John E. Cassidy, 26, was released by Fall River Superior Court Judge Thomas MaGuire on the condition he does not break any laws and does not possess firearms, the District Attorney's Office said.... The UMass Dartmouth law school student charged with illegal firearms possession was ordered released on personal recognizance Friday...No big whoop, right? He's not the first law student to break the law, but like many law students--he rises above his peers with another charge:
Cassidy, a Texas native, has an open fugitive warrant from his home state, where he was charged last year with possession of explosive components. He will remain incarcerated in the House of Corrections pending that matter, the District Attorney's Office said.So close! If only that past warrant didn't come up! He'd be roaming the halls at UMass Dartmouth with the other students and those people that won't shut up in his head. With his intimate knowledge of the criminal justice system, he'll surely be a great attorney. He gives new meaning to jailhouse lawyer. Maybe he'll get paid by his fellow inmates in cigarettes. He's got to command a higher rate than other jailhouse lawyers--while he's in jail at least.
On March 2, police seized an AK-47 military assault rifle along with a 9-mm handgun and 200 rounds of ammunition from Cassidy's apartment at Ledgewood Commons in North Dartmouth. A roommate also alleged Cassidy had assaulted him.Any chance his intention was to have a shootout at school? I definitely don't encourage it, but what the heck was packing so much heat for? Was he pissed about the tuition? Maybe his roomie was the classroom gunner? Maybe he's just stark raving mad. If that's the case, you'd think that it would have been apparent from his prior record, his essay.... the way he looks?!
I feel like I'm playing the fiddle on the slowly sinking ship formerly known as the legal profession. Quantity, not quality. Remember! That's the key to the educational industrial complex.
I'm wonder if UMD is going to expel him. I'm sure it's hard to part with his tuition check, but here's to hoping they will do the right thing.