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Above the Law? Howard Kurtz Scolds D.C. Police for Investigating NBC's David Gregory
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Posted on 12/27/2012 6:50:24 PM PST by chessplayer

Howard Kurtz of The Daily Beast has some tough talk for the D.C. Police investigating NBC's David Gregory. In an interview with the NRA's Wayne LaPierre on Sunday's Meet the Press, Gregory had produced an high capacity magazine on-air in violation of D.C. gun laws, thus attracting a police investigation.

Kurtz lamely implied that although Gregory broke the law, he shouldn't be prosecuted for it. "But the D.C. Police Department apparently has nothing better to do than examine whether he violated the city’s gun laws," Kurtz scoffed in his column at the Daily Download.

Gregory clearly broke the law. Should journalists be above the law? Kurtz thinks Gregory shouldn't be prosecuted:

"The late word that NBC requested, and failed to receive, permission from the police certainly complicates the matter. But I don’t think Gregory was planning to commit any crimes," argues Kurtz.


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Of course Gregory is above the law.

1) He's a lib. 2) He's a member of Pravda USA.

1 posted on 12/27/2012 6:50:27 PM PST by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer
"But the D.C. Police Department apparently has nothing better to do than examine whether he violated the city’s gun laws"

Or investigate any other citizen who sensibly desires to legally possess a firearm in that city.

"But I don’t think Gregory was planning to commit any crimes," argues Kurtz.

Most owners of firearms aren't planning to commit crimes, either.

2 posted on 12/27/2012 6:56:30 PM PST by FoxInSocks ("Hope is not a course of action." -- M. O'Neal, USMC)
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To: chessplayer

You does the crime, you does the time. Should get at least 1 year and 3 years probation for felony possession of a machine gun magazine.


3 posted on 12/27/2012 7:00:19 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (Save the nation, have your family's progressives spayed or neutered.)
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To: FoxInSocks

There does seem to be some small thread of commonality in all this.

Just saying.

Feinstein. Kurtz. Bloomberg. Not making too much out of it, but do not ignore it either.

Just saying.


4 posted on 12/27/2012 7:01:24 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: chessplayer

Hang Gregory’s ass.


5 posted on 12/27/2012 7:05:14 PM PST by ConservativeInPA (It is impossible to have a good faith negotiations with terrorists or any Muslim.)
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To: chessplayer

No no no.. David Gregory cannot be treated any different than the rest of us, Howard. Back away from your bias and look at this as it should be. Gregory should not have a pass.( Now, would you write this same line if it had been Wayne of the NRA had done something wrong while on that same program) Head to desk.


6 posted on 12/27/2012 7:06:17 PM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt. Our nation's foundation is under attack.)
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To: chessplayer
So, Kurtz decides to become an accessory after the fact.

Maybe these pukes can be given adjoining cells!

7 posted on 12/27/2012 7:06:42 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: chessplayer

That is pretty funny.

Today I saw some libs on the Dem channel defending the publishing registered gun owners names and addresses. They talked like they were child molesters.


8 posted on 12/27/2012 7:07:46 PM PST by sickoflibs (Dems go for results, meaning winning. Rs go for symbolism: "We tried. We were foiled again"")
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To: chessplayer

law abiding people don’t intend to commit crimes either, liberal elitist putz kurtz.


9 posted on 12/27/2012 7:10:29 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: FoxInSocks; chessplayer
"But I don’t think Gregory was planning to commit any crimes," argues Kurtz.

He certainly was planning to commit a crime.

He was planning to possess a high capacity magazine with in the confines of Washington D.C. where that is a crime.

So I guess that is actually two crimes because planning to commit a crime is also a crime. He conspired with his producers and staff to commit this crime.

10 posted on 12/27/2012 7:10:43 PM PST by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: chessplayer

If D.C. police don’t go after Gregory, they end up with a black eye. The law is stupid, but should apply equally for all.


11 posted on 12/27/2012 7:10:59 PM PST by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: chessplayer

he broke the law on national television. What more do you need? arrest this criminal. What are you waiting for DCPD?


12 posted on 12/27/2012 7:11:59 PM PST by RC one (From My Cold Dead Hands.)
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To: chessplayer

mr kurtz, what are your qualifications to know what david gregory would or wouldn’t do?


13 posted on 12/27/2012 7:12:31 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: RC one

What are you waiting for DCPD?


Orders from the union.


14 posted on 12/27/2012 7:15:42 PM PST by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

Ignorance of the law is no excuse.


15 posted on 12/27/2012 7:24:39 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: chessplayer

The story is NBC asked the DC Police if it could be done and they said no.


