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Jon Hammar, Marine jailed in Mexico, released from prison
FOXNEWS ^ | 12/21/12 | Joseph J. Kolb

Posted on 12/21/2012 7:07:03 PM PST by Doogle

Marine veteran Jon Hammar Jr., who was arrested on a dubious weapon charge in August was released today from the notorious CEDES prison, according to his attorney.

Eddie Varon-Levy said he and Hammar Jr. are currently at the Matamoros, Mexico-Brownsville, Texas border crossing where he was arrested Aug. 13, waiting to be processed to proceed across the bridge that spans the Rio Grande River.

Hammar Jr., is expected to be reunited with his father, who immediately flew to Brownsville this morning after learning from Varon-Levy that a judge in Mexico had dropped the felony charge because of a civil rights violation of Mexican federal law.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: finally
...bout time...GOOD NEWS
1 posted on 12/21/2012 7:07:08 PM PST by Doogle
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To: Doogle

Obummer, you didn`t build this


2 posted on 12/21/2012 7:09:22 PM PST by bunkerhill7
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To: Doogle

We could have offered to release a couple of million Mexican illegals from peonage in the USA ~ and offered to send them back home to their loved ones right now ~ and Jon would have been outta’ there DAY 1.


3 posted on 12/21/2012 7:10:02 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: bunkerhill7

I think the different Senators requesting traveler stop going to Mexico might have had it’s effect


4 posted on 12/21/2012 7:10:31 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: muawiyah

Got that right! LOL!


5 posted on 12/21/2012 7:11:34 PM PST by doc1019
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To: muawiyah

or they started hearing Americans saying turn off the money spiget


6 posted on 12/21/2012 7:11:57 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Doogle

spiget=spigot


7 posted on 12/21/2012 7:12:44 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Doogle

back in US now.....


8 posted on 12/21/2012 7:21:42 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Doogle
he had been stuck in the drug cartel-controlled prison

Wait. What? I wonder how that works?

9 posted on 12/21/2012 7:21:45 PM PST by Slyfox (The key to Marxism is medicine - V. Lenin)
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To: Slyfox

several of the different areas of Mexico are under gang control..loads of prisons


10 posted on 12/21/2012 7:23:07 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Doogle
So, the inmates are running the clink.

Sounds like our white house.

11 posted on 12/21/2012 7:25:36 PM PST by Slyfox (The key to Marxism is medicine - V. Lenin)
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To: Slyfox

eyep


12 posted on 12/21/2012 7:28:51 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Doogle

Indeed, some good news.

Thank you Fox News, and the senators and congresswoman from Florida that worked to release him.


13 posted on 12/21/2012 7:32:39 PM PST by NEWwoman (God Bless America)
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To: NEWwoman

I suspect the Mexican gov’t paid off the cartel to get them to release him. And who knows, the Obama regime may have paid the Mexican gov’t to facilitate this. I’m seeing payoffs.


14 posted on 12/21/2012 7:46:19 PM PST by flaglady47 (When the gov't fears the people, liberty; When the people fear the gov't, tyranny.)
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To: Doogle

I agree, good news for sure. But, I am curious as to why the dude was taking an old bolt action 410 to Costa Rica so to hunt. What was he going to hunt, big butterflies? Like I said, just curious. Seems kinda dumb to me.


15 posted on 12/21/2012 7:48:42 PM PST by snoringbear (Government is the Pimp,)
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To: flaglady47

Hilarious that he had to be processed to get across into our country...what about all those illegals? Processing?


16 posted on 12/21/2012 7:54:50 PM PST by Recovering Ex-hippie (Go Galt!)
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To: Doogle
Thats a relief

In about 1973 I was with a group of buddies, girls and guys at Rosarito beach partying late at nite and got robbed/fined by Federales, they shot our friend Herb(in army at the time) in the gut and we rushed him across the border rammed through the stick and got pulled over by the CHP told him the story and he led us to the hospital red lights and siren escort . Herb is a quad now.

Havent been back to Baja since

17 posted on 12/21/2012 7:56:39 PM PST by KTM rider ( , you'd be lucky to get= $7....LOL !)
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To: flaglady47

“And who knows, the Obama regime may have paid the Mexican gov’t to facilitate this.”

Judging from barry’s utter disdain for anything military, I highly doubt it.


18 posted on 12/21/2012 8:01:50 PM PST by jivin gene (Breakin' up is hard to do)
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To: Doogle

I can not blame Mexico for this entire series of events. That they selectively enforce their laws isn’t shocking - we do it every day, though typically we look the other way when a visitor or illegal is committing a crime. That their justice system is corrupt and as slow as possible, yep. That most of this would have gone away with the proper bribes - yep.

