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Marine Held in Mexican Prison, State Department Does Nothing

Whatadifference Wrote: Dec 14, 2012 9:22 AM
oh, let's see...when illegals are involved in drunken driving accidents here and someone gets killed, they immediately have Civil Rights attorneys coming out of the woodwork to defend them and then get "get out of jail free" cards. And we can't approach the Mexican Govt. to get one of our citizens out, that made a mistake? Our priorities are messed up big time.
krivas Wrote: Dec 14, 2012 9:25 AM
You have some screwed up facts there, and yes America has its priorities backwards and have for the last 50 years.

Jon Hammar, a former Marine who served in Afghanistan and Iraq, is being held in a notorious Mexican prison where Zetas gang members hold power. His crime? Declaring an antique shotgun to Mexican officials after registering the gun with U.S. Customs Agents on his way to Costa Rica. Hammar has been in a prison in Mexico for months now and this week, his parents got an extortion call demanding they wire thousands of dollars to the prison. Hammar spoke to his parents on the phone, saying he thought he was going to be killed. Hammar has been tortured during his...