2013 Shaneen Allen

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A Pennsylvania resident named Shaneen Allen drove into New Jersey and was pulled over by police for an DWB (driving while black), under the premise of an, “unsafe lane change.” Allen informed the officer that she was carrying a concealed firearm, and presented her Pennsylvania carry license as proof of eligibility. Since New Jersey does not recognize Pennsylvania’s permit she was arrested, thrown in jail for 48 days, and faced a decade in prison for her mistake. Chris Christie (Republican Governor of NJ) stepped in and pardoned her (exempting her from overzealous prosecution), but was that law enforcement reasonable?


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