” Police in Perth Amboy, New Jersey said they were responding to a call about an emotionally disturbed person yesterday afternoon when they shot and killed 31 or 32-year-old Dixon Rodriguez on the street. Police say they found a knife on Rodriguez after shooting him. The officers who shot Rodriguez say he attacked them with the knife. Neither was seriously injured according to the local prosecutor, who is investigating the incident. Family and neighbors doubt the official story. Via the Star Ledger:
People who live in the neighborhood and at least one family friend were skeptical of the prosecutor’s account.
“ We don’t believe Dixon had a knife,” said Joel Perez, who lives nearby on Kearney Avenue. “(Dixon) was someone who had the mind of a six-year-old. It wasn’t in him to do something like this.”
Passerby Brenda Munoz told ABC-TV news she witnessed the shooting and heard an officer say, “I thought he had something.”
Munoz told the station she did not see a knife.
At least one surveillance camera apparently caught the incident on video. Prosecutors have seized that video but it has not been released. “
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RAW] Hero Cop Saves Man From Burning Car: Cape May Police Officer Scott Krissinger, New Jersey
” ‘A true hero’: Dramatic moment cop pulls unconscious driver from burning car and then runs back to save more people.
A New Jersey police officer is being hailed a ‘true hero’ after he ran towards a burning car and pulled out a man trapped inside and dragged him to safety.
Cape May Police Officer Scott Krissinger, 27, saw the burning truck on Monday night on Sunset Boulevard in West Cape May.
He pulled the unconscious driver, Gerald Ferrill, 61, of Mays Landing, out of the car and then went back again to see if there was anyone in the passenger seat.
The incredible rescue was caught on the police officer’s patrol car dash cam.
‘ He didn’t hesitate,’ Cape May Police Captain Rob Sheehan told NBC10. ‘He’s a hero in every sense of the word and we’re very happy to have him as a member of our department.’
Krissinger, a seven-year-veteran, says he was just doing his job.
‘ I think any of the officers at the Cape May Police Department would’ve done the same thing,’
Krissinger said. ‘I truly do. It just happened to me.’
Ferrill was taken to the hospital where he is in critical, but stable condition.
Witnesses told police that he was driving his truck with a flat tire and strange sounds were coming from the engine area prior to the fire.
‘ I would have to think the driver didn’t have much longer to stay in that situation without facing serious bodily injury,’ Captain Sheehan said.
‘ We’re very proud of him, obviously. He’s a credit to law enforcement as a whole.’ “
While we here at YouViewed spend plenty of pixels highlighting the abhorrent , criminal behavior of police actions that come to light we would like to think that we are fair and do our best to also bring to our reader’s attention acts of selflessness and bravery committed by those who take their oath to “protect and serve” very seriously . To that end we must commend Officer Scott Krissinger of the Cape May police department for his bravery in saving a man’s life at considerable risk to his own .
As you watch the dashcam video you would do well to note that Officer Krissinger hesitated not even for a second in deciding the best course of action and leapt from his patrol vehicle and rushed to the aid of the unconscious motorist even as the smoke and flames poured forth from the engulfed vehicle . We wish you a heartfelt well done Officer Krissinger . Thank you for your service and God bless you .
” Drivers could possibly be pulled over for snacking, smoking or putting on make-up behind the wheel under a bill that has been advanced in the New Jersey Assembly.
The proposed law would fine drivers found to “engage in any activity unrelated to the operation of a motor vehicle in a manner that interferes with the safe operation of the vehicle.”
The bill advanced by a 12-0 vote Monday in the Assembly’s transportation committee. It does not spell out which activities would and would not be considered distracted driving, instead leaving that determination up to police. “
This is all the proof one needs that a world run by lawyers is a world gone mad . It also provides further confirmation that the Founder’s goal of a citizen legislature that met when necessary to conduct important State business has given way to a political/bureaucratic class of prohibitionists that must forever be outlawing something in order to justify it’s continued existence . How far we have fallen .
Yet worse even than the politico’s fervent need to legislate us into peonage is the fact that the very laws that they write are so vague as to make them virtual carte blanche abuse cards for law enforcement . The buffoons crave the power of lawgiving yet are too lazy and too ignorant to even write the laws well enough to be enforced .
