Tomorrow the family, police, citizens, and city officials will say farewell to Detective Marc DiNardo. DiNardo showed all that was good and right about Jersey City. He gave his life without a thought to his own safety to protect the rest of us. He was a hero in life and a lesson in how a public servant should act in death.
Today, sadly the city got a black eye because certain public servants have decided the best way to serve the public is to turn the city machinations of government into their own personal ATM machine. That's disgusting. It's beyond the pale. To enrich yourself and line your own pockets with money instead of serving the people whom you just got done asking for their precious votes is obscene. You people are the exact opposite of someone like Detective DiNardo. He stood for law and justice while those of you arrested today stand for graft and corruption.
Let's be clear, we'd hate to not be spot on as to whom we mean here: Jersey City Deputy Mayor Leona Beldini, Jersey City Council President Mariano Vega, Health Officer Joseph Castagna, deputy director of the Department of Health and Human Services Maher A. Khalil, Deputy Assemblyman Daniel Van Pelt, former Jersey City City Council Lori Serrano, former Jersey City Council candidate Guy Catrillo, Edward Cheatam a Jersey City Housing Authority commissioner, former Jersey City City Council candidate LaVern Webb-Washington, Perennial mayoral candidate Lou Manzo, Michael J. Manzo, and Ron Manzo, and James P. King.
Shame on you all.
Mr. Manzo, what would have happened if you'd won the mayoral election in May? Did you ever stop to think about how that would have affected the rest of us? Of course you didn't. Like comic Dennis Miller once said nobody turns their lives over to God on prom night. You would have been doing the same thing most likely only this time as mayor. It also looks like Thanksgiving dinner will give you all a lot to talk about around the family table. Deputy Mayor Beldini and Council President Vega your resignations should be on Mayor Healy's desk no later than tomorrow morning. If not this site will ride you until the ends of the earth. Johnny makes you this promise, when people look up your names online this post will be where they find you first. Same thing for you Mr. Cheatam, time to go. All the rest of the former city council members arrested today please don't ever bother running again, and we hope the law comes down on you like a ton of bricks.
The Jersey City Desk would love to see the State of New Jersey adopt some kind of mandatory minimum for public official graft. We have these laws nationwide for drugs and guns and it's high time the criminals without guns get what the strong armed robbers on the street corners get. Shall we start at a 5 year minimum for taking as much as one red cent that's not yours? Unfortunately the citizens will have to initiate this as there are many more crooked pols who didn't get arrested today and to expect them to institute such a law is farce. They'd water it down or make it toothless. No New Jersey, if we want to crack down on people like those listed above we'll have to do it ourselves.
Some of you listed above may have an inkling about attending Detective DiNardo's funeral tomorrow. Do us a favor and stay home. You'd be disrespecting him in a way none of us can bear. Again, he stood for what is good and right about Jersey City while those listed above stand for nothing but themselves. Stay away from the funeral, don't disrespect him, not for a second. You gave up the moral right to attend such events when you pocketed dirty cash for the first time.
You are all the shame of Jersey City.