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Mexican judge frees jailed Marine Andrew Tahmooressi, family says

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posted on Oct, 31 2014 @ 08:29 PM
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Mexican judge frees jailed Marine Andrew Tahmooressi, family says

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A Mexican judge has freed jailed US Marine Andrew Tahmooressi, his family said late Friday. Tahmooressi, 26, who served two tours of duty in Afghanistan, has been held since March 31, when he said he mistakenly crossed into Mexico with three legally-purchased and registered guns in his truck. A court-appointed psychiatrist confirmed that Tahmooressi has Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Family spokesman Jonathan Franks said the judge released him without making a determination on the charge against him. The family issued the following statement: "It is with an overwhelming and humbling feeling of relief that we confirm that Andrew was released today after spending 214 days in a Mexican Jail." The Florida man said he got lost on a California freeway ramp that sent him across the border with no way to turn back. His long detention brought calls for his freedom from U.S. politicians, veterans groups and social media campaigns. Members of Congress were quick to react. Rep. Ed Royce, R-Calif, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, immediately issued a statement saying, “I am elated that Sgt. Tahmooressi has been ordered released from jail in Mexico. This is great, but overdue, news. I am pleased that both Attorney General Jesús Murillo Karam and the judge on the case recognize that Sgt. Tahmooressi did not intend to violate Mexican law, and that his combat-related PTSD should be treated by specialists in the United States.” In Florida, Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who represents the district where Tahmooressi’s’ mother, Jill, lives, said in a statement, “I am thrilled that Sergeant Tahmooressi has been released from prison in Mexico. We have waited long enough. As a mother, my heart is with Jill Tahmooressi tonight and I can only imagine the many emotions she must be experiencing, namely the relief in knowing her son is coming home and that they will soon be reunited without prison bars, without handlers and without unnecessary travel.” Rep. Matt Salmon, R-Ariz., chairman of the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, said, “I am truly overjoyed to hear the news that our Marine Sgt. Tahmooressi is finally coming home to America. During my last visit with Andrew in a Mexican prison, I told him the next time I saw him would be during his release to America; I am grateful that I will be able to keep that promise and be with him and (his mother) Mrs. Tahmooressi as he returns to the United States tonight.”




posted on Oct, 31 2014 @ 11:28 PM
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Its amazing what can happen right before an election..

Thank god our Marine is home safe. Hopefully he is healthy and in good spirits. No thanks to Obama though. He has spent more time helping illegals here in America than Americans anywhere else.



posted on Nov, 1 2014 @ 12:57 AM
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Thank God the status quo has been preserved. God forbid an American have to pay for a crime in another country. Doesn't the world know only Americans can jail Americans? We are experts in incarceration.

I'm glad he's out since he's a human being and human beings shouldn't be tortured and imprisoned but out of all the prisoners in the US or the world this guy gets off......


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posted on Nov, 1 2014 @ 01:59 AM
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a reply to: tavi45


For real...how dare they jail an American for breaking the law...the nerve.


Remember if you are a foreigner and break American laws..you must pay the maximum penalty.

If you are American and break foreign laws..we must do everything we can to stop this atrocity..



posted on Nov, 1 2014 @ 02:02 AM
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a reply to: Onslaught2996

And there are no double standards in America so don't question this policy at all.



posted on Nov, 1 2014 @ 02:13 AM
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a reply to: Onslaught2996

He was most likely breaking laws in the good olé USA too.
CA isn't the loosest state on gun laws, not sure he was on the up and up in how he was carrying his weapons.

Good to hear he is out tho if he really does need the help. I'm all about rehab overy incarceration.
But this man did break laws and should not just be able to say " it was a mistake" and have that part ignored.
I bet our prisons are full of people that just made a 'mistake'



posted on Nov, 1 2014 @ 02:15 AM
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a reply to: Sremmos80

Yeah if memory serves he was breaking Mexican and Californian law. I could be wrong but I don't think so. He was most likely gun running illegally. It's very profitable and he'd been crossing the border a lot.



posted on Nov, 1 2014 @ 02:17 AM
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a reply to: Sremmos80

Exactly..how many foreigners or minorities would be able to use that excuse?

