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Marvin Harrison Has Gun Confiscated

Posted on: June 17, 2010 9:07 am
Edited on: June 17, 2010 9:11 am
 
Police confiscated a 9 mm handgun from former Colts wide receiver Marvin Harrison during a traffic stop Wednesday. Harrison was stopped three blocks from the Philadelphia garage he owns where, you may recall, in 2008, three people were injured in a shooting. Harrison’s name came up in that case, but he was never charged. Police are testing Harrison’s gun to see if it is related to the ’08 shooting.

ESPN the Magazine’s Shaun Assael described Wednesday’s incident:

"The 37-year-old former Pro Bowl receiver was driving the wrong way down the one-way street in a Cadillac Escalade when the patrolman stopped him along with the driver of a second car that was trailing him, the sources said.

According to the law enforcement sources, the patrolman saw Harrison place something that appeared to be a weapon in the seat console of his car. When the officer asked him to step out of the vehicle, Harrison produced a car registration and a permit to carry a weapon, both of which were in order. When he was asked whether he had a weapon, however, he answered no, the sources said.

At that point, the sources added, the officer said that he had probable cause to search the vehicle and found a weapon in the seat console."


--Andy Benoit

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Since: Sep 25, 2006
Posted on: June 18, 2010 2:02 pm
 

Marvin Harrison Has Gun Confiscated

After reading your last reply, I no doubt you and I could easily enjoy a beer or two together. 

I personally think it would be pretty interesting. Better conversations than I have over many a beers.

I wonder what happened to that kid who stood in front of that tank at T square?  This is where I think you helped my cause.   It is your and my obligation to ensure it stays that way.

My only point was that you have the right to bear arms because the government allowed you to begin with. I believe in God. But frankly, the " In God we trust" should not be printed on money any longer. It is proven time and time again that the only way God can be affiliated with government is in our prayers.



Since: Sep 25, 2006
Posted on: June 18, 2010 1:53 pm
 

Marvin Harrison Has Gun Confiscated

This guy goes to the police academy and a couple of months later...he owns a badge.  You cannot keep this type of attitude away from humans.  It is our nature.  So that is why law enforcement should have a search warrant.  It allows a person who has studied the constitution to review a policeman's way of thinking....and to protect us from the queen

..... and maybe the said law enforcement officer should get shot by that same gun he knows is in there in the meantime. A policeman also has a right to protect themselves from thuggary! Yes, the constitution is being abused and disregarded. But also, please be aware that the laws rights have changed through the years.



Since: Sep 25, 2006
Posted on: June 18, 2010 1:46 pm
 

Marvin Harrison Has Gun Confiscated

jonvi- Carrying a loaded gun is dangerous. You pretty much prove my point also when you say only for stupid or carless people. I firmly believe that 60% of our nation is stupid or careless. To what extent I really do not know. Society proves time and time again that MOST people probably should not carry a gun. There are a lot of people that simply cannot handle being cut-off while driving. It bothers me to the point that I get upset. Do I pull out one of my Smith & Wessons and shell someone to death? Heck no. I am willing to guess that around 1/3 of our nation cannot say the same thing if they carried daily. Such instances as this is the ONLY reason I say carrying a loaded gun is dangerous. IMO a person is at no greater risk not carrying than someone concealing. Pretty much why I LOVE Louisianna and their laws. Put the damn thing on their hip where everyone can see.

I hate the police also. But you know, I really hate the thugs that give them credibilty even more. I rather have people prove that we do not need them rather than causing proMy concern is how does a policeman see something that looks like a gun...there were two cars going down the same one-way street...what did the policeman cut off one car to get behind MH's?

blems to enforce the need. IMO you may need to join a militia, your attitude is geared to it.


My concern is how does a policeman see something that looks like a gun...there were two cars going down the same one-way street...what did the policeman cut off one car to get behind MH's?

That could have easily happened a couple different ways.




Since: Jun 22, 2009
Posted on: June 18, 2010 1:16 pm
 

Marvin Harrison Has Gun Confiscated

For a guy who fans respected for his entire career, a guy who stayed quiet and contrary to many WRs let his actions on the field do the talking, old Marvin sho loves his weaponry.  If he had been thinking ahead, he would have had a 5 gallon bucket half full of soapy water in the back seat into which he could have thrown the weapon.



