Charges Dropped For Sen. Webb’s (D-Va) Aide

There are standards.  And in politics there are double standards.  Some might conclude there are even moving standards.  Such is the case with Phillip Thompson, aide to Virginia Senator Jim Webb (D-Va).  Thompson was arrested in Washington for gun violations.  He carried an unregistered firearm onto government property without a permit.  Two violations that really need no explanation, unless you’re a democrat I guess.  Charges against him were dropped.

After reviewing and analyzing all of the evidence in the case, we do not believe the essential elements of the crime of carrying a pistol without a license can be proved beyond a reasonable doubt,” U.S. Attorney Jeff Taylor, top prosecutor in the District of Columbia, said in a short statement.

You either have a permit to carry, or you don’t.  Where is there any doubt?  The ‘gee, I didn’t know I had it’ defense, apparently, is enough for prosecutor Jeff Taylor.  Which still does not answer the ‘unregistered’ aspect of the case?  What happened to that?  Here’s another U.S. Attorney that needs replacing.