Fair Lawn Adding New Police Officer

The town will swear in Anthony Burgos as its newest police officer next week.

The , down to 54 officers since the , will swear in a new officer early next week to bring its force numbers back up to 55.

The new officer, Anthony Burgos, will be sworn in at next Tuesday's council meeting, Chief Erik Rose said.

Rose said Burgos, who previously worked in Paterson and is bilingual, will be a great asset to the department.

Like current , Burgos was laid off from Paterson's police force in 2011. Unlike Rodriguez, who decided to leave Fair Lawn and return to Paterson when offered his job back, Rose said Burgos has already indicated that he prefers to work in Fair Lawn and would not accept an offer to return to Paterson.


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Tommy P September 10, 2012 at 02:45 AM
I understand you would like to marginalize my perspective because you perceive it as a threat to your pay check. I know you hate to admit it, but I am right about the extra rights. Those rights should bother you, because they can be turned on you. I am not attacking police in general, I had dinner with three in Radburn tonight. I just abhor the bad ones that abuse the system. I despise the extra rights they (and you) unfairly have. Not only in practice but as a matter of law. Orwell summed it up well in one line. Some pigs are more equal. United States Code is not "skewed documentation" it's the law. I went so far as to point to an example. Any idea how many others show up in LexisNexis? At idea how many people just give up? Some countries practiced Karl Marx's idea, some people still don't recognize they are a failure. John Locke has been very influential, but this discussion is not about philosophers who have been dead for generations.
Mitch September 10, 2012 at 04:39 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cnOl04Ladk&feature=youtube_gdata_player Government employees don't have extra rights, non-government employees just have fewer rights.
Tommy P September 10, 2012 at 12:07 PM
Repetitive maybe, substantive definately. Thank you for the kind words, I look forward to you "serving" me. Let's scroll up for a trip down memory lane. I pointed out extra rights. You demand proof, I give an example. You challenge the example, I sited federal law and a recent NJ case applying such. You ignore the legal cite, mock me and continue mischaracterizing the case which apparently the legalese got by you. Understandable for someone without a criminal justice degree. You then come up with some example of cops doing the right thing when off duty cops break the law, I guess to "disprove" bad cops exist? You claim we can't have an "intellectual" discussion because of your believe that I have a "beef with authority" when the reality is I have a "beef" with the abuses and extra rights. I clear that up for you, remind you of a law granting extra rights. You continue on the bent that I'm attacking police, deny the law then try to belittle my thinking by invoking a man that has been dead for centuries. A relative of mine once said (paraphrasing), "to have a discussion with someone who has suspended reason is like administering medicine to the dead". So I'll ask again. Will you concede that 42 U.S.C. 1983 grants civil servants extra rights? Specifically the ability to lie under oath during a criminal persecution? Does that bother you?
Tommy P September 10, 2012 at 09:07 PM
I may not be able to educate you on legal matters in this forum, but I'll take a shot that I am almost certain will fail. See Harlow v. Fitzgerald. Section 1983 requires that the official be shown to have violated "clearly established statutory or constitutional rights of which a reasonable person would have known". The case law sets the standard so high, that its in essence a blanket immunity. Regular citizens testifying can be charged with perjury even if they a reasonable person wouldn't have known. In practice, judges protect other government employees. The Jones case highlights my point.
Toms'aPAIN September 11, 2012 at 12:23 AM
Tommy boy, or "TP" as they call you. History has always had people charged with having "POWER" or extra rights as you call it, for if this is not the case, tyranny would prevail. Your soapbox beating down the very system that provides your freedom is becoming quite exhausting. If your bored or unhappy with the Great USofA move to Cuba, Castro needs a friend!


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