What sort of law concedes the power to determine (“leaving that determination up to police“) what constitutes a crime to the very body charged with enforcing said laws ? That is the very definition of the “police state” . Shame on the New Jersey assembly and shame on the voters of New Jersey .
” Paul Anthony Ciancia is a 23-year-old that was described by classmates as a loner. His family is from Salem, New Jersey. He was a victim of bullying during high school and played in the marching band. Many have speculated who is he, and most importantly to a few, what political party did he support. If you guessed “Tea Party”, you’d be wrong.
Well, as it turns out that the Salem County Clerk’s office has a way to tell you for sure. For $12, you can pull the voter registration records of anyone that signed up in the county. One man on the internet named “Mike” did just that to end the dispute once and for all. Turns out that the Paul Anthony Ciancia of Salem, New Jersey, born in 1990, that moved to LA, California, was a registered Democrat.”
It’s time to ban the hate … ban liberals with guns …
* UPDATE : This post has turned out to be popular beyond our wildest dreams so we felt the need for a bit of clarification . Due to a shortage in our editorial staff we were unable to corroborate the central claim to this story . Admittedly we only had an hour or so to try and find a link to the voter registration rolls and we failed to do so . It would have been very helpful had the original source provided a link to “Mike’s” disclosure and we would be grateful to any reader that can provide back-up to the assertion that Ciancia is in fact a registered democrat .
Until said corroboration comes to light we feel that we should qualify our assertion with the term “allegedly” in the hopes of maintaining our reputation for accuracy and so as to not become just another rumor-mongering rag like so much of the boot-licking MSM . In the meantime enjoy this video from earlier in the year that makes the point that a large proportion of America’s mass shooters come from the Left and are not , as the media would have you believe , “right-wing gun nuts” .
Father Sent To Jail And Barred From Seeing His Son For Four Years After He Was Found With Unloaded Gun In Back Of His Car Among Possessions As He Moved House
” A desperate father has been banned from seeing his young son for four years after he was found with an unloaded gun he legally owned in the back of his car among his possessions as he moved house.
Brian Aitken was arrested in 2009 as he was moving back from Colorado to New Jersey to be near his child after a divorce. He was later convicted of possessing a gun and sentenced to seven years’ prison.
Now the New York University graduate and digital media entrepreneur is using a crowdfunding website to raise funds so he can write a book about his ordeal and hopefully be reunited with his little boy.
The saga began when Aitken’s mother called 911 after he arrived with his possessions piled high at her house in New Jersey, but she didn’t complete the call. The police arrived regardless and after questioning her she explained that she was concerned for Aitken’s welfare following his divorce.
The officers then called Aitken, who by that stage had left, and coerced him to return. When he arrived, the officers searched his car and found three locked, unloaded handguns in the trunk. He was then arrested.
Although Governor Chris Christie commuted Aitken’s sentence after he had spent four months, and his 27th birthday, in prison, his saga continues.
He is still labeled a felon and therefore cannot own a gun, cannot vote, and cannot travel overseas because his passport was revoked.”
Here is Brian’s Indiegogo site : Help me publish my book, take my case to the Supreme Court, and get my son back. Support his efforts if you can.
Below is a more indepth article about Mr Aitken’s horrific introduction to the People’s State of New Jersey .
” So how did a young father end up spending his 27th birthday behind bars? It is quite a saga but one worth reading.
In 2008, one year prior to Aitken’s arrest, then Governor Corzine (the same of the MF Global failure now being sued by the feds), signed into law an amendment which made illegal possession of firearms a second degree felony. It was a fourth degree felony previously. The change in the law made possession of a firearm a “violent crime”. There were various exemptions from this law facilitating certain types of gun possession but clearly the possible penalties and difficulties on gun owners had increased.”
Do what you can to support Mr Aitken’s efforts , they will benefit us all .
” A World War II veteran and the nation’s oldest living Medal of Honor recipient has died in New Jersey.
Nicholas Oresko, an Army master sergeant who was badly wounded as he single-handedly took out two enemy bunkers during the Battle of the Bulge in 1945, died Friday night at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, hospital officials announced Saturday. He was 96.”
