James Sorensen, 24, was arrested July 21 in Acacia Park in downtown Colorado Springs under an outmoded law – repealed in 2003 – that made it a misdemeanor to carry guns into public parks. Police later acknowledged the arrest was made in error, and Sorensen’s ticket was dismissed in August.
I’m reminded of a bit from Ron White, “Ignorance of the law is no excuse.”
We cannot play dumb when it comes to us violating the law but they get a free pass to arrest someone and violate their rights because they don’t know the law. If the people charged with enforcing the law don’t even know what’s legal or illegal anymore, maybe it’s time to reset the law because they’re obviously too much garbage on the books.
State Sponsored Criminal: CSPD
Because ignorance of the law can only be used against the otherwise law-abiding citizen, not the cop looking to abuse him.