Monday, June 09, 2008

Farina not a Terrorist!

Holy Crap! I just read there that Dennis Farina has been charged with three misdemeanours following his arrest at L.A.X. last month after a loaded gun was found in his briefcase as he attempted to board a plane.

Left: Farina as Lt.Col. Anderson in Saving Private Ryan

He was charged with carrying a concealed weapon following the discovery of the .22 caliber, semi-automatic pistol. Authorities later discovered the gun was also unregistered. It was announced on Wednesday that Farina will escape felony charges and he has now been officially charged with three misdemeanours. If convicted on all three counts he could face two and a half years in prison and a $3,000 (£1,500) fine!

Another fucking actor to be imprisoned!!! First the great Tom Sizemore for slapping some broad up and using a Whizzinator to fake a drugs test; then poor Wesley Snipes gets banged up for neglecting a few dollars in tax, hardly hardened criminals there folks. As for Farina, it's not like he shot anyone with the gun or he's a secretly a rag-head terrorist - he's Dennis Fuckin' Farina, a 64 year-old ex-cop and now an actor who's typecast as gangsters or cops, OK he forgot that the gun was in the case, hell I'm half his age and I forget shit too, and OK he forgot to actually register the gun, shit happens!

This has got to stop! Now I'm all for zero-tolerance on crime and if Farina was a civilian I believe he should have been spread-eagled and pistol-whipped on the spot once the discovery of the gun was made; but actors who have had great roles on screen or made great films and TV should not be incarcerated for such petty crimes. I occasionally play fantasy casting with my friends including Mark sometimes during 2IGTV, but at this rate we'll have to add "if he's not too old when he gets out of prison" to everyone, sheesh!


Anonymous said...

I thought a .22 was for pest control, and not a real weapon - not like, say, a .50AE?

Major General Creedon said...

Well just because the bullet is small and has less power doesn't mean it's non-lethal Sithy. If not then why doesn't eveyone have one and why do they need to be licenced?
If I can drop a fully body-armoured opponent with a high-quality BB gun (and I did in Scotland in '05) then I don't think it's too much of a stretch to think in the hands of a trained Chicago PD officer like Farina a little .22 probably something like this would still be capable of killing instantly.
You just have to know where to shoot.

Anonymous said...

Ah Lt.Col, it all depends on your definition of 'pest control'. A 5.56mm is smaller than a .22 after all.
And funnily enough, its much easier to get hold of illegal arms than legal arms.

Major General Creedon said...

Aha! I was speaking with someone who met a "pest control salesman" recently and I made sure she understood what that title really meant. Thankfully she was on the right wavelength.

I should have known that you were speaking in terms of "the company" and not as in a bearded group of dungaree and lumberjack-shirt wearing folks outside civilization going "varmint huntin' yee haw!" etc. My apologies.

But getting back to the point. I daresay a 64 yo actor was far more comfortable carrying around a little pistol like that weighing about 7/800g? as opposed to something chambering a .50AE round (the Desert Eagle is about 2kg).