12th July 2013
Hey, it’s Detroit — can you blame her?
She received a ticket for having a gun on federal property and got what is called “pretrial diversion,” a sentence that involves neither jail time nor a fine. It merely requires the person to be on good behavior for a specified period of time, after which the ticket is dismissed.
Tresa Baldas of the Detroit Free Press found that three other people who also accidentally brought their guns into the courthouse were treated a bit differently.
One, a clerk of the court, was fired for having her firearm in her purse. A law clerk for U.S. District Judge Avern Cohn agreed to resign his position to avoid further prosecution. A third, a real estate agent at the court for a divorce preceding, was actually prosecuted for the incident.
All four, including the Conyers staffer, had permits to carry.
Well, it looks like ‘who you know’ has some affect on ‘what you do’.
Baldas’s report reveals that all the individuals who were members of the government or had government-related jobs avoided prosecution, whereas the regular citizen immediately faced prosecution.
The Crust take care of their own.
More sarcasm here.