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Bob July 24, 2014 at 12:43 pm
Hundreds of other people question the railroading of the driver that hit the intentionally hiddenRead More police car busily gathering revenue for Waldwick rather than actually protecting or serving. If a cop hit and killed a civilian who was changing his tire with no lights on the civilian would be charged with manslaughter because the police never do anything wrong. Just ask them!
Politics.man July 23, 2014 at 07:51 pm
can someone please answer me why Bergen County has their own police department and sheriff'sRead More department? Its like the only county that has both and has one of the smallest crime rates? this is why Christie has no patience for public employees. All the other hard working cops have to be punished because of this misconduct and profiteering of tax payers.
Richard Levine July 24, 2014 at 08:49 am
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PNC Bank Arts Center. Credit: Patch file
George Krebs July 24, 2014 at 11:09 am
I was at the Toby Keith concert at PNC last year. They will need a fleet of school buses to haulRead More away the potential drunk drivers from this event. Countless fights, people barfing all over the place. Two things I will never forget.... the long lines at the port a johns with guys peeing on the outside walls of them while they were occupied and two "ladies" peeing in bathroom sinks.... in the Men's room.
Chief Wahoo July 24, 2014 at 11:48 am
http://womenandpolicing.com/violencefs.asp Two studies have found that at least 40% of policeRead More officer families experience domestic violence, (1, 2) in contrast to 10% of families in the general population.(3) A third study of older and more experienced officers found a rate of 24% (4), indicating that domestic violence is 2-4 times more common among police families than American families in general. A police department that has domestic violence offenders among its ranks will not effectively serve and protect victims in the community.5, 6, 7, 8 Moreover, when officers know of domestic violence committed by their colleagues and seek to protect them by covering it up, they expose the department to civil liability.............. Amazing statistics that they DO NOT want you to see.
Mr. Happy July 24, 2014 at 12:24 pm
Chief Wahoo, aka Capt. Irrelevant- what does this have to do with DUI checkpoints? The Chief is justRead More another anti-police guy using the Patch as a forum...
Puddles Meo July 24, 2014 at 12:13 pm
Given the current political climate of nothing getting done in Washington, politicians on the takeRead More in Trenton & the Port Authority and a governor out of control wanting to run for president in 2016; I say NO!!!! There is no need for a military vehicle in one of the most densely populated state in the union.!!!!! In addition, with all the brutality claims made by local police across the country, I would not trust such dangerous war like instruments in hands that can't do their own jobs correctly!!! NO!
Kilroy was here July 24, 2014 at 12:51 pm
It is bad enough with Big Brother hiding in the shadows; but an MRAP!? We are not the city ofRead More Camden; (no offensive to the good people in Camden). We are Bergen County (are we not one of the wealthiest counties in the state and maybe the United States!?
JeffO July 24, 2014 at 12:52 pm
FACT: According the Bergen Dispatch (which appears to be the voice of the county Dems but is backingRead More Republican Saudino in his feud with Republican County Executive Donovan who's up for re-election), “…the Bergen County Police bought a bearcat (which is like an MRAP) for $750,000 along with a 50 caliber sniper rifle a few years back.” Setting aside the Dispatch's contention that this makes Donovan a hypocrite because she let that purchase go through...and setting aside whether a presumably built-to-order-for-Bergen bearcat is really “like a [built-for-Fallujah] MRAP" -- why does the county need another such armored vehicle if we already have one? Isn’t the whole argument for merging the Bergen County Police into the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office about avoiding such duplication?
Matthew Widner has been arrested and charged with acts of lewdness for acts he committed on two different dates in two different stores.
fastharry July 23, 2014 at 06:49 am
another liberal who thinks he can do as he pleases and is nothing more than a wanker..
Luvy July 23, 2014 at 08:15 am
So, fastharry, the only criminals in the US are liberals? Ridiculous statement.
DD July 23, 2014 at 08:48 am
Luvy, unfortunately your conclusion doesn't logically follow from fastharry's statement. A logicalRead More fallacy.
Barry Houldsworth July 23, 2014 at 09:46 pm
The problem with having these sort of "toys" is that people then find an excuse to useRead More them. Ridiculous! Thank goodness for Kathleen Donovan!
