This site was created to open the public's eyes to how the Mayor and City Council of Gloucester City and surrounding Camden County Towns in NJ Spend your Tax Dollars. This site is also expanding to cover Gloucester County as well. To contact this site email Gloucester.Truth@yahoo.com.
Camden County Freeholders September 20, 2012 Meeting. The meeting was held in Lawnside, the hometown of the infamous Norcrat Wayne Bryant. (Isn't Bryant in jail still for stealing millions from the people of this state). Like in Magnolia good old Lou Cappelli and the all Democrat Freeholder board ignored the people's voice to say no to the Camden County Police Department which would dismantle the Camden City Police Department and leave 270 officers out of work by year's end. It is clear Cappelli does not care about the people who he is supposed to represent.
Some highlights of the meeting include an exchange between
Lou Cappelli, Rod Greco and Jeffrey Nash with former New Jersey Senator Alene
Ammond. – Video 1 5:51 mark. It is also
interesting to see who Lou decides to cut off at the five minute mark and how many times Greco and Nash talk to each other.
Also a question to Lou why won’t you let the citizens
vote? It’s happening in Bergen County so
why not Camden County.
IF PEOPLE DO NOT PAY ATTENTION THE ENITRE CAMDEN CITY POLICE FORCE IS GOING TO BE FIRED!!!! AND THEN YOUR TOWN WILL BE NEXT!!!! PAY ATTENTION, GET INVOLVED, SPEAK UP AND VOTE THESE NORCRATS FROM OFFICE COME NOVEMBER.
Gloucester City and Camden County The Truth has learned that
suspended Magnolia Pre-School Teacher Teressa McKinnie was arrested tonight on
an outstanding warrant out of Gloucester City.
GCNJ The Truth which reported on this story prior to NBC 10 Philadelphia
and Fox 29 Philadelphia covering the story reported on the events of one of our
McKinnie was arrested on August 28th by the
Cherry Hill Police Department on a warrant out of Waterford Township for
driving with a suspended license, according to Waterford Township Municipal Court. However she was not arrested on a warrant
from Gloucester City stemming from charges related to animal cruelty. GCNJ The Truth has learned that the reason
she was not arrested is because Gloucester City’s Animal Control Officer
misspelled her name McKinney instead of McKinnie.
According to sources she was apprehended late last night in
Cherry Hill by a bounty hunter. The
warrant signed by Gloucester City Municipal Court Judge William Golden stated
that McKinnie was not eligible for 10% but had to pay the entire $750 all cash
bond. As always GCNJ The Truth will keep
our readers updated.
Below is a copy of the warrant obtained from our reader.
Android app allows citizens to record and store video and audio of police encounters, includes guide to citizens’ rights
NEWARK – Citizens can hold police accountable in the palms of their hands with “Police Tape,” a smartphone application from the ACLU of New Jersey that allows people to securely and discreetly record and store interactions with police, as well as provide legal information about citizens’ rights when interacting with the police. Thanks to the generosity of app developer OpenWatch, the ACLU-NJ is providing Police Tape to the public free of charge.
“This app provides an essential tool for police accountability,” said ACLU-NJ Executive Director Deborah Jacobs. “Too often incidents of serious misconduct go unreported because citizens don’t feel that they will be believed. Here, the technology empowers citizens to place a check on police power directly.” In light of the frequency of altercations between citizens and seasonal police at the shore, the ACLU-NJ released the App in time for the July 4th holiday.
The Android “Police Tape” app records video and audio discreetly, disappearing from the screen once the recording begins to prevent any attempt by police to squelch the recording. In addition to keeping a copy on the phone itself, the user can choose to send it to the ACLU-NJ for backup storage and analysis of possible civil liberties violations.
A version awaiting approval from Apple will be available later this summer in the App Store for iOs to audio record encounters with police.
The popularity of cellphones with video capabilities has raised legal questions about the rights of citizens to record in public. Fortunately, the courts have sided with citizens. In May 2012, a federal appeals court struck down an Illinois law that had made it illegal for citizens to record police officers on-duty. Also in May 2012, the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice released a letter affirming the constitutional rights to record the police in public. These two developments came on the heels of a landmark ruling in August 2011, which recognized the right of citizens to record police officers after a Massachusetts man in Boston Common was wrongfully arrested for filming an interaction with a police officer.
