Skip to comments.Requests to investigate anti-gun Philly top cop’s ‘gun crimes’ ignored
Posted on 07/17/2012 11:53:12 AM PDT by marktwain
Commonwealth and municipal legal authorities have punted and ignored requests to investigate Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey for misdemeanor and felony violations of Pennsylvania's Uniform Firearms Act, attorney Joshua Prince informed Gun Rights Examiner over the weekend.
[Ramsey] has openly carried a firearm in the city of Philadelphia but is neither a certified police officer, nor does he have a license to carry firearms, Prince informed Attorney General Linda L. Kelly in an April 17 letter, providing citations to relevant Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes sections . Furthermore, he wears a uniform and displays a badge, but is not a certified police officer, in violation of Municipal Police Officers' Education and Training Program Accordingly, he is also not entitled to compensation.
Gun Rights Examiner raised many of these questions in an April 5 column, reminding readers that those who arent part of Ramseys force receive harsh treatment from his ground troops when lawfully open-carrying firearms, and that Ramsey testified before Congress opposing national right-to-carry reciprocity.
[I]n a city of the first class, which Philadelphia is classified as, an individual must have a license to carry firearms, or be exempted, to openly carry a firearm, Prince continued. I have seen [Ramsey] with a firearm openly displayed on his hip, on numerous occasions, while giving press interviews in Philadelphia.
While I acknowledge there are exceptions, including for law enforcement
Ramsey is not a certified law enforcement officer, Prince informed the attorney general, further reminding her that [a]ny person hired as a police officer shall be ineligible to receive any salary, compensation or other consideration for the performance of duties as a police officer unless the person has met all of the requirements as established by the commission and has been duly certified as having met those requirements by the commission.
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of course not. their job is to make and enforce the laws, not obey them.
Sue and get a judgement, or perform a citizen’s arrest with media present.
Some animals are more equal than others.
If we can’t hold elected officials to the laws, there’s no reason for us to obey them either. Too long these people get away with this with no personal consequences.