At 28, Oresko was the platoon leader when automatic fire pinned down his unit. Realizing a machine gun in a nearby bunker needed to be eliminated, Oresko moved out alone in the morning darkness, braving bullets that zipped about him, until he was close enough to throw a grenade into the German bunker. He rushed the bunker and used his M-1 rifle to kill the soldiers who survived the grenade blast.”
” M/Sgt. Oresko was a platoon leader with Company C, in an attack against strong enemy positions. Deadly automatic fire from the flanks pinned down his unit. Realizing that a machinegun in a nearby bunker must be eliminated, he swiftly worked ahead alone, braving bullets which struck about him, until close enough to throw a grenade into the German position. He rushed the bunker and, with pointblank rifle fire, killed all the hostile occupants who survived the grenade blast. Another machinegun opened up on him, knocking him down and seriously wounding him in the hip. Refusing to withdraw from the battle, he placed himself at the head of his platoon to continue the assault. As withering machinegun and rifle fire swept the area, he struck out alone in advance of his men to a second bunker. With a grenade, he crippled the dug-in machinegun defending this position and then wiped out the troops manning it with his rifle, completing his second self-imposed, 1-man attack. Although weak from loss of blood, he refused to be evacuated until assured the mission was successfully accomplished. Through quick thinking, indomitable courage, and unswerving devotion to the attack in the face of bitter resistance and while wounded, M /Sgt. Oresko killed 12 Germans, prevented a delay in the assault, and made it possible for Company C to obtain its objective with minimum casualties.”
God bless you Master Sgt. Oresko and thank you for your service . Godspeed .
” New York’s the pits — especially when it comes to economic development, according to a new study.
The Empire State ranked dead last when it comes to its economic outlook based on Albany’s tax policy.
The report, authored by economists Arthur Laffer, Jonathan Williams and Stephen Moore, gives New York state, along with New Jersey (45) and California (46), low marks because of excessive tax and spending policies that hurt businesses and individuals.
“We hate to keep picking on California, New Jersey and New York, but they continue to be models of how not to govern a state,” the report warned. “These three states,” the report continued, “impose tax rates at or near the highest in the nation and about twice the national average.”
New York placed 50th for its high personal and corporate tax rates, 12.62 percent and 15.99 percent, respectively.
Which states did the report say had the best economic climate? The top five were Utah, South Dakota, Virginia, Wyoming and Idaho.”
” New Jersey is experiencing a shortage of doctors. In fact, it’s projected that by 2020 the state will be about 3,000 primary care physicians short of what is needed to give optimal health care.
The top five reasons for physicians leaving are:
- Better salary offered outside of New Jersey
- Cost of living in New Jersey
- Better job/practice opportunities in desired locations outside of New Jersey
- Taxes in New Jersey
- Affordable Housing “
Now Testicle-Eating Fish Related To The Piranha Is Caught In NEW JERSEY Lake Weeks After It Was Found In France
” A New Jersey pensioner hooked a massive surprise this weekend when he reeled in an exotic fish notorious for reportedly killing men by ripping off their testicles from a public park’s lake.
When 77-year-old Tom Boylan caught the 10-inch fish on Saturday he was struck by how much it looked like a piranha and took it home and stored it in his freezer overnight.
The next day he visited a local aquarium and was told the fish was in fact a pacu, known as the ‘Ball Cutter’, the pacu has reportedly been responsible for the deaths of two fishermen in the Pacific, who died from blood loss after the fish had bitten off their testicles.”
” The Garden State is adding an entire class of air rifles to their banned “Assault Weapons” list. The New Jersey Firearms Investigation Unit, which in accordance with state law, has declared that air rifles featuring noise reduction devices count as suppressed firearms, which are banned.
Lumping them in with silencers, the New Jersey State Police has made the decision to add all air rifles equipped with noise reducers to their list of illegal guns — specifically the Gamo Whisper .177 and .22 DX models and anything “substantially identical.” The New Jersey police consider any noise reducer that uses internal baffles a silencer.
The New Jersey Second Amendment Society (NJ2AS) recently obtained a copy of the new interpretation and posted it on their website.
