“Alleged gun-trafficking officer Nicholas Mina, 31, boosted four 9mm firearms from the seventh-floor locker room at the Ninth Precinct in the East Village,” nypost.com reports, leaving open the question of whether or not Mina was caught during a stop-and-frisk. Ah, but how did officer Mina get access to these firearms, given that the locker room was under surveillance thanks to previous thefts? You’re gonna love this (or not) . . .
Mina — a six-year veteran who worked midnight patrol tours — was assigned to guard the lockers as part of a 24-hour security detail created by department brass after the embarrassing thefts began in February.
So New York’s Finest hired the fox to guard the ballistic henhouse. Only . . . how do we know that Mina stole the guns before he was assigned to guard them? How many weapons were stolen, all in? While we’re at it, there seems to be a pattern here. Sherman set the Huffington Post Way Back machine for May 2012 . . .
A Brooklyn police officer trying to make extra money to buy a house pleaded guilty Monday to conspiracy charges, admitting his central role in a smuggling case that involved guns, cigarettes and slot machines.
Officer William Masso, 48, could face roughly five to six years in prison at a June 15 sentencing. He was the first among a dozen individuals to enter a plea that negates the need for a trial in the case that was built over the past two years. Others charged include three retired New York Police Department officers and a New Jersey correction officer.
It seems kinda strange that New York doesn’t consider civilians responsible enough to carry a concealed firearm, doesn’t it?
[FYI New York State laws mandates trigger locks or gun safe storage for all firearms when “out of . . . immediate possession or control” of the owner.]