Roosevelt Twyne Legal Defense Fund

Update posted by Evan F. Nappen Attorney At Law, P.C. On Mar 13, 2020

While the criminal charges have been dismissed, Mr. Twyne is still fighting for the return of his firearm, against the motor vehicle tinted windows offense, and for restoration of his rights and reputation.

Thank you all for your continued support.

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Stay strong and fight these anti American democrat commies

Charles OBryan

Update posted by Mar 17

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Glad to here about the charges, but the rest of the charges need to be dropped and all of his belongings returned i.e. his firearm and his right to pursue his happiness. His lawyer should also have the police department make a public apology. The officers involved need to be suspended without pay until all of this takes place. Officers like this make it hard for good officers to connect with the public in society. Being a police officer is a very difficult job ( I was one), and everyday your are on the defense. Police officers face death every time they wake up in the morning and put on the uniform. This situation though, tells young black men, that even when they are doing the right thing that they are going to be punished. The relationships need to be repaired, and the wrongs made right.

Jessica Kelly

Update posted by Mar 14

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Keep the pressure on!!!!

Brian Beckman

Update posted by Mar 13

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I’m not in the vengeance business, and this isn’t about vengeance but setting a wrong right. If the police officers who stopped him don’t accept responsibility for what they did, and have some punitive action against them then nothing has been accomplished. They will simply continue to do the same thing. All the burden is on Mr. Twyne. So far the police department and the DA is out nothing. The DA sits in his office and admits no guilt for what they have done. Without some kind of punitive action then there is nothing to stop this from happening again. If it hadn’t been for the publicity and the out cry, I have to wonder where Mr. Twyne would be right now. This is akin to attempted murder, the attempted taking of a persons freedom, his lively hood and his freedom to travel without harassment.

Thomas Reed

Update posted by Mar 13

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Happy to hear the bogus firearm charges have been dropped. Now return Mr. Twyne’s legally owned and carried firearm NJ!

Richard Krumm

Update posted by Mar 13

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Sue for damages. Force them to set a precedent for this situation in NJ so this doesn’t happen again!

Grant Parrinello

Update posted by Mar 13

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Good news!

Earl Kittle

Update posted by Mar 13

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Update posted by Evan F. Nappen Attorney At Law, P.C. On Mar 13, 2020

"Nappen believes, rather, that his client is a victim of the state's complex licensing processing. He argues that a restriction on Twyne's permit would render it effectively unusable, putting his client in a Catch-22 scenario: Able to carry at work, but unable to transport it home.

"How do you give him a license to do this and then don't allow him to go to work and then come back from work?" Nappen said. "The limitation that the state is trying to place on his license makes the license utterly useless this case."

Nappen said he feels that the gun laws in New Jersey may, in some respects, be designed to evade governmental accountability. He pointed out how gun permit applications are treated as confidential, preventing outside groups from scrutinizing the process. He believes that this is not, in fact, done to ensure confidentiality but to evade fairness."

https://www.newsweek.com/roosevelt-twyne-new-jersey-gun-laws-1491859?fbclid=IwAR3nG8XYm8egyB_QSwZPQxi81Qq6PuzGMoI6Zi7RVSTxoHJ6toO2rSftqeU

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I donated a week or two ago, and you , in your solicitation , claimed $44 thousand plus amount had been donated to that time and the current amount would be posted. You have not posted the current amount in this email or the previous one. What is up with that. It makes me suspicious.

Jay Carter II

Update posted by Mar 14

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He needs to recover his lost wages, and he needs his job back. He needs an apology. The State needs to know their own laws, instead of we’ll arrest you now and make a law for why we arrested you. The judge was literally making up law on the spot. You make the law then charge people for breaking the law. You don’t charge people then make the law to cover the infraction.

Thomas Reed

Update posted by Mar 13

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I hope you press charges against NJ. They are going to keep doing this to innocent law abiding citizens until someone steps up and olegally forces them to stop. You are in a position to make some noise.

Joshua Fox

Update posted by Mar 13

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I hope he does get his job back. Can we be sure the additional funds raised will go to Mr. Twyne to help him get back on his feet? Or he should sue the state for the loss of wages.

Chris Dunning

Update posted by Mar 13

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The judges order stated that the employer will be responsible for the firearm while the employee is not at work. I work in a similar field, in California, and while not mandatory my employer does have gun lockers that I use just to keep my duty weapon at work while not on shift. Honestly, just makes things easier anyway. To me that is just a perk of where I work at. For a judge to mandate that policy be put in place, and then put the burden of implementing the policy on the business seems overreaching in this case however.

Brandon Horwath

Update posted by Mar 13

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Since the charges were dropped does he get his job back?

David Kowaleski

Update posted by Mar 13

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Update posted by Evan F. Nappen Attorney At Law, P.C. On Mar 10, 2020

A legal requirement to "have a firearm cased and unloaded" under New Jersey statute 2C:39(6g) applies only if one is "transporting by way of exemption, which is inapplicable here. Mr. Twyne was transporting by way of his Chapter 58 NJ Permit to Carry a Handgun, not by way of inapplicable exemptions."

Twyne "has a NJ Permit to Carry a Handgun issued pursuant to Chapter 58" which applies to both his job and getting to and from his job, and does not require the gun to be cased and unloaded as it would if he were merely carrying under a set of statutory exemptions to the laws about possessing handguns.

"The government is attempting to conflate legally irrelevant requirements under exemptions that do not apply" to a permit-holder like Twyne.

https://reason.com/2020/03/10/new-jersey-security-guard-arrested-for-gun-he-has-permit-to-carry/?fbclid=IwAR3Pegp5NHVmlvYbT-1BNDxahqh8eA0RJp0S98EzhlmbGC0RDAEBHWlkzg0

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Pull a "John Galt" and vacate!

David Rogers

Update posted by Mar 10

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You have no Constitutional rights in NJ.

Richard Medina

Update posted by Mar 10

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this may very well lead armored car service employees commanding triple the current prevailing wage in New Jersey as additional hazard pay, leading employers to pass this as additional cost onto clients. this would lead to a sharp spike in the state for any and all armored car services...

Justin Kelly

Update posted by Mar 10

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Update posted by Evan F. Nappen Attorney At Law, P.C. On Mar 09, 2020
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Will any of these donations go to help him financially, or will it all go to legal fees?

Courtney Eckmann

Update posted by Mar 10

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I saw the broadcast......Roosevelt’s account tugged at my heart-strings. This fine, hard-working, respectful, young man could be proud of himself! Thank you Fox News for giving him the opportunity to tell his story.

Lorraine O'Rourke

Update posted by Mar 09

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White Man from Canada here. I went through something similar up here 20 years ago ,gun & carry permits gone, job gone, reputation gone, took me to court and charged was looking at prison, barred from other types of work for 20 years. They had me black listed from the city all the way up to the federal level. I was just reinstated as a good citizen Superbowl Sunday 2019. I love The USA constitution and wish we had it up here too. Canada is still awesome though. I wanna see this guy reinstated, back on his job and vindicated. Maybe lighten the tint and pay that $fine$ though ...lol

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