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Troopers kid arrested for gun theft...

Discussion in 'Legal' started by Autolycus, Apr 22, 2007.

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  1. Autolycus

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  2. ArfinGreebly

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    So, you're a State Trooper . . .

    . . . and your son steals your guns . . .

    What do you do?

    Do you disown the son?

    The system won't keep the kid forever, so . . . what do you do?

    I mean, besides getting a better safe and never telling him the combo . . .
     
  3. jeep-2

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    It'll be swept under the rug after the story kools down, one of the perks of being a cop, your relatives are immune from prosicution.
     
  4. highlander 5

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    Jeep-2 MAYBE NOT if the father is a stand up guy he might just let the system take its course to teach his son that they are consequences to the things done in life be it good or bad.
     
  5. pax

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    Ohhhh, the poor officer. That is a heckuva spot to be in.

    pax
     
  6. LawBot5000

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    I know my parents would have either beat me or disowned me if I was caught stealing guns. Probably both. Although back before the zero tolerance days I did bring a 1911 pellet gun to school to sell to a classmate.
     
  7. Titan6

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    If you don't teach your kids to respect property....

    Tecuseh- You visiting the bad cops web site this morning?
     
  8. pcosmar

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    In the past I have heard comments such as "disown him" or "Throw him out" he'll never be any good. Not good IMHO.
    This is an opportunity to help his son. There is some misunderstanding and miscommunication going on. Helping his son as well as correcting his error, can lead to a better relationship between them.
    I believe in redemption.
     
  9. TexasRifleman

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    If that happens then so many mistakes have been made already it's doubtful the father "gets it" even now.
     
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    Todd Beamer High School? That's interesting even if off-topic.
     
  11. NukemJim

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    Realisticly there is some immunity for some things sometimes for family members. Sometimes it's just knowing the system or which laywer to hire.

    But once it hits the newspaper/net and/or heavy duty and/or politicly "hot" charges that changes from sometimes to not at all.

    This case fits all three.

    If you like I'd be willing to bet you a dollar ($1.00) that the kid either does a plea bargin or gets prosecuted. I strongly doubt that they will let this one slide.

    I feel very sorry for everyone concerned including the kid cause he may have ruined his life.

    NukemJim
     
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    The district attorney in Kings County, CA has a similar problem with his adult son who lives with him. The son is facing all kinds of criminal charges. The CA attorney general's office is prosecuting the son and a visiting judge is being brought in to hear the case.

    The son is in his thirties and this kind of behavior has been going on for years. The latest charge includes stealing his father's revolver which the father carried when he was a policeman many years ago.

    The local newspaper has used the son as fuel to attack the district attorney politically. The newspaper hints that the son has escaped serious jail time up to now because of the father's influence as district attorney. The truth is the district attorney has always deferred to the attorney general in all matters concerning his son. The real reason is even the state prosecutor is willing to plea bargain and visiting judges never get to see the son as a 'repeat' offender.

    Pilgrim
     
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