Sunday, May 20, 2007

Racism and Brutality on N.J. Highways.

Richard G. Jones, "Convicted Former Detective Sues Over State Police Stop," The New York Times, December 13, 2006, at p. B5. (The "conviction" alluded to in this newspaper title is for a traffic offense.)

New Jersey has a history of enforcing an unwritten criminal offense "DWB," driving while black. It is well-understood that any African-American driver in a late model automobile is, for that reason alone, suspicious (or a source of envy) to cops, who will find an excuse to stop the person and may even physically assault or otherwise brutalize the victim, then come up with a framed-up "charge" against him or her that will serve to excuse the cops' crimes. This sort of incident probably takes place every day somewhere in New Jersey. "Negro" drivers will probably be deemed "unethical" persons per se. ("America's Holocaust.")

Some people have even been brutalized for years in subtle ways by powerful persons in New Jersey, who often experience almost a sick sexual thrill from violating others. Diana? Rape and physical assault of persons under custody is not unusual. This reality is known to the state's highest court, which does nothing to halt the abuse. Rape, cybercrime, theft, and worse crimes are permitted to New Jersey's agents of law enforcement over decades against politically chosen targets. ("New Jersey's 'Ethical' Legal System.")

A number of Jews served as Nazi informers, assisting in the execution of fellow Jews. Similarly, some minority members will, happily, lend themselves to legitimating such loathsome actions in exchange for professional and financial rewards. Albio Sires? Senator Bob? John McGill? Mr. Padilla in Hackensack? Anybody want an Orio cookie? I am dismayed to discover that many such persons are Cuban-Americans or Latinos. Anthony M. Suarez, Esq.?

"TRENTON, Dec. 12 -- A former New Jersey police detective has filed a lawsuit accusing two New Jersey State Police troopers of punching him, improperly drawing a weapon and using excessive force during a traffic stop more than two years ago on the Garden State Parkway."

"Videotape from a camera mounted on the dashboard of a state police patrol car showed that within moments of stopping the vehicle, on Aug. 17, 2004, the troopers had ordered the detective, at gunpoint, to produce his license and registration, unbuckled his seat belt and removed him from the car."

"It showed one trooper hitting the detective in the BACK of the head before the other shoved him to the ground, where he was doused with pepper spray and handcuffed. "

"The detective Gary S. Wade, who worked for the Police Department in Tinton Falls, N.J., for eight years, was driving an unmarked police car and wearing his badge on his belt."

This sort of brutality is a routine aspect of N.J. police encounters with minority group members. Legitimation is achieved through contrived charges for traffic offenses ("careless driving"), which are heard in kangaroo courts established in each New Jersey municipality. Detective Wade was "convicted" of "careless driving" and fired. Hackensack's Ken Zisa makes use of such administrative charges as intimidation tactics, allegedly.

I am not surprised that Jersey City's Mayor Healy was "convicted" in such a proceeding in Bradley Beach, New Jersey. Honest politicians are dangerous in the Garden State. I believe that Mumia Abu-Jamal was the victim of a partly bungled police frame-up in south Jersey or Philly. Assatta Shakur was probably subjected to similar experiences.

I wonder whether Detective Wade wore his seat belt at all times? I guess he must have.

Subject to political and other influences, judges in such municipal courts are really more like clerks, whose job is to raise revenues for the town by finding everyone guilty -- revenues that can then be split up among the various crooks wielding power in local political power-structures, usually with a "big boss" on top.

I wonder how Senator Menendez is doing these days? I wish him luck with that Grand Jury matter. Is it several Grand Juries? Or only one? Probably too soon to tell.

Only when a member of the political in-group is charged with an offense will an aquittal be likely. "You gotta take care of Joey," a judge will be told, "he beat up some guy." This is usually followed by a low chuckle from a cigar-smoking politico. "Geez. Them guys, I dunno know. Whatta-ya-gonna-do?" Ken Zisa?

This minority police officer, Mr. Wade, lost his job and has had his life destroyed because he will not accept what was done to him. I don't blame him. I wouldn't either -- and I don't.

"I just look at it like a bad dream," Mr. Wade, 33, said in an interview on Tuesday night. "I was treated wrongly here on this side of the road for no reason whatsoever. At that point, it made me feel like: if they're treating police officers like this, in uniform, what is going on in the state police?"

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