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N.J. state troopers face probe for 'Death Race 2012' down Parkway to AC
NJ.com ^ | August 22, 2011 | By Christopher Baxter/Statehouse Bureau

Posted on 04/22/2012 2:53:40 AM PDT by SMGFan

TRENTON — The State Police are investigating complaints that two troopers escorted a caravan of luxury sports cars at speeds in excess of 100 mph down the Garden State Parkway to Atlantic City last month. The occupants included former Giants running back and sports car enthusiast Brandon Jacobs, according to a source with knowledge of the trip.

In the complaints, obtained by The Star-Ledger, witnesses said that in the early afternoon March 30, they saw two State Police patrol cars with their emergency lights flashing driving in front of and behind the southbound caravan, which included dozens of Porsches, Lamborghinis, Ferraris and other vehicles, all with their license plates covered with tape.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: troopergate
Maybe they donated to the PBA and received a shield? Or Dad is on the job?
1 posted on 04/22/2012 2:53:48 AM PDT by SMGFan
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To: SMGFan

I hate the NJ Turnpike and GSP; they’re death-traps.

“You from Joisey? I’m from Joisey. What exit you from?”


2 posted on 04/22/2012 3:33:53 AM PDT by carriage_hill (I'd vote for a "orange juice can", before 0bummer&HisRegimeFromHell, gets another 4yrs. Can-> later.)
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To: SMGFan; Fred Nerks; Beckwith

Hey, waddaya expect? We now live in the United States of Zimbabwe, where thugs are now government officials and law enforcement officials.

Who is to criticize the wealthy who donate to Obama, and get a few perks of extra freedom in the exchange?

If Eric Holder’s friends want to drive 100 mph in a caravan, who is to stop them?

You haven’t seen anything yet; things are about to get much, much worse as we now proceeed willy nilly into the Obama era of United States Fascism.We will no longer be ruled by laws, but by emotion and the whim of our new dictator.And the rest of our so called government , who we elect, will do absolutely nothing about it.They can’t even acknowledge it is happening.


3 posted on 04/22/2012 3:38:37 AM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascist info....http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: SMGFan

Half the cars on the parkway are doing 80 anyway. Whats 20 mph?


4 posted on 04/22/2012 4:02:15 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: SMGFan

GUMBALL


5 posted on 04/22/2012 4:29:19 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: SMGFan

Dang! What a cool idea! How do I get in on next month’s race? NJ Troopers rock!


6 posted on 04/22/2012 4:44:03 AM PDT by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: Roccus

“First rule of Italian race car driving. What’s behind me - doesn’t matter.”


7 posted on 04/22/2012 4:44:18 AM PDT by maine yankee (I got my Governor at 'Marden's')
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To: Venturer

The state police shouldn’t have escorted them with lights flashing; license plates covered with tape; and the officers getting paid. Those 4 officers are what are called useful idiots. I would heartily endorse their firing just for being idiots.


8 posted on 04/22/2012 4:52:15 AM PDT by healy61
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To: maine yankee

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjGXn249Fc0


9 posted on 04/22/2012 4:59:11 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: carriage_hill
I hate the NJ Turnpike and GSP; they’re death-traps.

NJ governor Corzine barely escaped death in a GSP crash caused by one of these high speed trooper escorts going 100 mph. But that's standard operating procedure for NJ big wigs even to this day. Everyone that commutes in NJ has had to dodge these high speed escorts.

That said, statistically the GSP has one of the lowest fatality rates of any highway in the country, mainly because trucks are banned on most of it. The number one accident is rear endings, which occur several times per day. And that's how it gets its name "parkway" because several times per day it turns into a parking lot.

10 posted on 04/22/2012 5:09:49 AM PDT by Reeses
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To: SMGFan

I ain’t FROM there, but I used to GO there a lot and I speak some of the lingo. If Dirty Harry had been, from south joisey he’d have said, “Guh-head! Make my day!” Or on a BAD day, “I should’ve stood in bed!”

BTW....Do you know why the cops DID that? Because they COULD! One solution might be to designate the NJ Turnpike an autobahhn and post a MINIMUM SPEED of 75. Problem solved!


11 posted on 04/22/2012 5:13:29 AM PDT by Tucker39 ( Psa 68:19Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits; even the God of our salvation.KJV)
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To: Venturer
Half the cars on the parkway are doing 80 anyway. Whats 20 mph?
12 posted on 04/22/2012 5:15:52 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: SMGFan

Parkway lanes are narrower than interstate lanes. There’s many geezers driving slowly. The speed differential is too great and risky.

