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Brick Police Respond to 19 Calls During Storm, Thank Residents For Staying Off Roads

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A ruler measuring snow in Brick's Herbertsville section late Tuesday morning. (Photo: Shorebeat)
A ruler measuring snow in Brick’s Herbertsville section late Tuesday morning. (Photo: Shorebeat)

Brick police are thanking township residents for staying off the roads during last night’s snowfall and moving their cars off the street. Those actions led to easier responses to 19 calls for service during the storm.

Sgt. Henry Drew said responding to the calls was made “significantly easier” by residents obeying a statewide travel ban and moving their cars off township streets.

The 19 calls (between 8 p.m. Monday and 6 a.m. Tuesday) included:

  • 7     First Aid Calls
  • 4     Motor Vehicle Complaints
  • 3     Alarm Calls
  • 3     Suspicious Person Calls
  • 1     Motor Vehicle Accident
  • 1    Assault
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The travel ban was lifted this morning. Brick received varying amounts of snowfall depending on the neighborhood, but generally between four and six inches – a far cry from the 36 inches predicted on Sunday.


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  • Frank Rizzo

    Wow. Quite night given the fact that everyone was home together Maybe a lot of our problems come from the outside..

    • Mark Story Jenks

      Yes indeed. Quite quiet, if that’s what you meant.

  • Frank Rizzo

    I love how these communist liberals are using the word “Travel Ban” during these events which will be used to condition the masses that they are not free to move about their country some day when government tells them. There will be a “Travel Ban” in place someday even when it is not snowing I fear.

    • JW P

      The dumbest commenter in the history of the internet strikes again. Don’t ever change Frank whatever your real name is. The world might take conservatives seriously without you, and then we’d all be screwed.

      • Frank Rizzo

        When in your life have you ever heard the words or term..”Travel Ban”..and what implications does this have once it becomes part of the lexicon of political correctness such as ..”African American” or “undocumented worker”. These are made up terms used in everyday language to get Americans used to them, a form of brain washing for you to accept that someone, someday, will say these and people will obey. No one can ban your travel…not even in a state of emergency…look it up.

      • JW P

        We’ve had totalitarian ‘evacuation orders’ too during huricanes, because sometimes public safety needs to veto human stupidity so people don’t end up dead and public services aren’t wasted on total narcissistic a$$clowns. Tell me the law that prevents these orders- I want the law, section # and quote verbatim, otherwise you’re just making this stuff up- but that never stopped right wing wackos/paranoid schizos from doing that before.

      • Frank Rizzo

        You tell me…since my position is that it does not exist. I cannot find you something that does not exist. Hey Brick Shorebeat…weigh in here and prove this liberal communist is wrong.

      • JW P

        The burden of proof is on the one making schizoid claims, so you need to prove it. You’re the one challenging the legality of the NJ Office of Emergency Management and its county branches- not me. This office replaced the state Civil Defense Commission in the 60s and grants civil authorities the right to evacuate and close roads in the interest of public safety. The idea that some selfish jerk can do whatever they want at the expense of the safety and well being of police and people who actually need public services is absurd. Go try that tactic in a court of law and see how far it takes you.

      • Frank Rizzo

        Nothing in a “State of Emergency” bans your freedom of movement as an American. There is no way you can be arrested for traveling. It is a made up phrase by government and put out there by a liberal media who does not know any better. And like a sheep..you have followed it without questioning your fundamental rights. YOU are the problem here..YOU are the one who will be lead by government without questioning it.
        http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2015/01/christie_declares_a_state_of_emergency_ahead_of_sn.html

      • JW P

        The freely and fairly enacted laws of this state disagree. If you have a legitimate complaint, take it to your elected officials, but given how extreme and anti-democratic your attitude is I don’t think they’d take you seriously. Keep ranting about fundamental rights to wander freely in a hurricane from under whatever bridge you dwell.

      • Frank Rizzo

        What law,,…the link above states not….They have no right to “ban” travel except for detours when needed.

      • JW P

        Not that an NJ.com article is a legal authority AT ALL, but that’s not what the article says. It only discusses this order issued by Christie.

