Falsely Arrested For HollowPoint Ammo by Racist Gun Grabbing Fascists

| March 9, 2020

Dear Gun Grabbing Fascists:

This man had a permit to carry the gun, a permit to buy the gun, a permit from his job that in you alls eyes justify him having a gun, tells the cops he has a permit and is using the bullets given to him by his job, but when he’s arrested for following your ridiculous gun laws, I don’t hear any of the politicians and organization who loves to say they’re all for the 2nd Amendment but just want reasonable measures saying anything to defend this mans gun rights.

On February 8, 2020, armored car security guard Roosevelt Twyne was returning home from work when he was stopped by three Roselle Park police officers for alleged side-tinted windows on his vehicle.

Twyne advised and showed the officers that he has a New Jersey Permit to Carry a Handgun, and informed the officers that he was coming home from his employment as an armored car security guard and was in fact one block away from his home.

Twyne’s Permit to Carry specifies the Smith & Wesson handgun that he was carrying at the time of the stop. Twyne also possesses a SORA (Security Officer Registration Act) Card, a New Jersey Firearms Purchaser Identification Card, and lawfully purchased/registered his handgun with a New Jersey permit to purchase.

The New Jersey State Police Firearms Information FAQ website specifically states:

“Ammunition lacking a hollow cavity at the tip, such as those with polymer filling, are not considered to be hollow point ammunition. An example of this can be seen with the Hornaday Critical Defense / Critical Duty, Car-Bon PowRball / Glaser Safety Slug and Nosler Inc. Defense ammunition.” (Emphasis added.)

Roselle Park Police Officer Louis Plock, nonetheless, arrested and charged Twyne under NJS 2C:39-3F(1) (possession of hollow nose ammunition) for possessing the above-mentioned Hornady Critical Duty ammo.

Plock also charged Twyne with unlawful transportation of a weapon under NJS 2C:39-9D. This statute, however, specifically exempts people who are licensed or registered under chapter 58, and Twyne’s New Jersey Permit to Carry was issued pursuant to chapter 58.

These are 4th degree felony-level crimes with potential 18 months imprisonment for each.

Because of the arrest, Twyne is presently suspended from his employment.

Twyne has hired the law firm of Evan F. Nappen, Attorney at Law PC, to represent him.

When asked for comment, Nappen said:

“Mr. Twyne is innocent of these charges as a matter of law, and never should have been arrested. The information regarding the legality of his ammunition is easily available to the public and law enforcement on the New Jersey State Police website. Three white officers stopping a black, law-abiding, licensed, armored car security guard coming home from work is extremely dubious. His subsequent arrest was unjustifiable.”

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  1. Hondo says:

    Hey, it’s Joisey. Whaddaya expect – common sense?

  2. Ret_25X says:

    New Jersey LE has been a laughingstock for well over 75 years.

    I see nothing has changed.

    • xyzzy says:

      Ever hear of Dave Toma? He was from NJ, too.

      I respect LEO in general, but do not respect incompetence.

    • MI Ranger says:

      I had a similar thing (vaguely similar) when I was on leave with a former LEO in Port Saint Lucie, FL. We got pulled over because they saw my out of state license plate and we were going from one bar to another (looking for someone). The Rookie noted I had an “expired” Texas license…so she called her supervisor… who told her to write the ticket! I tried to go to the DA’s office to straighten in out, but they were all playing golf on a Friday afternoon. I eventually had a “warrant issued” since I did not show up to their court date (which they never sent me). I had Texas send the judge a letter explaining their courtesy to members of the Armed Forces, which he knew about since he was a Marine. My buddy the former LEO knew about this, and his partner who showed up and talked to us, knew about it, but the Supervisor being a jerk told his Rookie to write the ticket.
      These New Jersey police sound like that Supervisor but worse. They don’t know their own laws!

  3. 26Limabeans says:

    Excellent carry ammo. The Nickle plated brass feeds anything.
    Eatontown NJ. Just outside the gates of Ft Monmouth.
    Dated a girl from there while learnin Signal shit.
    Everyone dated a girl from there…..

    Roosevelt has my deepest sympathy.
    And a donation to his lawyer as well.