“By definition, the Gamo Whisper is considered a firearm by NJS 2C:39-1f,” reads Lieutenant Joseph Genova’s notice (.pdf). “As such, the definition of a firearm silencer is defined by NJS 2C:391g which states, ‘”Firearm silencer” means any instrument, attachment, weapon or appliance for causing the firing of any gun, revolver, pistol or other firearm.’” “
” A raging fire that apparently started in a custard shop tore through a New Jersey shore boardwalk Thursday, destroying more than 30 businesses in a tourist mecca just recovering from the damage it sustained in Superstorm Sandy.
Flames and thick black smoke billowed from a long stretch of the boardwalk in Seaside Park, collapsing buildings as the fire quickly spread north into neighboring Seaside Heights, where the MTV reality series “Jersey Shore” was filmed. “
” According to published reports, 42-year-old Shawn Custis, the suspect named earlier today in the brutal nanny cam home invasion in Millburn, was arrested this evening in Inwood, Manhattan. Shortly before the arrest, Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and Millburn Police Chief Gregory G. Weber announced warrants had been issued for his arrest. “
” Earlier this week a local resident, Larry Bathgate, discovered a World War II-era mine partially buried in the sand in the ocean about 10 feet off the beach in Bay Head, New Jersey. It was not known whether or not there were explosives inside the mine, so authorities took precautions and cleared the area so they could detonate the weapon.
It is possible the mine was used in military training during World War I or World War II. It is not believed any explosives were inside, but authorities could not say for sure initially, reported the Asbury Press. It was a large mine weighing hundreds of pounds. To be on the safe side, officials cleared the area and evacuated about 15 homes. The Coast Guard kept boats away from the scene.
NBC News Philadelphia reported divers from the Naval Weapons Station Earle blew up the mine on Wednesday, using a 10-pound charge of C-4 explosives.”
” The New Jersey General Assembly unanimously passed bill A3788 on Monday, which prohibits the release of firearm owners’ personal information from being obtained by the public. Currently that information is made private by regulation but can be obtained through New Jersey’s Open Public Records Law. The newly passed bill ensures that the information stays private.
Under the new law, only law enforcement officials and the courts will have access to the personal information of gun owners in the state.
The bill was just one of several gun-related pieces of legislation recently passed in the state. Some of the bills include A3668 which prohibits the state pension fund from investing in companies that manufacture or sell assault firearms for civilian use, A3687 which prohibits those on the federal terrorist watch list from buying guns, A3796 which allows those who possess illegal guns 180 days to dispose of them, and A3659 which bans .50-caliber rifles.”
” An explosive new report claims New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez courted a married newspaper publisher and took her on an exclusive beach vacation to the home of his friend, the then-governor of Puerto Rico. The New York Post reports that photos provided to the newspaper show Menendez, 59, and Cecilia Reynolds enjoying a getaway on the island. One picture shows Ms Reynolds, 50, sitting naked on a beach and smiling at the camera ‘suggestively,’ according to the Post.”
” Two New Jersey fishermen were out on the open seas when a big one very nearly caught them!
Clint Simek and Tom Rostron Jr. were on the Atlantic Ocean 40 miles south of New York City when an 8-foot shark grabbed one of their baits and pounced aboard their small craft.
The duo were paralysed by fear and ended up cowering in the aft of their 30ft boat whilst the ferocious shark began violently thrashing around on deck.
With the fish’s two inch teeth clear for them to see, the sailors decided to wait until the fish began to tire before tying it up.
In the meantime, the frenetic shark began eating everything in sight including cushions, speakers and even the boats decking through which water began to seep.”
” During his visit to the Jersey Shore with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie Tuesday, President Obama referred to the wrong city in Oklahoma devastated by a tornado last week.
Even though Mr. Obama had just visited the city of Moore, Okla. Sunday and toured the path of destruction the tornado left, in remarks in Asbury Park, New Jersey Tuesday he sent a shout-out to the victims in Monroe, Okla., which is more than 200 miles to the east of Moore.
