Feinstein's "assault weapon ban" and exceptions
Under her ban, retired LEOs would be allowed to purchase AWs. A perfectly decent non-LEO would be unable to buy one, but this fellow would be able to. As a friend pointed out, when an LEO becomes too mentally unstable to serve, he's given a disability retirement.
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We have another cop here in Phila., still serving, who was charged with raping a man in his patrol car, acquitted in a criminal trial (despite DNA evidence), but found liable in a civil trial when finally forced to testify. Union arbitration got him his job back.
"A CRIMINAL-COURT judge didn't believe James Harris when he claimed in 2007 that Philadelphia Police Officer Michael Paige forced him to perform oral sex on him in his police cruiser in Fairmount Park.
But Wednesday, eight jurors did. In a three-day civil trial in federal court, a jury found Harris so believable that it declared Paige liable for violating Harris' civil rights and ordered Paige to pay Harris $165,000 in compensatory and punitive damages.
Paige, who had a lengthy disciplinary history before his encounter with Harris, was arrested and fired in 2007 for the incident. Investigators had DNA evidence linking Paige to Harris, who testified that he spat into a cup in his car after Paige let him leave. But the criminal-court judge acquitted Paige, accusing Harris of playing the victim after consensual sex.
Paige has steadfastly denied that any sexual encounter occurred, insisting that he merely tried to mentor a troubled young man whom he found smoking pot in the closed park after hours. In depositions for Harris' case, the married officer offered an unusual explanation for the DNA evidence: He claimed that he frequently had consensual sex with women in the secluded spot and that Harris somehow fished one of Paige's used condoms from the snow and dumped its contents, along with Harris' spit, into the Styrofoam cup detectives later had tested for DNA.
Paige won his job back in arbitration. He now patrols the streets of West Philadelphia. Police spokeswoman Officer Tanya Little said Wednesday's verdict would not affect his employment."
Posted by: Anonymous at May 19, 2013 08:25 PM
IMO its a great shortcoming by gun right groups. Doesn't matter if LEO's are active or retired, somehow or other LEO's are looked upon as a special Class, and gun rights groups will always support gun law exemptions for LEO's. Oddly this special treatment isn't extended to armed service members.
My opinion is this big mistake. If LEO's had to live with the same laws and regs as us all, I'm certain Law Enforcement wouldn't support these anti-gun pols and laws.
Posted by: Mark-1 at May 20, 2013 09:14 AM
Special Privileges for "special" people.
Their overall goal is to politicize the police, and make them an arm of the Democrat Party; by providing them with special privileges, limited accountability, and lucrative retirements (if they keep the right party in power).
But they would never apply special privileges to other people that are better trained in the use of real military weapons like the armed forces, guard, reserve and their retirees. After all, these types do not generally support the party. And they are despised by almost everyone in the party (e.g. JF Kerry - Proud Winter Soldier).
Posted by: rd at May 20, 2013 12:41 PM