Defend Yourself - Go to Jail!

Discussion in 'In the News' started by Malum Prohibitum, Aug 11, 2006.

  1. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

    Assume you are walking down the street with your gun, and a robber approaches with a gun. You shoot him.

    The prosecutor files homicide charges against you, but the grand jury refuses to indict, since it is such a clear cut case of self defense.

    What is a zealous prosecutor to do?

    Why, make a gun charge, of course! And an equally zealous judge orders no bond (that ought to get jrm's blood boiling).

    Now, this guy is facing 15 years for simply doing society a favor. ... /1002/NEWS

    Remember this story next time you read about Bloomberg saying NY's gun laws are a model for the nation.
  2. jrm

    jrm Sledgehammer

    There is no emoticon that adequately pictures the boiling of jrm's blood on this one.

    Not only is he being held without bond for a crime of possession (no victim), this jurisdiction makes it a 15-year felony to possess a gun? :shock:

  3. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

    THis is not even NYC. It is in Rochester.
  4. gunsmoker

    gunsmoker Lawyer and Gun Activist

    Why No Bond?

    Perhaps the "armed citizen" himself had an extensive criminal record. Maybe some detectives told the judge that although they are developing him as a suspect in some unrelated case. Maybe after he shot the would-be carjacker, he fled instead of staying at the scene and dealing with the authorities (this would indicate he may be a flight risk). Maybe he doesn't have any ties to the Rochester community and close ties to a foreign country (also would make him a flight risk).

    I'm just speculating here. On the other hand, maybe the judge is an anti-gun activist who really does consider violating a gun control law on par with making child porn (no, worse than that-- crossdressing amputee necrophiliac beastality child porn!)