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Mexico Frees Ex-Marine Jailed for Bringing In Gun
Associated Press ^ | Dec. 21, 2012 11:02 PM EST | Curt Anderson

Posted on 12/22/2012 3:51:04 AM PST by Olog-hai

A Marine veteran jailed for months in Mexico after trying to carry a family heirloom shotgun across the border has been freed, U.S. officials and his lawyer said late Friday.

The attorney for 27-year-old Jon Hammar tweeted Friday night that his client had been released from a detention center in Matamoros, Mexico. “Jon is out, going home!” Eddie Varon Levy tweeted. …

An aide to a legal representative of the Mexican attorney general’s office had told U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson’s staff about the pending release after the Florida Democrat’s office got word from Hammar’s mother, according to a press release from Nelson's office. … A defense lawyer said Mexican authorities determined there was no intent to commit a crime, Nelson’s office said. The senator was among a handful of elected officials who urged the State Department to help get Hammar out of Mexico. His family had said he was being held in isolation after threats to his safety were received. …

(Excerpt) Read more at bigstory.ap.org ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Mexico; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: boycott; closetheborder; keepoutofmexico; mexicoisourenemy; recallambassador

1 posted on 12/22/2012 3:51:11 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Why aren’t the libtards/socialists/totalitarians screaming that he should be kept in jail? Will he have to wear an electronic tether?


2 posted on 12/22/2012 3:58:30 AM PST by PGalt
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To: Olog-hai

I’m extremely glad this fine man is being released. He was s damned fool to bring a firearm into that third world hellhole


3 posted on 12/22/2012 4:23:39 AM PST by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: Lead Moderator

Shouldn’t this be in BREAKING NEWS?


4 posted on 12/22/2012 4:31:53 AM PST by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: BykrBayb

Great news.

Brought about in great degree because of relentless activism by the citizen media.


5 posted on 12/22/2012 4:43:31 AM PST by EternalVigilance (Today's headline: 'As expected, Boehner folds.' This tag should be good for quite awhile...)
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To: Olog-hai

Now he needs to get a few of his Marine buddies and then go back and Chuck Norris the place.


6 posted on 12/22/2012 4:48:28 AM PST by Happy Rain ("Gun free zones are baited fields.")
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To: Tennessee Nana; AuntB; La Lydia; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; Grampa Dave; moonshinner_09; GOPJ; ...
Laura Ingraham broke the news w/ Cong Leihten as her guest on Fox last night. They reported that the Mexican federales were trying to extort money for his release.

Another indication that Mexico has dollar signs dancing in its head---and is salivating for US tax dollars.

It's sickening that the US is financing Mexico's "pressure groups"---para-military Mexican lawbreakers pouring over the border with nothing but mayhem in mind.

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SAP-HAPPY OHAHA AND VOTE-CRAZED POLS AID AND ABET INVASION----AND THE UNDERMINING OF US NTL SECURITY.

Latino Groups Warn Congress to Fix Immigration.... or Else
NY Times ^ | December 17, 2012 | Julia Preston / FR Posted by Bon of Babble

WASHINGTON — The nation’s largest Latino organizations warned Congress on Wednesday that they will keep a report card during the immigration debate next year, with plans to mobilize their voters against lawmakers who do not support a comprehensive immigration bill. “Make no mistake, we will be watching,” said Eliseo Medina, international secretary-treasurer of the Service Employees International Union, which led one of the most extensive Latino voter drives. The report card will show “who stood with us and who stood against us” on immigration reform, Mr. Medina said."(Excerpt) Read more at thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com ...

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More stupidity from the Third World infecting our culture. Stupids do not know how to navigate democracy and are undermining it. The Latino Service Employees International Union should be rigorously investigated to determine (1) the source of its funding,(2) whether foreign govts subsidizee their activities, and, (3) the scope and dimension of lawreaking WRT latino vote drives.

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Threats cause corrupt Mehican federales to cower in fear----but in America IT IS AGAINST THE LAW to threaten a US lawmaker----and it is illegal to use threats to pass legislation.

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7 posted on 12/22/2012 4:54:17 AM PST by Liz
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To: EternalVigilance

Yes, The People were behind his release. The Obama regime would have let them keep him, torture him, kill him, or whatever they wanted.


