Inquiring minds are reading Philly.com where New Jersey a man has been sentenced to 7 years in prison for having two pistols in his trunk…that he owned legally. This is a case that shows how blatently our Constitutional rights are thrown away by law enforcement, judges, and bad laws:
EVERYTHING Brian Aitken was or had worked for was wiped away one winter afternoon after his mother called the police on him.
Separated from his wife, the entrepreneur and media consultant, now 27, had moved back home to New Jersey from Colorado toward the end of 2008 to be closer to their young son.
In between jobs, his well-oiled life was running ragged, and on Jan. 2, 2009, when his ex canceled his visit with their son, he became distraught, muttered something to his mother, and left his parents’ home in Mount Laurel, N.J.
“He said something that scared her, things that a guy will only say to his mom, like . . . ‘Life’s not worth living anymore,’ ” said Larry Aitken, Brian’s father.
Sue Aitken, a trained social worker, decided to play it safe and called police, but she hung up before the 9-1-1 dispatcher could answer. Police traced the call and showed up anyway, and found two handguns in the trunk of Brian’s car. And now Brian, her middle child, a graduate student with no prior criminal record, is serving a seven-year prison sentence for weapons charges.
No one blames Sue Aitken for Brian’s arrest, except herself maybe, but his father and attorney claim that the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office and the former Superior Court judge who tried the case ignored evidence that proved Brian had the guns legally. The family has asked New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie for clemency and has garnered a great deal of support on a “Free Brian Aitken” Facebook page and among gun-rights advocates.
Most people have forgotten exactly how the ‘seatbelt’ law came into effect in California. Every Chief of Police and the head of the California Highway Patrol signed a letter saying that they would never pull a driver over for not wearing a seatbelt.
That promise lasted less than a year.
Wake up people! We are supposed to be free…which means to make decisions for oneself.
Now hears the kicker. Want to know a little more about the judge?
A few weeks after Aitken’s trial over the summer, Morley learned that Christie was not going to reappoint him, due in part to a 2009 case in which he dismissed animal-cruelty charges against a Moorestown cop accused of sticking his penis into the mouths of five calves. Morley said there was no way of knowing whether the calves had been “puzzled” or “tormented” by the officer’s actions.
Nappen thinks the animal-cruelty case exemplifies poor decision-making by Morley.
“Brian didn’t receive oral sex from calves; he only lawfully possessed firearms,” Nappen said.
To quote Dennis Prager: “We are living in the age of stupidity.”
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