“No Charges Filed”

Jeez. Aren’t they generous.

No charges in case of New Jersey boy pictured with gun

No charges will be filed against a man who posted online a photo of his young son holding what appeared to be a military-style rifle, police said Wednesday.

In a moment of heightened sensitivity around guns and gun control, the brief saga had the makings of a debate starter between people who oppose guns and those who say authorities are overzealous about even legal weapons.

Police in Carneys Point, a town of 8,000 some 30 miles southwest of Philadelphia, gave their version Wednesday, days after the boy’s father, Shawn Moore, brought attention to the issue, saying that state child welfare workers and police in SWAT gear showed up at his home because of the online photos.

…Moore’s lawyer, Evan Nappen, said the problem is the idea that the government could respond to people talking about or with photos of weapons on social media.

“This is a shame because of the impact it has on a really good dad and his son,” Nappen said. “No one was in danger.”

Little munchkin was proud as punch in that picture and then the jackboots show up at the door thanks to some drunk-dialing snake-in-the-grass who’s probably terrified of L-shaped PopTarts and has a psychology degree.

KEEEE-rist.

We are so boned.

On the otherhand: Wait ’til the Monmouth County Animal Welfare types get a loada Claude’s WAISTLINE and the RAW CHICKEN THIGH PICTURES!!!! HUH? HUH?

7 Responses to ““No Charges Filed””

  1. Mr. Bingley says:

    He’s QUITE svelte.

    In a rotund sort of way.

    Stocky and big-boned.

  2. Julie says:

    Sounds like SOMEone’s a little jealous of all of Claude’s fans on here, Sis… :)

  3. Mr. Bingley says:

    SOMEone doesn’t take competition gracefully, Julie, ’tis true.

  4. JeffS says:

    And some people are terrified of cake, no less.

    Not you, Sis. I can’t say about Claude, though.

  5. Kathy Kinsley says:

    @JeffS.. that is one AMAZING cake. (Standing ovation here.)

    As for that NJ kid. NJ wants to educate their children, and makes a lot of noises in that direction. I suspect that young gentleman has just been EDUCATED in a direction the state didn’t exactly intend.

    May that proud smile stay that way.

  6. 1389AD says:

    This is just one more of the many reasons why I am emigrating

    This country has been possessed by demons. I should have left it years ago.

  7. Larry says:

    What about charges filed against the social worker under Section 242 of Title 18? Methinks more of that sort of thing needs to happen to quell the idiocy.

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