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MILLER: D.C. police damage soldier’s guns
The Washington Times ^ | 17 June, 2012 | Emily Miller

Posted on 06/18/2012 4:14:21 AM PDT by marktwain

Army First Lt. Augustine Kim’s finally got the Washington Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) to return his guns after two years -- only to find them permanently damaged. The department violated its own regulations on handling firearms in evidence by engraving marks on the sides of the guns, and the city should reimburse the soldier for the loss.

The Afghanistan war veteran was wrongly arrested while lawfully transporting his firearms from New Jersey to his home in South Carolina.

All charges were later dismissed, but the city refused to respond to repeated requests from the national guardsman to return the $10,000 worth of property seized during a traffic stop.

After The Washington Times highlighted this case, his congressional representatives -- Sen. Lindsey Graham, Sen. Jim DeMint and Rep. Tim Scott -- got involved.

Mr. Graham wrote to Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier to demand the guns be returned to his constituent immediately.

On Friday, May 18, MPD Property Clerk Derek Gray ruled that the guns should be sent to a police department in Charleston “next week.”

By Thursday, May 24, with one day to go until the deadline, the guns had not arrived. Lt. Kim’s attorney, Richard Gardiner, could not get an answer about when they were sending it from the evidence department.

I asked MPD Spokesman Gwendolyn Crump about the status. She responded two hours later that the guns, “will be delivered to the Charleston County Sheriff's Office by Saturday.”

In a last-minute effort to make the deadline, MPD paid the shipping cost for priority overnight Saturday FedEx delivery.

The department should have saved the taxpayers’ money because the Forensic Services Service department in the Charleston County Sheriff's office was closed on the weekend. Since Monday was Memorial Day, the soldier was not able to pick up his personal guns

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: 2012; 57states; assholecop; banglist; bloodoftyrants; cathylanier; corruption; dc; democrats; donutwatch; fraud; govtabuse; gun; kim; lanier; leofascism; mediawingofthednc; mymuslimfaith; partisanmediashills; policestate; rapeofliberty; tyranny
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To: Altariel

[It’s disgraceful what the faux-soldiers did to the Real McCoy.]

They don’t know they’re faux-soldiers. They believe they’ve answered the highest calling—protecting us from our own darker side.

41 posted on 06/19/2012 4:47:03 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: uncommonsense

Your poor mother; I am so sorry they stole her Browning gun.

How many years ago was it stolen from her?

42 posted on 06/19/2012 8:07:05 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: SampleMan

Of course Congress will never take it back because that would be racist.

43 posted on 06/20/2012 8:38:55 AM PDT by bjorn14 (Woe to those who call good evil and evil good. Isaiah 5:20)
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To: Altariel
"How many years ago was it stolen from her?

Thank you. The cops stole her gun about 5 years ago and she passed away a year ago.

From our homes, to the open road, to the air ways - we're in an ever growing police state that has endless resources to harass and control - with no accountability at any level, or penalties for misconduct.

44 posted on 06/20/2012 3:01:56 PM PDT by uncommonsense (Conservatives believe what they see; Liberals see what they believe.)
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