Sunday, November 18, 2007

FL: No gun charges for armed reporter: "Prosecutors have dropped the case against a TV reporter who was arrested carrying a loaded gun near a high school while working on a story on school violence, authorities said Tuesday. Jeffrey Weinsier of WPLG, an ABC network affiliate, was arrested last month after police said he carried a weapon onto the grounds of Miami Central High School and refused to cross the street when asked by an officer. A cameraman caught the encounter on videotape, which the state attorney's office used in deciding not to pursue the charges, Assistant State Attorney Maggie Gerson wrote in a memo released Tuesday. Weinsier had been charged with armed trespass on school property, possession of a weapon, violation of carrying a concealed weapon and resisting arrest without violence. But he was not on school grounds when police approached him and ordered him to leave, Gerson said. 'Since the defendant was not trespassing, anything that was found on the defendant after he was arrested will be suppressed as a matter of law,' Gerson wrote."

TX: Intruder shot: "Dallas police were investigating Wednesday the shooting of a home intruder. Investigators said the man had a gun and entered an apartment in the 9700 block of Forest Lane around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday. A man in the apartment shot the intruder, according to police. "The complainant goes to the apartment to buy or rob drugs," Sgt. Gil Cerda said. "He knocks on the door. There are three people inside the apartment. They are suspicious. He comes in with a gun and they shoot him. Our shooter was brought in for questioning and we are looking at a Grand Jury referral." The intruder, 24, was taken to a local hospital where he was remained on life support Wednesday"

Bloomy's anti-gun hysteria perpetuates social bigotry: "A new series of anti-gun posters now showing up around New York City are an affront to law-abiding gun owners, while also serving as an attempt to scare younger people from pursuing legal gun ownership, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms said today. The signs have two messages: 'Guns Open Doors for Young People ... Prison Doors' and the other says 'JAIL' in capitol letters, with the 'L' being the image of a Beretta semiautomatic pistol."

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