8 posted on 12/22/2012 4:57:32 AM PST by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: Olog-hai

First mistake was going into Mexico to begin with.


9 posted on 12/22/2012 5:04:34 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: Olog-hai

I am glad the man is home, but we should remember that pretty much the same thing has happened to a Marine who took a gun into New York City.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/01/16/marine-arrested-for-carrying-legal-gun-in-new-york-made-honest-mistake-attorney/

I would bet that the New York jail is a bit more comfortable than the Mexican one, but the fact is the laws in New York are as bad as the Mexican ones.


10 posted on 12/22/2012 5:05:52 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Venturer

Unless you’re a criminal enjoying the old “revolving door”, that is . . .


11 posted on 12/22/2012 5:07:34 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Uncle Chip

“First mistake was going into Mexico to begin with.”

No chit, mon.

Mexico has some beautiful and unique spots. No more. Now they’re just killing/extortion zones.

(Hey, I just had an idea. They could put up some “Killing & Extortion Free Zone” signs....)


12 posted on 12/22/2012 5:13:18 AM PST by moovova
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To: Olog-hai

Gun control!
Gun control!

Get ‘cher GUN CONTROL RIIIIGHT HERE! ‘Down in Mehhhiccco land wit’ all them guns Barry O “walked” over the border thanks to all that TARP $$$$$$$$$.

Now, eat sh*t GRINGOS!!!


13 posted on 12/22/2012 5:14:26 AM PST by Flintlock (PARANOIA--means having all the facts.)
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To: Olog-hai

Oh goody.

Now we can plan our vacation in fun-filled, sunny Mexico.


14 posted on 12/22/2012 5:21:56 AM PST by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: Olog-hai

And the lesson?......MEXICO IS AN OUT-OF-CONTROL HELLHOLE that lacks in culture and human decency - put up a 20ft. fence and stay the the hell out of there!


15 posted on 12/22/2012 5:26:10 AM PST by wesagain (The God (Elohim) of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is the One True GOD.)
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To: BykrBayb

Bronco, being anti-American, can’t be bothered with the plight of a single falsely imprisoned citizen.

He and his sty are now ensconsed in sunny, socialist Hawaii on their well-deserved ‘holiday’ vacation paid for with bloated, borrowed dollars.


16 posted on 12/22/2012 5:26:19 AM PST by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: Olog-hai; mickie
I'll bet an X-percentage of those reading these words are planning a Mexican vacation or booking a cruise with the first stop being Cozumel.

The U.S. citizenry has been forcibly sending millions upon millions upon millions of bribery/extortion dollars to this corrupt country over the years....and those vacationing there seem blissfully unaware they're feeding the hand which is duping them.....and which is playing ALL of us for suckers.

Leni

17 posted on 12/22/2012 5:29:23 AM PST by MinuteGal (I'm Going to Update the Name That No One Dares to Utter and I'll Use It From Now On......OBAMUNISM !)
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To: muir_redwoods

It was an antique gun from his grandfather...the guy has PTSD having had 2 tours in Iraq...who knows his personal feelings.

THIS GUY IS NOT A “FOOL”...HE IS AN AMERICAN HERO.


18 posted on 12/22/2012 5:33:50 AM PST by Recovering Ex-hippie (Go Galt!)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

Anyone, regardless of their past service, their present condition or their future aspirations, who tries to bring a firearm into Mexico is a damned fool. I don’t need all caps for that verity.


19 posted on 12/22/2012 5:57:09 AM PST by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie
the guy has PTSD having had 2 tours in Iraq

Then whoever knew that he was heading into Mexico with this weapon is the fool.

an antique gun from his grandfather

and the purpose of taking this into Mexico was what????

20 posted on 12/22/2012 6:12:03 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

To shoot birds.
He said.


21 posted on 12/22/2012 6:32:38 AM PST by procrustes (You make Free Republic look bad!)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie
My understanding is that he asked some law enforcement (whether Border Patrol or who exactly, I'm not sure) if he was ok to take the gun into Mexico. He was told that as long as he had proper paperwork it would be ok.

