Nothing portrays the hypocrisy of our masters and rulers more that this little foray into the Don Imus affair by New Jersey Governor, John Corzine. He is speeding to an "affair of state" to broker a peace deal between girl basketball players with freshly straightened hair, and an infantile old dope wearing a cowboy hat. A state trooper is recklessly driving an suv, breaking NJ law, speeding, while the gov is also breaking the law with no seat belt. The predictable happens and they try and pin the whole thing on some guy in a pick up truck.
What would the NJ State Police and legal system do to you?
Corzine’s Speed Put at 91 M.P.H. Near Crash Site
By DAVID KOCIENIEWSKI NYT
Published: April 18, 2007
CAMDEN, N.J., April 17 — In the seconds before Gov. Jon S. Corzine was critically injured in an accident last Thursday, the Chevrolet Suburban he was riding in was traveling 91 miles per hour, 26 m.p.h. over the posted speed limit, according to a crash data recorder retrieved from the vehicle.
The superintendent of the state police, Col. Joseph R. Fuentes, said Tuesday that the trooper driving the vehicle, Robert J. Rasinski, had told investigators that he did not know how fast he was traveling as he led Mr. Corzine’s two-car caravan, emergency lights flashing, from an Atlantic City speech to a meeting at the governor’s mansion in Princeton.
But the recorder clocked the speed at 91 m.p.h. five seconds before the Suburban collided with a white pickup truck, and at 30 m.p.h. when it slammed into a guardrail along the shoulder of the Garden State Parkway, the police said.
Mr. Corzine, who was not wearing a seat belt, was thrown from the front passenger seat to the back, breaking his thigh bone in two places, a dozen ribs, his breastbone and collarbone and a lower vertebra. He remains in critical condition and on a ventilator after three operations on his leg.
Colonel Fuentes said that troopers who drive the governor and other state officials are given discretion to use the emergency lights and exceed the speed limit in cases of an emergency and, because of security concerns, are advised not to let the governor’s vehicle remain “bogged down in a traffic jam.” But “if it’s a nonemergency situation, we would ask them to obey the traffic laws and the speed laws,” Colonel Fuentes said in a late-afternoon conference call with reporters.