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Sep 28, 2018 7 tweets 2 min read Twitter logo Read on Twitter
THREAD: Since I published a secret recording last week of the Bergen County Sheriff going on a racist rant I've fielded several tips about shocking remarks made by public officials in Bergen County, NJ. In this thread I'll highlight two that recently aired in public meetings.1/7
"I'd like to kill her, but I can't do that. I look at the 'Shawshank Redemption' and say, 'Hmmm.'" - Englewood Cliffs Police Chief Michael Cioffi on Englewood Cliffs Council President Carrol McMorrow. 2/7
That remark was made on a tape recording made by Cioffi and played by McMorrow at Thursday night's council meeting. The tape was released as part of a lawsuit that both are embroiled in. Hear the tape at 12:45:… 3/7
"Maybe that kid deserved to get the crap beat out of him, because you don’t know. I’m just keeping it real. Because you know some people do need a beat down."-Teaneck School Board Pres. Ardie Walser at a public meeting after a fight sent a freshman to hospital with concussion.4/7
Remarks were made at a Sept. meeting at end of discussion about arming school cops & bringing kids involved in fights to police station. Despite the weighty topic & concussed freshman, there was much laughter at the meeting. Full "beat down" comment attached. Link follows. 5/7
"Beat down" remark from Teaneck school board president starts at 51:45. He also talks about how he hit his own children, without regrets. He added: "If they need a behind whipping, that’s what they need, but it has to be done I think thoughtfully." 6/7…
So I guess I'm just trying to say, while you may be paying full attention to #KavanaughHearings, there’s plenty you may be missing at your local council & school board meetings. 7/7

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