John Santaella July 23, 2014 at 10:11 pm
What good are toys if they're not used. Hang tough Kathy
Richard Levine July 23, 2014 at 10:16 pm
Did not the news previously report that the NYC PD had anti-aircraft missiles. I guess that they doRead More not trust the US military to protect them.
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Pete July 24, 2014 at 09:02 am
When is the media going to forget about this sorry brat, and stop "feeding the troll" ?
Bob Frapples July 24, 2014 at 09:36 am
Good lord what an attention Ho, her 15 mins of fame are up from her last stunt so now this. GoRead More away, AH!
jasco July 24, 2014 at 09:38 am
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Ryon Cumberbatch, 29, of Brooklyn, N.Y., has been charged with 2nd Degree Vehicular Homicide in the death of Waldwick Police Officer Christopher Goodell.
Phil Brooks July 24, 2014 at 12:48 pm
M. Justicel, Are you referring to my comment or were you addressing Coffeenut? If it's me, why doRead More you think the money aspect of traffic enforcement is a "ridiculous assumption that (I) again believe to be reality?" If it's ridiculous, how come every jurisdiction does it and, how come, when you go to traffic court (and I'm not ashamed to say I've been there), it's always very crowded, which means lots of people getting stopped and eventually separated from their money? Because there's money to be made. And, as most people do their best to avoid the insurance surcharges, the jurisdictions are quite content to write tickets for larger amounts of money but without the points. Hell, yes, it's big business. Now, answer this question, please: If it's not the revenue, then how come the police aren't highly visible in an attempt to deter speeding and, instead, resort to trying to make themselves as invisible as possible when it comes to radar duty? The answer again is $$$. Sorry, but in my opinion your comment is BS.
Coffeenut July 24, 2014 at 12:54 pm
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Coffeenut July 24, 2014 at 12:55 pm
Justice you contradict yourself too much. Take your meds. At least I stick with my opinions andRead More facts. And right on, Phil! You got it right z
U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman (Patch file photo)
Dame Bridgid July 18, 2014 at 10:22 pm
Yes, makemyday, those teens that enter unaccompanied will be easy recruits for this gang (if theyRead More aren't already members).
Mel Sharples July 19, 2014 at 07:22 am
Or those kids will pick the lettuce and grapes for minimal expense, so that you can buy cheapRead More produce. Because god knows Americans won't. They'll also likely bankroll the government programs that keep old people chugging along, in the form of sales taxes. Those are FAR more likely outcomes than them joining the same gangs they left their countries to get away from. But never let logic get in the way of a good rant, because 'Murka#1.
John July 19, 2014 at 04:10 pm
Mel that's an absolutely crock of shit. Barry told them come on and they came. You gotta stop takingRead More the Libbey High road every time you see some one crossing our boarder illegally. We are a sovereign nation of laws and rules and our boarders deserve to be respected and should be protected.
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Marynary July 18, 2014 at 09:35 am
The number of scam calls we ignore daily is not only annoying but frustrating as well. The FCC andRead More no call list is a joke.
doris cofone July 18, 2014 at 07:00 pm
YOU BETTER BELIEVE THE NO CALL LIST IS A JOKE. I'VE REGISTERED ON LINE, CALLED THE REGISTRY NUMBERRead More AND NOW I GET MORE THAN I EVER DID!!!
Juliana Brady July 20, 2014 at 10:04 am
I feel sorry for anyone who doesn't realize this is a scam. Uncle Same will threaten you alright,Read More but they'll do it by jamming up your mailbox with notifications that you owe them that 9 cent's and with interest and penalties you can be sure it will be more like $10.00 in the end if you don't pay it.
uncle jay July 17, 2014 at 04:22 pm
Hey Brooks are you running for office...get off your soapbox...all I asked was where was Bergen blvdRead More on rte 17 s...I made no conclusions or asserions...grow up!
OpticianAndy July 17, 2014 at 05:38 pm
BOUNCY BOUNCY LOLOLOL
Phil Brooks July 18, 2014 at 11:20 am
Uncle Jay, If you read my post, you would have noticed it was addressed to both you as well asRead More Linda. I'd like to think that you would have known what part was directed to you and what was directed to Linda. You made no assertions. You were just too damned lazy to find out where Bergen Ave. and Rt. 17 were while adding your incredulous question marks. So, I'll grow up just as soon as you get off your fat ass and do a Google Maps search which would have taken you maybe ten seconds. Actually, the amazing part is that you didn't even have to get off your fat ass to do that. And you still couldn't do it.