16 posted on 12/27/2012 7:27:26 PM PST by AU72
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To: chessplayer
Give him the chair! The chair! Heh, heh, heh, hehheheh heh... [/beavis]
17 posted on 12/27/2012 7:34:27 PM PST by Milton Miteybad (I am Jim Thompson. {Really.})
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To: AU72

The story is NBC asked the DC Police if it could be done and they said no
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If this is the case, it has to be pursued.
If he had just done it, and not really been caught with in his possession, a slap on the wrist is fine.

If they asked permission and it was denied, then they did it anyway, that is just giving the finger to the police.

Same in construction, if something ‘minute’ is iffy and can be answered with a ‘no’, best thing is to do it and hope everything comes out okay.
If you ask the inspector and he (rightfully) says no, if you go ahead and do it, you have just bought yourself a whole lot of problems if it gets discovered - and they will be looking for it once you mentioned it.


18 posted on 12/27/2012 7:47:10 PM PST by xrmusn (6/98 "It is virtually impossible to clean the pond as long as the pigs are still crapping in it")
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To: FoxInSocks

Kind of like the people caught with guns in airports who say they didn’t know they were in their carryons? People who are fined for having guns and ammo in the same compartment in their car? They don’t “intend” to commit any crimes, they just do.

Gregory should pay, just like all of those people.


19 posted on 12/27/2012 7:48:27 PM PST by mak5
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To: umgud
If I was a lawyer representing anyone else on a simular crime in D.C. I would use this to tear a new A$$ in the law.

If this had been someone on the corner outside the T.V station they would have went straight to jail without passing go.

Some can't be more equal than others.

20 posted on 12/27/2012 8:09:12 PM PST by Newbomb Turk (Hey Newbomb, where's your brothers ElCamino ?)
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To: chessplayer

I wonder if he thinks Lt. Augustine Kim was planning to commit any crimes. He probably doesn’t even know the name.


21 posted on 12/27/2012 8:19:26 PM PST by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: Newbomb Turk
Some can't be more equal than others.

Sure they can. In fact this is part of the fundamental transformation that we have been promised. It is also a core tenent of socialsim.

It's the new America citizen. Get with the program.

22 posted on 12/27/2012 8:29:19 PM PST by Drill Thrawl (We have crossed the line from independence & liberty to dependency & servitude. We are doomed)
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To: chessplayer

They definitely would have fried la Pierre’s butt if he had brought the magazine onto the program, and Gregory would have called for his prosecution...I wonder if la Pierre carries while he is in DC.


23 posted on 12/27/2012 8:29:44 PM PST by batterycommander (a little more rubble, a lot less trouble)
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To: chessplayer

Has Gregory turned over the magazine to the DC Police? If not is SWAT preparing to raid his office to get this evil device off the street?


24 posted on 12/27/2012 8:59:42 PM PST by Just Another Lurker (I'll go back to sitting in my corner now)
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To: chessplayer

So Kurtz admits that Gregory broke the law and all we hear from the DC Police is {{crickets}}.


25 posted on 12/27/2012 9:23:35 PM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: chessplayer
But I dont think Gregory was planning to commit any crimes," argues Kurtz.

just possessing that magazine IS a committed crime in D.C.
26 posted on 12/27/2012 9:33:54 PM PST by stylin19a (obama -> Fredo smart)
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To: chessplayer
"But I don’t think Gregory was planning to commit any crimes," argues Kurtz."

Hey - "Numbnutz" Kurtz:

Gregory committed the crime [misdemeanor] when he displayed the magazine. Simple possession of the device within the District of Columbia is an offense.

'Nuff said ...

27 posted on 12/27/2012 9:37:51 PM PST by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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To: chessplayer

leftists always think they are above the law

look at some of the crap they do in school, how many parents would be locked up for doing some of that?


28 posted on 12/27/2012 9:47:24 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: chessplayer

Of course the media is above the law.. They’re just an extension of the 0bama regime, right?


29 posted on 12/27/2012 9:51:32 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: umgud
If D.C. police don’t go after Gregory, they end up with a black eye. The law is stupid, but should apply equally for all.

Nope. It should apply with GREATER strength to libs and hoplophobes that want to so quickly sell us down the river of gun-law tyranny, so they have no excuse. They own it, they get no passes, but the same can't be said of the good guys. We never bought into it in the first place.

30 posted on 12/27/2012 10:46:35 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: chessplayer

31 posted on 12/28/2012 2:06:01 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: chessplayer

32 posted on 12/28/2012 2:07:19 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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33 posted on 12/28/2012 2:08:48 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: chessplayer

Carl Rowan exemption


34 posted on 12/28/2012 2:12:17 AM PST by Oztrich Boy (I think, therefore I am what I yam, and that's all I yam - Rene "Popeye" Descartes)
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To: chessplayer
"But the D.C. Police Department apparently has nothing better to do than examine whether he violated the city’s gun laws," Kurtz scoffed in his column at the Daily Download.

That is a decidedly racist statement, Mr. Kurtz. Gregory is white, and the vast majority of work the Metropolitan Police have to do involves African Americans.

