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.
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?