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(NJ.com)   If you're on a 100% disability pension, you probably shouldn't let yourself be filmed wrestling on a reality TV show   ( nj.com) divider line
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7034 clicks; posted to Main » on 20 Jul 2013 at 8:18 AM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-07-20 08:30:24 AM  
3 votes:
So instead of indicting him for being a crooked cop they allowed him to go on disability and collect nearly $6,000 a month?

2013-07-20 09:54:35 AM  
2 votes:

big pig peaches: Welcome to New Jersey.

This kind of thing is systematic around here. We hear about similar cases all the time with all levels and types of public employees and officials.

And then the assholes move to Florida.
2013-07-20 08:48:36 AM  
2 votes:
I would prefer to see him jailed and all of his assets confiscated. Then, hopefully, he gets shanked in jail. That would be funny.
2013-07-20 08:23:54 AM  
2 votes:
Nice.  Prosecutors and Internal Affairs use the disability system as an incentive to get guys to quit.

Even the union rep who applauded the decision says "These guys are playing by the rules of the game.  They need to change the rules."

It's not a farking GAME, you piece of shiat.
2013-07-20 08:03:27 AM  
2 votes:
Wow. It must be nice to be able to just sit on your ass for a tax free $70,000 a year when you are not in reality at all disabled. And the bonus is that was the prize for being corrupt and getting busted for it. Hell, no wonder there are so many corrupt cops if that is the "punishment" for getting caught.
2013-07-20 12:02:52 PM  
1 vote:
regular citizens should pool their money and hire private investigators to bust the 5000 people scamming disability they mentioned... it'd be worth it in the long run tax wise.
2013-07-20 11:39:03 AM  
1 vote:
Dad worked all his life and paid into the system like a good little citizen until an accident broke his back in 5 places. (and they were burst fractures... not good.)  Though he was only capable of taking a few steps at a time (which was a miracle) and suffered from constant severe pain and frequent tremors caused by nerve damage, it took him 8 years to get approved for disability. Eight... years. During one hearing, the judge hearing his case openly mocked him and ruled that he wasn't disabled, because "maybe he could put eyeglasses together or something".  Eventually, it went up and up through the courts until the final stage when the judge ruled that he should have been getting it all along. He got his disability payment for about 5 years, spending his life in a plastic shell brace until he finally died of a heart attack, most likely caused by the many medications he took on a daily basis.

I also know another guy who has nothing wrong with him that would prevent him from working.  He is only slightly slow, no more than countless others who hold down jobs, but he's been getting the same type of disability check for the last 20 years that my dad was denied for 8. His live-in GF is on the dole because she supposedly suffers from depression. Between the two of them, they pull in somewhere in the vicinity of $1500 a month and free medical care, and they stillmanage to routinely beg money from others. The only taxes they pay is when they blow their money on beer and cigarettes.

I work 6 to 7 days a week, my wife works, and we have insurance. And we still can't really afford proper medical & dental care. But hey - if you're a goldbrick piece of shiat who's only disease is a terminal case of lead in your ass, here's your tax-free gravy-train!

Truly, it is a kickass system we have in this country.
2013-07-20 11:31:23 AM  
1 vote:

Catlenfell: I have known people collecting on the basis of being obese, alcoholic or mentally ill.

Mental illness is still an illness. You could argue that the first two categories were the result of voluntary decisions, but being on disability because your brain chemistry went out of whack is as legitimate as being on there because you tore a ligament.
2013-07-20 10:10:20 AM  
1 vote:

HotIgneous Intruder: I know of a retired Air Force officer who gets 40 percent disability who just finished his second thru hike of the Appalachian Trail. How does that work?

Could it be that people with disabilities are able to do some things despite having a disability?

2013-07-20 09:27:18 AM  
1 vote:
This is very common in Jersey.  I know a retired cop who lives a few blocks up the street, he went out on full disability when he was 36 years old.  He also works full time at a non-LEO job, and it's all perfectly legal.   There are probably thousands of first responders in Jersey working the disability game.  They get 2/3 final year pay, plus full medical/dental/vision for themselves and their dependents, plus survivor benefits....all of it tax free and judgement proof.

As for the bozo ex-cop in question, he got pensioned-out when he got caught stealing.  He may have lost his disability pension, but now he's entitled to put in for regular pension since he has 20 years in the system.  His regular pension will be 50% pay, no medical and will be taxable.  It's not like he's going to end up homeless and eating at soup kitchens.   No, he can't be prosecuted for the thefts now, because it's been 5 years, the statute of limitations has run out.

Oh, and NJ cops never get prosecuted for crimes like theft or fraud.  No one wants them up on the stand running their mouths.....if you know what I mean.

This kind of bullshiat is one of the main reasons why NJ property taxes are the highest in the country, averaging $10K per year on a single family detached house.

/Dirty Jersey
2013-07-20 09:15:36 AM  
1 vote:
In a true and just world - he'd be made to pay back ALL of the money he's received within say a 120 day period... or we break his legs, crush his pelvis, or something to REALLY put him on disability while pulling all his benefits.  Or, throw him in jail for a few years and make sure the roughest gangbangers know he was a cop. Or, show up at his house one day and kneecap him, he wants to get paid like a disabled man, let's make him disabled.

His gravy boat days should be balanced out with pure hell/misery/suffering.

This makes me just as mad as the people who are just fat and getting disability. Cut off their benefits, let them starve for a few weeks, and they will drop the weight and magically be able to work again. I have no problem with people who want to be fat, but they should be required to do it on their own dime.

You don't work, you don't get paid.  Want to retire or live a life of luxury? save you rmoney and make smart choices.
2013-07-20 09:11:24 AM  
1 vote:
Disability and other types of fraud are serious and should be investigated and all that jazz....

But that's crime on a different level than stealing.  I mean, really stealing things from individuals.  Not large corporations or governments.  Both are wrong, but the amount of damage an individual can cause YOU is many times more than what they can cause 'All customers of Allstate' or 'All citizens of Iowa'.

So, he's a d-bag for the disability thing and should be in jail - but he's 10x the d-bag for stealing.  Not just stealing, but stealing when he was being paid to uphold the law?  Stealing valuable items from individuals.  And when he resigned, everyone just dropped the charges?  Oh - well, he's a dirty criminal - but we're not paying him anymore - so we can just let it slide?

Fraud is one thing - the guy lied on some paperwork and got approved.  Big deal.

But the stealing - as a cop - *getting caught* and then everyone knowing he's guilty, guilty enough to resign his position - and everyone involved in the case just dropping it because he's an ex-cop?  That's a real crime, perpetrated not by 'one guy who wants to cheat the system' but an entire department of honorable law enforcers.

What.  The.  Hell.
2013-07-20 09:08:09 AM  
1 vote:
I feel like I walk with pebbles in my shoes with socks stuck between my toes, tingles in my lower legs and sometimes in my forarms. Left side of my face is a bit asleep to. MS is such fun, but I still work and keep trying to do better for my family. Must be great to be human pieces of shiat like these assholes.
2013-07-20 08:55:35 AM  
1 vote:
I know of a retired Air Force officer who gets 40 percent disability who just finished his second thru hike of the Appalachian Trail. How does that work?
2013-07-20 08:30:47 AM  
1 vote:
Time to pull in every last one of those 5,000+ corrupt cops on disability and test them all.

Sad thing is that doing so gives them warning to prepare their phony pains and aliments.
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