Shaneen Allen, 27, was arrested last year after she was pulled over Oct. 1 on the Atlantic City Expressway in Hamilton Township, and told the state trooper she had her gun and a concealed carry permit with her. She says she did not know it was illegal to bring the gun into New Jersey.
McClain has faced criticism for denying Allen admission into a diversion program that would allow her to complete a program and avoid prosecution. It is a stance the prosecutor has taken in most of these cases, under the state’s strict Graves Act.
Well, it seems Ray Rice wasn't subject to this stance, but I guess domestic violence is OK if you can chase a ball. Whatever. Let's all congratulate Prosecutor James P. McClain ((609) 909-7800) for growing a brain, and make sure he continues on the right path.
“I am presently in the process of reviewing our office’s position on the appropriate resolution of this matter,” McClain wrote in a letter sent last week to Superior Court Judge Michael Donio.