Sebastian’s post about Meredith Graves’ misdemeanor plea bargain quotes attorney David Horwitz explaining why Ms. Graves chose to accept the plea bargain:
“This is not the kind of case that should prevent her from being a doctor,” attorney Daniel Horwitz said. “Licensing boards have a lot of discretion.”
“It’s the type of disposition that will allow her to get on with her life and career,” he continued, explaining why Graves, whose husband accompanied her to New York for her court appearance, decided to plead guilty. “What she did is not a crime in Tennessee.”
While true, a more accurate statement by Mr. Horwitz would have been the following:
“What she did is not a crime in Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, or Wyoming.”
Of course, given the nature of NYC’s gun laws, having a no-firearms sign anywhere in NYC can only be considered schmuck bait (warning: TV Tropes link) for unwary tourists from free states….