Now if that were you or me, we would be in a world of trouble. The least we would be facing was a jury trial, or a guilty plea, and lawyer’s fees, and certainly a fine, and possible jail time. But, as I pointed out in the blog, Mr. Thompson was not you or me. He is pals with a United States senator, and someone was going to make a phone call to someone, and the whole thing would be forgotten.
And on April 29, that’s exactly what happened. All charges against Mr. Thompson were dropped. According to Jeffrey Taylor, the top prosecutor in the District of Columbia, “…the essential elements of the crime of carrying a handgun without a license could not be proved.”
Oh. Well, we are all very glad that once more, justice has been served.