It appears it is no longer about liberal judges. Yes, they put into
action these bad ideas because, no person in their right mind would
think it o.k. to allow criminals free reign of our streets. Liberals
only would allow this! Unfortunately, the arm of the drug cartels holds
deep in this state. How do you protect the load of product? You either
have the cops and politicians provide security for the load, or you
prevent the cops from seizing the load! Who got paid off and when? That
much money getting across the boarded doesn't go unused. Did you ever
wonder why cartel members are that far north? Business is probably that
good! It appears the generation in charge of our country is not very
good and have proven time and time again, THEY WILL FOLD ON A DIME. GOD
BLESS AMERICA, if there is anything left. Someone is going to have to
suck it up and defend America. What are you made of? MY COUNTRY IS OF
A society that makes enemies of the police had better learn to make
friends with its criminals. Brothers and Sisters its time to shut it
down. You have no support from your community, your administration, your
judges and AP's. Its open season on LEO's. They take away our ability to
do our job, they want our pension, and they want to make us work for
nothing. And for what? At what cost should we go out there and be
proactive? Who is going to stand behind us? NOBODY!!! Shut it down
brothers and sisters. All we have is each other and our families.
Pena-Flores + Supression hearing + The follow-up Federal civil rights
violation lawsuit = your career. DON'T LET THEM TAKE IT. Grab a cup of
coffee and enjoy.
After 20 years plus of making good collars for CDS. Its done Thanks to
the liberal Supreme Court of NJ. So people wonder why there is drugs in
our state. And then our bosses wonder why there is no CDS arrests. Well,
who is going to impound a vehicle, wake up a detective, an assist
prosecutor, type an affidavit for a superior court judge all for an odor
of burnt marijuana. I have let more people go for that compared to
handcuffing the occupants. Sad state of affairs in NJ. Its time to move
out of this liberal state.
With 4 years left until I retire and a 2 year old at home, it has just
added one more to the ever-growing list of reasons to move away from NJ.
I know the new rulings stink, but keep on nailing the bad guys. Just
articulate the heck out of each situation to demonstrate the exigent
circumstances. I spell out the lack of manpower to properly secure the
vehicle, safeguard it, detain the occupants, etc and how this will
eliminate the total officers on my shift (Midnights), thus endangering
the entire population; therefore I instruct my officers to carry on with
the search and I stand behind them 1000%. I also articulate a dated
memo from the Criminal Assignment Judge (Lawson of Monmouth County) that
says unless for a Homicide, we cannot "bother" a Superior Court Judge
(who gets $164,000 a year) to get a warrant signed. I put this on the
very top of the list of exigency reasons. And I will vigorously elicit
the assistance of various victim's and anti-drug/anti-gang groups, along
with the PBA and FOP (Statewide and Nationwide) to appeal any
suppression-dismissals based on what would be a valid search
pre-Pena-Flores/et al. When the Judges know that their "Diva" order not
to bother them will be made VERY PUBLIC, I doubt they will stand by
their own "order" to not be bothered.
Again, I know it stinks, but don't let the bad guys win-keep on going
after the bad guys; I for one will NOT let such scum hide behind these
ultra-Liberal and ultra-WRONG legal decisions.
At the end of the day, we're cops, we know right and wrong. As far as
most Judges, I have to ask whose side are they on.
I think it is BS to have to jump through all these hoops. You walk up to
a car you smell the odor, hello wrong doing has been done. So instead of
being able to do your job and take the bad guys off the streets this
great state has now showed that the criminals have more rights then us
cops. BS it is. I have a Drug dog at least that still works correctly in
Seems to me the High Courts are maybe just HIGH on themselves. We in NJ
have the most red tape to fight thru when it comes to Law Enforcement.
That's why almost any state would gladly take a transfer of a Jersey
Cop. We can paint by numbers the with the best of them, and still do
our jobs. I can't believe that the Criminals have more rights to break
the laws then we have to enforce the laws. Why make the entire
state suffer for the minority of the times that cops may be wrong. Now
it seems the cops are ALWAYS wrong when making arrests and the criminals
are ALWAYS right to break the laws. I am so confused, how about some
stupid ass defense attorney or judge set me straight why protect the
guilty at the risk of votes ?? Opps... I just made this political ! My
BAD !!! - Bilbo Baggins !
Don't forget that in my county they won't give a search warrant for a DP
offense. So if all you have is an odor of burnt marijuana and no
consent your hands are tied and they walk free. Idiocy at its finest.
Liberalism at its best! Great article, this should be sent to every
paper. Its okay the feel upset, I'm beyond that now and over it, they
(meaning the liberals) are more than likely getting paid off, there
simply is another other valid explanation for it. Its as simple as 2+2.
Prior to these last few rulings (Eckel, Pina-Flores, etc.) what about
our whole interior compartment. excluding trunk (lol) concept. Its
absurd and ridiculous! Corrupt Judges and Politicians!
The Supreme Court of NJ is doing a heck of a job. The new governor of NJ
is removing the wrong judges from the bench. He is preventing the
medical marijuana from being used for patients who need it but allowing
people to drive under the influence. Go figure ! What a state, NJ is in.
Great job putting all the nonsense on paper. It is absolutely
disgusting how these J/O judges sided with the criminal once again.
It's going to take something extreme (like one of their family members
murdered and the evidence weapon kept in trunk of a car that we can stop
but not search) to ever tip the scale back in our favor.
