Name out reprehensible bullying
Let me first state in all candor and in full disclosure that I’ve identified Amy DeGise since she was born and I’ve been a pal of her household for extra years than I can keep in mind. Having unhappy that, I can’t stand idly by whereas she is being brutalized.
I’m not trying to defend Amy in a few of her resolution making. I definitely want she had acted in another way; however, having mentioned that, I’m not going to desert her and permit her to be thrown to the wolves. Allow us to all not overlook that Amy in her temporary profession has proven herself to be a caring, efficient and conscientious public servant. Who amongst us has not completed one thing they remorse doing? “Individuals who do actually great things have flaws.” Not my phrases, however these of our forty fourth president, Barack Obama.
Wanting on the present controversy, I don’t query individuals calling Amy to job, whether or not for political or governmental causes. That’s their proper and prerogative. What I do query is the motivation for the assaults and the failure of these main the assaults to face up and communicate out when egregious conduct is happening. Amy is being bullied, threatened and harassed on-line. In truth, there have been threats made on her life that are being investigated by the police. But, those that have began the fireplace stand idly by and have taken a vow of silence, refusing to name out reprehensible conduct. I have no idea whether or not the silence is out of concern or as a result of it serves the political goal of the leaders of the assault canine.
I ask you, does The Jersey Journal aspire to be a newspaper or merely a part of the tabloid press that revels in sensationalism? I ask those that for their very own political causes sit idly by whereas disgusting conduct continues, is it solely Republicans in Washington who lack the braveness to talk our or does it lengthen to Progressive Democrats in Hudson County?
Donato Battista, Jersey Metropolis
JJ speaks reality to energy
The Jersey Journal deserves an excessive amount of credit score for exposing the numerous traffic violations, housing questions and different examples of a spoiled daughter of a robust politician. That’s the reason we have now a free press in the USA — to report the reality, it doesn’t matter what politician or different highly effective particular person or group doesn’t like it.
Amy DeGise is a spoiled youngster of a robust politician and he or she has a protracted record of minor violations, lives in sponsored housing regardless of her earnings, and a horrific hit-and-run accident which the Journal has diligently reported. The idea for individuals who run for workplace is that they are going to obey the legal guidelines they assist to create. She clearly has not and he or she deserves a lot of the criticism that she has obtained.
One other youngster of a robust politician, Rob Menendez Jr., lately won the Democratic primary after the political leaders aligned together with his father, Sen. Robert Menendez, stored any potential opponents at bay. Rob could also be nice, however he doesn’t have a monitor document and the one cause that he ran and gained is the facility of his very influential father.
As a citizen who’s curious about discovering the perfect candidate to vote for, it’s troublesome to search out an efficient and patronage-free candidate. Due to The Jersey Journal for exposing Amy DeGise’s apparent disregard for the legislation (a lot of legal guidelines) and carrying on the traditions of a free press.
William W. Owens, Jersey Metropolis
It’s a Dem machine lock
Since it’s inconceivable that voters would ever vote in opposition to the Hudson County Democratic machine, the one means that an office-holder-for-life can lose their place is to truly be incarcerated … or resign.
Therefore Tom DeGise’s efforts to circle the wagons, name in favors, and preserve his daughter from leaving workplace. Fairly a household legacy.
Welcome to deprave New Jersey.
Doug Rubin, Princeton
Risks of one-party rule
Gary Spingarn’s column on his fellow Hudson County Democratic officers (“Hudson Dems’ recent track record is disgraceful,” Aug. 9) is an correct critique of the powers that be, and a cautionary story of the vanity, unaccountability and abuses that stem from one-party rule. To the rogue’s gallery of the appropriately named Vainieri, Stack and Amy DeGise (who, one other article in the identical version exhibits, collects the unbelievable sum of almost $200,000 a yr as a first-year Jersey Metropolis council member and as an “Apprenticeship Coordinator” — no matter that entails — at a county college whereas additionally showing to be an ordinary motorized vehicle scofflaw) could possibly be added the next fellow vacationers:
Fulop, Fife and Santos (promoting out their municipalities to builders, rendering them unaffordable and unrecognizable to longtime residents); Davis (ditto, plus shenanigans involving the Marist College property and selective reminiscence concerning his marketing campaign donors); Cunningham (like DeGise, a a number of motorized vehicle violator with the added distinction of two DWI fees (certainly one of which was dismissed for lack of evidence) and an obvious try to make use of her affect to get out of the final one); DeGise’s father, Tom, (like Vainieri, concerned within the ICE debacle, and chilled the First Modification rights of peaceful picketers against his place whereas utilizing taxpayer-funded law-enforcement as a form of private guard service); and, after all, Sacco (holding public jobs and a number of public workplaces on the identical time, and misusing a public park to accommodate classroom trailers for the final 21 years).
It’s a sordid, disgusting sample extra attribute of a legal group than a respectable political occasion. But this bunch (and others like them) preserve getting reelected. To me, this record alone delegitimizes the Democratic Celebration, however apparently I’m within the minority. God forbid an evil, depraved Republican or unknown unbiased be elected to any workplace in Hudson County. Who is aware of what injury they may do!
John Woodmaska, Kearny
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