Originally posted by Sek82
We could be looking at a negligent storage of firearms charge which may be a gross misdemeanor if he knows, or reasonably should know it was stored
Being an officer of the law, it goes without saying that he falls under this category of 'should know better'.
If it does get discussed on some national level, it'll be interesting to see what solutions are offered up in order to prevent these tragic
Hey I have an idea.
How about mandatory home inspections of all firearms owners?
The DHS could head this up, and the inspections will be frequent, random, and unannounced.
Honestly I doubt he will be charged with anything. We have a "good 'ol boys" club here... Now (in defense of the County) our Police/Sheriffs/etc. are
fantastic. They are the best I have seen in the Nation and generally not "out to get people"- But recently we had an incident here where the manager
of a Credit Union Embezzled like 300K right from peoples accounts and was given probation based on friendships she had in the county- Anothr guy was
just given over 10 years (cannot remember the amount) for embezzling half that amount from a Corporation he worked for- he didnt know anyone.
Then there is the horrific case of Kirk Coleman who did this...
A 3-month-old girl whose father is charged with raping and beating her suffered major trauma that caused permanent brain injury, a doctor testified
"I have seen a child injured in a 100 mph accident sustain less injury," pediatric surgeon Dr. Daniel Teitelbaum said.
Kirk Coleman, 27, is charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct and first-degree child abuse.
Prosecutors allege Coleman beat and sexually assaulted the girl, possibly over several weeks leading up to her hospitalization Sept. 14.
After further testimony from the baby's mother, Ashley Rogers, and Blackman Township officer Chris Boulter, the preliminary examination -- which will
determine whether Coleman is bound over for trial on the charges -- was adjourned until Feb. 19.
Coleman and Rogers took the baby to Foote Hospital because she was lethargic, not eating and holding her head to one side, Rogers testified.
After some tests and examination, Foote sent the baby to the University of Michigan Hospital by helicopter.
She was placed on a ventilator and clung to life for several days.
Boulter testified Coleman wrote a statement in a conference room at Mott Childrens Hospital at UM on Sept. 15 saying he was the one who injured the
baby. It was after the second time Boulter questioned Coleman, possibly a 20-minute session.
Boutler said he then got Coleman's father, Tom Coleman, to come into the room, warning him, "You may not like what you are about to hear, but your son
needs your support."
Boulter said Coleman wrote a second note saying he was responsible for the baby's injuries and gave it to Rogers, who handed it to Boulter.
Boulter also testified Kirk Coleman told him he didn't want his wife to know about his drinking problem, saying he would put the baby in her crib when
his wife went to work, then take pain medication for his migraine headaches and drink until he passed out.
Teitelbaum, who practices at Mott, said the girl suffered bleeding and swelling of the brain, a fractured skull, retinal bleeding, numerous bruises,
17 fractures to her legs, arms and ribs, and injuries to her private parts.
Coleman was in the Army, stationed at Fort Bragg, N.C., when he met his future wife. They moved to Michigan, near his family, in 2007. The baby was
born June 11 and the couple married two weeks later.
Rogers testified Coleman served two stints in Iraq, the last time from October 2005 to January 2006. He was discharged honorably in March 2006.
Under questioning by defense attorney Dennis Hurst, Rogers said Coleman had appeared to be a good father, changing diapers, holding the baby closely
and feeding her.
She said she told Boulter that Coleman was the only one she knew who could hurt the girl. She testified that her mother told her Coleman once attacked
her father, who uses a wheelchair, and kicked the teeth out of her mother's dog.
"I loved Kirk and I didn't want to believe it," Rogers said. She filed for divorce after the baby was hospitalized.
The girl remains in foster care, although Rogers apparently is able to visit her.
The couple lived at Springport Glen Apartments in Blackman Township.
During the investigation, police said they searched the apartment and seized Oriental ceremonial knives and swords, a 9mm handgun and a semiautomatic
assault-type rifle. blog.mlive.com...
Kirk Coleman is already out of Prison [edit: he did 4 years...yes 4 YEARS]...he is tied in with former Prosecutor Dennis Hearst who is a friend of
So my problem isnt just the whole "idiot not securing his weapon"- But its the total double standard here for who ytou know (or who you are - like
being a Sheriff) vs. the Citizenry who is treated far different.
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