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Possession of Firearms in Home, begets New Jersey Man 30 days in Jail
Ammo Land ^ | Mar. 6, 2013 | Attorney Evan F. Nappen

Posted on 03/06/2013 11:26:26 AM PST by EXCH54FE

Hudson County, New Jersey --(Ammoland.com) At approximately 10pm on Thursday night, January 24, 2013, 33-year-old Keith Pantaleon of Jersey City, New Jersey, was in the bedroom of his apartment watching television after a full day’s work – when he heard thumping noises coming from his living room.

Believing that his residence may be being broken into, he grabbed his soft-bound Day Planner case (which also held a lawfully purchased handgun), and cracked open his bedroom door to investigate.

In the center of his living room, he saw a man dressed entirely in dark clothing who had his back towards him. He cracked open his door slightly further and saw near the entrance to his apartment a police officer, his landlord, and an EMT worker.

When the man dressed in dark clothing in the middle of his living room turned around, he saw it was another police officer.

One of the officers immediately ordered Pantaleon to come out of his bedroom. Pantaleon tossed his unopened Day Planner case onto his bed. As he went to close his bedroom door behind him, one of the officers pushed him into his living room. The officer then ordered Pantaleon to face a corner of his living room and handcuffed him. One of the officers allegedly threatened Pantaleon that if he had pulled out a firearm, he would have shot him. Officers asked if Pantaleon owned any firearms. To which, he did not reply.

As one of the officers watched Pantaleon (who remained in custody in Pantaleon’s living room), the other officer warrantlessly searched Pantaleon’s bedroom – which including opening cabinets and his Day Planner case – then demanded that Pantaleon provide the PIN# combination to his safe, which the officer proceeded to open and search.

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Pantaleon lawfully purchased his firearms as a prior resident of Pennsylvania. He also possesses permits to carry firearms from Nevada and Florida. Pantaleon has no prior criminal convictions and no mental health history. He is not accused of misusing or threatening to use any firearms. No unlawful purpose for said possessions has been alleged.

Despite the above, his bail was set at $75,000.00 cash or bond, which the 33-year-old did not have. A friend of Pantaleon’s, however, brought awareness of his matter on the Internet, which raised funds to hire the law firm of Evan F. Nappen, Attorney at Law PC to represent.

1 posted on 03/06/2013 11:26:31 AM PST by EXCH54FE
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To: EXCH54FE

Ve have vays to make you talk.


2 posted on 03/06/2013 11:30:38 AM PST by DonkeyBonker (Hard to paddle against the flow of sewage coming out of the White House.)
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To: EXCH54FE

This case is absolutely ripe for Jury Nullification!

Cheers!


3 posted on 03/06/2013 11:37:06 AM PST by DoctorBulldog (Obama sucks. End of story.)
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To: EXCH54FE

Why were the police even there to begin with?


4 posted on 03/06/2013 11:38:46 AM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: EXCH54FE
The firewall won't let me go to sites about guns.

Why didn't you post the whole article?

5 posted on 03/06/2013 11:39:18 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("Somebody has to be courageous enough to stand up to the bullies." --Dr. Ben Carson)
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To: EXCH54FE

I’d rather hear the rest of the story first. Seems completely unjust from that account ... but that was written by his lawyer, so I wouldn’t take it for gospel.

SnakeDoc


6 posted on 03/06/2013 11:39:55 AM PST by SnakeDoctor ("I've shot people I like more for less." -- Raylan Givens)
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To: EXCH54FE

So the police barge into his apartment to fix the heater? Unbelieveable.


7 posted on 03/06/2013 11:40:16 AM PST by Rusty0604
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To: EXCH54FE

Black people are not allowed to own guns in Chris Christie’s New Jersey.

That should be someone’s campaign slogan when they run against that big, fat, RINO.


8 posted on 03/06/2013 11:40:49 AM PST by MeganC (The left have so twisted public perceptions that the truth now appears pornographic.- SpaceBar)
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To: EXCH54FE

Sue, sue, sue!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


9 posted on 03/06/2013 11:41:14 AM PST by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: All

I feel so terrible that while this is going on, I’m merely preparing myself and my family with food and supplies to last as long as possible. That my one goal is no longer to acquire wealth, but to disappear from the limelight. My family and friends need me, and they need me to be out of jail.

I feel terrible that all I can do is donate a few dollars to this legal fund - When I should be in the streets with a pitchfork, demanding the resignation of the whole system. I should be shoulder-to-shoulder with patriots demanding the resignation of all who have usurped our fine country.