MT July 16, 2014 at 03:25 pm
This is really awful. Legitimate folks will now have to extra-scrutiny because of the people tryingRead More to game the system and take undue aid payments.
Ali Muhammad Brown (Photo: NJSP)
grace July 16, 2014 at 08:24 am
now the bloods are gathering up troops and coming to new jersey to kill police..yep on ch 12 newsRead More today that was announced.. i am sorry but enough is enough with the look where he grew up defense!
Col Von Vapors July 16, 2014 at 09:27 am
If I had a son it would look like Ali Muhammad Brown...No Justice No Peace
Juliana Brady July 20, 2014 at 10:42 am
What does that mean? Convicted of trying to molest his 6 year old daughter? He's been convicted, soRead More it was more than trying. He's probably in Newark somewhere just fitting into the masses of people living there.
gregory l. mitchell July 14, 2014 at 05:26 pm
This guy really is a knucklehead!What kind of a hitman has to have the gun given to him for theRead More job?That's like hiring a truck driver who doesn't know how to back up!!Shouldn't this have told the Greek that this and only $20K for a murder,that he wasn't getting a "Quality Job"?Fortunately the guy wasn't able to pull it off and "Uncle Gus" is still able to "EAT HEAVY".He'll be out again in 8.5 yrs-NOT LONG ENUFF!!!! Respectfully, Gregory L.Mitchell,West Caldwell
JDBlackhawk July 15, 2014 at 08:50 am
if he wanted to kill him, he could have just fed him some of that nice rich diner food, I guess heRead More didn't want to torture him with a slow death though, just kill him. But seriously, 10 years for plotting (premeditated) attempted murder? If this happened in Greece, they'd probably hang him.
Pad July 15, 2014 at 02:46 pm
Greed, All for greed. This man had nothing and he planned to kill someone who gave it all to him.Read More This man deserves 25 years in jail. To betray your family like that is disgusting.
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Bob Vey July 16, 2014 at 08:45 am
The shooter was an ex-con. He HATED police. For some reason, he has had enough. Maybe he was drunkRead More or stoned & didn't want to go back to jail. So he grabs a security guards gun & waits for the police to arrive & opens up on them. After killing the first cop the next two cops to arrive on the scene open up on him & kill him. Police cars need bullet proof glass & steel plates put in the doors. The results from his blood test should be coming out any day now.
Patricia Wojnas July 16, 2014 at 09:14 am
Great article our police get no respect this society is down the tube. RIP
grace July 18, 2014 at 04:38 pm
@jerseyjam a damn good job for certain people
Rue Marsh July 13, 2014 at 11:09 am
weather can and does change on a dime oneminute it is clear and beautiful water smooth as glass nextRead More minute waves 20 feet hight fog comming at u that is just mother nature God bless you all
James Sweeney July 13, 2014 at 05:30 pm
Boston Whaler manufactures boats in Edgewater, Florida........about a half hour from me on theRead More Halifax River.....an Intracoastal Waterway.....they are well made...................
Dennis Cronin July 13, 2014 at 10:02 pm
Great this will be a good lead in for another show but I would prefer to see a combined cakeRead More thanking them instead of two different ones for NYPD & FDNY.
Tim July 14, 2014 at 08:28 am
If you look at the people who frequent Walmart, you get a clear, pathetic, pitiful, picture of theRead More core of the problem. Severely undereducated, easily brainwash-able, very apparent lack of self value. Perfect target voter for the republiscams. Without these types, the right wingers might eke out 10 pr 20% of the vote every election. Its no wonder why the red states are the poorest educated in the country.
B July 14, 2014 at 08:32 am
@MaryLynn if Walmart is such a great company, why can't THEY help their employees? I understand ifRead More there is a divorce or death etc.....but for Christmas?? Give your employees a bonus free turkey! While the Walmart CEO is being brought his dinner prepared by his staffed cook. He should maybe think of the little people who got him to where he is.