But whom I do blame is the US Customs officer who inspected, photographed and documented this firearm. There is no way I’d EVER believe that they had no knowledge of the firearms laws in Mexico and the tragedy that was about to unfold. The US citizen should have been told to turn the RV around, head into town, find a local gun shop to either hold onto the firearm until they return, or arrange shipment back home.

Letting them continue on their border crossing was absolutely going to end badly, with at least one US citizen in prison.

And yes, they were idiots for not researching this themselves, and probably even dumber for openly declaring a firearm anyway. But there was one moment when that firearm was out in the open, being inspected, in front of someone familiar with the laws of Mexico, who certainly had the authority to stop this tragedy before it happened, and that was the US Customs inspector who documented the firearm.

I certainly hope that the family has already filed a lawsuit against customs and am sorry that I’ll likely end up paying the judgment as a taxpayer.


19 posted on 12/21/2012 8:02:55 PM PST by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: snoringbear

I believe it was handed down to him by his grandfather and was on a sentimental trip.


20 posted on 12/21/2012 8:09:20 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

I wonder if he got it back? I’ll bet some mexican pig keeps it.


21 posted on 12/21/2012 8:32:35 PM PST by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: KTM rider
In about 1973 I was with a group of buddies, girls and guys at Rosarito beach partying late at nite and got robbed/fined by Federales...

I stepped over the border into that God-forsaken hellhole one time, in the very same year. I was only 21, but even then I could see that the place was dangerous, and not fit for civilized man or beast.

I've never been back.

22 posted on 12/21/2012 8:41:15 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Doogle

In my opinion, O’Reilly deserves a lot of credit for this.


23 posted on 12/21/2012 8:51:56 PM PST by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: Doogle

Just got home from work. I’ve been hoping to hear exactly this news!

Thank you, Jesus, our prayers have been answered!


24 posted on 12/21/2012 8:59:15 PM PST by FamiliarFace
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To: Steve Newton

You’ve probably heard this awesome news already, but wanted to ping you in case you hadn’t! Prayers have been answered!


25 posted on 12/21/2012 9:07:00 PM PST by FamiliarFace
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To: Doogle

Bill O’Reilly made a big issue of this, including a special segment a few days ago on “The Five” - more effective than Hillary and Obama put together - the power of the right kind of the press.....


26 posted on 12/21/2012 9:18:14 PM PST by Intolerant in NJ
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To: flaglady47

That’s life in dealing with the Mexican government - corruption. They have to be paid to do the right thing. Always been that way. Our relationship with Mexico is a one way street. Always has been.

We permitted them to ship all their peasants over here in the hope of staving off the marxists and bringing poor people work opportunity. We got the peasants and they vote for Marxists over here which is helping to kill the middle class in the US. In the meantime, Mexico is able to have a middle class now.

Our elite in Texas has a long history of taking care of Mexico’s poor. Shipping them all into the US is a more recent solution to Mexico’s poverty. When I say poverty, I mean down in the dirt horrible suffering.

When I was a kid and we got stationed in Corpus Christie, we took a trip to Mexico and mom gave each of us some money to spend at the border shops. Poor and injured, oozing, and crippled people were lined up in the parking lot and I gave away all my money before we even reached the shops. LOL


27 posted on 12/21/2012 9:42:04 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: jivin gene

“Judging from barry’s utter disdain for anything military, I highly doubt it.”

That’s not what I was referring to, the prisoner. Barry could care less about the Marine, but he was starting to get lots of bad PR on TV, in particular from O’Reilly and Fox, as well as having high profile Senators involved such as Rubio and Bill Nelson, etc. Secretary Hillary Clinton was getting flack as well. The silence from the White House was making Obama look bad. That’s the reason he acted. Because of the bad publicity, and he had to act fast, as the hue and cry was to get the Marine home before Christmas. Thus I see bribery to get the Mexican gov’t to grease the wheels with the cartel to get the Marine released. The cartel wouldn’t do it, IMO, without being paid off to do so. Hence my previous comment, which I believe to be correct.


28 posted on 12/21/2012 10:12:03 PM PST by flaglady47 (When the gov't fears the people, liberty; When the people fear the gov't, tyranny.)
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To: Doogle

Yaaaaay!!


29 posted on 12/21/2012 10:15:54 PM PST by FlyingEagle
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To: SaraJohnson

“We permitted them to ship all their peasants over here in the hope of staving off the marxists and bringing poor people work opportunity. We got the peasants and they vote for Marxists over here which is helping to kill the middle class in the US. In the meantime, Mexico is able to have a middle class now”

Bingo. Dead on.


