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Monday, September 16, 2013

DC Police Chief running afoul of the Stolen Valor Act of 2005



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DC Police Chief wearing an Army ribbon.
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Looks to me like she's running afoul of the Stolen Valor Act of 2005. (Unless DC has some screwy law that allows police to wear military decorations.)

18 USC § 704. Military medals or decorations

(a) In General.— Whoever knowingly wears, manufactures, or sells any decoration or medal authorized by Congress for the armed forces of the United States, or any of the service medals or badges awarded to the members of such forces, or the ribbon, button, or rosette of any such badge, decoration or medal, or any colorable imitation thereof, except when authorized under regulations made pursuant to law, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than six months, or both.

DC Police Chief wearing an Army ribbon

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