July 5 Independence Weekend Ride For Sgt. Anthony Tahmooressi

***UPDATE July 9, 2014***
Battle Rattle
As Marine veteran Andrew Tahmooressi appeared in a Mexican courthouse in Tijuana today for an evidentiary hearing, a host of lawmakers and a movie star are voicing their support for him.
Tahmooressi says he missed his exit at the San Ysidro border crossing March 31, entering Mexico with three firearms and dozens of rounds of ammunition in his truck before being arrested by Mexican authorities. His court proceedings were delayed by a series of legal hiccups: he has fired his attorney twice before hiring lawyer Fernando Benitez to represent him.
While the results of the hearing, which began at 11:30a.m. local time, have not been released yet, Fox News has this good primer on the action:
video is from MAY 24, 2014
So far, thousands of members of the public have come to Tahmooressi’s support, with more than 100,000 people signing a White House petition asking the president to intervene on the veteran’s behalf.
On the eve of today’s hearing, Tahmooressi got one more fan: Gary Sinise, best known for playing “Lieutenant Dan” in the 1994 classic Forrest Gump.
Sinise, a longtime advocate of troops, took to Twitter to blast his support for Tahmooressi.
Meanwhile, a bipartisan group of 74 lawmakers, led by Reps. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., and Lee Terry, R-NE, have sent letters to Benitez and the Mexican circuit court judge, Victor Octavio Luna Escobedo, asking them to take Tahmooressi’s character and service into account and render a fair verdict.

***UPDATE JULY 6, 2014***
National & World News

U.S. Marine ‘optimistic’ he’ll soon be released from Mexican prison

(CNN) — U.S. Marine Corps reservist Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi told CNN by phone Sunday that he was “more hopeful” and “optimistic” than ever that he would be released from a Mexican prison after a court hearing coming on Wednesday.
More than three months after he was imprisoned for driving into Mexico with three firearms in his truck, Tahmooressi called CNN from the El Hongo Penitentiary in Tecate, Mexico, where he is being held.
“I’m not as down as I once was,” he said. “My relationship with the guards has turned more into a friendship, so I don’t feel as alone, I guess. Once the media started covering it … things did start changing. … I’m just trying to keep my cool and stay relaxed.”

Read more: http://fox5sandiego.com/2014/07/06/u-s-marine-optimistic-hell-soon-be-released-from-mexican-prison/#ixzz36jlgOxhG

July 5 Independence Weekend Ride For Sgt. Anthony Tahmooressi by: Michael D. Tobin July 5, 2014

USMC Marine Reservist/Afghan war veteran, SGT, Anthony Tahmooressi, "...has been held in Mexico since March 31, when he was arrested after accidentally crossing into Mexico with three legally-purchased guns in his pickup truck. Fox News has highlighted how poor signage, as well as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Tahmooressi got from serving two tours in Afghanistan, could have contributed to his mistake." As in July 2, 2014 Fox articlehttp://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/07/02/tahmooressi-mother-makes-fourth-july-appeal-to-us-ambassador-to-mexico/ 

Tahmooressi's mother makes Fourth of July appeal to US ambassador to Mexico

Tahmooressi Run July 5, 2014 credit San Diego News 10 ABC 100# Motorcycles

In case any of my Christian peeps are wondering if it's "cool" to be involved, well, here's permission: P.O.D. and John Harrington San Diego Harley Tahmooressi Run July 5, 2014 FREE USMC SGT. ANTHONY TAHMOORESSI MOTORCYCLE SAN DIEGO/MEXICO BORDER RUN 

  Today, July 5, 2014, was one of the most beautiful Saturdays one can imagine in San Diego, California. It started Thursday, Independence Day Eve and will last the whole weekend. We all say we can be doing better things, and we all want to have fun and quality family time. And think of the prospects with me living two blocks from the beaches in Carlsbad, CA. Well, I was able to squeeze it all in yesterday and today, but I was torn between going north to Murrieta, CA where illegal alians from accross the Mexican border into Texas have been flown and bussed to, to protest the federal governments exploitation of illegal immigration, or go south to support our marine. I chose the latter.
  Following are some pictures and statements of today's event that began at the San Diego Harley Davidson on Morina Blvd, and ended after the Tijuana/San Diego border run by more than 100 motorcyclists from around the country, at the Kearny Mesa Rd San Diego Harley Davidson store. There were free donuts, snacks, hotdogs and all kinds of food at both locations. THANX New York Mike! Owner of San Diego Harley Davidson and former San Diego Mayoral Candidate!
New York Mike