Ken Briggs July 14, 2014 at 03:00 pm
good luck , with all the court stuff maybe you can get some money in four / five years from now .Read More but walmart is a cheap place to work for .
ThudNJ July 13, 2014 at 11:54 pm
A subject in Jersey City stabbed a security guard and took the guard's handgun. When a two manRead More police car responded the subject shot and killed the officer on the passenger side and was then shot and killed by the police. The subject had claimed earlier that he would be famous. Of course the media has published his name and given him his 2 seconds of fame. So the copycats will keep on copying.
jersey girl July 21, 2014 at 01:15 pm
If the woman owns a gun legally she should know the laws period. Laws are the laws if we like themRead More or not. I hope they cut her a break for being honest but it is her responsibility to know the laws. Ignorance of Law is no defense in the United States.
William July 21, 2014 at 08:24 pm
Thank You jersey girl. When a person legally Buys a Gun a Responsibility and Accountability comesRead More along with it. Just as with a Drivers Lic. Even tho one is a Right and one is a Privilege. Ignorance is not Bliss. Plain and simple she broke New Jersey Law, No matter the excuse The court will decide not The Public Court of Opinions, Just because in Penn. one can walk in Buy a Gun and the law says you have a right to Carry, does not give you the same rights in any other states. And THUDNJ You really think The Federal GOV. would do a better job . IRS-VA- CIA -FBI Yea Right. And to repeat my Self To Obtain a New Jersey Firearm Purchasing Permit, Be it Pistol or Shotgun. It goes threw back Ground checks From Local Police , State Police and Federal ( FBI ) checks, So in essence She or any one from out of State should have more rights the a New Jersey Citizen. And THUDNJ it is The Federal Gov, Us Senators and Congress that are coming up with these screwy laws, So every time some one is found with a Loaded gun in their car from out of State or MEXICO where they bought it Legally Most with no Background Checks or Even a Drivers LIC. Where A Drivers LIC. will be given to the Illegals if obamanation has his way they just have to say I did not know it was Illegal I am Sorry, This whole story can go on and on with Opinions when IT IS THE LAW of New Jersey she Broke,
MissElanyS July 10, 2014 at 08:38 am
I think we should be more worried about the scam the PA is pulling on us every day with their tollsRead More and let's not forget the kickbacks going to Christie and pals. Follow the money!
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ALLDAYEVERYDAY July 14, 2014 at 03:04 pm
The real scam is not the email,but that we are all paying taxes on roads that were "paid"Read More off years ago...
An example of a rip current at an ocean beach. Breaking waves are seen being interrupted by the flow of the current, which makes a clear path out to sea. Photo Illustration: NOAA
Mac July 3, 2014 at 01:02 pm
@F-TR - well, at least it's six of one and a half of dozen of the other even though the AmericanRead More Water Christie-style pit bull bellowing water tower will offend us 24/365 – personally, if I had to pay American Water for their service, I would enclose one canned sardine in every payment envelope [tried to use your reply button to no avail - that's a 50/50 option also]
Juliana Brady July 4, 2014 at 01:22 pm
Weekender's don't pay attention to such important things like how to get out of a rip current. EvenRead More I a strong swimmer with certifications had trouble getting out of a couple of them. I also fully knew how to handle myself and it's still a killer for those who come down here to party and then think they are jumping into a pool in the backyard. Never turn your back to the Ocean, give it the respect it deserves, and don't go in just to cool off thinking it's just a "rip current" no biggie! The Ocean will take you down in a flash.
Juliana Brady July 4, 2014 at 01:23 pm
Happy 4th of July to everyone be safe!
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Heywood July 2, 2014 at 11:10 am
Have Narcan at the ready to help the "loved ones' who may be in peril.
Mortimer Snerd July 2, 2014 at 11:44 am
Within 24 hours Christie will have a "photo opp" at Sleaze-side to announce more money forRead More boardwalk businesses, but none for homeowners still waiting 20 months after Supertstorm Sandy. He'll reiterate that he has fond memories of eating pizzas there as a child. The only house he cares about is at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. -- NJ not so much!
unleb July 2, 2014 at 11:49 am
Wow, really? This is the level of "civil" discourse in our State now? As a lifelongRead More resident, I'm embarrassed.
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