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MILLER: Iraq vet jailed two weeks for guns(DC)
The Washington Times ^ | 5 June, 2012 | Emily Miller

Posted on 06/06/2012 5:24:32 AM PDT by marktwain

First Sergeant Matthew Corrigan fought insurgents in Iraq with weapons provided by the U.S. Army, but the nation’s capital saw fit to throw him in jail for two weeks simply because he failed to register three personal guns and some ammunition.

(This is part three of a four-part series on Sgt. Corrigan's case. Click to read part one and part two of the story.)

Normally, being accused of a misdemeanor charge would not result in such an extensive punishment, but the District was so careless that it “lost” Sgt. Corrigan in the correctional system. All this happened because this military veteran was exercising a constitutional right that the District refuses to recognize.

Sgt. Corrigan’s ordeal began at 4 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2010 when the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) arrested him without charges at his home and took him to the Veterans Administration Hospital because the police supposedly believed the Army reservist was suicidal.

To avoid being involuntarily admitted, which would have affected his military career, Sgt. Corrigan agreed to admit himself to the hospital to get some well-needed rest after the emotional experience of having a SWAT team wake him up in the middle of the night, pointing fully automatic assault weapons at his chest.

Police Custody

On Friday, Feb. 5, two police officers met Sgt. Corrigan inside the hospital. They handcuffed him and took away his shoelaces. For the first time since having his hands zip-tied and forced into a police command vehicle three days earlier, the police finally read the soldier his Miranda rights.

He was charged with three counts of unregistered guns and seven counts of possession of ammunition.

In May, the District revised its firearms laws so that it is no longer illegal to have ammunition in a different gauge or caliber than your

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: banglist; constitution; dc; emilymiller; vet
I wonder why people do not trust the "justice" system?
1 posted on 06/06/2012 5:24:45 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

This sounds like an excellent follow-up case to Heller.


2 posted on 06/06/2012 5:31:18 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: marktwain
Previous FR threads:
Part 1 MILLER: Iraq vet brutalized over guns in D.C.
Part 2 MILLER: SWAT rampage destroys Iraq vet's home over guns(DC)
3 posted on 06/06/2012 5:32:59 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (I can see November from Wisconsin)
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To: marktwain
Do we have a keyword scheme for the outstanding work of Emily Miller? Too bad we cannot search on the Author field and see the body of work as posted on FR for a particular author. We are at the mercy of an informal indexing scheme.

Since "marksteyn" seems to be the standard for that gifted scribe, how about "emilymiller" for her stuff?

4 posted on 06/06/2012 5:37:30 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (I can see November from Wisconsin)
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To: marktwain

I don’t live in DC, but if I did I’d get a hell of a lot more time than 2 weeks.


5 posted on 06/06/2012 6:06:03 AM PDT by chainsaw (Sarah Palin is still my first choice to save the USA. . .)
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To: marktwain

More an*l-retentive, anti-gun horse sh*t.


6 posted on 06/06/2012 8:39:35 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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