  I met John Harrington, founder of Shield Tactical in Shiner, Texas, between Houston and San Antonio. 
  John Harrington grew tired of waiting on President Obama to intervene on the Marine’s behalf, so he organized a ride to the Mexican border to demand Tahmooressi’s release. And this is the second ride he and others from around our country have done, in the past several weeks.  We're at the Kearny Harley Davidson in this picture. 
John Harrington and me

  Pete Santilli of Guerilla Network, was actually at the Morina Blvd. Harley Davidson earlier before the border ride, but I had missed him. Before this article is done, I will have some of his words as an update on today's events.
  Here's a guy named Steve (SKE), who rode all the way from Utah. I'll call him Utah Steve. Made me want to cry when I met him because he came all the way on bike just for one man. 
Utah Steve (SKE)

  Here's an audio I did today beginning with New York Mike talking about various incidents of American intervention in saving lives and him introducing one of San Diego's newest candidates, Larry A. Wilske running for California 53rd Congressional District against Susan Davis 
Party: Republican Occupation: Retired Navy Seal Master Chief. Overseas Deployments (6-Combat deployments)
Published Author, Community Leader & Coach
Teacher at the Naval War College / Senior Enlisted Academy
Grew up and currently lives in the 53rd district

Here's Larry A. Wilske talking with a veteran and some Oathkeepers.
Larry A. Wilske 53rd Congressional District CA Candidate 2014

For my audio click link here. New York Myke discusses previous military ops and introduces San Diego's 53rd California Congressional District candidate, Ret. US Navy SEAL Larry Wilske 

Thank you so much for visiting my page. For reference, here is Pete Santilli's link. I just realized he was in San Diego for the Tahmooressi ride, and he immediately went back to Murrieta for the  immigration issue instead of stopping at the kearny location where I made it to. Cheers, Pete! And he's got some video of the first location and the Tijuana run.  

Local Coverage: 

About 100 motorcyclists ride in support of Marine Andrew Tahmooressi

(Select link above for news video)

Tahmooressi jailed in Mexico since March 31

SAN DIEGO - A group of about 100 riders mounted their motorcycles Saturday and rode together in a show of support for Andrew Tahmooressi, the Marine reservist being held in a Mexican jail.
Bikers from as far as Texas met at the San Diego Harley-Davidson's main location at 4645 Morena Blvd. on Saturday. Their push was urging the release of Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi.
Organizers say Tahmooressi fought for our country's freedom, so they wanted to do the same for him.
"We need people to be aware of what's going on," said supporter Paul Hawker. "We have a no soldier left behind. He's being left behind in Mexico."
Tahmooressi is in a Mexican jail accused of bringing legally registered guns across the border three months ago.
He had just moved to San Diego for post-traumatic stress disorder treatment. He was living out of his truck and he says he took a wrong turn at the San Ysidro Port of Entry.
Some 100 bikers participated in the rally. They headed south on Interstate 5 and turned onto state Route 905, dodging the border.
The bikers say their message is not for the Mexican government.
"We just want to get a message loud enough to the White House for President Obama, to pick up the telephone to call the president of Mexico and get Tahmooressi free," said "New York Myke," who organized the rally.
San Diego police say they had five extra officers keeping a close eye on the border in case the group decided to protest at the San Ysidro border crossing.
The event ended at Kearny Mesa Harley-Davidson where bikers ate lunch and listened to music.
Mother Jill Tahmooressi is overjoyed supporters have not lost hope.
"The family is honored and Andrew is so appreciative that so many people are interested in seeing him free," she told 10News.
Tahmooressi is due in Mexican court July 9 for an evidentiary hearing. Jill Tahmooressi says it will be his first time facing a judge and she is planning on attending.

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