Why couldn’t these cars have temporary tags? This is not unprecedented. There’s a permit process.

It’s who you know in NJ.


13 posted on 04/22/2012 5:47:19 AM PDT by cicero2k
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To: Reeses

I used to live in Hillsborough off Rt206 (2-lane country road back then), long time ago, and would drive down to Pt Pleasant/Cape May in my ‘74-75 TR6s; and coming back Sunday afternoon, GSP was a “parking lot” for miles and miles.

I went back to visit friends in Hillsborough/Princeton area in mid-90s, and ***GOT LOST***: they’d changed the roads so much I couldn’t find anything, after living there for 17yrs! The whole damned place was a foreign country! Haven’t been back since.

LOL.


14 posted on 04/22/2012 5:59:49 AM PDT by carriage_hill (I'd vote for a "orange juice can", before 0bummer&HisRegimeFromHell, gets another 4yrs. Can-> later.)
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To: Venturer

Funny...being from Massachusetts, drivers somehow have a reputation up here, but I have found the most dangerous and outrageous driving in the area on I-95 between NYC and Connecticut (usually northbound, for some reason).

The things I have seen on that stretch, time and time again, are dangerous indeed.


15 posted on 04/22/2012 6:07:26 AM PDT by rlmorel (A knife in the chest from a unapologetic liberal is preferable to a knife in the back from a RINO.)
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To: carriage_hill

Was Jon Corzine aboard?


16 posted on 04/22/2012 6:07:45 AM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: Roccus

Hahahaha...I always liked that movie!

Especially the guy on the motorcycle.


17 posted on 04/22/2012 6:09:38 AM PDT by rlmorel (A knife in the chest from a unapologetic liberal is preferable to a knife in the back from a RINO.)
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To: SMGFan

The should extend Rte. 18 to AC but keep it a secret from everyone but the locals.


18 posted on 04/22/2012 6:09:41 AM PDT by Oratam
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To: Tucker39

Sorry, but South Jersey people talk like Philadelphians - not like New Yorkers. Central and Northern Jersey people have accents more like New York.


19 posted on 04/22/2012 6:10:44 AM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: SMGFan
The occupants included former Giants running back and sports car enthusiast Brandon Jacobs, according to a source with knowledge of the trip.

The Denver Broncos, when playing a regular season home game, get a police escort from from the Dove Valley training facility to Mile High stadium. I'm sure it's at team expense but I always felt it was a bit much ... presume other NFL teams do something similar.

20 posted on 04/22/2012 6:22:56 AM PDT by BluH2o
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To: miss marmelstein

I had him strapped to the TR6’s trunk luggage rack! (See post #14)


21 posted on 04/22/2012 6:25:10 AM PDT by carriage_hill (I'd vote for a "orange juice can", before 0bummer&HisRegimeFromHell, gets another 4yrs. Can-> later.)
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All contributions are for the Current Quarter Expenses.


22 posted on 04/22/2012 7:38:59 AM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93)
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To: maine yankee

same rule applies in Mass. and Conn.


23 posted on 04/22/2012 7:40:33 AM PDT by Rumplemeyer (The GOP should stand its ground - and fix Bayonets)
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To: carriage_hill

Now if Mitt had only done THAT, I might like him!


24 posted on 04/22/2012 10:43:27 AM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: miss marmelstein

LOL! Me too, mm; me too.


25 posted on 04/22/2012 10:46:42 AM PDT by carriage_hill (I'd vote for a "orange juice can", before 0bummer&HisRegimeFromHell, gets another 4yrs. Can-> later.)
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To: miss marmelstein

You are pretty much accurate on the South Jersey-ites not really having a North Jersey/New York accent. But those two examples I gave came straight out of Bordentown/Cherry Hill.
“Guh-head”.....and “I should’ve stood in bed.”


26 posted on 04/22/2012 6:37:02 PM PDT by Tucker39 ( Psa 68:19Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits; even the God of our salvation.KJV)
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To: healy61

I would endorse their supervisors being fired for being idiots.

I would endorse their supervisors’ supervisors being fired for being idiots, because the decision to allow this taped license motorcade did not happen at the barracks’ level.

I would endorse NJ ladies learning to knit a la Mme. Defarge.


27 posted on 04/23/2012 6:50:19 AM PDT by heartwood
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