As for all of them looking foolish, the clerk and the judge aren't any more than rubber stamps, anyway. If the police make a false claim, it's not the court's fault. It's certainly not the clerk's fault.
The clerk also gives some cover to the state police, by laying blame on the law. The police can say they thought they were following the law. This is not "mistaken identity" issue, this is an issue of imputing a mental health condition.
Very true. But, if the Judge has not reinstated the permit by now, then they are to be faulted, both clerk and Judge. Now that his name and location are known, every night he goes to bed without his weapons back in his possession is a risk he'll be attacked by someone who knows he's unarmed.
“And what is this nonsense about “received a call.” Was not the initial charge in writing? Is whoever in the NY state Police who’s job it is to perform the formalities not have time to inform the judge, in writing, of the error?”
Indeed. Find out who perped this thing, find the signature chain, publish the results, and let those who did this start worrying about starting their cars.
It's hard to tell with what the government is becoming, but I assume they are pretending that the initial report was in writing (I would assume that is a requirement, although perhaps not) and the correction was made by a phone call (paperwork to follow?) to expedite correcting the revolting act of trampling a free American's God-given rights . . . revolting to them because they discovered that the trampled American didn't just lie down and apologize.