“Historically, vivid images of police mistreating citizens have seared our public consciousness and in some cases spurred important changes,” said ACLU-NJ Policy Counsel Alexander Shalom. “Photos and video are critical to ensuring police accountability and police should know that the eyes of the public are on them at all times.”
In the past, GCNJ The Truth
stood up and became a voice for the people of South Jersey; Tonight, we are
going to be the "Voice for the Voiceless".
A loyal GCNJ The Truth
reader and Local "Doggie Foster Mom" took in 10 bottle fed puppies to
find herself only having 2 left less than a month after she took them in.
How did this happen? The puppies were incubating Canine Parvo-Virus
when they came to her, and slowly started exhibiting signs of the virus.
After 2 hospitalizations, numerous vet visits, medications, and 24/7 care
only 2 puppies could be saved. This is a painfully sad story that has
been reported to us, but we feel as though it is important to tell; not only
for the animals that have been lost but for the children that this woman
On June 25, 2011 a
good samaritan entered Gloucester City Police Headquarters with 2 stray dogs
that he/she found. Gloucester City Police contacted their Animal Control
Officer and when he/she arrived, they knew exactly who the dogs belonged to. The
police accompanied the Animal Control Officer to a home located at 311 Jersey
Avenue in Gloucester City, and delivered both dogs to Magnolia Elementary
School Teacher Teressa McKinnie.
Ms. McKinnie was notified that she would be
receiving summons in the mail for the incident. On 6/25/11, Pt. Saunders
issued the following complaints: 2 Charges for Dogs Running at large (A
male and female dog) and 2 Charges for Unlicensed Dogs (A male and female dog).
Ms. McKinnie plead guilty to 2 of the 4 charges and paid $200 in fines
and $66 in court costs.
On August 18, 2011 Ms.
McKinnie was charged with 15 ADDITIONAL charges from The Animal Control Officer
in Gloucester city for the following: Failure to License Dog # 1, Dog #2,
Dog #3, Cat #1, Cat #2, Cat #3. Under
City ordinance a resident is only allowed to have three animals, which shows no
regard for the law. Failure to Provide
Shelter to Dog #1, Dog #2. Failure to Provide Water to Dog #1, Dog #2.
Failure to Provide Sustenance to Dog #3, Puppy #1, Puppy #2, Puppy #3.
And the last charge sheet indicates "Confiscations of Animals"
with violation # 4-22-26.
A court appearance was
noted as being required on 9/6/11, but what was also noted was that the
defendant didn't show and that warrants were issued for her arrest. Ms.
McKinnie was running from these warrants for ALMOST a year until a dedicated
foster mom set out to be a voice for the 8 puppies who lost their lives.
The foster mom tracked down the warrants, tracked down the location of
Ms. McKinnie, and immediately reported her to local authorities. On
August 28, 2012, Ms. McKinnie was arrested at her home in Cherry Hill, NJ. Additionally, Ms. McKinnie was paying into
the pension which is provided by we the taxpayers and getting paid by we the
taxpayers. So she was collecting a pay
check with outstanding warrants and our elected officials did nothing????
So much for being
elected to represent the people. The
Magnolia BOE, Solicitor, who also is Solicitor in Gloucester City (No surprise
this was allowed to happen knowing his track record of spending OUR money), and
Superintendent should resign NOW.
This entire time, Ms.
McKinnie is a teacher for Magnolia Elementary School, teaching Pre-School
children, ages 3-4 years old. How can this be allowed to happen? Is
it normal practice to allow teachers to interact with children while they have
active warrants? Would you want someone like Ms. McKinnie teaching your
We have obtained
copies of the summons issued to Ms. McKinnie in Gloucester City and are
currently working on additional information from Gloucester City, Cherry Hill
Police Department, and the Magnolia Board Of Education. As information is
released, we will be updating this story.
