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A former US marine is -- to a bed in a Mexican prison and get -- he was arrested for bringing -- gun into the country is probably legal.
Marine John hammers parents have been working tirelessly to free their son tonight John on.
-- hammer are here to go on the record good evening.
Good evening -- how are you and -- so I saw this picture of your son -- to his bed is there any doubt in your mind that it's authentic.
Yes -- you is the US government helping you it off.
Well our lawmakers are mom.
You know certainly lobbying for.
-- help but they beat I don't know that they can make it happen that I think at this point -- administration is gonna have to get involved if it's gonna change the situation.
-- actually have called that they haven't gotten involved already and they could have.
Look at what Libya did Libya managed to get their mass -- -- -- killed 270 cam 103 out of a Scottish jail and bring him back to.
Bring him back to -- your son has has not done anything like that it really governments all the time.
Are -- really -- -- -- to get their people back and since 2008 it did some research we've given one point nine billion dollars to Mexico.
So our government can do something if they want to.
Absolutely I mean am I right and with a new administration in Mexico you would think that.
It would just be a matter a conversation.
What do they -- what do they say to me no I mean as as anyone from the State Department contacted you.
You know it.
We've had letters from the State Department.
Just saying that they are constantly in touch and touch would be consulate.
To ensure his.
Personal safety to ensure that he's getting fit for a while I wasn't getting food so.
They're checking on him on a daily basis -- to ship to be sure that he's getting fat and to talk to -- you know find out that there had been any harassing things going on and -- has -- but other than that they want -- help you in any way and in your legal case.
General I just I just find this -- is so.
Wrong the minute our our State Department can help -- they can do that governments to -- that.
I don't I mean I I don't want to stadium tonight you you outraged that you're not in the help from the State Department.
Who are frustrated.
You know we know that behind the scenes are -- is talking to the Mexican attorney general and we know that.
Congress from woman lost Russ -- and has been in touch with Mexican officials.
But we're very frustrating yes.
But it -- -- -- all talking that's great but they're not getting anywhere you know served time is I'm sure.
And your sons vintners since August and I know there's something there's some discussion whether they've measured the barrel wrong and how they measured the barrel on the -- -- whether or not it was even illegal.
But it -- governments can do this we've got a lot of influence in Mexico and I hope that the State Department finds stepped up to the plane helps to serve.
Thank you thank you so much.
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