"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," said U.S. Attorney Jeff Taylor, top prosecutor in the District of Columbia.Let's review. Thompson carried a loaded handgun into the security checkpoint at the Senate building in "Gun Free" DC. The gun did not belong to him, and he was arrested for his troubles. Now he is deemed innocent of the charges without having to fight a moment in court.
Color of law has favorable shades. The only difference between Thompson and us mere mortals is that he works for a Noble and is protected by that nobility. Nobles are often beyond reproach simply because of they have these shades, and apparently that extends down to aides to Nobles.
This wouldn't be the first time.
Methinks the outcome of this "investigation" would have been different if you or I got caught carrying in DC, not to mention taking the cursed pistol into the halls of the Senate. My question is do you think that the wheels of justice put a bit of delay on this to give Sir Webb enough time to get out of the spotlight lest it darken his favorable shade?
Personally, I think the silly law banning commoners from carrying any firearm anywhere are ghey. But there is no "reasonable doubt" that Webb's aide got the special treatment just because his boss is a Noble.