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Fight over gun lands two men in jail

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A fight over a gun lands two Wilmington men behind bars. Wilmington Police arrived at the 900 block of South 7th Street Friday evening, and found the men arguing over a stolen 38-revolver. Police arrested 26-year-old Jerrell Canty and 24-year-old Gerric London and charged them with possession of stolen goods. Canty is also charged with weapon possession by a felon. Canty is in the New Hanover County jail under $5,000 bond. London's bond is $10,000.

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Interesting observation

I realize that bond is set to prevent flight, and that the financial ability of the suspect to finance an actual flight should be considered.... ...but the gravity of the crime must also come into consideration. In that light, think about the crooked financial advisor recently arrested in Orange County. who had his bail set at $150k, and this convicted felon in possession of a firearm who had his bail set at $5k here in New Hanover County. Now, which one of these two men would you fear the most? Which one is better suited to terrorize the public? Of the two, which one would more likely be robbing your store next week? (Hint: Armed robbery at gunpoint) Don't misunderstand me - if the charges are true, they BOTH need to check into the crossbar hotel for a long time. I have no problem with the crooked broker having his bail set at $150k. I have a great problem with a convicted felon in possession of a firearm having his bail set so low.... ...but that seems symptomatic of the "who cares" attitude displayed by judges and magistrates here in North Carolina. It's become such a regular crime that it's now viewed on the same level as a DUI. We need Project Exile, now. Use the power of federal law and send felons found possessing firearms away for a MINIMUM of five years in federal prison. It worked in Richmond, it worked in Atlanta, and it can work here. It's painfully obvious that the state has lost all interest in the effectiveness of its criminal justice system.

Wow another Canty!

Wow another Canty! Gee....anybody else recognize the same last names in and out of the news!!