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January 11, 2013

This Is My Surprised Face: DC Will Not Be Prosecuting High-Status David Gregory for Law Intended for Plebians
Update: He Did Receive a Strongly-Worded Letter, So There's That

A nation of status, not laws.

Having carefully reviewed all of the facts and circumstances of this matter, as it does in every case involving firearms-related offenses or any other potential violation of D.C. law within our criminal jurisdiction, OAG has determined to exercise its 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 the December 23,2012 broadcast. OAG has made this determination, despite the clarity of the violation of this important law, because under all of the circumstances here a prosecution would not promote public safety in the District of Columbia nor serve the best interests of the people of the District to whom this office owes its trust.

Apparently Gregory had a non-criminal reason for possessing the magazine... Just like almost every other person prosecuted under the law for possession, but having no additional criminal intent.

But David Gregory is on television!

This is leaked on a late Friday, notice.

Think about what it says about a society that people are afforded extralegal (or extra legal) privileges due to the fact they're in the entertainment business.

Then again, I suppose Hollywood's been this way for a while. And DC's also been disgustingly corrupt about protecting the powerful within its own show-biz industry (Congressmen, etc.)

So perhaps it's not all that bad, given that the city has always been sleazy and corrupt as the pit of hell.

Thanks to @benk84.

The Letter: Wow, break what DC calls a "very serious" gun infraction and some people get sentenced to five to eight... paragraphs (which could be reduced to three paragraphs, with good behavior).

See the fifth paragraph on Page 2.



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