“You can count on the fact that you won’t be alone. Your fellow citizens will be there for you. Just like we’ll be there for folks in Breezy Point and Staten Island, and obviously we’re going to be there for folks in Monroe, Okla.” ”
Our “smartest president ever” adds to his ever-growing collection of idiotic gaffs .
Now we find this gem. This woman, Nora Craig, absolutely gets it and takes the anti gun lawmakers running the meeting to task.
“It’s not your job to protect me,” she told elected officials. “It’s not your job to defend me. It’s your job to protect the Constitution and protect my rights to defend myself.” “
” We got our hands on a video clip showing the demolition of the Seaside Heights, N.J., Star Jet roller coaster that was sucked into the sea last year and became a half-submerged icon of the damage wrought on the state by hurricane Sandy. Shot on May 14, during a visit by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Prince Harry, the clip will be part of a documentary called Heart of the Shore by 250 Productions.”
” Before the smoke had cleared after the terror attacks during the Boston Marathon last month, New Jersey Senator Frank Lautenberg employed Obama’s favorite axiom of never letting a good crisis go to waste by immediately proposing major changes to federal laws pertaining to loose gun powder and explosives.
Reports quickly emerged after the bombing that the terrorists had used black powder for the explosive component of their pressure cooker bombs and this news prompted Lautenberg to action.
On April 23, Lautenberg introduced S. 792, the Explosive Materials Background Check Act. Originally, the Senator submitted the bill as a shell bill–meaning it was not fully written–but this month he has finally submitted the full text of his bill.
An analysis of the text reveals some disturbing changes ton current law. Lautenberg’s changes in the explosives law would seriously hamper history reenactor hobbyists, black powder hunters, sportsmen, target shooters, and anyone that loads their own ammo with modern smokeless gun powder or the older style black powder.
One change would require those that want to buy and store either smokeless powder or black powder to get a new license–at a rate of $50 every three years–to allow them to do so. The bill also says that they will only be allowed to have “limited” supplies but does not seem to say what amount would exceed those limits.”
CONFISCATION! NJ Senators CAUGHT Mocking Gun Owners Committee Meeting May 9, 2013
” Audio captured and brought to attention by NJ2AS members
Loretta Weinberg (D-37), Sandra Cunningham (D-31), and Linda Greenstein (D-14), Nellie Pou (D-35)
What’s that you say?! They aren’t coming for our guns you say?!
This is INCREDIBLE!
We’ve narrowed down to who we believe was speaking in this video.”
New Jersey “Assault” Rifle
” You may not know this, but by a twist of fate of New Jersey’s state laws, the standard Marlin Model 60 semi-automatic rifle is seen as a sinister death-dealer. Yes, the same little 22 caliber, tube-fed Model 60 that is the rifle of choice for target practice around the country is seen in the Garden State as being an assault rifle. How did this happen? Read on…
This innocent looking rifle, popular with small game hunters and youth shooting sports programs, had a tubular magazine that could hold 19-rounds (gasp!) of .22LR and even larger quantities (oh the humanity!) of shorter .22 Long, and .22 Short/CB rounds. Even though some 11-million of these firearms had been produced, the State considered them to be 11-million too many.
As such, any of these evil Marlins owned prior to 1990 by New Jersey residents could be grandfathered in –if they were registered. New models with the same 18+1 magazine that Marlin had sold for thirty years were forbidden to sell in the state.
In New Jersey itself, the State Supreme Court has made clear that the letter of the 1990 law has to be followed, even if such an innocent rifle as the Model 60 is scapegoated because of the bad legislation. In the 1996 ruling “State v. Pelleteri, 683 A. 2d 555 – NJ: Appellate Div. 1996,” the court looked at the case of Joseph Pelleteri who was charged with having an illegal 18-shot Marlin Model 60 in his possession that was not registered as an “assault firearm” with the State.
Pelleteri was a competition sports shooter who won the Marlin as a prize in a match (in police combat shooting!) during the late 1980s. This lucky winner never shot the gun; in fact, it was encountered in 1996 still in Pelleteri’s safe with the factory tags still on the rifle. When found, he was charged, convicted, and that conviction affirmed on appeal with the state Supreme Court saying, “”When dealing with guns, the citizen acts at his own peril.”