    • Ret_25X says:

      Spent 3 years at Fort Monmouth in the early ’90s…good duty teaching radio theory for dummies. But the Eatontown area was just nuts by then…waaaaaaaaaay too much traffic and congestion.

      • 26Limabeans says:

        I was there in 1968.
        Had to form up and march from barracks to class if
        more than two students were walking together.
        Down the “Avenue of Memories” where we had to salute
        any vehicle bearing an officers decal. No matter if
        it was the wife driving or a kid.

        Two straight weeks of KP upon arrival so it did not
        interupt classwork later. Choice of weekend parade
        duty or honor guard. To this day I hate parades.
        You could not get me to march in my own after that.

        It was tit duty though compared to other MOS’s.

      • HT3 '83-'87 says:

        I dated a girl that was a DoD employee that worked at Ft Monmouth ’94-’95. I have some good memories about my seven years living in “The Garden State”, but I can tell you local cops saw their “turf” as some sort of fiefdom. As the son & grandson of Delaware LEO’s, they didn’t impress me as far as professionalism goes. NJ State Troopers seemed like real ‘hard-ons’ like the MCPO that refers to everybody as Shipmate. I never had any trouble, but I know more than a few that did.

    • Fyrfighter says:

      Hey Beans, do ya know why all the playing fields in Jersey are natural grass?…

      So the cheerleaders can graze at halftime…

      • Ret_25X says:

        oh snap!

      • Friend says:

        Geez,
        Adding my bedspread to the dry cleaning pile..
        Kids loved the comment.

      • Slow Joe says:

        I don’t get it.

        Why would the cheerleaders graze at halftime?

        • Fyrfighter says:

          The implication is that the cheerleaders are cows… It’s a shot at the looks and size of women from Jersey.. though somehow it’s not near as funny when you explain it…

          • 5th/77th FA says:

            Is also used quite often in reference to rival SEC Football Teams. How ’bout them dawgs/Roll Tide Roll. Why did they replace the artificial turf on Auburn’s Football Field with real grass? So the cheerleaders would have a place to graze… Can also substitute corn insinuating they are pigs.

        • 26Limabeans says:

          Jersey is a type of dairy cow.

  4. Mason says:

    I’m not surprised. NJ cops have arrested off duty cops for violating the hollow point law and not recognizing the LEOSA (nationwide concealed carry for off-duty and retired cops).

    Everything I’ve read on this case presents the same facts as Dave posted. No effing clue why they’d arrest this guy unless there’s a lot more to it. The charges will get dropped and he’ll have a pretty good civil suit against them.

  5. PavePusher says:

    What is the name of the company he works for?

    I want to know why they are not supporting him…

    • 26Limabeans says:

      Maybe cuz he was off duty?
      Employers insurance company mandate?

      I also would like to know.

    • Jus Bill says:

      Because:
      Support = lawyer = $$$

      Since employees are considered Consumables to armored car companies, there’s your reason.

  6. 5th/77th FA says:

    Joisey…The Garden State. Is that because they grow a bunch of blooming idiots? As others stated, there may be more to it, but I feel that Dave Hardin would not be supporting this gentleman if there was a good reason for the popo to act stupid. And as PavePusher stated…Why is his company not supporting him? Hate it for the taxpayers of Joisey and the stockholders of the company, but sounds like a healthy settlement may be in the works.

  7. Dan says:

    Cops must be Canadians. This is the way our cops act everytime they pull over a hunter. Sometimes they like to sit outside ranges to rack gun charge points for promotion. Never trust a cop in a gun control zone.

  8. Fyrfighter says:

    Shit like this puts the lie to their claims of “gun safety”, and shows the original roots of democrat gun control, and that is racism. and yes, most of Jersey is batshit crazy, or dump as a stump (comes from living on top of a landfill).

  9. Docduracoat says:

    The funny thing is N J Specifically exempts polymer tipped ammo in general, and this particular brand by name.
    So it is confusing why they would arrest him for possession of hollow point ammo when a one second google search would show it is allowed.
    Could they be part of a scam to get a portion of the lawsuit settlement?
    Because he is going to win a substantial settlement for false arrest.

