Dem. Conyers' Staffer Brought Gun into Courthouse
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“animis opibusque parati”
Since: Oct 12
#1 Jul 11, 2013
Govt: Guns for me, but not for thee.
Mich Rep. Conyers Staffer Arrested for Carrying Gun in Courthouse
-By Warner Todd Huston
A staffer for Michigan Congressman, Democrat John Conyers, was arrested for bringing a concealed gun into a federal courthouse in Detroit but faced little by way of sanction or punishment as a result.
Rep. John Conyers’ office manager, Betty Petrenz, had the pistol in her purse as she entered the court building and told police that she simply forgot she had it in there.
She faced no prosecution and was given what one prosecutor called “a gift” for a penalty. 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.
Baldas’s report, it should be noted, reveals that all the members of the government or government related jobs avoided prosecution whereas the regular citizen immediately faced prosecution.
Naturally neither the Conyers staffer nor the Representative’s office issued a comment on the incident.
“Tenured Marxist Radical”
Since: Jan 13
#2 Jul 11, 2013
Conyers is black, therefore nothing will happen.
#3 Jul 11, 2013
He black. An he knows dat any ol uh-thuh black would shoot de bruh-thuh in de back. Aint nuhthin but a thang. Dem blacks be animals, and a bruh-thuh gottsta be strapped. Esspeshlie anybody dats be asso-cee-ated with a knigg-her like Con-yurs. Shheeeyit
#4 Jul 11, 2013
If there is ever a place to be armed it is in a Federal courthouse, the two legged parasites are like maggots on for day old road kill in August.
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