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Exactly. The DC police made the (correct) decision recently to use prosecutorial discretion to not pursue David Gregory, who DID have juice in DC.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/11/david-gregory-inves...

  Having carefully reviewed all of the facts and 
  circumstances of this matter, as it does in every case 
  involving firearms-related offenses or any other potential 
  violation of D.C. law within our criminal jurisdiction, OAG 
  has determined to exercise its prosecutorial discretion to 
  decline to bring criminal charges against Mr. Gregory, who 
  has no criminal record, or any other NBC employee based on 
  the events associated with the December 23, 2012 broadcast.
  
It would have been nonsensical to go after Gregory. He only got the benefit of the doubt because he was a DC political journalist who was literally interviewing Obama last week. And it was nonsensical to go after Swartz. But he did not get the benefit of the doubt.



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