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Will Pardoned NJ Prospective Police Officer Josey-Davis Enforce Gun Law He Was Convicted Of?

Gov. Chris Christie once again had to pardon an otherwise innocent person when they were snagged by the Draconian gun control law that seeks to disenfranchise the citizens of New Jersey from exercising their rights.

On Sept. 20th, 2013 Steffon Josey-Davis was out on a drive with his fiance when he was pulled over for driving with an expired registration.  Josey-Davis informed the officer who pulled him over that he had forgot to move his legally owned firearm from his glove compartment to his trunk after working as an armed security guard with Loomis Armored earlier that day.

Well, the arresting officer decided to leave all discretion with his common sense (up his ass) and arrested Josey-Davis for unlawful weapons possession, a felony in the state of New Jersey.

In order to avoid jail time and being completely railroaded by an unjust system, Josey-Davis took a plea deal that made him a felon and cost him his job with Loomis Armored.

Another rousing success of gun control.  A hard working armored car driver becomes a criminal because his legally owned gun is in his glove compartment and not his trunk.  Brilliant.  No wonder people think that New Jersey is the armpit of America.  With a political body hellbent on criminalizing the lawful while protecting thugs I’m surprised any honest person calls that above ground sewer their home.

But I digress.

Fortunately for Josey-Davis, it is getting to be election time in America and the governor of New Jersey might have interest in becoming President.  In order to try and get his bonafides in order, Gov. Christie pardoned Josey-Davis and removed his felony plea from his record.  It only took two years to right this miscarriage of justice…I guess that’s swift in New Jersey.

With this pardon, Josey-Davis can once again pursue his dream of being a police officer…in NEW JERSEY.  ugh!

That’s not to say he doesn’t have other options.

In an email, Michael Mier, the chief of police in Copley, a township of 13,000 in northeast Ohio, asked an NJ Advance Media reporter to pass along a message to Josey-Davis.

“Should he decide to relocate out of New Jersey and he decides to come to Ohio, I would like for him to apply to be a police officer in my department,” wrote Mier.

Ohio may have its issues but compared to New Jersey it might as well be libertarian nirvana.

Alas, the ties to home might be too much for Josey-Davis to sever as he has said:

“I still have a family in New Jersey, and I just don’t want to pack up and leave.  New Jersey feels like home.”

Which brings up an interesting point.  If Steffon Josey-Davis DOES become a police officer in his home of North Brunswick, will he enforce the same laws that ruined his life and made his life a living hell?

Though I can’t find what oath or affidavit officers (other than Sheriff’s) take in New Jersey, I would imagine something along the lines of “I will enforce the laws of the State of New Jersey” factors into it in someway.

So can a man who has been on the wrong side of injustice really be trusted by those same individuals who perpetrated said injustice against him?  Will Josey-Davis be willing to be fired from his (as of now hypothetical) police officer job because he won’t do to others what has been done to him, even though that is the law of New Jersey?

Or will being on the other side of the thin blue line make him feel different about the law and less compassionate about those who would find themselves in the predicament he was in back in Sept. 2013?

Remember, Josey-Davis was pardoned.  There was no repeal of the law, no great trial where justice was found.  The law is still on the books and had it not been election time chances are Josey-Davis would still be a felon.

So the question I pose to him and to others who would ponder the same is this: Will he enforce the law and ruin other peoples lives as his life was once ruined?

Food for thought.

My 2 cents for Steffon Josey-Davis?  Take the gig in Ohio or if you don’t want to go that far simply cross the border into Pennsylvania and become a cop there.  Places where the law isn’t written to make felons out of the law abiding in order to protect the true criminals.

 

 

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