30 posted on 12/21/2012 10:18:39 PM PST by flaglady47 (When the gov't fears the people, liberty; When the people fear the gov't, tyranny.)
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To: FamiliarFace

Yep

But I don’t get tired of it!

Praise God


31 posted on 12/21/2012 10:21:06 PM PST by Steve Newton (And the Wolves will learn what we have shown before-We love our sheep we dogs of war. Vaughn)
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To: Intolerant in NJ

Yes

But I believe in my heart that it was the little people-—us that made a difference.

And that includes many FRiends.


32 posted on 12/21/2012 10:25:09 PM PST by Steve Newton (And the Wolves will learn what we have shown before-We love our sheep we dogs of war. Vaughn)
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To: NEWwoman

AND to the FReepers who helped.


33 posted on 12/21/2012 10:27:06 PM PST by Steve Newton (And the Wolves will learn what we have shown before-We love our sheep we dogs of war. Vaughn)
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To: flaglady47

Ha I don’t think Obama cares enough to pay any money for this.

Heck he wouldn’t even bother to make a public statement on it.

If Obama had anything to do with this he’d be trying to take the credit.


34 posted on 12/21/2012 10:28:56 PM PST by ConservativeMan55
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To: flaglady47

You may be right

But a lot of work went on behind the scenes including your fellow FReepers.

I thank them and everyone for working together for this.

God bless all


35 posted on 12/21/2012 10:31:16 PM PST by Steve Newton (And the Wolves will learn what we have shown before-We love our sheep we dogs of war. Vaughn)
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To: flaglady47
And who knows, the Obama regime may have paid the Mexican gov’t to facilitate this..

...316 million last year wasn't enough?

36 posted on 12/22/2012 12:53:25 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: flaglady47
That’s not what I was referring to, the prisoner. Barry could care less about the Marine, but he was starting to get lots of bad PR on TV, in particular from O’Reilly and Fox, as well as having high profile Senators involved such as Rubio and Bill Nelson, etc. Secretary Hillary Clinton was getting flack as well. The silence from the White House was making Obama look bad. That’s the reason he acted. Because of the bad publicity, and he had to act fast, as the hue and cry was to get the Marine home before Christmas. Thus I see bribery to get the Mexican gov’t to grease the wheels with the cartel to get the Marine released. The cartel wouldn’t do it, IMO, without being paid off to do so. Hence my previous comment, which I believe to be correct.

Latino nations do have traditions of amnesties around Christmas time so this was the best time for Jon Hamer's people to really push the issue. Useless idiots at the State Department could care less....they are too busy organizing LGBT Christmas parties. Hillary figured --  "Screw him he's a gun nut"

Thanks Bill O'Reilly for shaming this cast of idiots into taking action

37 posted on 12/22/2012 1:04:47 AM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything)
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To: snoringbear

“But, I am curious as to why the dude was taking an old bolt action 410 to Costa Rica so to hunt. “

He’s a Marine, and Marines carry arms as a natural and integral part of their person. He probably gave no thought to the 410. It was just there. A tool. Something you carried around. Kinda like a spare tire in a car. 99% of people give no thought whatsoever to a spare tire; it’s just there, a tool, waiting to be used when needed.

That’s my best guess.


38 posted on 12/22/2012 7:07:33 AM PST by sergeantdave (The FBI has declared war on the Marine Corps)
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To: sergeantdave
“He’s a Marine, and Marines carry arms as a natural and integral part of their person. He probably gave no thought to the 410. It was just there. A tool. Something you carried around. Kinda like a spare tire in a car. 99% of people give no thought whatsoever to a spare tire; it’s just there, a tool, waiting to be used when needed. That’s my best guess.”

Well, sergeantdave, that's the most benevolent guess that I've seen in awhile. Being that the shotgun reportedly was inoperable it sure wasn't much of a tool. But, nevertheless, he got a raw deal from the Mexicans whatever his objective was with hauling that old shotgun down there. I would suggest to him if I should ever have the opportunity to use his thinker in the future though :)

39 posted on 12/22/2012 10:22:39 AM PST by snoringbear (Government is the Pimp,)
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To: Steve Newton
But I believe in my heart that it was the little people-—us that made a difference...the "little people" did make a difference, but I think O'Reilly's big megaphone made the difference - somebody finally speaking out forcefully with enough clout and persistence to be heard and not ignored by the smug clods in Washington - would that we had a few more loud mouths standing up for our side of things.......
40 posted on 12/22/2012 9:17:24 PM PST by Intolerant in NJ
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To: Intolerant in NJ

Yeah I guess so

But I sure am proud of the Freepers that stood up.


41 posted on 12/22/2012 10:12:48 PM PST by Steve Newton (And the Wolves will learn what we have shown before-We love our sheep we dogs of war. Vaughn)
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