Could they just say."OOPs my bad"...(then the same people who believe he should have been released right away)..would you have felt the same way and went oh well it was a mistake..they shouldn't have to suffer for one mistake.



posted on Nov, 1 2014 @ 05:11 AM
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I wonder how much money was required to change the judge's opinion and get him released?



posted on Nov, 1 2014 @ 10:31 AM
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originally posted by: roadgravel
I wonder how much money was required to change the judge's opinion and get him released?


Aww, is someone upset that we took advantage of a half developed state who can't support its own people so much so 15 million of them have fled their homeland? Here's a straw, go suck it up. And stop whining, the Obama administration has released thousands of violent Illegal Aliens including convicted murderers and raoists, This Marine got stuck on a freeway going one way, I was stationed in California for 4 years, hint: it's pretty easy to get forced onto an exit. And for all you who are accusing him of trying to smuggle guns into Mexico, you do realize he was caught and searched on HIS WAY OUT after he told them and they let him turn around right? His civil rights by any imagination, including this third world neighbor to the south who try to act like a civilized society were promptly violated, you whiny annoying nasally voiced little Liberals like to talk about civil rights being violated, but only for everyone not white (in this case even half white was enough for you liberals who are terrified of an inanimate object) and straight.
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posted on Nov, 1 2014 @ 10:34 AM
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a reply to: tavi45

I wasn't aware "most likely" = beyond a reasonable doubt. Like Eric Holder intentionally withholding documents from Congress about a botched Fast and Furious.



posted on Nov, 1 2014 @ 10:34 AM
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originally posted by: PraetorianAZ
He has spent more time helping illegals here in America than Americans anywhere else.


why should he help American who have broken the law abroad? If a American is not in America and in another sovereign country then they are under THAT country laws.



posted on Nov, 1 2014 @ 10:41 AM
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From a guy who lives near the border: this dude was up to no good. Maybe it was 3 letter agency stuff....but the 3 letter folks are as dirty as it gets.

You don't just "wander" into Mexico. You don't just 'wander" near the border of Mexico. Not unless you want to run into someone who is willing to kill you to make sure their entry into the US is done quietly.

I could care less if he's home. I guess its good for his mother. But whatever he was doing...it wasn't innocent.



posted on Nov, 1 2014 @ 10:45 AM
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Thank god we got our little gunrunner back.



posted on Nov, 1 2014 @ 10:48 AM
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a reply to: bigfatfurrytexan


Good thing you're not a judge then I guess huh?



posted on Nov, 1 2014 @ 10:51 AM
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a reply to: Blackmarketeer

Our "according to Mexico""alleged" gunrunner you mean?. I mean even in a corrupt ass country such as Mexico, he was still only Alleged. They violated his civil rights through and through, I guess you forgot that little part didn't you?



posted on Nov, 1 2014 @ 11:03 AM
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a reply to: chuck258

He was clearly a gunrunner. It's not the Mexicans who say that. It's pretty obvious from the facts of the case. He was not supposed to have them in California or Mexico and tried to cross the border with them. He was in the wrong. Stop pretending he's a hey returning home. He's a criminal who was released by the grace and goodwill of Mexico.



posted on Nov, 1 2014 @ 11:11 AM
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a reply to: chuck258

Not once did Mexico violate his civil rights. He had the opportunity to admit he had guns at the checkpoint - and to even turn around after they had him stopped. He had the chance to be released at a hearing but instead chose to fire his appointed attorney and chose to remain incarcerated.

He spent the day in Mexico meeting with his Mexican associates before walking back to his truck that night on the American side to fetch it and the guns to Mexico. He didn't get "lost."



posted on Nov, 1 2014 @ 11:19 AM
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a reply to: chuck258

"Good" is relative



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