QUINCY, Mass. —The attorney for a Quincy police captain charged with domestic assault and battery against his estranged, pregnant wife said Capt. Michael J. Miller "blanket denies" the allegation.So, this guy's a captain in Quincy, and magically his ex-wife initially declined to press charges? They're surprised about this? Isn't this how, oh, 99% of all domestic violence cases shake out? After she got out of the hospital she decided to press charges. You know, after she's had time to talk to people about, oh, domestic violence.
According to the Patriot Ledger, Quincy defense attorney Jack McGlone also said Miller's wife declined to press charges when she first contacted police in Plymouth, where she now lives.
And what does his lawyer have to say about it?
"You're dealing with a captain. They're doting the i's, crossing the t's and they're going above board,” said McGone. “Because of who he is -- if he was just Joe Blow, (it) probably wouldn't have been an issue."Right, it wouldn't have been an issue at all. Because the cops would have come to the house, taken him out at gunpoint, confiscated any weapons he had, and he would stand a very good chance of never seeing them again. Instead, he gets paid administrative leave and a pretty good chance of them dropping the charges.
Now, what about that Lautenberg Amendment? Granted, the Captain would have to be convicted, which at this point looks about as likely as an actual conservative ever getting elected to office again, but if he is convicted, he will have to give up his right to possess firearms forever. Going to be tough to be a cop that way, isn't it?
More equal than others indeed.
That is all.