Da’Quan Bowers Alerted Authorites To GunFebruary 18th, 2013
Additional news is trickling in about the Da’Quan Bowers gun escapade in New York this morning.
The firearm in question was in a carry-on bag.
Now, per USA Today’s Mike Garafalo, Bowers alerted airport security that he had the gun in his bag; it was not detected by security, Garafolo noted on Twitter.
@MikeGarafolo: Spokesman for Queens DA confirms Da’Quan Bowers’ arrest. Says he did not try to go through security with the gun. … Bowers told the folks at the counter he had a gun in his bag when he checked in, Queens DA spokeswoman said.
Joe would hope someone in Queens in authority can look at this and come to the conclusion Bowers, though misguided, meant no harm.
Look, Bowers told authorities of the firearm before it passed through security. Though Bowers was charged with a felony, Joe hopes a judge can see there was no malice intended nor implied.