Nothing more on this story yet that I could find; the news sources are all parroting each other.
I think it’s safe to say that after the “Gregory” incident the DA will be a bit more hesitant to charge this guy and others like him for awhile.Bad PR is a career killer in DC for an attorney of any stripe.
But we shall see.
Rich K. beat me to the david gregory aspect of this. If david gregory can walk and face no charges, the man that SAVED the little boy from being killed by dogs shouldn’t have to worry, either. All who you know…
The political implications of the Gregory incident are interesting, but not entirely on point.
The man with the gun saved the boy’s life and/or limbs. He used his gun in a completely appropriate manner for the defense of the boy.
That the prosecutor would even consider criminal charges against him is obscene.
I find it greatly disturbing that prosecutors seem much more interested in notching up criminal convictions than pursuing justice.
Gregory walked because, let’s face it, there are enough shield laws that allow reporters to skim the edges of the law that prosecuting him would have been a dubious proposition at best. Beyond that, the sum total of what can actually be proven is that he held up an object on TV that appeared to be a high capacity magazine. It could have been a carved and painted piece of wood for all we actually know. Between the shield laws, the allowance of even fully automatic firearms in various media and movie settings and the lack of definitive proof that the object was a high capacity magazine, any competent attorney could have gotten the charges against Gregory dismissed.
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