Skip to comments.Possession of Firearms in Home, begets New Jersey Man 30 days in Jail
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 days 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 Pantaleons living room), the other officer warrantlessly searched Pantaleons 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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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 Pantaleons, 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.
Ve have vays to make you talk.
This case is absolutely ripe for Jury Nullification!
Why were the police even there to begin with?
Why didn't you post the whole article?
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.
So the police barge into his apartment to fix the heater? Unbelieveable.
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.
Sue, sue, sue!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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.
Firewall or a proxy? If it’s just a proxy you can often just turn it off in your browser.
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.
"On the night in question, Pantaleons 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 Pantaleons residence. Police apparently insisted that the landlord open Pantaleons 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.
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!
And stop living in New Jersey.
Make sure you leave an opus when you leave that oppressive state, as well.
This article is long and is best read on site.
Can you not override the Firewall? a one time exception or whatever.
Yeah the government of New Jersey and ultimately the federal government ... as do we all
That's what all blog-pimps say.
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.
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.
But I just flushed it down.
So it's illegal to possess handgun ammunition in New Jersey? Including .22?
“That’s what all blog-pimps say.”
Oh come on, give me a break!!
See I can be nice, if I try real HARD!
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.
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.
To Obama the constitution is officially null and void. He wants to be like is hero - the late Joesph Stalin and Hugo Chavez.
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.
...In possession of firearms while black.
The Never Again Campaign Youtube 0:30
Equal Gun Rights Youtube 0:52
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?
Thank God he didn’t have a pop-tart...
The NRA, GOA, et al need to get on this story, help this man and make the most of it.
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!
It stinks of a setup to me...
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...
Evan Nappen is the best. He will win the case.
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.
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.
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.
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!
What a crock of mindless bullsquat. Why does anyone visit NJ let alone live there?
New Jersey is unAmerican.
Per your tagline - I’ve heard of walking on coals but never snoozing on them.