** I don’t believe for one second the US Government can’t get this guy out …and now. All the time governments get their people released from foreign prisons – we can threaten withholding money, trade etc.
Mexico is our ally, our neighbor — they need us! I can’t believe that we can’t do it. This is a US MARINE who served our country — we owe it to him and to his family (and I am dismayed our country has not already gotten him out.)
Even Libya was able to get released from a Scotland prison a guy who murdered 207 in Panam Flight 103!!! The killer had a trial, was convicted of the BIGGEST mass murder and sentenced to multiple life sentences and yet Libya did some wheeling and dealing to get their mass killer home.
So….let me get this straight… Libya can do more for their convicted mass murderer than we can do for a Marine – chained to a bed in a Mexican prison – being held on a questionable charge? Really? Are we that weak and pathetic?
Don’t tell me we can’t get one Marine – Jon Hammer – who is chained to a bed (see pic) out of a Mexican prison.
EXCLUSIVE: First Photo of Marine Jailed In Mexico on Gun Charge
Fox News Latino
First Photo of Marine Jailed in Mexico
By Bryan Llenas
Published December 17, 2012 | Fox News Latino
BROWNSVILLE, Texas – Held captive in one of Mexico’s most infamous prisons, Marine Veteran Jon Hammar is seen chained to a bed in a new photo sent to the family from an anonymous Mexican email account.
“His eyes look a little lost,” an emotional Olivia Hammar, his mother, told Fox News Latino. “It doesn’t look like him. I feel like my blood pressure is through the roof.”
The photo shows Hammar in solitary confinement inside the Matamoros state prison, nicknamed CEDES. A scraggly looking Hammar is seen shirtless and barefoot with a beard, jean shorts and with his feet over what appears to be grey crocs. He is sitting on an old twin-sized mattress in a room with chipped walls. A gallon of water and a refrigerator are seen to his right. Hammar is staring at the person taking the photo and does not appear to have any visible injuries.
It is the first photo released of Hammar since he and a friend were detained by Mexican authorities in August. The pair had crossed the border and handed the paperwork for the weapon to Mexican officials, but police ended up impounding their RV and jailing the men, saying it was illegal to carry that type of gun. Hammar’s friend was later released because the gun did not belong to him.
According to Hammar and his family, the gun was an antique shotgun that had belonged to his great grandfather.
The email of the photo was sent anonymously from a Yahoo.mx account.
“I found your email on the Internet and I wanted to send you this photo,” the email read in Spanish. “I am not giving you my name because I like my job and I don’t want to lose it. Juan is OK but I hope he is let out quickly.”
Hammar’s parents, Olivia, a magazine publisher, and Jon, a software engineer, have only visited the prison once but unlike past phone calls they’ve received in the middle of the night from prisoners trying to extort money, Olivia believes this comes from “someone trying to help.”
“He doesn’t trust anyone,” Olivia said of her son.
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