    • Ret_25X says:

      Because he’s not connected or related.

      If he had the right connections, these cops would have worked his 2 hole in public.

      New Jersey is a weird mix of lefty corruption, inferiority complex, and racism all right out in the open for anyone to see.

      It is the one part of The Sopranos I thought they got right.

    • MI Ranger says:

      Ewww, I love a good conspiracy theory!

  10. OldSoldier54 says:

    Colion Noir, one of the Good Guys.

    What is it about the Northeast? Is it something in the water?

    These so-called LEOs need to be hammered financially; ie. disgraced, fired, and sued into oblivion.

    Window tinting is a mixed bag. I can see the Leo perspective. Side-tinted windows inhibit clear sight lines into the vehicle, and when every stop has the potential to turn into a gunfight, that can increase pucker factor a bunch. Hence bureaucrats deciding, “Side-tinted windows BAD!”

    On the other hand, here in the desert Southwest, window tinting helps significantly with inhibiting the transformation of interior vehicle space into a mobile iron ore reduction furnace. Plus, it looks cool, right?

    However, as Mr. Noir points out, Mr. Twyne jumped through ALL of the bureaucratic hoops required to have in his possession said pistol and ammo.

    While tinted side windows may have been a justifiable Probable Cause, all of the stupidity after that looks like nothing other than jack-booted thugs doing their fascist thing simply because they can.

    Therefore, I will be sending Mr. Twyne what shekels I can. Sue the ever living daylights out of those cops, that PD, and that municipality.

    • xyzzy says:

      It’s the same way here in Florida. Driving at night is a bitch with window tint; I suspect that’s why it’s banned in so many places. I have to roll down my windows to drive at night because of my window tint.

    • 11B-Mailclerk says:

      I suspect the tint of the driver is what drew the attention of the folks wearing the LEO uniforms.

  11. When I retired and moved down to Florida in 2007, I had my firearms in the trunk of my car and as I traveled on the nj turnpike, my knuckles were frozen on the wheel as I kept to the speed limit in the right lane until I hit the Delaware Memorial bridge and then I relaxed. Federal law says that I can transport firearms in my car from one State to another as I was moving to a new home, but those A-Hole state troopers don’t believe in that and people are arrested for transporting while moving to a new abode in another state. Years ago before the anti gun shit birds took over the state. We did a lot of comp shooting in nj including law enforcement matches and in those days, you couldn’t ask for a nicer bunch of LEO shooters. anyone know the name of the company that the guard worked for??

  12. The Other Whitey says:

    Seems pretty obvious that Roosevelt Twyne was arrested unlawfully. His window tint (if it’s even true) is a fix-it ticket at the most. He was in full compliance with all gun laws in the Toxic Cesspool of New Jersey, including those cited in his arrest. Unlike most cases, racism actually seems a likely factor in this case, especially since the usual race-baiting suspects are conspicuously silent on this blatant violation of his rights.

    The cops involved in this case are shitbags, and they need to go down. After all, we are all told that ignorance of the law is no excuse. That’s doubly true for those trusted to uphold and enforce the law. He was arrested for ammo that is specifically cited as legal in New Jersey.

    I honestly hope that this case goes to the Supreme Court, that USSC finds its balls and bitchslaps New Jersey and the city of Roselle Park, and that Roosevelt Twyne is publicly cleared of all charges and receives a punitive settlement with which he’ll never have to work again. And I hope the arresting officers are terminated with cause and reduced to navigating NJ’s absurd gun laws as private citizens once more. With luck, maybe they can be brought up on charges for this unlawful arrest.

  13. Slow Joe says:

    I was gonna say something super funny, but then I remembered…

  14. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    It figures that it happened in Nooh Joizey, the land of toxic waste, mafia and crooked LE.

  15. JustALurkinAround says:

    Pffffffft. Black. Guilty. End of story.

    He has obviously left the plantation so he is not be trusted.

    Goddamn I wish people were as caring and sympathetic as they pretend to be.

  16. Anonymous says:

    Tell it to da judge, muh training kicked in! (Left/libtard places don’t want thinking cops, just thugs.)