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U.S. Marine in Mexican Custody
A subcommittee of the House Foreign Affairs Committee held a hearing on Mexico’s imprisonment of U.S. Marine Sergeant Andrew Tahmooressi, who had been held for more than six months after crossing the border carrying three loaded firearms in his truck. He served two tours of duty in Afghanistan and suffers from post-traumatic stress syndrome.1,116 views
Sergeant Tahmooressi’s mother, one of the four witnesses, said her son tried to kill himself after receiving threats of rape, torture, and execution, and she urged the Mexican government to release him. Republican committee members criticized President Obama for not taking action and calling the Mexican president.
Community Action Partnership Annual Convention, Juan Williams Remarks
Juan Williams spoke at the Community Action Partnership’s annual convention, marking the organization’s 50th anniversary. He talked about the need for community action and to continue efforts towards the “War on Poverty.” He also acknowledged the work of the Community Action Partnership.226 views