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 Post subject: Gregory walks free / Iraq vet was jailed
PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 11:27 pm 
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David Gregory walks free while Iraq vet was jailed
Posted on: January 2nd, 2013
It’s been more than a week since police in Washington, D.C., opened an investigation into NBC’s David Gregory’s possession of a “high-capacity magazine” that’s prohibited in the District on on national TV. Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier’s spokesman refused Monday to respond to whether Mr. Gregory had even been interviewed yet. This is a rather curious departure for a city that has been ruthless in enforcing this particular firearms statute against law-abiding citizens who made an honest mistake.

In July, The Washington Times highlighted the plight of former Army Spc. Adam Meckler, who was arrested and jailed for having a few long-forgotten rounds of ordinary ammunition — but no gun — in his backpack in Washington. Mr. Meckler, a veteran of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, says he had no idea it was illegal to possess unregistered ammunition in the city. He violated the same section of D.C. law as Mr. Gregory allegedly did, and both offenses carry the same maximum penalty of a $1,000 fine and a year in jail.Mr. Meckler was charged with the crime and was forced to accept a plea deal to avoid the cost and time of a protracted legal fight. The indefensible nature of Mr. Meckler’s case led directly to a new law passed by the D.C. Council in December that allows prosecutors to file civil instead of criminal charges, but only if the accused was unaware of the city’s laws.



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 Post subject: Re: Gregory walks free / Iraq vet was jailed
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Newspolice wrote:
Mr. Meckler was charged with the crime and was forced to accept a plea deal to avoid the cost and time of a protracted legal fight.

Nobody is forced to accept a plea deal. He chose to do that.


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 Post subject: Re: Gregory walks free / Iraq vet was jailed
PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 3:05 am 
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the fact remains he was put into the position and all he had was a few rds of ammo and didn't know it was illegal Gregory was told ahead of time and out right ignored the warning. in other words the Vets crime was by ignorance of the laws Gregroys was was just being an ingorant above the law journalist,who broke the law knowingly. "It’s been more than a week since police in Washington, D.C., opened an investigation into NBC’s David Gregory’s possession of a “high-capacity magazine” wonder how long the investigstion was before they arrested the vet.

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 Post subject: Re: Gregory walks free / Iraq vet was jailed
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I support those who ignore unconstitutional laws.

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 Post subject: Re: Gregory walks free / Iraq vet was jailed
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Then you'll like this guy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZkHcbqG8yk&feature=share

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 Post subject: Re: Gregory walks free / Iraq vet was jailed
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LocalGrown wrote:
Then you'll like this guy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZkHcbqG8yk&feature=share

I do.
And appreciate how measured and well spoken he is when making his case.

"An unjust law is no law at all." - Augustine

The law can't violate your rights and you have no duty to obey it if it does is the idea posited by Cicero, Augustine, Aquinas, and John Locke.
Bad laws are an attack against liberty.

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