He knew there was a risk or he wouldn't have sought out information.

We here in Northern Mexico (San Diego to those in Rio Linda) know not to cross that border for any reason. This isn't 1980 any more.

22 posted on 12/22/2012 7:00:59 AM PST by CAluvdubya (We're doomed....)
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To: Venturer
Jerome took a plea deal rather than challenge the charges in court at the risk of 3 years behind bars. Insanity prevails in NYS.

I wish both these men a very merry Christmas and a saner, more prosperous and very healthy New Year.

23 posted on 12/22/2012 7:10:56 AM PST by wtd
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To: Olog-hai

Thank you,President Obama,Oh Wait.......


24 posted on 12/22/2012 7:14:25 AM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: CAluvdubya; Uncle Chip; muir_redwoods

I am glad that everyone is so knowlegeable about the mental/emotional condition of this young Marine after two tours in combat and suffering from PTSD.Perhaps you all can go work at the VA and start diagnosing combat veterans and tell them the brilliant “What were you thinking?” after they do something the YOU wouldn’t do.

Lets leave calling this WAR HERO a “fool” to the MSM, I really don’t like to see that disparaging Monday Morning Quarterbacking here on Freeper about our troops. Soon enough we will have Kerry do that for us.

And just maybe, he did not have the perspective of wisdom that you all seem to have. This young man needs all the support he can get, not criticism that NOW is of no avail to him.


25 posted on 12/22/2012 7:15:04 AM PST by Recovering Ex-hippie (Go Galt!)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

I said nothing about his mental state. I simply stated what transpired before he and his friends went across the border. Chill out and learn some facts!


26 posted on 12/22/2012 7:21:32 AM PST by CAluvdubya (We're doomed....)
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To: Uncle Chip
Back in the day ..1970’s......I flew many executive charter trips to Lake Guerrero, MX from Houston/Corpus Christi with 6 to 8 shotguns aboard.
We just declared them at customs, along with ammo and booze, no problem at all.
I guess their laws have changed since then
27 posted on 12/22/2012 7:28:13 AM PST by Robe (Rome did not create a great empire by talking, they did it by killing all those who opposed them)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

Excellent post.

Well done.


28 posted on 12/22/2012 8:12:17 AM PST by Hulka
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

Excellent post.

Well done.


29 posted on 12/22/2012 8:12:17 AM PST by Hulka
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To: muir_redwoods

Sounds like someone needs to hold his guns for him until he gets his psychiatric problems resolved.


30 posted on 12/22/2012 8:53:00 AM PST by PAR35
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

He was a damned fool to do what hectic and I’ll bet, upon reflection, he’d agree more with me than you. I’m not detracting anything from his heroism to suggest he acted like a fool. John McCain and George McGovern were both war heroes and they were way bigger fools.


31 posted on 12/22/2012 9:15:48 AM PST by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: Liz

BTT


32 posted on 12/22/2012 10:06:32 AM PST by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: Liz

BTT


33 posted on 12/22/2012 10:06:49 AM PST by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

What he did was undeniably foolish. Nobody here is calling him a buffoon or democrat.


34 posted on 12/22/2012 10:12:19 AM PST by lodi90
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To: Hulka

Thanks.

Its just so easy to say this young man did something foolish.
It was the tone and needless negative comments that I objected to. It was more than what I would expect On Freeper. Regardless if his act was “foolish” by some standards, this is not the time, and without further information to call him a fool.
The anger should be reserved for the Mexican govt and our Pres. who did not denounce this unlawful imprisonment and ask for his speedy release in August.

I guess now I should apologize for having strong supportive feelings about our military and being “overly sensitive” to any slights they may get.


35 posted on 12/22/2012 10:25:03 AM PST by Recovering Ex-hippie (Go Galt!)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

I think the kid knew he made a big mistake even if you don’t.


36 posted on 12/22/2012 10:29:07 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

My opinion is that most of the people posting here are too old to remember their 20s, and the mistakes that we all make in our youth. I’m in my 40s now, and feel like I would know not to do that (bring a gun into Mexico), but I might have acted differently at 27. Especially since he was told by some buffoon on the U.S. side that it was OK.


