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Liberal NJ Democrat: I was carjacked by “society” and it’s my fault

Home - by - February 3, 2013 - 21:00 America/New_York - 6 Comments


Sometimes you read something in the paper and you just shake your head in bewilderment. Like with today’s saga of liberal idiocy.

There’s no disputing the fact that Essex County Freeholder Rufus Johnson was carjacked last week. Right in his own driveway. By three armed thugs. So now he’s lashing out. At the government, and himself.

Johnson was mum in the days immediately after being violently carjacked on Jan. 26, but spoke out late last week.

This isn’t his first brush with violence, either. Months earlier, Johnson was having breakfast at the counter of a mom-and-pop eatery popular with police and local clergy in the West Ward on 18th Avenue when gunfire erupted inside, leaving one man dead and two others injured.

Looking back on both incidents, Johnson said government leaders like himself must shoulder responsibility in combating violence by keeping youth from getting sucked into a life of crime.

“It’s a whole lot of things that contributed to what happened to me. It’s not just those kids,” he said.

A former basketball player who coached for nine years, Johnson, 56, also works as chief-of-staff for state Sen. Ronald Rice and describes himself as a longtime youth advocate. Over the past decade-and-a-half, Johnson said, government cutbacks have laid waste to the budgets of social services and youth recreation programs which he said are vital to a community’s health.

Carjacking is all too common in Newark. Caused, of course, by “government cutbacks.” No more midnight basketball? Pick up an Uzi and stick it in some guy’s face!



  1. Diann

    February 3rd, 2013

    Nothing is ever the fault of the person who commits the crime.

    If you find a loose thread on a sweater, pulling it and pulling to see just where it ends doesn’t really help anything. Finding the end of the thread won’t fix the sweater. At the end of the day, somebody will be standing their topless with pile of yarn at their feet.

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  2. bitterclinger

    February 3rd, 2013

    Au contraire, doofus. “Gubmint cutbacks” aren’t responsible for yute violence. Gubmint largess in destroyed the black family. The carjackee needs to be preaching about the importance of the family unit and TWO parents.

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  3. Dr. Tar

    February 3rd, 2013

    How do you like that.

    A liberal literally mugged by reality TWICE and he still doesn’t get it (he should see the wisdom of conservatism, but not this guy, he’s clueless).

    Some people are hopelessly dense.

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  4. One Notch Above a Congresscritter

    February 3rd, 2013

    “Some people are hopelessly dense.”

    And for the most part they are in charge…sigh

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  5. Bad Brad

    February 4th, 2013

    Hopefully next time, he gets shot, and as he’s bleeding out the light comes on. At least his life wont be a total waste then, just most of it.

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  6. Racist

    February 4th, 2013

    Awww Cardigan, you got almost had me there. I actually thought,from reading the Title, that this guy had seen the light and was ready to spill the beans on Liberalism! I just knew this was going to be about a liberal black politician who was honest and intelligent enough to finally admit that the govt’s “Welfare” mentality of taking care of everybody, was actually what has destroyed the sense of personal responsibility, and integrity of the Black Community, as well as impoverished and condemned millions upon millions of black Americans! I didn’t get so far as to hope that he was going to address the millions and millions of unborn black babies murdered by Liberalism, but still…
    Oh well, I shoulda known!!!

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