Ravenwood - 10/08/08 05:00 PM
A few months ago, Danladi Moore was given $10,000 in hush money from the City of Norfolk (Virginia) for the questionable treatment by several of their officers. Since then, Norfolk PD has harrassed Mr. Moore on two more occasions.
The third instance occurred following a city council meeting in which Moore's treatment was a hot topic. I hate to admit it, but I'm beginning to see a pattern here. The VCDL reports:
After the meeting, a dozen of us, including Danladi Moore, went to a restaurant in the Waterside Mall. We had a great time - good company and good conversation. All of us were open carrying as the restaurant sold alcoholic beverages.So, does Norfolk PD have it out for all gun owners, black gun owners, or just Danladi Moore?
As I left the restaurant I said goodnight to Danladi as he and a friend were heading up an escalator to the second floor.
Little did I know what was about to transpire in the next 50 seconds...
Upon reaching the second floor and stepping off the escalator, a Norfolk police officer approached Danladi and his friend and told him that he couldn't have a gun in a public building.
NOTE: It is my understanding that they Waterside Mall is actually owned or partially owned by the City of Norfolk. If so, they CANNOT ban guns there, of course.
Danladi said that, especially as public property, he most certainly could carry there.
The officer the handcuffed Danladi, who is black, and issued a him summons with a charge of trespass at that point and released him. His friend, who is white and also open carrying, was escorted off the premises and not handcuffed or charged. Hmmmm.
UPDATE: Posted a pic of Danladi Moore (w/o his permission) from his myspace page. Love the hat.
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