Aspiring Cop: NAACP Wouldn't Help Me With Charge Over Legal Firearm
A black aspiring police officer says the NAACP “refused” to help him after he was charged with a felony for carrying a legally owned gun.
Steffon Josey-Davis was cleaning his gun back in 2013 when his 6-year-old sister walked in. He didn’t want her around the gun, so he said he put the firearm in his glove compartment and forgot about it.
Hours later, Josey-Davis was pulled over, and he told police that he had a gun in his glove compartment. Police took the gun and told him to pick it up the next day.
When he showed up for his gun, he was cuffed and charged with unlawful possession of a firearm.
Josey-Davis, who had been working as an armed security guard, legally purchased the gun, but did not yet have the permit to carry it.
The young man, who dreams of being a police officer, was threatened with five to 10 years in prison. He took a plea deal and was convicted of a second-degree felony for unlawful possession of a firearm.
“It’s ruined my life basically … I’ve lost everything, my job, my career,” he said.
When Josey-Davis asked the NAACP for help dealing with this ordeal, he said the group refused to step in. “Fox and Friends” reached out to the NAACP Metuchen-Edison branch for comment, but have not yet heard back.
“They say black lives matter, but obviously, they really don’t because I didn’t fit their agenda,” Josey-Davis said.
Now, Josey-Davis is urging Gov. Chris Christie to pardon him. A petition calling for his pardon has nearly 100,000 signatures.