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    Occupy Wall Street protester brings gun to court date

    John Scott DeKuyper arrived for a Wednesday court hearing at the Manhattan Criminal Court while carrying a Colt .45 pistol in his leather backpack...

    http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/...icle-1.1027283

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    ...He said DeKuyper “merely forgot” he had the gun in his bag...
    I guess I'm just one of the few (1% ?) who doesn't understand how this is possible among people who KNOW they are going into a courtroom via weapons scanners. That said, I do hope he only gets a slap on the wrist due to obvious lack of mens rea.

    At first I was hoping to read he was homeless or somehow destitute and had nothing better to do (literally) than be one of our test cases for NYC's criminal laws. But he is a motel owner in Delaware!
    Last edited by MAC702; 02-23-2012 at 06:38 PM.
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    This Occupy Wall Street protester is definitely not among the 1% — of brightest Americans...
    Is the NY Daily News actually considered to be a legitimate news reporting agency?

    If so, this was out of line, even IF we were to agree with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MAC702 View Post
    Is the NY Daily News actually considered to be a legitimate news reporting agency?

    If so, this was out of line, even IF we were to agree with it.
    Regardless of this, or any other topic, why is it "out of line", to point out the obvious- however impolite or less than politically-correct? Frankly, I think calling a spade a spade should be encouraged-within reason. No matter if the spade him/herself is "offended" for being called-out on being so.

    Yes, you could try to argue that reporting is supposed to be based solely on the facts, and not the opinions/feelings of the reporter, but..can you honestly recall the last time that has been the case in any "news" media?
    Heck, even the task of deciding which "news" stories you get to read/see/hear is based almost entirely on someone's bias or agenda...

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    It speaks greatly toward professionalism. I came out of my fantasy world of unopinionated news reporting when I was 7.
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