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What a fall from grace...I remember watching this guy play with his band only a few years ago. Was very good.
not to mention that a state can not pass a law that is less restrictive than the federal law. So even if they did it doesn't mean anything in Federal Court or Federal Jail, which is where he is going. It's sad the Fed's have to take over where the State has failed. Seems that Douglas County has to go the Federal route all too often lately.
I thought that the state of Kansas had passed a resolution to protect criminals from Federal persecution of guns laws.
Another Beers family reunion coming up in prison. I think some people would be surprised, or maybe not, by the numer of crimes committed in Douglas County by generations of the same few families. Guess they found their niche in society and are deigned to fill it.
Why is this guy still walking the Streets?
Stricter gun laws do not stop criminals. Chicago is the prime example of this. In city's where law-abiding citizens are not allowed to own a firearm, Gun related violence has spiked. Criminals do not follow laws, period.
Im sure this person bought the gun legally. If we only had more strict gun laws, career criminals would never be able to get a gun.
I remember listening to Abbie Hoffman in Allen Field House and he brought up the question of "intent." How do you prove intent beyond a reasonable doubt?
Is this guy related to Chad Beers that was involved in that interstate kidnapping back in the 90's?
He made his choices. Now he has to pay the penalty.
My dad used to say that 10% of the people commit 90% of the crime. It seems to me like when we are lucky enough to nab one of those "10%'ers" we ought to throw away the key for the benefit of the 90%.
Please don't call this person a man. I am a man who works and supports my family and community, this person is an oxygen stealing thug.
How can the federal government charge him with possessing a firearm? I thought federal agents no longer had any authority to do this in Kansas. Isn't that what Gov. Brownback signed into law a few weeks ago?
"creative" use of the law?? One of the major problems with our legal system is that nothing is straight forward and honest. It needs to be simplified. Running up charges only to dismiss them in a 'deal" has little concern for honest justice and even less for reform or "corrections" as our society is want to call the system that is failing us miserably.
I know I'll get scalded by all the throw the book ath im crew; charges need to be honest, penalties fair, and wheeling and dealing and lying and cheating by the authorities stopped.
this guy has a long history of offenses in North Lawrence. glad to see he's going away for a long time.
In June in Douglas County District Court, Beers was visibly surprised to find himself charged with aggravated burglary in connection with an alleged shoplifting
attempt at a Lawrence grocery store. Douglas County prosecutors said they used the law creatively to charge Beers with the more severe felony, noting that
he had been arrested and charged many times for misdemeanor theft.
Because Beers had been banned from the store, entering it with the intent to steal while others were inside technically met the state statute for aggravated
burglary, Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson said. That elevated a misdemeanor — usually punished by a citation — to a felony that could
bring up to 17 months in prison.
---glad to see Branson actually being creative and agressively charging.
"... cocaine, marijuana and methamphetamine, ..."
---a Beers chaser.
Some people never learn. As a convicted felon, it might behoove authorities to check just how he got the firearm. Somebody either dropped the ball big time, or maybe he lied on his application.
Existing laws at work.
The libs believe he can be rehabilitated and deserves a 63rd chance.
Earnest T. Bass with a gun and an evil disposition.
It sounds like he blew a lot of chances. I hope they afford him a competent attorney.
Couldn't happen to a more deserving fellow. Hope he gets time in BOTH systems, one after the other.
Throw the book at him. This is the kind of gun control I support 100%.
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