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He's about Iraq and Afghanistan but now I US marine is -- in a very dangerous battle in Mexico John hammer junior is fighting to stay alive.
Now he's in a vicious Mexican prison and worst he's under constant threats and violent drug cartels.
Now and August -- was arrested while passing through a Mexican border city and is way to Costa Rica he was arrested for simply carry his grandfather's antique shotgun.
I'm the US side of the border a US border agent told hammer the gun was legal.
As long as he declared it to Mexican authorities so that's pretty -- and that's exactly what got arrested.
And -- -- -- begging the Obama administration to help save their son's life.
Eddie -- and Levy is a Hammer's attorney he joins us from Mexico City -- sir.
Beauty -- the greater good to be with his nice -- -- why can you get him out of jail what's wrong.
OK we right now there is a trial in Mexico trials start so certain point.
-- -- -- drink series is just like any other states of America.
And we are ready to go we are experts and also that we -- motions and we get to injunctions.
Four exclusion of -- is for a violation of his constitutional rights.
What is this trial day.
Did well the twelve days -- on -- just that -- the next hearing set for generating.
Seventeen that they grid I was moved it continues.
October the thirtieth or thereabouts.
The -- is we're set for November 13 and 23.
And it would continue because it cost Mexican customs agent was transferred to another place.
And we got to bring -- in the judge wanted to -- doing with a we wanted to cross examine.
And we said of course I said yes and so he's gonna have to be brought Britain brought in for cross examination.
I know where -- -- star State Department on this and why can't we get the Mexican government to help what's wrong with some sort of bond.
To get -- -- of is that understand this prison is filled with that.
Very dangerous people -- Zeta cartel is all over this prison so why can't at least get a bottom on.
Okay -- -- there's three answers that need to be says prison when -- is why -- bunt.
This particular -- -- and these charges of what's called the guess here is a crying and there's a cattle from crimes -- -- do not allow for bail.
Got orders there was some modifications to article nineteen of the Mexican constitution.
That do allow for bail now except that supposedly.
Some courts have held that that's deal not into effect all the courts -- hill.
But he has come into effect so that's a serious constitutional issue.
Meanwhile right now took a -- did you particularly.
He was in the general population.
Some months ago.
For his well being -- -- his consulate as far as I understand.
Was able to move into an isolated place because these jail this particularly -- -- doesn't have.
Lets you -- got an isolated single sale for protection.
And that's where they have a right now to protect him from many threats or whatever so.
Yeah I'd say yeah I -- -- and this New -- if I know you're trying to do everything you can to get him out of there but he is a US -- from what I understand the facts which are the facts so early tomorrow goes to correct facts that he -- he informed the US side of the border in this anti -- it was on his way through the country and they simply notified -- -- -- -- him up just like that on the other side of the border is that the what happened.
80% you correctly -- I may just -- he'll depart.
US customs agent told me was legal to go to Mexico burdensome registration papers.
The problem -- was control when he came back into the states Eagles into Mexico with customs and it totaled two wake them five hours after.
They're rested for a violation of article eleven -- -- H.
Of the federal law of weapons and explosives which has.
That you can import eighty -- good except.
Certain certain type of sharpton's.
For example once that certain caliber now.
This particular caliber was point 410.
Would you not and is very important it is not reserved for -- -- -- use of the armed forces.
I neither would the -- is the gauges that was also for the non exclusive.
Big issue here really it's the length of the barrel radar that's the problem 'cause it was smash -- How it was made shirt and also most important that that's the -- but do you why he was not sawed off.
And did did sit this you have to be under 25 inches and it's we believe the mission was taken the wrong way and that's we're gonna hammer out.
And wish you luck but this that I -- -- -- -- -- -- makes my blood boil because they all sorts of international trades are good for prisoners -- for -- six -- -- and pan am 103 -- killer over 270 people -- sit in a Scottish jail owners of prisoner swap breast swap.
So for humanitarian reasons seem to go home for a living here we got a guy makes an innocent mistake with a gun was a US marine -- nice -- -- I can't figure out some solution get a mama I was very troubled by that because I know this stuff goes on every day of the week.
And I hope that that hope that our our state -- a government that steps in and gives you a little more help but that's good luck on the setting.
I appreciate great and also let me tell you that we're doing everything and there's a lot of group lawyers you know.
Condom I believe you would -- up with the we're -- we're gonna bring John home.
I know but this thing to do -- the Carmen and I and know you're doing everything you can.
Played other things -- govern our State Department can do we -- -- pretty heavy handed with other countries to achieve things above and beyond what you're capable of doing in the quorum so I hope you get that extra help thank you -- I I agree thank you -- -- for having I appreciate it.
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