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Sunday, January 06, 2013

 

LIFE WHEN YOU’RE NOT DAVID GREGORY: D.C. prosecutes ordinary Americans for ‘high-capacity’ magazines.

Glenn Reynolds

The Washington Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) inquiry into whether NBC’s David Gregory possession on national TV of an illegal 30-round “high-capacity” magazine has been ongoing for three weeks. Meanwhile, U.S. Army veteran James Brinkley is still grappling with the fallout from his arrest last year on the same charge.

Maryland resident James Brinkley
James Brinkley
 

                                                            David Gregory
Selective prosecution for the Ruling Class?  Who would have guessed?  In Obama's America?

From the Washington Times
Mr. Brinkley’s story is just one example of at least 105 individuals who, unlike Mr. Gregory, were arrested in 2012 for having a magazine that can hold more than 10 rounds.
 
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Mr. Brinkley believes the “Meet the Press” anchor is receiving special treatment because of his high-profile job. “I’m an average person,” Mr. Brinkley said in an exclusive interview with The Washington Times. “There seems to be a law for us and a law for the upper echelon.”

Mr. Brinkley was publicly humiliated, thrown in jail and forced to spend money to defend himself for violating a law that millions of viewers watched the NBC anchor violate. If D.C. is going to have this pointless law, it should at least be enforced fairly.
 
It's not the "police department" or a nameless, faceless prosecutor who decides to take you to trial.  It's time we name the people who are actually doing the prosecution.  Thanks to the Washington Times, we actually have some names.  The person protecting David Gregory by refusing to arrest him?  Cathy Lanier.  The woman who prosecuted Mr. Brinkley? Assistant Attorney General Rachel Bohlen.

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