“Two officers were on patrol in the Morrisania section of The Bronx at about 5 p.m. Monday when they spotted Ronnie Brown, 41, relieving himself outside 505 E. 162nd St.,” nypost.com reports. “Brown — who has prior busts for attempted murder, rape, robbery and burglary — took off running when he saw the officers heading his way, but the cops chased him down. While he was in custody, the officers discovered a loaded .22-caliber Beretta semiautomatic handgun on him.” Brown claimed self-defense . . .
The convicted sex offender told cops that he needs the weapon to protect himself because others might suspect he is a deviant.
“A lot of people think I’m a rapist and they are looking to kill me,” Brown told cops after he was busted. “That’s why I carry it for protection.”
The Post is delighted that New York’s “Broken Windows” policing policy – arresting people for relatively minor crimes – has “taken another gun off the street.” Not to mention removing a violent sex offender from the Big Apple. Presumably. It’s hard to argue with that. But not impossible.
Question: does Mr. Brown forfeit his right to self-defense because of his past crimes? If someone attacks …Read the Rest
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