Skip to comments.Jon Hammar, Marine jailed in Mexico, released from prison
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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Obummer, you didn`t build this
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.
I think the different Senators requesting traveler stop going to Mexico might have had it’s effect
Got that right! LOL!
or they started hearing Americans saying turn off the money spiget
back in US now.....
Wait. What? I wonder how that works?
several of the different areas of Mexico are under gang control..loads of prisons
Sounds like our white house.
Indeed, some good news.
Thank you Fox News, and the senators and congresswoman from Florida that worked to release him.
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.
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.
Hilarious that he had to be processed to get across into our country...what about all those illegals? Processing?
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
“And who knows, the Obama regime may have paid the Mexican govt to facilitate this.”
Judging from barry’s utter disdain for anything military, I highly doubt it.
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.
I believe it was handed down to him by his grandfather and was on a sentimental trip.
I wonder if he got it back? I’ll bet some mexican pig keeps it.
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.
In my opinion, O’Reilly deserves a lot of credit for this.
Just got home from work. I’ve been hoping to hear exactly this news!
Thank you, Jesus, our prayers have been answered!
You’ve probably heard this awesome news already, but wanted to ping you in case you hadn’t! Prayers have been answered!
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.....
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
“Judging from barrys 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.
“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.
But I don’t get tired of it!
But I believe in my heart that it was the little people-—us that made a difference.
And that includes many FRiends.
AND to the FReepers who helped.
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.
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
...316 million last year wasn't enough?
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
“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.
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 :)
Yeah I guess so
But I sure am proud of the Freepers that stood up.