Oh, that wacky East Coast media. They've all endorsed Jon Corzine, but not one of them has been able to give a good reason why. Embarrassed, they're trying a different tack: take Chris Christie's accomplishments, and ascribe them to Corzine!
It's all about a justice program called "safe surrender". As explained when it was first rolled out in New Jersey back in 2008:
This system allows fugitives to surrender at a church in order to facilitate safe and orderly resolutions to minor outstanding criminal offenses. It's a great way to clean bench warrants out of the system. The program worked in Philly. so Christie decided to bring it across the river.In the first six hours, approximately 300 fugitives voluntarily surrendered at Camden's Antioch Baptist Church."
How well did Christie's program really work? Apparently, they're expecting over 5,000 surrenders this year, reports the Newark Star-Ledger - while leaving out one critical fact:
Attorney General Anne Milgram joined with local and state officials in Newark this afternoon to announce a major public safety initiative aimed at encouraging people with open warrants for non-violent crimes to turn themselves in.
Called “Fugitive Safe Surrender,” the federal program promises favorable consideration for those who decide to surrender, officials said at Bethany Baptist Church, the site of the four-day event.
Administered by the U.S. Marshals Service, “Fugitive Safe Surrender” has been held in 15 cities nationwide...
So the Star-Ledger credits Corzine's Attorney General for an "initiative" that is not one at all; but merely a continuation of the fresh ideas and policies put into place by Chris Christie.
Nauseating: the Star-Ledger changes history, Pravda-like, in order to whitewash Christie out of a extremely useful, humane and cost-cutting criminal justice measure he brought to New Jersey, in order to falsely credit John Corzine's administration with a successful "initiative".
Back in May, I wrote about how the North Korean state-controlled news agency reported that Dear Leader Kim Jong Il had played his first round of golf, finishing the 18 holes at 38 under par, which stands to reason given the 11 holes-in-one he made.
The Star-Ledger's crime is worse. At least the NK media did not take someone else's scorecard and scrawl Kim Jong's name over it...
What's next? Crediting Corzine with Christie's 100+ corruption convictions? Wait for it....