But I’m too busy ensuring my freedom for the safety and security of my own family. And this is becoming too much to bear.

Because this man, based only on the statements in this article, has a story so utterly important that he should have a crowd of people ready to fight for him. As far as what may lie beneath the story - Not many people know. But if this article is wholly accurate, then I should be in the streets ready to fight for his cause.


10 posted on 03/06/2013 11:41:14 AM PST by Celerity
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Firewall or a proxy? If it’s just a proxy you can often just turn it off in your browser.


11 posted on 03/06/2013 11:42:06 AM PST by MeganC (The left have so twisted public perceptions that the truth now appears pornographic.- SpaceBar)
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To: EXCH54FE

The police, the prosecutors, the system, will be able to go after this man as hard as they can, spend all the tax dollars they can, do whatever they want, and in the end, if they get him then they get him, if they don’t get him, then they still continue on with no repercussions, no firings, no loss of pensions or any change or cost, they just keep showing up for work and going home when their shift is over.

He has already paid dearly, is paying dearly now, and will be paying dearly for some time to come, perhaps for many years, and the best that he can hope for, is that he isn’t completely convicted and sentenced above and beyond this portion of the ordeal that he is currently immersed in.


12 posted on 03/06/2013 11:42:49 AM PST by ansel12 (Romney is a longtime supporter of homosexualizing the Boy Scouts (and the military).)
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To: DonkeyBonker
You gott'a read far down to find;

"On the night in question, Pantaleon’s upstairs neighbor allegedly complained to police about the landlord providing insufficient heat. The boiler for the apartment building is adjacent to the kitchen area of Pantaleon’s residence. Police apparently insisted that the landlord open Pantaleon’s residence on their behalf despite the extremely late hour and lack of consent by Pantaleon."

The article doesn't identify any legitimate (IMO) reason for thyis unreasonable act(ion)


Pantalean has an enemy, imo.

13 posted on 03/06/2013 11:44:19 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: MeganC
I don't want to give anybody an excuse to fire me.
14 posted on 03/06/2013 11:45:16 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("Somebody has to be courageous enough to stand up to the bullies." --Dr. Ben Carson)
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To: EXCH54FE

Which one of his liberal “friends” ratted him out as a dangerous gun owner? The police had no reason to visit him, let alone search his quarters unless that was the case.

Wish him a successful lawsuit!


15 posted on 03/06/2013 11:46:12 AM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: IbJensen

And stop living in New Jersey.

Make sure you leave an opus when you leave that oppressive state, as well.


16 posted on 03/06/2013 11:47:55 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
What firewall??

This article is long and is best read on site.

Can you not override the Firewall? a one time exception or whatever.

17 posted on 03/06/2013 11:48:24 AM PST by EXCH54FE (Hurricane 416 "It’s one thing to make a law, It’s another to enforce it.")
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To: knarf
Pantalean has an enemy, imo.

Yeah the government of New Jersey and ultimately the federal government ... as do we all

18 posted on 03/06/2013 11:48:50 AM PST by clamper1797 (De-throne King Obozo)
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To: EXCH54FE
This article is long and is best read on site.

That's what all blog-pimps say.

19 posted on 03/06/2013 11:50:25 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("Somebody has to be courageous enough to stand up to the bullies." --Dr. Ben Carson)
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To: ansel12

If the law is as the article describes, doesn’t Pantelon have a federal civil rights claim against the cops. And Chris Christie? Who’s as anti-gun as any governor in the nation.


20 posted on 03/06/2013 11:50:50 AM PST by ModelBreaker
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To: EXCH54FE
this is pretty damned blatant... I almost feel like there should be more to this story. Of course, I'm always skeptical of stories like these no matter which side tells it.

Don't get me wrong, I'm no fanboy for authorities and the abuses they tend to get by with. I believe we need to go back to holding the individual LEO's personally liable when they violate someones rights instead of punishing the taxpayer and giving the cop 2 day paid suspensions.

21 posted on 03/06/2013 11:51:20 AM PST by FunkyZero (... I've got a Grand Piano to prop up my mortal remains)
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To: EXCH54FE
I would post what I really thought about New Jersey.

But I just flushed it down.

22 posted on 03/06/2013 11:51:45 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: EXCH54FE; newjersey
From the article; " New Jersey’s ammunition prohibition only applies to handgun ammunition"

So it's illegal to possess handgun ammunition in New Jersey? Including .22?

23 posted on 03/06/2013 11:53:26 AM PST by Alaska Wolf (I)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I understand.