Since: Jun 18, 2010
Posted on: June 18, 2010 12:55 pm
 

Marvin Harrison Has Gun Confiscated

well said Jonvi.... If you pull a pic of the truck you would clearly see that the windows have a very dark tint and the officer couldnt have seen him at all. Why would we ever start believing the police now! I just wish that some of us would start researching things the media reports rather taking it all hook line and sinker!..good weekend to all.
Now one person is above the law but the officers, thats why they kill the urban youth and never get charged.



Since: Feb 28, 2009
Posted on: June 18, 2010 11:23 am
 

Marvin Harrison Has Gun Confiscated

He deserves whatever he gets.

These players get millions of dollars, and the freedom to live a great life.

So what does he do? Drives his escalade around a shady part of philly after all that stuff went down in 08.

He needs to start putting himself in a better situation and stop hanging out by the some car wash or whatever it is he owns. He's just looking for trouble there.



Since: May 13, 2010
Posted on: June 18, 2010 9:30 am
 

Marvin Harrison Has Gun Confiscated

Guruu....I find your arguments most compelling of all.  You have thought much of this through and formed valid opinions...and are probably more correct than I regarding this specific case.  That does not change my opinion of a persons rights, regardless of previous convictions...must less accusations.  After reading your last reply, I no doubt you and I could easily enjoy a beer or two together. 

Only because you were born in a place like the United States of America! If you lived in China for instance, this would not be the case.

I wonder what happened to that kid who stood in front of that tank at T square?  This is where I think you helped my cause.   It is your and my obligation to ensure it stays that way. 

Good luck everyone....




Since: May 13, 2010
Posted on: June 18, 2010 9:10 am
 

Marvin Harrison Has Gun Confiscated

The fact that it was a weapon only substantiates the search.

You see, I don't have to go far to find over the top dictatorship statements.  My good man...the end result does not justify the means...ever. 

This guy goes to the police academy and a couple of months later...he owns a badge.  You cannot keep this type of attitude away from humans.  It is our nature.  So that is why law enforcement should have a search warrant.  It allows a person who has studied the constitution to review a policeman's way of thinking....and to protect us from the queen. 

Too often does the average citizen believe a policeman's word of "I saw something that looked like a gun."


Everyone...go on reading that article from two years ago....that is why jurrors are sequestered.  
  




Since: May 13, 2010
Posted on: June 18, 2010 8:53 am
 

Marvin Harrison Has Gun Confiscated

Jonvi,
Dead serious question. Are you Black?

I will immediately say there is no relevance if I am or not.....but...No.  I am a 50 year old white guy who is tired of everything I do being judge by the moral minority.  To elaborate further:  These people believe they can protect me from myself when I don't want or need their protection.  ie...guru saying carrying a loaded gun is dangerous.  IMO....Only for stupid or careless people.  IMO not carrying a gun is placing a person at risk. 

If everyone left me the hell alone, everyone will do just fine as I will not invade anyone's space.   I have a huge dis-trust for law enforcement and the media.  Both sensationalize everything.&nbs
p; But I do my very best to stay within the lines.  I find the line is getting tighter and tighter ever day as people push to save me.  And technology allows them to invade me.   

Reference race.  I care little about anyone's origin or skin tone.  I judge a person by their actions.  My distrust for law enforcement come from actions witnessed....period.  Reference MH.  My concern is how does a policeman see something that looks like a gun...there were two cars going down the same one-way street...what did the policeman cut off one car to get behind MH's?

Whatever...not my battle.  It is up to MH now to defend himself.




Since: Sep 25, 2006
Posted on: June 18, 2010 7:48 am
 

Marvin Harrison Has Gun Confiscated

SyrOwnsU - I believe are are also on the opposite sides of the fence on this issue. Nothing wrong with that either. Here goes...

You believe the article as written.  I do not. 

I do not believe it entirely. That being said, I rather choose to believe some or most of it instead of saying that the police are wrong and be let down by a professional athlete with a past history again. That's just me.

If this gun is the one used in 08, MH is truly a dumb head.  That gun should be at the bottom of the river, incased in cement.  So I fall back on…the policeman's story is fabricated.  But I will allow for MH being this stupid and everything is on the up and up.  If that is the case…I can't fix stupid and MH is about to do some time.

