...where The Masters can make a criminal out of about anyone, including law-abiding former Marine Ryan Jerome. The only thing between him and a 3-15 slammer term is the good will and good sense of a Manhattan prosecutor. (!)
The offense? Entering the Empire State Building, seeing the "No Guns" sign and asking a rent-a-cop where he could check his pistol. The leased law called the real cops who clapped our man in jail for two days. He is now subject to indictment, depending on what the DA decides.
Jerome is a Hoosier with an Indiana CCW. He said he thought that made him legal in the Big Wormy Apple. He was wrong, of course, and should have obtained better information.
So the penalty for that kind of mistake should be a long stay in Sing Sing?
Bloomberg probably thinks so.