37 posted on 12/22/2012 12:54:14 PM PST by Borax Queen
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To: Borax Queen

Excellant points....not only are they older, but ohhhhhh so much wiser.


38 posted on 12/22/2012 2:44:21 PM PST by Recovering Ex-hippie (Go Galt!)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

Total know-it-alls....

:0)


39 posted on 12/22/2012 2:48:11 PM PST by Borax Queen
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To: Borax Queen

It is a miracle that I made it out of my twenties,,,HA.


40 posted on 12/22/2012 5:23:30 PM PST by Recovering Ex-hippie (Go Galt!)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

No kidding, ditto. The things I did then.... Nothing illegal that I know of, but crazy like mountain biking skinny trails all alone in Alaska, jumping off cliffs, hitchhiking (where it was legal)....

I was hassled at many border checkpoints too, each time, not having done anything wrong.

I can definitely understand how this poor Marine ended up in this situation. The holier-than-thous, on the other hand...


41 posted on 12/22/2012 6:32:36 PM PST by Borax Queen
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To: Borax Queen

I find that as I get older, I don’t get “wiser”, but I sure get less judgmental.(ha.) Guess I’m worried about casting that first stone more now.

Maybe its just that you see more and more of all kinds of situations that people find themselves ( and yourself) in that you never thought would happen.
And when it comes to combat troops, I probably do over budget.


42 posted on 12/22/2012 8:27:51 PM PST by Recovering Ex-hippie (Go Galt!)
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To: PGalt

Good.....

Now build a 3000 Mile Wall....


43 posted on 12/22/2012 9:54:01 PM PST by LtKerst
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To: LtKerst
Now build a 3000 Mile Wall....

Yes. Secure our border BUMP!

44 posted on 12/23/2012 7:00:09 AM PST by PGalt
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To: Liz

Thanks for the info on SEIU, Liz. DISMANTLE international totalitarian collectives FORCING/THREATENING individuals in the U.S.A.


45 posted on 12/23/2012 7:08:14 AM PST by PGalt
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To: Olog-hai; All

this wasn’t an accident in similar manner to ie ‘oops i forgot that was in the car’.

some time after i heard about this incident, i listened to a report [on bill o riley?] that in so many memory hazy words stated that this marine had completed & possessed all pertinent paperwork required by, & necessary to, cross into mexico with said firearm.

said marine prepared & did all this legal homework & paperwork pre border crossing. & therein lies the problem, which resides with matamoros leos entirely. evidently mexican authorities there in matamoros didn’t care if the gringo was in compliance with their legal procedures.

which begs the question, what was their intention, purpose etc. in arresting him ? well, if their purpose was to make an example of a law abiding American citizen so that the rest of us would know what to expect from matamoros authorities, it has served them well. there now exists no reason to trust mexican law enforcement even when their procedures are complied with.

is mexico an outlaw state ??

just who is in charge down there & what the heck is their problem ?

i say racism & sour grapes.


46 posted on 12/23/2012 8:08:25 AM PST by Psalm_2 (Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. Romans 12:21 NASB)
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To: Olog-hai

What are the lessons learned from this incident ladies & gentlemen: Just because a United States customs official tells you its ok doesn’t mean that the Mexican customs official will agree .

Mexico is a fast approaching failed state were the govt. is notoriously corrupt.

Trusting Mexican govt. officials is not a wise thing to do .

Trying to take firearms as an American after Operation Fast & Furious is idiotic the Mexicans are pissed & rightly so & are looking for payback.


47 posted on 12/23/2012 12:27:11 PM PST by Nebr FAL owner
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To: LtKerst; OddLane

“Now build that 3000 mile wall”

Brave American woman in New “belly of the beast” York...here..

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/bloggers/2971695/posts?page=2


48 posted on 12/24/2012 4:30:53 AM PST by PGalt
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To: Nebr FAL owner; Olog-hai

Yes, but the only thing stupider than entering Mexico with a gun, is entering Mexico without a gun.


49 posted on 12/26/2012 5:08:51 PM PST by UCANSEE2 ( If you think I'm crazy, just wait until you talk to my invisible friend.)
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