I would have to say that he has already proven that he isn't the brightest guy on the block. To think that he didn't offer up the gun would prove that he was hiding something. IT WASN'T registered to him! Which then makes the concealed hand gun permit void in the state of Texas ( where I reside).

Again..you believe the article.  I find this of all things so unbelievable…Like you said…why would he do that?  It doesn't strike me as a likely response.   

Why would any criminal do anything they do? Why would O.J Simpson commit anymore crimes after all he had went through. Criminals do not make sense most of the time. Are you going to discredit both a writer and a police officer in favor of a guy who has had run-ins already.

Quit reading Agatha Christi novels.  Even though the ariticle made no reference to this, you invent it to make a point.  The police think the same way too. 

Not reading Agatha Christie novels at all. What I am doing is trying to justify and theorize the actions of all involved. Going down the wrong way of a one way street is usually a sign that someone is either lost or is on something. Of course police think the same way, they are trained to. Should they not think a guy isn't under the influence when he has his head sticking out his window, wipers on, and lights turned off at 2 A.M on a nice clear night? Come on! Speaking of inventing stuff, would you not say that you are trying to paint the picture of police corruption? I would.

We have all done similar things intentionally.  You make the case he was so blind drunk/drugged as the reason.  I say he intentionally did it because it was the shortest route.  And the penalty for going down a one way street isn't enough for the police…or you.  So lets find something more.  A search is in order.

I will admit. I went down the wrong way of a one-way street when I was sixteen years old. I was racing another car to a certain destination. I did wrong. Got pulled over and rightfully received a fine. My point is that I was SIXTEEN. I made no excuses and certainly had nobody else make them for me. I was SIXTEEN and acting stupid, as was Marvin Harrison acting stupid. Difference is that he is in his 30's. Like I said, usually a reason why people do ignorant things. Marvin is old enough to know better and expected to uphold laws.

Not to carry a gun…no.  But the wealthier you are, the reason of protection become obvious…just in bling that he may be wearing alone.

You have a valid point. Texas has great concealed laws that I really loves that views that everyone is equal. I view it the same. Just me.

Dude…I am a SU fan..not a colts fan.  MH attended SU and I have seen him play often.  The homerism has nothing to do with this.  My response comes right from what you read.  Today's police will do what is necessary to get a conviction.  Our constitution was developed for a reason.  It is no longer an applicable document because of those with similar opinions as yours.  For you my friend..it will probably come too late.  But when it happens to you…you will understand just what the constitution was trying to gain for you.

Spare the personal jabs. I am fully aware what the constitution was written for and it's purpose. It isn't diminshed because of opinions such as mine. It is mainly diminished by politicians. Your response doesn't come from what you read. Rather it comes from defending someone from what you view as POSSIBLE corruption. That is plain to see. I think within time that your little trip you are on about police corruption will be proven wrong in this case. As far as being linked as a fan of Marvin Harrison, Colts fan or Syracuse fan, was pretty obvious. I highly doubt you were hollaring so much about O.J and his rights being violated.

I cannot help you with this.  You obviously live in a state where guns are only in the hands of criminals and the police.  Your gun laws have made nothing safe.  It is just as dangerous today as ever.  Some will say worse.  Gun laws have made Americans stupid and Americans are starting to make statements similar to yours.  A loaded gun is always safe until in the hands of an idiot.  It isn't the gun that is dangerous.  It is the idiot that is dangerous.  A person who cannot carry a loaded gun safely, cannot drive a car safely or many other routine acts in life. 

You couldn't be any more wrong than stating this. I live in Texas. Check out there gun laws. Probably second best to Arizona. Our laws have made everything safe. My statements are geared around people getting concealed hand gun permits and not upholding their end of the agreement. It is the law in most states that you disclose your weapon to police when asked. Not only your permit. I have a permit and have NEVER failed to do this! The rest of your statement is just preaching to the choir. All of us gun advocates say the same thing. It's the person, not the gun! Only problem I have is when permitted individuals give the government more leverage. Mr. Harrison did just that in this case.

And the right of protecting yourself comes from God/Nature…just the fact you were born gives you a right to use whatever means you have to protect yourself and keep that protection with you at all times.  The denial of this God given right has been taken away by man.  So all of you wondering where God came into this.  I was born.  That is all that is needed. 

Only because you were born in a place like the United States of America! If you lived in China for instance, this would not be the case.






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