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NY deputy mayor arrested after raid turns up ‘arsenal’ of weapons and faux IDs

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In accordance with the District Legal professional’s press release, Downey stays in jail with a $250,000 unsecured bail bond. He faces expenses that embrace possession of unregistered firearms; possession of federal badges, identification playing cards, and different insignia; prison possession of ten or extra unregistered firearms; particular person prison possession expenses for every of the unlawful weapons; and particular person expenses for possession of 13 unlawful silencers. The Instances stories that whereas Mr. Downey does possess “a pistol license, which lists different firearms,” not one of the listed firearms seem within the expenses in opposition to him. 

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Brian Downey throughout a neighborhood assembly utilizing a Golden Gate Bridge background, in Could 2021

In accordance with the Rockland/Westchester Journal News, Division of Homeland Safety brokers dealt with the investigation of Downey’s unlawful on-line purchases, resulting in the warrant and raid of the deputy mayor’s home.

One of many extra disturbing finds uncovered in the raid is “a Drug Enforcement Administration badge and badge holder; a U.S. marshals badge and holder; three FBI badges and badge holders; and three full FBI credential units, together with two-part identification playing cards, with Downey’s title and picture. Different credentials bore the imprints of the Federal Bureau of Prisons and the Division of Justice.” These had been all situated inside a lockbox that legislation enforcement says Downey informed them he didn’t know how you can open.

Regulation enforcement has not supplied any theories as to what Mr. Downey deliberate to do with this arsenal of weapons and faux IDs. One factor is obvious: Mr. Downey both actually doesn’t perceive the legislation, or he really is delusional in his understanding of his place in our society. New York, greater than many states has some very critical on-line gun legal guidelines. You can’t even purchase or promote a sensible toy gun in New York state. That law has been on the books for years.