Skip to comments.Prosecutors Give MSM Anchor A Sweet Deal On Gun Charge; Throw The Book At Regular Guy For Similar
Posted on 01/24/2014 8:26:44 AM PST by marktwain
Last year, NBC News anchorman David Gregory almost got in trouble with the law for waving a 30-round ammunition magazine in front of the camera during an interview with NRA leader Wayne LaPierre on Meet the Press. The show was being broadcast from Washington, D.C., where its illegal under local law to possess even an empty magazine capable of holding more than 10 rounds of ammo.
Irvin Nathan, the Attorney General for the District of Columbia, huddled with staffers to decide whether to make a public example out of Gregory for his very public stunt. But Nathan ended up exercising prosecutorial discretion to decline to bring criminal charges against Mr. Gregory, who has no criminal record, or any other NBC employee based on the events associated with that incident.
Now a regular guy who lives in Washington, D.C. is confronted with a similar problem under the citys restrictive gun laws. But in the case of D.C. resident Mark Witaschek, who faces prosecution for allegedly possessing a small cache of inert and spent ammunition inside his Georgetown apartment, the same well of magnanimity, common sense and good will that slaked AG Nathans thirst for justice in the David Gregory case has apparently run dry.
Witaschek was reportedly outed to the cops last year by a jaded ex-wife who allegedly told police theyd find illegal guns in his home. They hastily raided the place and found no guns (he keeps those at a relatives house in Virginia.) But they did find some unspent rifle ammo evidence that a judge dismissed because it was illegally obtained without a warrant. But the prosecution, now too entrenched in its detective work to abandon the case, pressed on. Heres how The Washington Times Emily Miller describes their continued effort to make Witaschek pay
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The wages for being a useful idiot ain’t bad are they?
Can we PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE STOP referring to the liberal media as MSM or Main Stream Media??!! That gives them the image that they WANT!! MAINSTREAM!! Mainstream implies in the middle, not to far one way and not to far the other way. That DOES NOT fit the liberal media. Low information voters see ‘MSM’ and think ‘unbiased’. Lets not help ABCNBCCBSPBSCNNMSNBC, etc maintain a lie!!
Small cache = ?
So one gun is a small arsenal?
First of all, the dreaded magazine is a piece of metal with a spring in it.
Yet gun grabbers, propagandists, socialists, and fascists act like it is a plutonium bomb or a syringe full of the Ebola virus.
Secondly, of course this guy was railroaded. There is no justice in our system. On the oppressed and the oppressors.
From what I recall the guy didn’t even have a gun. Only a couple rounds rolling around in a desk drawer.
Left-wing media. Corporate media. It's anything but main-stream.
Some sabots for muzzle loader, can’t be defined as ammo.
One shotgun shell with spent primer that did not fire. Can you call that ammo?
BUT!!! David Gregory exactly violated an explicit law!!!
I don’t care what his (elite, better than the common man) purpose was.
You or I would be in jail (if we weren’t SWATTED dead before that).