D.C. police won’t arrest David Gregory

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    D.C. police won’t arrest David Gregory

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    Quote Originally Posted by Comment from the article
    One law for the elite and another one for the peasants.
    Yup.
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    Of course not, because if they did, they know they'd have a legal battle on their hands funded by the news agency and their lawyers (of course, hidden as a 1st amendment right) that would eventually lead to the courts throwing out that stupid law.


    They don't want to challenge someone who can actually afford the fight. Just those who would cave and take a plea.

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    The article states that they called the police department before the segment and asked permision but were denied it.
    They can't even feign ignorance.
    This was a blatant snub of the rule of law, and THEY WON'T PROSICUTE?!!!

    I can see showing restraint if there was ignorance, but they were told out right that they wouldn't be excused.

    Double standards indeed

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    Quote Originally Posted by TX expat View Post
    "All the pigs are equal, just some are more equal".

    How can anyone respect the laws in DC when there is such a blatant example of favoritism for the rich/famous/politically connected?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TX expat View Post
    "All the pigs are equal, just some are more equal".

    How can anyone respect the laws in DC when there is such a blatant example of favoritism for the rich/famous/politically connected?

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    There should be a law that makes breaking the law illegal!
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    IMO, we are all to blame......we elected or appointed these people to public office without any type of interviews or investigation into their moral character......we elect names and faces in this country......what happened to people ? We are in trouble because of our lack of interest of who we choose to represent us.....Bad.

    Citizens arrest......?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoadRunner71 View Post
    There should be a law that makes braking the law illegal!
    And breaking it, too!

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    I think some are misconstruing things. Here's the meat of the article: "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"

    Read more: MILLER: D.C. police won
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    An arrest does not need to precede the prosecutor's decision, whatever that might turn out to be. Plenty of garden
    variety thugs walk around until after an indictment is handed down.

    Now, I happen to believe there will be no prosecution and should be no prosecution, but things seem to be proceeding
    in a rather ordinary fashion. My recollection, perhaps incorrect, is that the charge is a misdemeanor. Usually with misdemeanors there are no arrests unless the act is witnessed by an officer.

    E.g., my neighbor's teens play loud music and I call the cops. When they arrive there is no loud music. They can do nothing
    because they didn't witness the offense. They hand me a piece of paper giving me an opportunity to file a charge with--I don't
    recall but I think it was the City Attorney. I didn't. OK, who is the direct witness other than La Pierre to what occurred?

    I really don't see how this is going anywhere unless he is willing to testify that it was real and he recognized it as real. And
    as much as many here might think that would be great and wonderful, it won't be. It would be biting off our nose to spite
    our face, as others here have already pointed out.
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    Cool, since we all enjoy equal treatment under the law I'm guessing I won't be imprisoned when I get caught with all those Circle 10s after the big o signs an executive order authorizing the confiscation of all Patriot Rifles.
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    Good for him

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hopyard View Post
    I think some are misconstruing things. Here's the meat of the article: "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"

    Read more: MILLER: D.C. police won
    Follow us: @washtimes on Twitter

    An arrest does not need to precede the prosecutor's decision, whatever that might turn out to be. Plenty of garden
    variety thugs walk around until after an indictment is handed down.

    Now, I happen to believe there will be no prosecution and should be no prosecution, but things seem to be proceeding
    in a rather ordinary fashion. My recollection, perhaps incorrect, is that the charge is a misdemeanor. Usually with misdemeanors there are no arrests unless the act is witnessed by an officer.

    E.g., my neighbor's teens play loud music and I call the cops. When they arrive there is no loud music. They can do nothing
    because they didn't witness the offense. They hand me a piece of paper giving me an opportunity to file a charge with--I don't
    recall but I think it was the City Attorney. I didn't. OK, who is the direct witness other than La Pierre to what occurred?

    I really don't see how this is going anywhere unless he is willing to testify that it was real and he recognized it as real. And
    as much as many here might think that would be great and wonderful, it won't be. It would be biting off our nose to spite
    our face, as others here have already pointed out.
    I guess it's all in your perspective. I think that if they've charged and prosecuted possession of these items in the past, and the laws have not changed to decriminalize the possession of such an item, then he should be prosecuted.

    I also agree that he shouldn't be charged in the sense that it shouldn't be illegal to have an AR mag in your hands. That, however, is beside the point because the fact is that it currently is illegal and other individuals have been arrested and charged for nothing more than the exact same action that the reporter committed. Only he's a reporter and it was broadcast on TV...
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    There you go, Hopyard, letting facts get in the way of a good rant. I usually like Emily Miller's stuff, but that's a rather misleading headline.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoadRunner71 View Post
    There should be a law that makes breaking the law illegal!
    And "playing favorites" in such ways as dismissing such things as criminal charges for one class versus another. Though the same foxes would still be guarding the coop, so even that might not dissuade such favoritism.
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