President Obama, Bring Jon Hammar Home!

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President Obama should demad this Marine's release and return:

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  1. Foxfyre
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    John Hammar is a USMC veteran, having served his tour of duty in Iraq.

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    Four month's ago:

    The Mexican President would apparently have to go up against the notorious Zeta Drug Cartel to get him released by Mexican authorities, and presumably has been unwilling to do so. U.S. Marine Jon Hammar Has Been Left Behind in a Mexican Prison | Independent Sentinel

    Those working for Hammar's release are petitioning President Obama to interveene. Tell President Pena Nieto go get Hammar out of there and get him home by Christmas. He will be a hero. And if he does not, he should be adivsed that American aid to Mexico will be immediately very scarce.

    Again the U.S. media seems reluctant to focus on this story. But public pressure has and will make a difference.
     
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    There are a ton of threads about this already. 6 months that poor truck driver spent in a mexican prison for taking a wrong turn. Apparently he didn't warrant all the attention this guy who broke Mexican law by bringing a gun into their country does.
     
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    I don't know if there is more to this story, but why would anyone transport a short barrel shot gun into Mexico?
     
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    Who cares that Mexico is a sovereign country and that he broke their laws! I say we start bombing them and go from there.
     
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    Come on guys. This was an unloaded antique shotgun that he had no idea was illegal by having a 24" barrel instead of a 25" barrrel. He prepared all the requisite paper work and properly delcared it. Do you honestly think that deserves four months chained to his bed in prison? And facing a maximum 12 year prison sentence.

    And yes, others have been as severely trreated. But this Marine should be home with his family for Christmas. Your vote here may not count for much in the grand scheme of things, but added to others all over the internet can have an effect. It's Christmas. Have a heart.
     
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    Ignorance of the law is no defense agaisnt the law.

    His family should raise money to get him out, Id donate. However just because I think he doesn't deserve the punishment, doesn't mean we can just go around the laws of other countries.
     
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    But when there was absolutely no harm, no foul, no intent, and every effort was made to obey the law, surely the four months time served is sufficient for his henious crime? Okay, Amy supports the Mexican 'authorities' being able to hold Americans hostage for money.

    Does everybody agree with her?
     
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    He don't give a shit about that white boy! Fuck Mexico - we need to put up a wall, and shoot anyone who tries to surmount it.
     
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    He apparently hasn't given much thought to Hammar's plight. But no, I don't want to fuck Mexico. I just want pressure applied to get a young Marine out of a Mexican prison and home for Christmas.
     
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    Hammar has been stuck in a notorious, drug cartel-controlled prison just 15 miles south of the U.S. border since Aug. 13, after he crossed into Mexico and declared an antique shotgun to Mexican customs officials.

    Sarukhan failed to mention that Tamaulipas, the state which the CEDES prison in Matamoros is located, is controlled by the Los Zetas Cartel, arguably the most vicious of the cartels.

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    Read more: Letter from Mexican ambassador dampens hope for early release of Jon Hammar | Fox News

    Hammar should have said to himself "fuck the mexicon law and went about his way" he'd be a free man today...:D
     

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