I guess all of the talk about shutting down US tourism to Mexico and the various sanctions Americans have been planning resonated with the Mexican judge who decided that Jon Hammar should be released from his Mexican cell today says Fox;
Olivia Hammar said the judge hearing Hammar’s case issued a ruling in his favor and that her son is to be released at a time on Friday yet to be announced. No more details were available. Hammar, 27, who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, 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.
News of his pending release came just a day after a letter surfaced from Mexico’s ambassador to the U.S. that insisted Hammar’s case would go to trial.
He probably shouldn’t have tried to get the gun into Mexico, but they shouldn’t have arrested him for being honest with the Mexicans and filling out their paperwork. We still should convince Western Union to shut their terminals down for a few days, though, anyway. After Hammar gets home.