^Well you wouldn't expect him to say anything different. I feel for him, you can;t blame the parents for this...this really isn't about bad parenting or not being watchful.
But his appeal to the government is completely misplaced and useless. I don't prescribe to the theory that the american justice system is near on perfect(the innocence project and the scary number of innocents wrongly executed are proof enough) not to mention the way the authorities have gone about things since 9/11, but his son IS NOT INNOCENT.
He might be a simpleton, he might be easily manipulated and he is obvious a massive douchebag, but he isn't innocent.