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Sunday, October 5, 2008

Norfolk: Read the law before you enforce it

How many times will the Norfolk police detain/arrest someone for something that is not illegal. The Virginia Citizen's Defense League is going to City Council again to protest the way they have been treated. They allege that their members have been repeatedly stopped by police for no reason other than because they had a legal gun carried in a legal manner. The Norfolk Police really need to read the law before they enforce it. The best example of this that I can think of happened on May 2, 2006. It involved a man by the name of Corey Benton, a Lake Taylor High School Student. He was caught with a rifle and a separate clip of ammunition locked in the trunk of his car. He was promptly arrested and charged with felony possession of a firearm on school property. He then waited in jail for 4 days until police realized that it wasn't against the law to have a gun on school property if it was locked in the trunk of a car. He was then released. I am not sure if he ever sued the city but I know I sure would have. Come on Norfolk, by reading the law, you can keep yourself from turning into the Chesapeake model of law enforcement.

2 comments:

Sailorcurt said...

The saga Continues:

http://blog.vcdl.org/index.php?/archives/300-HOLY-CRAP!.html

Sailorcurt said...

Sorry: with the link this time:

The Saga Continues:

HOLY CRAP!

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