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plaxico burress shoots himself

Discussion in 'Legal' started by ilbob, Nov 29, 2008.

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  1. ilbob

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    Why is he not in jail on felony charges, unless he somehow copped a pistol permit not available to law abiding citizens.
     
  2. ByAnyMeans

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    He could not legally have a permit becaue he is not a NYC resident but a NJ resident and that permit would not be valid in NYC. However it would not be the first time a Celeb got special treatment.
     
  3. kingpin008

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    If it -just- happened, he's probably still in the hospital. I'm sure given time, they'll charge him.
     
  4. smee781

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    I bet no charges will be brought against him, another celeb perk, you know like drunk driving and drugs all the time.:banghead:
     
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    *facepalm*

    i just hope this wont become a 60-minutes special. :fire:

    please media, let this one die
     
  6. CentralTexas

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    Shall we start a list of celebs given a NY pass?

    after busted with a gun?

    I'll begin:

    David Crosby
     
  7. wally

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    Maybe I'm remembering wrong, but didn't he do some jail time in Texas after being caught carrying a handgun before Texas passed the CHL law?

    --wally.
     
  8. ArmedBear

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    Who is Plaxico Burress and is there any reason I should give a crap?
     
  9. DAVIDSDIVAD

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    He's a famous football player, who seems to be getting away with illegally carrying a gun.
     
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    While it's possible, and maybe even likely, that Plaxico will wind up not being charged - nobody yet knows.

    Why are we speculating about something that has yet come to pass?
     
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    who cares...I hope it hurt
     
  12. smee781

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    I care, I'm tired of the famous celebs getting away with breaking the law!
     
  13. rondog

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    If I had a name like "Plaxico" I'd shoot myself too.
     
  14. dcal

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    Is anyone watching Sunday NFL Countdown on ESPN?

    The panel seems to think that carrying a gun is ridiculous.

    Ditka says, "No NFL player should be allowed to have a gun."
    Keyshawn says, "If you can afford security, why would you carry a gun?"
    Tom Jackson says, "I want to know if a NFL player has a gun before I meet any of them."
    Chris Mortenson says, "Statistically it's a bad idea to own a gun."

    I don't like that Plax will probably get off with a fine for a felony, but I don't dispute his need to carry a gun. If NY/NJ weren't the oppressive states that they are this would be nothing but a ND.

    A few things I'd like to see:

    Plax prosecuted to the full extent of the law and he wins the case on Constitutional grounds.

    The entire ESPN SNFLC cast stripped of their security details.
     
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    I read an article that said he had a FL CCW, but it expired earlier this year, and the article correctly noted that since FL CCWs aren't honored by NY or NJ anyway it wouldn't have mattered.
     
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    Statistically it's a bad idea to drive,

    Genius needs to stop reading VPC reports.
     
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    Not only was Plaxico carrying a pistol in NYC, but was carrying a pistol in a NYC nightclub. Sounds kinda sketchy... nightclubs in and of themselves are sketchy places.

    If Plaxico Burress wasnt a Superbowl champion NY Giant, I'm thinking the NYPD & DA would be a little tougher on him.
     
  18. dcal

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    Words of wisdom from the Goose (Tony Siragusa). :rolleyes:

    "If you need to go someplace where you feel you need to defend yourself, don't go."
     
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    Just heard on the game that his lawyer said that he is going to be charged with unlawful possession, or something along those lines. He will turn himself in on Mon(he's suited up at the friggin' game:barf:), at which time he will enter a plea of not guilty. What an *******. Shoots himself in the leg in a nightclub, and he's gonna plead not guilty.

    Think I will write Morty an email telling him a thing or two...

    Edit: Here is what I wrote in his chat forum on ESPN.com. Apparently it is rather difficult to find his email.

    Hey Chris,
    Regarding your ridiculously stupid comment on Sunday about how statistically it's a bad idea to own a gun. Care to explain this ignorant and arogant statement? Statistically, it's a bad idea to own a car, since FAR more people are injured or killed by motor vehicles, 53 times more likely. Statistically, no one should own a ladder as you are 19 more times likely to die in a fall. Statistically, no one own a pool, since pool drownings are nearly 100 times more likely. Your 256 times more likely to die from a medical mistake; guess you shouldn't have a doctor either.
    Instead of spouting statements to which you clearly have no knowledge, why don't you talk about the disparity of how sports "celebrities" are statistically far more likely to get off easy compared to regular people.
    Just another statistic waiting to happen,
    Kevin, Colorado
     
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    Too bad I just noticed my poor grammar in it. Oh well.
     
