on 12/21/2012 10:30:45 AM PST by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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To: moonshinner_09

They must have bribed the right judge.


15 posted on 12/21/2012 10:32:03 AM PST by OKRA2012
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To: moonshinner_09

Two encouraging things about this episode. The first is that he is coming home of course, but also the photo of him chained to a bed was sent to Hammar’s mother from someone in Mexico that is trying to help Jon. Hopefully the person that took the photo and sent it anonymously via a yahoo.mx email account is in a position to watch over Jon and see that he doesn’t get hurt. I am encouraged that even though the Mexican courts are corrupt one of it’s citizens has had the courage to help.


16 posted on 12/21/2012 11:07:26 AM PST by Paddy Irish
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To: JRandomFreeper

Once a Marine always a Marine.


17 posted on 12/21/2012 11:12:44 AM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Rappini

“I have to believe that if it wasn’t for Graeta on Fox he’d still be chained that bed.”

It is too late in the evening for me to watch Greta, but I have to give many thanks to BOR on The Five yesterday evening.

He was wonderful.

He cut what’s-his-name to pieces in just a few sharp slices. I loved it.


18 posted on 12/21/2012 11:26:23 AM PST by Gatn(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: bcsco; afnamvet; TheOldLady; BuckeyeTexan; Glenn; Cheerio; fuzzthatwuz; Cap Huff; aragorn; ...

19 posted on 12/21/2012 11:27:08 AM PST by MestaMachine (It's the !!!!TREASON!!!!, stupid!)
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To: Rappini
Gretta and O’Reilly etc probably found out about it when one of their teams of FR watchers saw it here at Free Republic.
20 posted on 12/21/2012 11:34:40 AM PST by Syncro ("So?" - Andrew Breitbart, The King of All Media (RIP Feb 1, 1969 – Mar 1, 2012)
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To: moonshinner_09
Hammar was told that he could bring the gun into Mexico if it was registered for and a fee was paid

That's what the American Border guards just inside the USA told Hammer.

They should have known that Mexico has a zero tolerance for firearms in their country.

Speaking of Zero, Obama and Holder should be in Jail in Mexico for arming drug cartels and criminals in Mexico with the gun walker/fast and furious program.

And prosecuted here in the USA for conspiracy/accomplice to Murder One.

Mexico trial first, do the Mexican jail time, then be sent back here for trial.

21 posted on 12/21/2012 11:43:37 AM PST by Syncro ("So?" - Andrew Breitbart, The King of All Media (RIP Feb 1, 1969 – Mar 1, 2012)
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To: Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)

Gretta / Bill O’Reily bloviating / and Brian Kilmead on Fox Radio AND the 3 on Fox and Friends in the AM. All were touting this disaster and had the mom on multiple times. YES - where is the OTHER media? They’re busy kissing O’s backside.

The Mom read a letter from the State Dept. on F&F and it clearly stated that “can’t do nuthin cause it’s goin through the Mehico court system”. Disgusting. That was just a few days ago. YES Team FOX got this guy some action. The Mom DID say that several Florida congresscritters were trying to do their best to get him relealsed.


22 posted on 12/21/2012 11:46:44 AM PST by WaterWeWaitinFor (This great nation has chosen socialism over freedom and our constitution. How sad.)
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To: Syncro

Back in the 70s I knew numerous people who would go hunting in Mexico and they took their guns......evidently times have changed!!!


23 posted on 12/21/2012 11:50:08 AM PST by ontap
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To: Syncro

“Speaking of Zero, Obama and Holder should be in Jail in Mexico for arming drug cartels and criminals in Mexico with the gun walker/fast and furious program.”

And where is the story about the Mexican beauty queen used as a human sheild in a catfight between two cartels and she’s dead now from use of a gun bought in Arizona and transported over to Mexico? WHERE is that story? Gun running.

Betcha the farm that is what was going on in Libya - running guns through Turkey / TO Turkey and/or to Syria.


24 posted on 12/21/2012 11:52:06 AM PST by WaterWeWaitinFor (This great nation has chosen socialism over freedom and our constitution. How sad.)
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To: ontap

Yes they have.

Only criminals can have weapons in Mexico, and Holder and Obama know as that is who they sent them to.

Coming soon to a country near you if we don’t watch carefully.


25 posted on 12/21/2012 12:00:54 PM PST by Syncro ("So?" - Andrew Breitbart, The King of All Media (RIP Feb 1, 1969 – Mar 1, 2012)
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To: WaterWeWaitinFor
Betcha the farm that is what was going on in Libya - running guns through Turkey / TO Turkey and/or to Syria.

Yep, that's pretty much a given at this point.

The ones who watched it go down in real time are probably pretty sad some witnesses excaped.

Yea, the beauty queen, gunned down with a gun from one of the guys on our side just doing his thing for gun walking.

I guess no one alerted the MSM about that one....

26 posted on 12/21/2012 12:05:48 PM PST by Syncro ("So?" - Andrew Breitbart, The King of All Media (RIP Feb 1, 1969 – Mar 1, 2012)
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To: moonshinner_09

The Incompetent One once more voted “present” when decisive action was required. This hiding under his bed has got to stop.


27 posted on 12/21/2012 12:10:25 PM PST by Marathoner 244
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To: moonshinner_09

The funny thing is that O’Reilly is dying to take credit for this man’s release, but he already went on vacation. I suspect he’ll come back just to brag.


28 posted on 12/21/2012 12:18:28 PM PST by ozzymandus
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To: ontap; ozzymandus

I can vouch for this. My stepdad & grandad (who lived in Harlingen)- would go to Mexico to hunt White Wings.

to ozzymandus, He is welcome to it, if he is indeed entitled, imho. It’s a disgrace & outrageous that 0bama did nothing (obviously, our “relationship” with Mexico is a one way street).


29 posted on 12/21/2012 12:47:02 PM PST by KGeorge (- Proud member of "Nazis" for Newt /Sarcasm)
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To: KGeorge

The one point the media or anyone else I’ve heard speak on this matter is missing is...a gun cannot be taken into Mexico until ALL paperwork is in order. Especially the required permits on the Mexico side. I’ve hunted in Mexico and taken my gun across. (and I’m from Harlingen)


30 posted on 12/21/2012 2:50:13 PM PST by RGVTx
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