Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Fascism, Jersey-Style: The Harrowing Saga of Shawn Moore

Post a picture of your son with a .22 in New Jersey , and get a knock on the door from DYFS (New Jersey’s notoriously corrupt and incompetent "Department of Youth and Family Services"), along with an entire squadron of local bitch cops.

Seriously.  Via The Blaze, we get the story of Shawn Moore's interaction with The State, as told by his lawyer, Evan Nappen:

-NJ’s Department of Youth and Family Services (DYFS) came to his home, accompanied by police officers. They claimed to be responding to a call about a photo of a young boy holding a firearm.
-Without a search warrant, DYFS demanded entry into Moore’s home and access to all of his firearms. Moore was not initially there, but his wife called him.
-With his lawyer listening to the exchange on the phone with police and DFYS, Moore denied entry to his home and access to his safe where he stores his guns.
-When Moore requested the name of the DFYS representative, she refused to give it to him.
-After threatening to “take my kids,” the police and Family Services worker left — “empty handed and seeing nothing.

More from Nappen:

-The DYFS worker repeatedly demanded access to the house and for Moore to open his safe where the firearms were stored. She said that the guns should be catalogued and checked to make certain they were “properly registered.” (NJ does not require registration, it is voluntary.)
-The four police officers acted professionally, they were there at the request of DYFS.
-The worker refused to identify herself. Mr. Moore demanded that she giver her name. She refused and ran away.
-As of Tuesday morning, Mr. Nappen believes that DYFS is still pushing for an inspection, “which is not happening.”

Mr. Moore tells a slightly different version of the behavior of the thug cops from Carneys Point, NJ :

They kept trying to pressure me to open my safe. They had no warrant, no charges, nothing. I didn’t budge. I was told I was being “unreasonable” and that I was acting suspicious because I wouldn’t open my safe. Told me they were gonna get a search warrant. Told em go ahead. Nappen (my lawyer) asked me for the dyfs workers name. she wouldnt give it. i asked for credentials and she wouldnt show em. i tried to take a pic of her and she turned around real fast and walked away. After a while of them threatening to take my kids, get warrants and intimidation they left. Empty handed and seeing nothing.

The Blaze contacted Chief Robert DiGregorio of the Carneys Point PD to get the department’s account of what happened. Of course, the chief did not answer their calls or return their messages. Neither would DYFS, who refused to even give out the phone number of the Trenton office ("Google it", they were told, before being hung up on).

Nappen is a well-known lawyer in New Jersey. If he weren't, Scott Moore might have lost his son and been in prison on trumped-up charges.

Still think it's a good idea to give the government -any government- more power, when accountability to the public is now a thing of the past?

If you do...then you won't mind me calling you a fascist....

No comments: