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WPLG Suspends Jeff Weinsier; Not Guilty Plea

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Miami Herald’s Joan Fleischman reports WPLG suspended Jeff Weinsier for two weeks “for violating company policy by carrying a gun without permission”. As reported by WPLG’s Rad Berky on Thursday, Post-Newsweek allows employees to carry concealed weapons only with permission from the company.

Weinsier sent an email to colleagues apologizing for his “poor judgment” and saying that he never brought the gun to the newsroom.

The article also says that WPLG “management agrees” he had the right to be on the school sidewalk. His attorney filed a not guilty plea.

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  1. The article had misinformation as did the Herald’s original reports. Did you view the raw video? He’s NOT on a school sidewalk. . .he’s in the street and on the sidewalk adjacent to a major roadway. Other members are seen walking there as well. . . since when do you get arrested for walking on the sidewalk with a microphone?

  2. Question: Did Jeff report the death threats he received as a result of his restarant reviews to police?
    I would hope so.
    If he didn’t, it would show more bad judgement on his part.
    He showed bad judgement in not telling your bosses you carry a gun at work in violation of company policy.
    Bad judgement in getting within 1000 feet of a school without a gun.
    Bad judgement in getting arrested when you have a gun on you.
    Thats a lot of bad decisions for a 40 year old who’s been in the business as long as he has.

  3. Veronica! You are a smelly pirate hooker.

    Who cares how many feet he was from what? Who cares about “corporate policy”? He was packin’ heat just like the Constitution says he can.

    Why don’t you go back to your home on Whore Island?

    Burgundy

  4. i think u mean “with a gun” it sounds funny though, He showed bad judgement by going with 1000 feet of a school without a gun.

  5. WRONG VC!

    he did report the threats to police. there is a report. he also talked to management about the issue.
    you can be within 1000 feet of a school with a gun. people who live within 1000 feet of a school have guns.
    you CAN’T “brandish” a gun within 1000 feet. there is a difference.
    as far as a 500 foot “school safety zone”, that’s for people who have no “legitimate” business at the school.

  6. The federal restriction on firearms within a given distance of school property does NOT apply if you have a state-issued license that requires a background check. If FL requires a background check to get a CPL, and he never entered school property, then he did not violate the federal “Gun Free Schools” law

  7. freejeff you are wasting your breath on poor Veronica. She was told alredy numerous time that she strays in her law interpretations, but she just keep coming back posting 1000feet rubbish plus Post-Newsweek gun policy (like that crap matters here) or like now Weinsier death treats reports to police. How the heck it maters here? His reasons for carring are his private thing. No need to explain.
    Veronica look like antigun crazed or something: Gun Bad, Gun-Bad, Gun-Bad,… blah-blah, blah-blah…

  8. Sorry, freejeff, you are wrong.
    Here is the statute:

    (2)(a) A person shall not possess any firearm, electric weapon or device, destructive device, or other weapon as defined in s. 790.001(13), including a razor blade or box cutter, except as authorized in support of school-sanctioned activities, at a school-sponsored event or on the property of any school, school bus, or school bus stop; however, a person may carry a firearm:

    1. In a case to a firearms program, class or function which has been approved in advance by the principal or chief administrative officer of the school as a program or class to which firearms could be carried;

    2. In a case to a career center having a firearms training range; or

    3. In a vehicle pursuant to s. 790.25(5); except that school districts may adopt written and published policies that waive the exception in this subparagraph for purposes of student and campus parking privileges.

  9. Hey, FJ, one more thing:

    Do you have the case number for the police report Jeff made when he first got the threats?

  10. Very persistant Veronica but wrong agein.
    Statute you quote regulate weapons on SCHOOL PROPERTY. Not in so called school “safety zone” as permited bv Florida CCW law. Got that finaly?

    Its not that difficult Veronica, like building with LEGO blocks. Block must fit in particular spot.

  11. sorry, if he stepped on the grass that’s school property. oh and sorry, i–unlike you—do not own a lego set.

  12. The A-Form saying nothing about him stepping on school property. Why? Because it didn’t happen! He was there to interview parents outside school about the crime issue at central.
    Keep trying VC..

  13. Very funny agein Veronica.
    But hey, I think we finaly found tha problem. You`ve been playing with Barbies for all that time. If they got you LEGO set you`ve been able to develop some analitic thinking skills and actualy contribute in our discussion today.
    Weinsier stepping on the grass egge outside school fence, even if it happened, mean nothing. No way to prove intent…

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