The record is the most vetoes of any Governor in New Jersey history.
ANd what did he veto to break the record? Putting cameras in police cars to record traffic pullovers.
Video cameras for police activities seem like a good idea to me.
Cameras at police scenes don’t just capture police misconduct and hold them accountable; they have also been associated with drastic changes in police behavior. One recent study on body-worn cameras found that wearing a camera resulted in a “more than a 50% reduction in the total number of incidents of use-of-force compared to control-conditions” and a nearly 90 percent cut in complaints from citizens.Why did he "pocket veto" the legislation? He didn't say. Personally, I think Christie is no different in his actions than, say, Rick Perry. He just does it with a NJ style rather than with Texas braggadocio.
Christie promises one thing, and shamelessly take on the opposite action.
He recently said:
“We will end the failed war on drugs that believes that incarceration is the cure of every ill caused by drug abuse,” Governor Christie stated, “We will make drug treatment available to as many of our non-violent offenders as we can and we will partner with our citizens to create a society that understands that every life has value and no life is disposable.”He then went on to immediately pocket veto Senate Bill 1220, would have ensured patients enrolled in New Jersey’s medical marijuana program would be able to receive organ transplants and not be disqualified because of their medicinal use of cannabis.
He can't get away from his prosecutor, strong-arm mentality. I have never, ever voted for a prosecutor for public office. After all, a prosecutor signs a piece of paper, and your life, as you know it, is over. And if they get a phoney indictment, falsify evidence, or just drop charges prior to trial, there are no repercussions for them.
Last month, Anderson -- Morton's prosecutor who in 2001 became a judge -- pleaded no contest to a court order to show cause for withholding exculpatory evidence. A judgment of contempt from the clerk's office of the 26th Judicial District, Williamson County, Texas, said the court found "Anderson in criminal contempt of court on the matters set out in the show cause order..."I don't understand why he was so popular; I suppose it is because of the "no-nonsense" image he projects. But just like his NYC analogue, Rudy Giuliani, another famous prosecutor turned elected politician (prosecutors are already politicians), when put under the light, their reputations rapidly unravel. Guiliani, who had dreams of being POTUS, is one of the most unpopular NY ex-politicians due to his ugliness and self-serving promotion over 9/11 even though his negligence cost the lives of many firefighters.
Anderson's punishment pales in comparison to Morton's experience. The former prosecutor stepped down from his position as a judge and agreed to 10 days in jail. He then served only five of those days, under Texas laws involving good behavior behind bars.
He also agreed to a $500 fine, 500 hours of community service, and the loss of his law license, according to the Innocence Project, a legal clinic affiliated with Yeshiva University's Cardozo Law School.
I truly believe that Christie will not be able to complete his term.