March 26th, 2009 09:42 AM
Whatever was the outcome?
I'm just a bit curious (cant find it searching the web) if anyone knows what happened to the Senators Aide. Was it swept under the rug due to his political connections? Ya just know us normal mortals would have been hung in front of the capitol building!
WASHINGTON, March 26 — A close aide to Senator Jim Webb, Democrat of Virginia, was arrested on Monday and jailed after trying to take a loaded handgun into a Senate office building, officials said.
The aide, identified by Mr. Webb’s office as Phillip Thompson, 45, had a semiautomatic, 9 millimeter pistol and two magazines that were discovered after he put his bag through an X-ray machine at an entrance to the Russell Senate Office Building, said Sgt. Kimberly Schneider, a spokeswoman for the United States Capitol Police. Mr. Thompson faces felony charges of carrying a pistol without a license and possessing an unregistered firearm and unregistered ammunition.
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March 26th, 2009 04:34 PM
Took some searching but I found it. Charges were dropped.
Charges Against Senator’s Aide Are Dropped
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The authorities dropped charges against an aide to Senator Jim Webb, Democrat of Virginia, who carried a loaded gun into the Capitol complex. “After reviewing and analyzing all of the evidence in the case, we do not believe the essential elements of the crime of carrying a pistol without a license can be proved beyond a reasonable doubt,” Jeff Taylor, the local United States attorney, the top prosecutor in the District of Columbia, said. The aide, Phillip Thompson, 45, was arrested March 26 after Capitol Police spotted the loaded pistol and two loaded magazines in a briefcase being scanned by an X-ray machine at the entrance of the Russell Senate Office Building. Mr. Thompson told an officer that the weapon belonged to Mr. Webb. The senator said later that he had not given the gun to Mr. Thompson, but he refused to say whether it was his.
March 26th, 2009 04:46 PM
Did I read that right, or is the massive amounts of Tex-Mex I had at lunch just messing with my eyes?
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March 27th, 2009 12:54 AM
Pretty slick. Web puts gun in case. Tells Thompson to carry case. Thompson (supposedly) doesn't know about gun. Plausible deniability at it's finest.
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March 27th, 2009 10:35 AM
Class warfare--the political class versus the rest of us. (Please note, this is a tongue-in-cheek comment.)
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