make it a federal crime to screw with someone legally transporting a firearm by air; it would be truly sweet to see the New York Port Authority and the prosecutors who like to arrest people because "We don't care about that federal law" actually up on charges.
But, at the least, this needs to be passed.
While we're on the subject of petty tyrants and dirtbags, there are some people in the DC Police Department who've proven they are unfit to wear a badge:
Suddenly a police commander jumped in the truck and demanded to know where Sgt. Corrigan put his house key. He refused.
“I’m not giving you the key. I’m not giving consent to enter my house,” Sgt. Corrigan recalled saying in an interview with me last week at D.C. Superior Court after the city dropped all 10 charges against him.
“Then the cop said to me, ‘I don’t have time to play this constitutional bullshit with you. We’re going to break your door in, and you’re going to have to pay for a new door.’”
Since Since Sgt. Corrigan refused to permit a search of his house, the police had to break down his door. The cops, however, didn’t bother to wait for a search warrant before doing so. “They were all keyed up because they had been there and ready to go all night,” surmised Sgt. Corrgian’s attorney Richard Gardiner.
Well, we know what the word of people in the DCPD is worth, don't we? After all, if that oath they swore means nothing, why would anything else? Like personal property and all that bullshit:
The dry after-action notes from the police following the operation give no clue to the property damage done to Sgt. Corrigan’s home. They tore apart the 900 square foot place.
Instead of unzipping luggage, the police used knives to cut through and destroy the bags. They dumped over the bookshelves, emptied closets, threw the clothes on the floor.
In the process, they knocked over the feeding mechanism for the tropical fish in the sergeant’s six-foot long aquarium. When he was finally released from jail two weeks later, all of his expensive pet fish were dead in the tank.
The guns were seized, along with the locked cases, leaving only broken latches behind. The ammunition, hidden under a sleeping bag in the utility closet, was taken. They broke Sgt. Corrigan’s eyeglasses and left them on the floor. The police turned on the electric stove and never turned it off and left without securing the broken door.
Maybe they hoped for a fire to destroy the evidence of what assholes they are?
When Ms. Sommons came back to her home the next day, she looked into Sgt. Corrigan’s apartment. “I was really upset because it was ransacked. It made me lose respect for the police officers involved,” she said, the stepdaughter of a correctional officer.
“Here was Matt, who spent a year fighting for our country in Iraq -- where these police would never set foot in -- and they treat him like trash off the street.”
Hey, he's not a DC cop, so to them he IS trash.
And, on a lesser degree of "You can't expect US to follow that law!", Robb notes the Tampa Mayor and city council wetting their pants. And trying desperately to claim they aren't.