The other day we wrote about Emily Miller’s article about the DC Metropolitan Police passing on their investigation of David Gregory’s heinous disregard of the District’s large capacity magazine ban, in contradiction of an advisory from the MPD to the City prosecutor. Of course it will surprise no one that the prosecutor isn’t prosecuting, according to the Washington Post;
D.C. attorney general Irvin B. Nathan announced his decision Friday afternoon by releasing a letter to an attorney for NBC. Nathan wrote that though the device Gregory held up “meets the definition” of the criminal statute, he wrote that 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.”
I guess the only interest served in the arrest and prosecution of David Gregory would be a measure of credibility of the justice system in DC, since 105 people were arrested in the District for possessing large capacity magazines last year. Including James Brinkley, an Army Veteran, who was just passing through DC when he was arrested. But then, he wasn’t a rich white guy, and he wasn’t toeing the party line while he was in possession of the illegal item. And, his defense wouldn’t make banning the harmless object look ridiculous.
Thanks to Chief Tango for the link.