Philly mom arrested for carrying handgun in A.C. to receive pre-trial intervention
PTI is a program that allows first time offenders to avoid the life-long stigma of a felony conviction. Ray Rice, the Baltimore Ravens running back, benefited from PTI when he beat his fiancee unconscious in a hotel elevator. That same program was denied a mother of two who made an honest mistake and took her licensed CCW into New Jersey. Unlike Rice's, Allen's incident was without intent nor harm to another.
|Shaneen Allen and Her Two Sons|
(Gary Bernard Charwin in NJ.com)
This is a significant victory, but it is also a battle that should never have needed to been fought.
Ms Allen has already spent 46 days in jail and has lost her job. We think it would be only fitting if Prosecutor McClain endured the same fate.
If the law is an ass, McClain is an @$$hole.