For Now, we will be
attending the next Board Of Education Meeting on September 11, 2012 (a day
which we should be reminded especially that we live in a country where we are
free to question our government) at the Magnolia Elementary School at 7PM.
If you are disgusted by this story and want to send a message to the Magnolia BOE please sign this petition. Also below is a video of the puppies, which was made by there Foster Mommy and GCNJ The Truth Reader.
Petitioning Magnolia Board Of Education - Magnolia, New Jersey
Magnolia Board Of Education - Magnolia, New Jersey: Terminate Teacher Teressa McKinnie (Accused of Animal Cruelty)
I think is great that Mayor James (retired Gloucester Deputy Police Chief) took a stand to protect his brother police officers, but as Mayor of Gloucester City I feel he should of attended the meeting to keep up to date on this on going mess that the county has created.
As an elected official it is his duty to look out for the residents of the city of Gloucester.
Gloucester City & Camden County The Truth received the below documents from open government activist John Schmidt regarding the Pennsuaken Housing Authority. Our question is will DCA or HUD step in??? Schmidt is also a Housing Authority Commissioner in Clementon. Earlier this year Schmidt sent a letter to Mayor John Kneib (D), regarding officials who were illegally serving in various positions. As a result Housing Authority Commissioner Elwood Martz and Oren Lutz are no longer on the housing Authority.http://www.pennsaukengop.com/Illegal_ltr_April_2012.pdf.
Below is the responses to the OPRA requests and a letter Schmidt sent to Kneib.
Hon. John Kneib, Mayor
5605 North Crescent Boulevard
Pennsauken, NJ 08110 (Via E-Mail Only)
Dear Mayor Kneib,
I am writing this letter concerning the Pennsauken Housing
Authority. I am hoping that by writing this letter I can work with
you to address my concerns to ensure the Housing Authority is
in compliance with all relevant laws under NJSA 40A:12A. Instead
of writing a full letter I have decided to use notes on each
-As part of a recent OPRA request, I obtained copies of the Roster of
commissioners which is sent to DCA each year. My concern is that all
members on the board are currently appointed by the Governing Body
of Pennsauken. Under NJSA 40A:12A-17, a housing authority is
comprised of seven members. One is appointed by the state, one by
the mayor and five by the Governing Body. Currently, six commissioners
have been appointed by the Township Committee which is not proper.
The Township Committee only makes five appointments and the Mayor makes one.
-Under NJSA 40A:12A-18, a Housing Authority Commissioner “shall”
appoint an executive director. The requirements an executive
director must have are laid out in 40A:12A-18 and 40A:12A-18.1.
Currently the Authority does not have an executive director
as is required.
-First, allow me to say that I understand the Pennsauken Housing
Authority only deals with Section 8 and is not a PHA but regardless
is still a Housing Authority and governed by applicable state and
federal laws. Under law, each Housing Authority Commissioner must
complete a series of required and elective courses. Housing Authority
commissioners must complete four required courses and one elective
course within 18 months of taking office. If a commissioner fails to
complete the training requirement they are ineligible to serve. The
courses are run through Rutgers University. Commissioner Ellis
was first appointed on January 1, 2011. Commissioner Cuzzupe was
appointed on January 4, 2010 and Commissioner Pilla was appointed
on January 4, 2009. From the response to my OPRA request and after
speaking to the Housing Authority’s Manager it appears that neither
three commissioners took any classes and therefore are no longer on
the Housing Authority as a matter of law. As a result of this the Housing
Authority lacks four members as needed for a quorum under state law.
I would hope that the Township would address this issue. If you
have any questions please feel free to call me at (redacted phone #).
Last night the Freeholders ignored residents, government activists and public officials and passed two resolutions which is the start of a Camden Co. Police Department. As a result it would eliminate the Camden City Police Department. Everyone needs to wake up becuase our towns are next from Gloucester City to Gloucester Towsnhip and from Cherry Hill to Lindenwold. George Norcross doen't care about the residents of this county. Only himself. Stand up NOW to protect your local LEO's. We already have a county police force, the Sheriff's Department. Do we really need another?