Still travesty of justice.
Courtesy of NPR:
The Florida state attorney’s office says a woman who turned her husband’s guns in to authorities will face a misdemeanor trespassing charge, and that she will not be charged with burglary.
Her husband was under arrest for domestic violence charges, accused of ramming her car with his, when the woman brought his guns to police.
Police had originally charged Courtney Irby, 32, with armed burglary and grand theft after she took her husband’s guns from his home and gave them to police. She spent six days in jail on the charges.
The couple was divorcing, and Ms. Irby had obtained a temporary injunction against her husband, Joseph Irby, 35.
NPR’s Sasha Ingber reported that Ms. Irby’s family says she “took the weapons to police out of fear for her and her children’s safety. ‘My sister was hysterical,’ Haley Burke told a local news site. ‘She knew that this just poked the bear, and he would be coming after her.’ “
Ms. Irby’s arrest sparked outrage and criticism that it would discourage victims of domestic violence from going to the police.
That is such bullshit.
the husband was told by the police to hand in his guns.
All his wife did was follow that directive for him while he was incarcerated for trying to kill her.
She should receive a fucking medal, not jail time.