Veteran thrown in jail over unregistered weaponsSubmitted by lightseeker009 on Wed, 06/27/2012 - 11:17
I don't know if you guys have seen this yet, but its a guy who lives down the street from me and it's quite the case. I'm usually just a lurker here, but I thought people on the DP should read this.
Here's the start of an excellent news piece on it
"Out of the corner of his eye, he saw an officer ready to tackle him, so he dropped to his knees and crossed his ankles to demonstrate complete defenselessness.
“They immediately zip-tied me tighter than I would have been allowed to zip-tie an Iraqi,” Sgt. Corrigan said, pulling up his dress shirt cuff to show his wrist. “We had to check to fit two fingers between the tie and the Iraqi’s wrist so we weren’t cutting off circulation. They tied mine so tight that they hurt.”
Richard Gardiner, Sgt. Corrigan’s attorney, still questions whether this initial arrest was legal, since at this point the only thing the police had was the word of a VA operator saying he claimed to be a gun owner. They had no warrant. Police spokesman Gwendolyn Crump would not comment on the case.
On Wednesday, the next part in the series will explain how the police SWAT team searched the veteran’s home without a warrant - all because he was exercising a right that is supposed to be protected under the Constitution."
Emily Miller Part II Print June 12
Emily Miller Part III Print June 13
Emily Miller Part IV Print June 14