Common sense breaks out in airport/gun trial

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    Common sense breaks out in airport/gun trial

    http://www.boston.com/news/local/ver...un_onto_plane/

    Man acquitted of trying to bring loaded gun onto plane
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    BRATTLEBORO, Vt.A retired schoolteacher who tried to bring a loaded gun onto a plane has been cleared by a federal court jury.
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    Sheldon I. Hochman of Mount Holly was charged after security screeners at Rutland Southern Vermont State Airport found the pistol along with loose ammunition in a fanny pack in July 2006.

    The 62-year-old Hochman was headed to Alaska for his honeymoon when it happened. He says he didn't mean to pack the pistol and that he'd used sleeping pills and alcohol the night before that might have interfered with his memory.

    The jury deliberated less than two hours before acquitting Hochman.

    His lawyer says prosecutors couldn't show Hochman acted intentionally.

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    Information from: Rutland Herald, http://www.rutlandherald.com/
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    Now if we can just get this in front of the judge that will hear the case of the school teacher who dropped her cell phone and gun, in a gun rug, in the parking lot at a school!!
    "It does not take a majority to prevail,,,,,,but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men." Samuel Adams

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    Ah... common sense. You don't hear about that much anymore!
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    Quote Originally Posted by abuttermilk View Post
    Now if we can just get this in front of the judge that will hear the case of the school teacher who dropped her cell phone and gun, in a gun rug, in the parking lot at a school!!
    I guess if she claims sleeping pills and alcohol...

    And a jury decided...not a judge. And the school board will decide the job...so, I wouldn't hold your breath.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bandit383 View Post
    I guess if she claims sleeping pills and alcohol...

    And a jury decided...not a judge. And the school board will decide the job...so, I wouldn't hold your breath.

    Rick
    I must agree with you there. Regardless of what decisions are made in any legal proceedings, her employment as a teacher in that system (and likely any other system) is probably over.

    I'm not saying it should be, I'm simply saying it likely is.

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    Common sense is no longer a common trait. Sadly !

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    Thanks for posting this.

    If only common sense were a bit more common...


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