  21. rcmodel

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    10 to 1 it was a Glock!

    Just goes to show.
    You shouldn't stuff a loaded Glock down your baggy pants, and then go out drinking.

    You might shoot your third eye out!

    rcmodel
     
  22. Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow

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    "I'm the only guy illegally carrying a gun in this here nightclub who is experienced enough to" - BANG!
     
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    Well given the number of felons in the NFL, and the number that have problems with firearms, Ditka may be right.....
     
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    To much money and to few brains......
     
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    Burress to Face Weapon Charge

    Plaxico Burress's attorney told the Associated Press he's been informed that the New York Giants wide receiver will face a charge of criminal possession of a weapon.

    Benjamin Brafman wrote in an e-mail to the AP that Burress will turn himself in Monday morning and will plead not guilty to the charge.

    Burress suffered a thigh wound when he reportedly shot himself in the leg accidentally Friday night at a New York nightclub. According to several reports, Burress was not properly licensed to carry the weapon in New York.

    Burress was released from a New York hospital on Saturday. He already had been ruled out of today's game against the Washington Redskins because of a previous hamstring injury.

    There also are questions about the role of Giants middle linebacker Antonio Pierce in the incident. Pierce reportedly was with Burress at the New York nightclub at which the shooting took place Friday night.

    The New York Daily News reported today that Pierce potentially could face criminal charges as well. Pierce allegedly attempted to hide the gun after the shooting, police sources told the Daily News.

    The New York Post reported that, according to records, Burress does not have a permit to carry a gun in New York.

    Burress had a concealed-weapon permit issued to him in Florida but records show it expired in May and New York does not recognize out-of-state permits anyway, the newspaper reported. The report in the Daily News indicated the same thing.

    Thomas King, the president of the New York Rifle and Pistol Association, told the Post: "New York has the most restrictive pistol-licensing system in the United States. It recognizes absolutely no out-of-state permits. An out-of-stater never has the authority to carry" there.

    The Post reported that criminal possession of a loaded weapon is a felony in New York that is punishable by up to a year in prison.

    The Daily News reported that Burress faces up to five years in prison for the felony..

    Pierce's attorney was in discussions with the police to attempt to prevent Pierce from being charged for his role in the incident, according to the Daily News report. The Daily News reported that Pierce took the gun and put it somewhere in New Jersey after the shooting.

    According to the Daily News report, Pierce applied pressure to Burress's wound after the shooting and berated Burress for taking a loaded handgun into the nightclub. Burress told Pierce not to call 911 and initially didn't want to go to the hospital but, after being helped out of the club by Pierce, went to a hospital two hours later with his wife and a friend, the Daily News reported. The Giants reported the incident to police and officers were turned away from Burress's home in New Jersey by his wife around 5 p.m. Saturday, according to the newspaper.

    According to the report in the Daily News, Pierce's attorney told police that Pierce would cooperate with the investigation if not charged. A Giants official went to New Jersey on Saturday to retrieve the weapon and turn it over to police but officers still planned to obtain a warrant to search Pierce's car, the Daily News reported.

    The Daily News reported that Burress shot himself when he fumbled with the gun after it slipped down his pants leg. Burress initially was turned away at the nightclub because he had a gun but was let in around midnight after telling the club's management that he needed the firearm to protect himself, according to the Daily News.

    The Giants indicated in a written statement Saturday that Burress suffered an injury to his right thigh in an accidental shooting Friday. Burress was released from a New York City hospital Saturday afternoon, according to the Giants' statement. The Giants declined to release details of the incident, indicating that it could become a matter for law enforcement officials.

    The Giants did not indicate how seriously Burress was hurt but there was a report that he could be ready to play again within a couple weeks.

    Burress, 31, also faces possible discipline by the NFL under its personal conduct policy. The Giants indicated in their statement that they'd been in contact with NFL security officials.

    The NFL has a gun policy that prohibits players from taking firearms to team- and league-related events. The policy reportedly also warns players about carrying unlicensed firearms, saying that could subject them to league discipline as well as criminal charges.

    The NFL guns and weapons policy reads, in part: "If you violate this policy on guns and other weapons, you are subject to discipline, including suspension from playing. And if you violate a public law covering weapons--for example, possession of an unlicensed firearm--you are not only subject to discipline, including suspension from playing, but also subject to criminal prosecution."

    http://views.washingtonpost.com/theleague/nflnewsfeed/2008/11/burress-to-face-weapon-charge.html
     
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