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  •  Why were they so reluctant to give out the video? (1+ / 0-)
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    •  Lots of the texts and emails indicate a deliberate (4+ / 0-)

      attempt to stonewall the public on everything.

      "When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty (Antonin Scalia, John Boner, or Scotty Walker (pick your favorite) said in rather a scornful tone, "it means just what I choose it to mean -- neither more nor less."

      by Eman on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 01:38:18 PM PST

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      •  But this is very early on (1+ / 0-)
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        and it seems like it would be something that would support their claim that there was a traffic study. And yet they're all up in arms about it.

        •  Down in appendix E or F I think (3+ / 0-)
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          The emails seem to imply that there was a different legitimate traffic study.  It is hard to follow the threads, but there are references that seem to indicate the original traffic study will need to be redone because of "TL24" during the week of September 9.

          I'm hopeful other readers will decode all of that.

          "When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty (Antonin Scalia, John Boner, or Scotty Walker (pick your favorite) said in rather a scornful tone, "it means just what I choose it to mean -- neither more nor less."

          by Eman on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 01:46:09 PM PST

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          •  TL24 is Toll Lane 24 (2+ / 0-)
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            the toll lane that remained open once the dastardly deed was afoot.

          •  So basically, they weren't supposed to (0+ / 0-)

            close the toll lanes and were afraid to release vid because it would show data that was unrelated to what they were really doing? I'm still confused but this seems to be the general direction of things.

            •  Sorry there was a study (2+ / 0-)
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              but they weren't supposed to close the toll lanes as part of it.

              •  Yes, "TL24" actually interfered with the actual (3+ / 0-)
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                legitimate study if I am reading the emails correctly and that is why they were saying they would have to re-do whatever the actual study was.

                "When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty (Antonin Scalia, John Boner, or Scotty Walker (pick your favorite) said in rather a scornful tone, "it means just what I choose it to mean -- neither more nor less."

                by Eman on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 01:54:28 PM PST

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                •  So they hijacked it, basically (2+ / 0-)
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                  To intentionally produce traffic problems. Which is why Foye is so upset.

                  •  Given that they say media relations and (3+ / 0-)
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                    "law" (I'm assuming the Governor's legal team) should be involved in the decision about whether or not to turn over the videos, I think it is pretty clear that they knew they were too revealing about the intentional chaos that was caused.

                  •  Exec Director Foye seems most furious about (3+ / 0-)
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                    established procedures NOT being followed.

                    Especially not notifying local constituents and public emergency services in advance.

                    "I am appalled by the lack of process, failure to inform our customers and Fort Lee and most of all by the dangers created to public interest, so I am reversing this decision now effective as soon as TBT and PAPD tell me it is safe to do so today," Foye wrote.
                    His email is scathing.

                    Now we have David Samson, the Christie crony Christie is still trying to protect, on paper threatening retaliation against Foye.

                    "After my initial calls I don't think this is correct," Rechler said. "I also called Baroni who didn't think this was the case."

                    But Samson insisted Foye was the source of the leak, and in an early morning e-mail sent to Rechler on Sept. 18, he said Foye "made a big mistake....

                    in this case, he's playing in traffic, made a big mistake."

                    Why hasn't Samson been forced to resign?

                    "When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty (Antonin Scalia, John Boner, or Scotty Walker (pick your favorite) said in rather a scornful tone, "it means just what I choose it to mean -- neither more nor less."

                    by Eman on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 03:35:19 PM PST

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