Tuesday, May 08, 2007

The Nefarious Trooper Davey Jones - A Roundup


Lots of news and opinion in the blogosphere regarding the hateful vengence taken by New Jersey state trooper and union leader Davey Jones against folks that dare to speak out against his corrupt minions; in particular, his recent actions regarding "The Jersey Guys" on FM101.5 (WKXW).

Here, Jones tries to justify his public blackmail of "The Jersey Guys" - from the Liberty Post:


Jones said in his press conference that ever since the media reported on the circumstances surrounding Corzine’s high-speed crash, motorists are arguing more with police when they are stopped.
“People are immediately becoming confrontational as to the lawful authority and to the probable cause that happens with why these stops are taking place,'’ Jones said

People arguing with police over a traffic stop? Unheard of! They should be dragged to the shoulder of the Turnpike and shot!
Of course, Jones doesn't provide any proof of his alleged "escalation" (the New York Times investigates and dismisses Jones' claim), although based on the shakedowns the state police conduct of law-abiding citizens on a daily basis, it is long overdue. But hey, since when do fascists need proof, anyway?

Reaction on WKXW’s “Late Night With Tommy G” radio program was swift and harsh.
“It all comes down to intimidation and retaliation. In Communist countries they control the media and people’s opinions using intimidation as a tool....said Tommy G during his radio program.
One caller, who identified himself as a U.S. Navy veteran, said “This guy sounds like a street thug. Free speech is something we’re fighting for.”

See what happens in a state where government employees and union bosses run the show? Toe the "party line", or else...remember, we know where you live!


Great comments at
Homeland Stupidity:

- If David Jones has no problem harassing such a public person, what would he do to a private citizen?
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This guy shouldn’t just be fired. Davy Jones needs to be put in prison. His actions violate not only the public trust, but the spirit (if not the letter) of the US and NJ Constitutions.
His actions are reprehensible and are more line with a mafia boss, than police officer …
- Isn’t making a terroristic threat a felony? Last time I heard it was.

MarchDecember has more posts from the trooper's message boards:

Let's really give them something to complain about.... We must all do this together. Don't let the brass tell us any different.... When they were on the road, they could deal with people the way they needed to be treated, but unfortunately it is a different time.... Crush 'em in May."

"Crush the whole month of May and slow down for the next 5-7 weeks."

"Just hang out in the right lane doing 70 and pick off the first (expletive) that goes by, shouldn't take long considering our plummeting respect."

Well, jeez, Trooper Jackrod...that plan will really help you regain respect!

The Radio Equalizer has a theory:

In this post- Imus environment, it's clearly open season on talk show hosts. Disagree with one? It's now apparently okay to make threats and intimidate their families. What's next?

The editorial page of the
Courier-Post:

Jones and the anonymous troopers who want to "hammer" motorists might represent many state police, but they don't represent the people they are paid to protect. Rabner should rein in these renegades and punish Jones, who has put the safety of a radio host at risk to satisfy his own anger. It's a sheer abuse of power.

Want to see some defense of Davey Jones? Why, just go to the
NJLawman.com Police and Law Enforcement Forum! Their comments on the story, in a thread entitled "The War has Begun!":

-hahaha, i love that the jersey boys are running and hiding like the bitche$ they are. Its easy to sit behind a mic and be a harda$$, but when it comes down to it, they are two little girls.
-28 years on the job, its called a get out of jail free card
-At least Jones had the balls to say what was on his mind.

More Monmouth Musings has some advice, and wisdom:

If you happen to be pulled over by a state trooper, turn off the radio on your way the the glove box for your registration and insurance card.

Jones made an already tough job, State Trooper, tougher. Animous between the general public and the State Police is not generally warranted and not healthy. He should resign, for the benefit of his members and for the benefit of the people of New Jersey.


Could you imagine something like this happening in New York City? Yeah, me neither, because they have a professional policing force, not a bunch of whiny, self-indulgent thugs who gleefully brag about planning to abuse their power. And who can blame them, with leadership like trooper Jones? Is he just typical of the State Police, or have they been molded in his own image?

And whose image does it remind you of, incidentally?



And I would bet that Jones is most surprised of all at the resulting uproar - who are we to question him, a State Trooper and a Union Boss? He's the power in the People's Republic of New Jersey! We're nothing!

Either way, the state would be better off if this man's career was sent to "Davey Jones' locker"...

Sorry - I couldn't help myself....

4 comments:

William H Seward said...

Great post and thanks for the link. I'm going to link you on my site.

WHS
MoreMonmouthMusings

The JerseyNut said...

many thanks, my friend....

Anonymous said...

"Reaction on WKXW’s “Late Night With Tommy G” radio program was swift and harsh.
“It all comes down to intimidation and retaliation. In Communist countries they control the media and people’s opinions using intimidation as a tool....said Tommy G during his radio program.
One caller, who identified himself as a U.S. Navy veteran, said “This guy sounds like a street thug. Free speech is something we’re fighting for.”

The web site you took this from may ask you to credit them for the use. A link to that story would be a good thing to do.

The JerseyNut said...

you are right, of course - no plagerism intended! All phrases not written by me are italicized within the post, as is the above portion that you quote. I seemed have failed to properly link to the website from which it came; please provide it if you have it (or are said offended party!), and I will revise this post promptly!