24 posted on 03/06/2013 11:53:50 AM PST by MeganC (The left have so twisted public perceptions that the truth now appears pornographic.- SpaceBar)
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To: EXCH54FE
news article from original Jan 29 arrest. They apparently just walked into his house without warrant or justification.
25 posted on 03/06/2013 11:55:10 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

“That’s what all blog-pimps say.”

Oh come on, give me a break!!

See I can be nice, if I try real HARD!


26 posted on 03/06/2013 11:56:43 AM PST by EXCH54FE (Hurricane 416 "It’s one thing to make a law, It’s another to enforce it.")
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To: EXCH54FE

Where’s the NRA? Let’s hope they step up to the plate and start spending some of their money to fight these unconstitutional acts and help people like this. The 3rd circuit is loaded with old Reagan and Bush appointees, would be nice to see some legal challenges for a change but these type of unlawful acts by police along with NJ’s unconstitutional gun laws seem to go unchallenged.


27 posted on 03/06/2013 11:59:32 AM PST by ScottfromNJ
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To: FunkyZero
That's kool. We're always skeptical of people who say they're always skeptical of stories like these. Usually, they have family, friends, or selves who work for the Staben Polizei, or der Faderland. Auscheseichnett!!!

;-\

28 posted on 03/06/2013 12:07:18 PM PST by Gargantua ("Barbie O'Bunga ~ America's First Fly-Strewn, Maggot-Gagging Fag President")
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To: EXCH54FE
Damn! I grew up in downtown Jersey City. Eighteen of my 57 years. If you got mugged, raped, or assaulted, the police would usually ask, "Why weren't you carrying a gun?"

When I was 11, I had my baseball glove taken from me by a group of older boys in Hamilton Park. While we were cruising the neighborhood in the patrol car looking for them, One of them (there were 2 per car those days)looked back at me and asked why didn't use my knife. I told him I left it at school. he said "Don't forget it again."

Very true story.

29 posted on 03/06/2013 12:12:01 PM PST by Focault's Pendulum (I live in NJ....' Nuff said!)
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To: EXCH54FE
Pantaleon lawfully purchased his firearms as a prior resident of Pennsylvania. He also possesses permits to carry firearms from Nevada and Florida. Pantaleon has no prior criminal convictions and no mental health history. He is not accused of misusing or threatening to use any firearms. No unlawful purpose for said possessions has been alleged. Despite the above, his bail was set at $75,000.00 cash or bond, which the 33-year-old did not have. A friend of Pantaleon’s, however, brought awareness of his matter on the Internet, which raised funds to hire the law firm of Evan F. Nappen, Attorney at Law PC to represent.

To Obama the constitution is officially null and void. He wants to be like is hero - the late Joesph Stalin and Hugo Chavez.

30 posted on 03/06/2013 12:35:59 PM PST by ExCTCitizen (More Republicans stayed home then the margin of victory of O's Win...)
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To: Gargantua
yea, that makes a lot of sense.

about as much sense as a resident calling the police because your heat isn't working properly.

I guess I could pick up the habit of believing everything I read, especially if it's something I want to hear.

31 posted on 03/06/2013 12:39:23 PM PST by FunkyZero (... I've got a Grand Piano to prop up my mortal remains)
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To: EXCH54FE
I think I see the problem here...

...In possession of firearms while black.

The Never Again Campaign Youtube 0:30

Equal Gun Rights Youtube 0:52

32 posted on 03/06/2013 12:42:54 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: DoctorBulldog
Isn't evidence from illegal search inadmissible? This seems a no-brainer, even grounds for a lawsuit. But then: ...He cracked open his door ... and saw near the entrance to his apartment a police officer, his landlord, and an EMT worker.

Could it be that the landlord (standing in his livingroom) have provided all the permission the cops needed to invade?

Are renters denied Constitutional rights?

And why was the EMT guy with them?

Why would cops have had him along?

33 posted on 03/06/2013 12:47:08 PM PST by tsomer
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To: EXCH54FE

Just...WOW!


34 posted on 03/06/2013 12:47:26 PM PST by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: EXCH54FE
Doesn't Heller vs DC negate such an arrest, if gun possession in his home is the only "offense"?
35 posted on 03/06/2013 12:47:48 PM PST by Alas Babylon!
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To: EXCH54FE

Thank God he didn’t have a pop-tart...


36 posted on 03/06/2013 1:06:15 PM PST by baddog 219
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To: All
The video that goes with this story is very much worth watching.

Gun Owner Is Arrested After Having His Home Illegally Searched

The NRA, GOA, et al need to get on this story, help this man and make the most of it.

