John Becker, 43, of Horsham, who had served as a Hatboro Police officer for 17 years prior to hisMarch 2011 suspension and his resignation in June 2011, was sentenced Friday afternoon following his guilty pleas in August to 18 charges, including 10 felony firearms counts, stemming from his arrest in May.
15 days in Jail and a $1000 dollar fine is his penance for those crimes. Given the firearms counts as well as the drug issues, I know that had at been anyone not involved in law enforcement, 15 years would have been the likely minimum.
But remember, they justice system is mainly upset he was dumb enough to get caught. Otherwise everyone would have just looked the other way.
State Sponsored Criminal #467: John Becker
Because when you’re a cop, if you screw up and do something blatantly illegal, the system will make sure you don’t get a punishment like the rest of the population would see. They will make sure to slap you on the wrist to make it look like they care.
Barron is the owner, editor, and principal author at The Minuteman, a competitive shooter, and staff member for Boomershoot. Even in his free time he’s merging his love and knowledge of computers and technology with his love of firearms.
He has a BS in electrical engineering from Washington State University. Immediately after college he went into work on embedded software and hardware for use in critical infrastructure. This included cryptographic communications equipment as well as command and control devices that were using that communications equipment. Since then he’s worked on just about everything ranging from toys, phones, other critical infrastructure, and even desktop applications. Doing everything from hardware system design, to software architecture, to actually writing software that makes your athletic band do its thing.