Skip to comments.MILLER: ‘Lost’ in the D.C. jail
Posted on 06/14/2012 4:22:06 AM PDT by marktwain
The D.C. governments refusal to recognize the full meaning of the Second Amendment has serious consequences for those who put their lives on the line to uphold the Constitution. First Sgt. Matthew Corrigan fought insurgents in Iraq with weapons provided by the U.S. Army, but the nations capital threw him in jail for two weeks because he had failed to register three personal guns and some ammunition.
The District found the guns after a Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) SWAT team raided Sgt. Corrigans home on Feb. 3, 2010. He was arrested without charges, according to court papers, and taken first to a Veterans Affairs hospital. When he was released on Feb. 5, police officers were waiting. They handcuffed Sgt. Corrigan and finally read the soldier his Miranda rights, according to court papers, charging him with three counts of unregistered guns and seven counts of possession of ammunition.
The police took the reservist to the 5th District station, where they put him in an open booking cell before questioning him. Sgt. Corrigans then-girlfriend, now-wife, Chetna Lal drove to the station but was told she couldnt see him. She said she was told to wait at D.C. Superior Court for an arraignment that never happened.
Because of Snowmageddon, Sgt. Corrigan said, most of the other people in police custody were released with an order to come back for arraignment at a later date. He said he asked an officer to check on his case and was told, You know what youre in here for; theres no way youre being released.
The court had shut down early because of the weather. They said that maybe they would be able to arraign
on Saturday morning, Sgt. Corrigan recalled.
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It’s far beyond the time for congress to reign in this Banana Republic.
I just can’t imagine why anyone would hate the pigs!
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