37 posted on 03/06/2013 1:07:11 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: tsomer
And why was the EMT guy with them?

Because the cops knew in advance he had guns and expected a different outcome. It does sound like the guy has an enemy and was set up.

Expect more of such arrests when your friends/neighbors/relatives are told they'll get perks from turning you in. Heil, hussein!

38 posted on 03/06/2013 1:10:08 PM PST by bgill
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To: tsomer

It stinks of a setup to me...

Cheers!


39 posted on 03/06/2013 1:44:09 PM PST by DoctorBulldog (Obama sucks. End of story.)
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To: EXCH54FE

There are horror stories about law-abiding gun owners being mistreated and literally abused over decades by law enforcement in New Jersey that could fill volumes. Hunters simply transporting firearms through the state, even people on layovers at airports with firearms in checked baggage have been given some very bad times in that hellish place. To think how many of our forbears suffered and died for liberty there...


40 posted on 03/06/2013 2:08:45 PM PST by VR-21 (I'm weary of being lorded over by criminals.)
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To: EXCH54FE

Evan Nappen is the best. He will win the case.


41 posted on 03/06/2013 2:11:56 PM PST by frogjerk (Obama: Government by Freakout)
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To: bgill

That’s right. Be careful about what you tell your liberal ‘friends’.

We have been turned into a socialist state where loyalty to the ‘party’ is all-important and turning neighbors in for crimes against the state are encouraged.

Soon, you will have to read your bible in private or risk arrest.


42 posted on 03/06/2013 2:12:46 PM PST by Erik Latranyi (When religions have to beg the gov't for a waiver, we are already under socialism.)
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To: EXCH54FE

So, I have some pertinent questions:

- If the police break into my house with no cause, can I shoot them?

- If the make-believe police or criminals break into my house, can I shoot them? The point is, how am I supposed to know the difference?

- If the police start shooting at me for no reason as I drive down the street, can I shoot back?

- If the make-believe police or criminals start shooting at me as I drive sown the street, can I shoot back? Again, the point is, how am I supposed to know the difference?

A true story: As I and four passengers were driving down a street in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, a car in front of us stopped (we were on a ramp, so there was no room to get around them) and two armed guys got out. One stayed in front of our car while the other came to driver’s side window and asked to see our passports and car registration. It seemed a bit funny, because the guy in the front kept talking on his cell phone. We showed our documents - the guy gave them back, and they got back in their car and drove away.

Upon telling our in-country hosts about this, they said that, first of all, the men were not police - all police wear uniforms. What they surmised was that the guy in front was talking with a lookout up the road, watching for the real police. They suspected that the guys intended to shoot the driver and steal the vehicle, but, since there were five people in the car, did not want to take that big a risk.

So, in this country, where there are car jackings everyday and we do have plain-clothes police and criminals who dress like the police, how are we, law-abiding citizens, supposed to react in such situations??? If you will recall, two women in CA were shot at by police because their vehicle looked that of wanted murderer Chris Dorner.


43 posted on 03/06/2013 2:14:15 PM PST by jda ("Righteousness exalts a nation . . .")
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To: jda

If you don’t know it’s a cop and he’s in your house without a warrant, yes, yes you can legally shoot him. But, you better be darn sure you have plenty of outstanding witnesses.

Cheers!


44 posted on 03/06/2013 2:24:44 PM PST by DoctorBulldog (Obama sucks. End of story.)
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To: Alaska Wolf

http://www.njsp.org/about/fire_hollow.html

About eight paragraphs which if you read it and can understand it let me know what it says, I live here but hopefully not much longer, Thanks

The following video is what we have to put up with!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fC2iu3CTPc&feature=player_embedded


45 posted on 03/06/2013 2:30:18 PM PST by GreatMan
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To: GreatMan
http://www.njsp.org/about/fire_hollow.html

What a crock of mindless bullsquat. Why does anyone visit NJ let alone live there?

46 posted on 03/06/2013 2:45:17 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (I)
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To: GreatMan
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fC2iu3CTPc&feature=player_embedded

New Jersey is unAmerican.

47 posted on 03/06/2013 2:58:11 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (I)
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To: EXCH54FE

48 posted on 03/06/2013 3:00:24 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (CLICK my name. See the murals before they are painted over! POTEET THEATER in OKC!)
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To: baddog 219
"Thank God he didn’t have a pop-tart...'
49 posted on 03/06/2013 3:10:31 PM PST by DannyTN
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

Per your tagline - I’ve heard of walking on coals but never snoozing on them.


50 posted on 03/06/2013 3:15:54 PM PST by bgill
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