Tsk, tsk.

35 posted on 12/28/2012 2:58:55 AM PST by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: chessplayer
If I went into Washington DC with a pick up truck load of high cap magazines and started handing them out to anyone claiming to be a journalist, I'm sure the DC Police would be OK with that. I'd be an investigative journalist trying to determine the effect of high capacity magazine possession on other journalists.

Sure, technically I broke the law, but I didn't intend to commit a crime.

36 posted on 12/28/2012 4:33:38 AM PST by Hardastarboard (Bringing children to America without immigration documents is child abuse. Let's end it.)
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To: chessplayer

He broke the law on National television......why is this even a question?


37 posted on 12/28/2012 5:06:25 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (Read SCOTUS Castle Rock vs Gonzales before dialing 911!)
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To: chessplayer

He broke the law on National television......why is this even a question?


38 posted on 12/28/2012 5:06:35 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (Read SCOTUS Castle Rock vs Gonzales before dialing 911!)
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To: chessplayer
"But I don’t think Gregory was planning to commit any crimes," argues Kurtz.

Neither are all the legal gun owners.

39 posted on 12/28/2012 5:49:05 AM PST by 5thGenTexan
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To: chessplayer
David 'I Speak French' Gregory should be arrested by the D.C. PD and charged with Three Counts:
  1. Possession of an illegal high capacity firearm magazine.
  2. Transportation of an illegal firearm magazine into the District of Columbia.
  3. Disorderly Conduct: Being pompous and sanctimonious on National TV
  4. Speaking French in public thereby creating a Public Nuisance.
    (Legal def: is offensive to the senses)
Oops, make that Four Counts.
40 posted on 12/28/2012 7:55:05 AM PST by Condor51 (Si vis pacem, para bellum.)
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To: chessplayer

I like Howie but he’s a mensch, and sometimes a bit of a schlemiel. Absolutely Gregory should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.


41 posted on 12/28/2012 9:00:08 AM PST by StAnDeliver (Own It.)
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To: RC one

Of course the law is a bad one. Enforcing bad law is the surest way to get bad law changed.

Doubtless Obama would give him a pardon.


42 posted on 12/28/2012 9:17:30 AM PST by donmeaker (Blunderbuss: A short weapon, ... now superceded in civilized countries by more advanced weaponry.)
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To: RC one

Of course the law is a bad one. Enforcing bad law is the surest way to get bad law changed.

Doubtless Obama would give him a pardon.


43 posted on 12/28/2012 9:17:46 AM PST by donmeaker (Blunderbuss: A short weapon, ... now superceded in civilized countries by more advanced weaponry.)
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To: chessplayer
"But the D.C. Police Department apparently has nothing better to do than examine whether he violated the city’s gun laws," Kurtz scoffed in his column at the Daily Download.

I thought that was the purpose of the D.C. law. If it is not going to be inforced, what is the point of the law. Or, are we goverend by men, not laws?

44 posted on 12/28/2012 9:28:54 AM PST by Texas Songwriter ( i)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

A Bass player friend of mine took his brother’s car home from a party because he wanted to leave and his brother wanted to stay. He rolled a stop sign. Officer asked him for license and registration. He opens the glove compartment and there is his brother’s gun. He did a year on Deer island because of the Bartley-Foxx Law.


45 posted on 12/28/2012 11:12:18 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: RetiredTexasVet

“You does the crime, you does the time. Should get at least 1 year and 3 years probation for felony possession of a machine gun magazine.”

Excuse me, but according to NBC that was a magazine from a fully-automatic, Saturday Night Special, Glock revolver, AK-47, AR-15, junk gun.


46 posted on 12/28/2012 2:49:19 PM PST by MeganC (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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Excuse me, but according to NBC that was a magazine from a fully-automatic, Saturday Night Special, Glock revolver, AK-47, AR-15, junk gun.

Ah, so you've SEEN my work.


47 posted on 12/28/2012 3:08:04 PM PST by Lazamataz (LAZ'S LAW: As an argument with liberals goes on, the probability of being called racist approaches 1)
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To: Lazamataz

...
Couldn’t get to my grenades,
(yeah rite)
the was in the shop,
my stomach was tied into a monkey knot.
Ya, my only hope was Betty Lou,
she was the one,
a combination AK-57 Uzzi radar laser triple-barrel double-scoped heat-seekin’ shotgun...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1A07VxTu_0


48 posted on 12/28/2012 3:15:04 PM PST by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: Lazamataz

That’s hilarious! (-:


49 posted on 12/28/2012 3:27:59 PM PST by MeganC (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: MeganC

I did that one more than 13 years ago.


50 posted on 12/28/2012 3:38:00 PM PST by Lazamataz (LAZ'S LAW: As an argument with liberals goes on, the probability of being called racist approaches 1)
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