Written by Robert J. Matthews
On Thursday, a judge in Washington, D.C. dismissed the charges against Democratic Representative Jamaal Bowman.
Bowman entered a guilty plea on September 1 for one count of intentionally and knowingly detonating a fire alarm while.
His plea of guilty to the misdemeanor has been vacated, thereby obviating the necessity for his scheduled appearance in court the following week.
As he pulls a fire alarm in the Capitol, Bowman demonstrates to the congressman how to detach cautionary signs from a set of doors.
Bowman stated that he was making an effort to vacate the office building and further specified that his intentions were not to activate a fire alarm.
Before that, he acknowledged and expressed regret for sounding the alarm, which compelled attendees to vacate the premises for over an hour.
The incident prompted several Republican legislators to demand his expulsion from the legislature, and the House censured him.