I am an aggressive patrol officer who, along with others, has had my
hands tied for retrieving narcotics and stolen property out of a
vehicle. Why doesn't Gov. Christie with his "Wisdom", take this to the
N.J. State Supreme Court so police officers can still do there job
trying to make the streets safer.
One more reason to leave the state in a few years.
The stupidity of our "highly" educated NJ Supreme Court never ceases to
I concur with the above article. But talking and writing about it,
instead of doing something is just a waste of time.........
Snippet from News12:
(07/12/10) CENTRAL ISLIP -
Authorities today accused two brothers and their cousin of
trafficking guns from Florida to Long Island. Police say Santos and
Carlos Garcia, and their cousin, Romel Garcia, sold illegal guns to
the notorious street gang MS-13 from a bodega in Central Islip.
You can bet your bippy they drove through NJ to get to Long Island from
Yep good move Supreme Court tie the troopers hands...anyone with nothing
to hide won't object to a vehicle search....
The State Supreme Court must be the "diva judges" written about. They
live behind a 12 ft high, ornate fence. They cannot see the crimes that
are being committed through their shrubs and tinted windows of their
cars. The real crime hear is they still keep their jobs and beat cops
are getting laid off!
The police officers of this state need to try and get a warrant at 3 AM
every night. This ruling would be overturned quick by ruining their
I can't wait to retire and smoke pot on my front porch, sitting in my
rocker. By then, it will be legal, its practically legal in your car
now! Who is going to spend hours getting a search warrant for personal
NJLawman, So very well written you hit the nail on the head.
Agreed, send this to all the papers see if anyone has the guts to print
So... Any chance the courts will actually grow a pair of balls in this
state? I'm tired of these old men with limp wrists judging what is right
for the people.
Just whose rights are they protecting by this retarded ruling anyway? Oh
yea I forgot, the Bloods aren't a violent, gun wielding gang, they're a
peaceful gathering of shit heads.
What I find painfully ironic is that the liberals are always out to
"protect our rights", especially Constitutional rights and even more
specifically those in the Bill of Rights. That is of course with the
exception of the Second Amendment because guns are dangerous, not those
criminals you have made it almost impossible for us to arrest and
convict, but those dirty guns...what a shame. I have few enough years on
I might just leave this state before they legislate the hours in which
I'm allowed to make a motor vehicle stop
This is part of the reason that after 6 years as a cop in NJ, I moved to
Texas. It's nice to be able to actually do your job as well as have
support from the courts and citizens.
Good article. Any wonder why NJ has 5 or more cities in the top 20 most
dangerous cities in the country. This is part of the answer to that. You
reap what you sow. More and more, drugs are invading suburban towns,
poisoning the children, our future. When the scum of the earth finally
arrive on the doorsteps and sidewalks of these ultra liberal justices we
have, maybe just maybe we will get laws to protect the good citizens of
this state. By the time that haopens though there wont be any good
citizens left. Good Job NJ Justices keep crusading for the criminals.
We chose this profession to help people and root out the scum, and at
the same time feed our families and back our fellow officers.
Unfortunately we are now looked at as the scum and the judiciary,
legislature, and towns don't want us to help either.
In addition, true blue is gone, only true to the chief and admin
prevails. To do a good, honest, and proactive job has disappeared.
To be a mope, brown nosing, numbers producer is now what is expected.
Just write the ticket and move on to write another. Don't back
your fellow officer it will get you in hot water, and please, please
don't expect to be paid well, get benefits, or have job security
anymore. This is not what I signed up for. That is all she wrote.
This profession is no longer an admirable one .
I hope that at the least this governor of ours appoints conservative
judges who overrule these mentally ill liberal judges. I seriously think
that liberalism is a form on mental illness. As a tax payer and resident
of the state I am completely DISGUSTED knowing that these criminals
operate in this state with no fear of being busted because the judges
are cowards and victimize the good people.
Something has to be done to change this ruling. It has taken away
our ability to do our jobs properly. It is probably the worst ruling
every in NJ and needs to be changed.
Article should be sent to all major newspapers in New Jersey!
The worse part is that they are also looking to outlaw the only weapon
that we still have which is consent searches. Its a shame!!
Finally someone says what we are all feeling ... It's easier to be a
criminal in NJ then an Officer
The citizens get the enforcement they deserve. When voting you have to
take into account the kind of judges that will be appointed by the
candidates. It was never meant to be so, but the real power is in the
Great article! Its a crying shame the liberal judges we have in this
State and how the tides are turning favoring criminals and NOT the law
Signed Coffee's up!
This article is so on the mark.
This article is right on point. Being a narcotics detective in NJ, I can
tell you from experience less and less is getting done on the streets
because of these ridiculous rulings by the courts. The cops are
Very well written. Couldn't of said it
better myself. NJ is ridiculous and is only getting worse. Your right,
what's the point of a search warrant?
Let me preface this by saying I am not
in law enforcement, although I do have friends who are. This is
ridiculous. Why aren't police allowed to do their jobs anymore?
Couldn't have been written better.
Nothing like handcuffing cops that are
trying to ensure the safety of the public. Well it's not all bad news,
at least they put in place a system to quickly and easily get telephonic
Very well said.
NJ is to liberal, the minute I retire
I am moving out...
Great article, couldn't be more on the
The NJ courts have always been tough
on searches, but these cases are just too much. If I called a
sergeant in my city to get a search warrant for a car I would be laughed
off the department.