Tough time with the plea?? You actually think this guy deserves to plea. The tickets are frivolous and unwarranted and they should and most likely be thrown out. I have it on good record that the officer in question is being “looked into” by the Bergen County Prosecutor as a result of a “good number” of complaints from his past, also parents not just from Willard but also Travel have stepped up in light of this blog.
Unfortunately it is a double edged sword when someone steps up to an abusive police officer, because they can be tagged as being disrespectful to the authorities, which by his posting and his responses in this blog, I do not get that he is like that. To me it seems he is doing what is right on a paternal, moral and ethical level. I hold no doubt that once this gentleman steps into Judge Sheridan’s courtroom it will be clear to see what type of person he is and if he’s there on behalf of his ego or what is best for our community.
I will note this; although questionable, it seems this this blog is doing exactly what he wants it to do. It is exposing the truth and/or placing doubt on the level of the people. He does state that he admits to doing wrong but that does not give the officer the right to be a jerk. It’s easy to see that this blog has gotten the attention of local police personnel, and if you feel you have the right to treat people poorly than maybe you should think twice. It’s not like this gentleman was committing a violent crime. He shows NO malice towards any other officers so why is it that you all seem to think he is?
He felt he was treated poorly and it now seems that he was not alone, so maybe we should all take a step back and look at both sides before casting judgment on anyone.
This officer is a reflection of the Village of Ridgewood, and he should be able to write tickets as he feels fit, as long as it has just cause and is done in a professional and non-degrading manner. As for the father, he parked in a no parking zone. He got a ticket but the officer thought he was going to be wise and write him up for a violation that holds a larger fine. That in itself speaks loud enough to the judge that this officer thinks he is always entitled to be the smarter one no matter what. I had sat on the “bench” for 23 years and there are ALWAYS tell-tale signs that expose someone in authority that is abusing the powers bestowed upon them. Being a police officer is not a position that holds any place for being revengeful no matter what is said. There is a aspect of “reasonable cause” and this gentleman who parked his car in front of a school after dismissal to unload something, and in my opinion, his justification leans more on the side of the officer being a little more aggressive than needed.