One law for the elite and one for the peasants!

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    One law for the elite and one for the peasants!

    Washington’s Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) has concluded its investigation into NBC anchor David Gregory without an arrest.

    Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier’s spokesman Gwendolyn Crump emailed this morning: “Emily, MPD has completed the investigation into this matter, and the case has been presented to the OAG for a determination of the prosecutorial merit of the case.”

    I've asked Ms. Crump several follow-up questions about the case, including why Mr. Gregory was not interviewed and why a search warrant was not issued for the subject's home and office.

    Ted Gest, the spokesman for the District’s Office of the Attorney General (OAG), told the decision whether or not to prosecute Mr. Gregory will come "possibly this week."

    The police chief has led a inquiry for three and a half weeks into whether the “Meet the Press” anchor broke the firearms law on Dec. 23 when when he held up a 30-round rifle magazine on his D.C.-based show. Magazines over 10 rounds are considered “high capacity” by the District and banned. NBC called MPD in advance of the show for permission to break the law and was refused.

    While Mr. Gregory got away without being arrested or going to jail, the police arrested 105 other people in 2012 on charges that included possession of “high capacity” feeding devices.

    One of those cases was James Brinkley, an Army Veteran and federal employee, who was handcuffed, arrested and jailed for possessing two so-called high-capacity magazines and an unregistered firearm. The OAG refused to drop the charges, despite overwhelming evidence that he was legally transporting through Washington.

    Mr. Brinkley refused to accept a guilty plea and went to the expense of taking the matter to court. At trial at D.C. Superior Court, Mr. Brinkley said of OAG’s Assistant Attorney General Rachel Bohlen: “I thought I was going to lose because the prosecutor was so rough. She was coming at me like I’d shot somebody.” Magistrate Judge Elizabeth Carroll Wingo acquitted Mr. Brinkley of all the charges.

    So while the rich and powerful NBC anchor knowingly broke the firearm law, he was never subjected to the humiliation of being arrested by the police for breaking the same law as ordinary, law-abiding citizens like Mr. Brinkley did last year.

    Justice can only prevail if the prosecutor's office at least offers Mr. Gregory a deal to plead guilty, pay a fine and be put on the Gun Offenders’ Registry, like so many others who have been caught up in the city’s inane firearms laws.



    Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/blog/guns/2013/jan/9/miller-dc-police-wont-arrest-david-gregory/#ixzz2HUq8kNoP

     
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    It all has to do with intent. If he was for guns and larger clips, he would have been prosecuted.  But, seeing that he is in line with the liberal elite, no charges.  He was just trying to help.

     
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    You conveniently ignored the part about Brinkly owning an unregistered fire arm.  My bet is that having high capacity magazines is only an issue when you have a gun, particularly an unregistered gun, that can actually use the magazine.

     
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    In response to DirtyWaterLover's comment:
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    You conveniently ignored the part about Brinkly owning an unregistered fire arm.  My bet is that having high capacity magazines is only an issue when you have a gun, particularly an unregistered gun, that can actually use the magazine.

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    Unregistered that he was transporting which is legal! He was acquitted of all charges!!

     
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    In response to skeeter20's comment:
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    It all has to do with intent. If he was for guns and larger clips, he would have been prosecuted.  But, seeing that he is in line with the liberal elite, no charges.  He was just trying to help.

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    True. It's not about the letter of the law it's about which side your on.

     
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    In response to tvoter's comment:
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    In response to skeeter20's comment:
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    It all has to do with intent. If he was for guns and larger clips, he would have been prosecuted.  But, seeing that he is in line with the liberal elite, no charges.  He was just trying to help.

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    True. It's not about the letter of the law it's about which side your on.

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    Simple answers for simple minds.  Life is more complicated.  Do the police actually have possession of the gun from the show?  If they don't, how can they establish it was a working firearm with a high capacity magazine?  And maybe you can argue that it id protrcted under freedom of speech... maybe...  And since when do police protect the liberal elite?

     
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    In response to Reubenhop's comment:
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    Simple answers for simple minds.  Life is more complicated.  Do the police actually have possession of the gun from the show?

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    Its was a magazine clip.

     
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    In response to Reubenhop's comment:

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    Do the police actually have possession of the gun from the show?  If they don't, how can they establish it was a working firearm with a high capacity magazine?

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    It was just a magazine.

     
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    In response to Reubenhop's comment:

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    Do the police actually have possession of the gun from the show?  If they don't, how can they establish it was a working firearm with a high capacity magazine?

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    It was just a magazine.

     

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