      • Frank Rizzo

        Ha…typical crazy liberal. You are the least tolerant people of all of us. You know it all yet screw everything up like our healthcare that 85% of the people had and were happy with. There is no talking to any of you until you destroy this country and turn it into a Stalin/Mao republic.

      • JW P

        More crazy bullshite from the master. People like you are why nobody takes conservatives seriously anymore.

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      • Trevor

        I don’t even think he takes himself seriously let alone elected officials…

      • Frank Rizzo

        No one takes conservatives serious until the mid term elections which just occurred. The oh so tolerant liberals only bash the conservatives when they start hitting home and making sense. Joe McCarthy was wrong and a nut until 50 years later when the evidence was de-classified and we saw just how many communist and America haters were in public office and Hollywood.

      • DragonDad77

        McCarthy? The guy who drank himself to death at age 48?

      • JW P

        Yeah, the man who found out that there were 9 communist infiltrators in DC and assumed that everyone else was a communist as well. These are the sorts of paranoiac crazies we have to deal with. I’m not sure who I hate more- right wing talk radio types or the left wing hippy clowns. They both piss me off so much it’s hard to pick.

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        LIBERALS’ SECRET WEAPON: REPUBLICANS WHO DON’T READ

        August 8, 2012

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        Fifty years from now, everyone will agree that Duke lacrosse players gang-raped a stripper, tea partiers shouted the N-word at a black congressman and Karl Rove committed treason by revealing the identity of CIA “spy” Valerie Plame.

        Liberals tell whopping lies, and most conservatives can’t be bothered to learn history.

        In the last few days, we’ve heard both George Will and Charles Krauthammer, otherwise intelligent people, repeating bogus Democratic talking points about how Joe McCarthy allegedly smeared innocents with false allegations.

        These two, and many lesser lights, have invoked the standard liberal calumnies against McCarthy in order to ridicule Sen. Harry Reid for making a Birther-like accusation against Mitt Romney, saying that the “word is out” that Romney didn’t pay taxes for a decade.

        This, it is claimed, is comparable to Sen. Joe McCarthy’s “famous speech” in 1950, in which he allegedly said he had a list of 205 communists at the State Department — but then he never produced that list!

        No, the idea that McCarthy threw out unsubstantiated charges and switched numbers, from 57 to 205, were the wild-eyed allegations of McCarthy haters, which, on closer examination, turned out to be completely false, just like the accusations against the Duke lacrosse players, the tea partiers and Rove.

        It was proved false at the time — not just decades later, when McCarthy was vindicated with a whoop with the release of Soviet archives and cables.

        This week, I was hoping to write about my smash best-seller Demonic: How the Liberal Mob Is Endangering America — just released in paperback! — but now I guess I’ll have to recap parts of my smash best-seller Treason: Liberal Treachery from the Cold War to the War on Terrorism.

        McCarthy explained that he had said he had the names of 57 communists or communist sympathizers working in the State Department who needed to be investigated. Separately, he cited a 1946 letter from former Secretary of State James Byrnes to Congress stating that there were 205 known security risks still working there.

        His point, misconstrued by Democrats at the time and since, was not to accuse specific individuals, but rather to indict the Democrats for turning a blind eye to ridiculous security risks in important government jobs, even after Julius and Ethel Rosenberg and Alger Hiss. (Sorry, Nation magazine, they’re still guilty.)

        McCarthy gave his Wheeling, W.Va., speech two weeks after Secretary of State Dean Acheson had defended celebrity communist spy Hiss on Jan. 25, 1950 — the day of Hiss’ criminal conviction for denying under oath that he was a Soviet spy.

        Even after Whittaker Chambers had produced documents proving that Hiss was working for the Soviet Union while advising President Roosevelt, the Democrats were still defending a traitor. Chambers said of Acheson’s disgusting defense of Hiss, “You will look in vain in history for anything comparable to it.”

        As Democrats always do when they are caught red-handed, they obsessed on some small, technical error of a Republican.

        They claimed that McCarthy had said in his Wheeling speech that he had the names of 205 card-carrying members of the Communist Party — not 57. (Having only 57 communists in the State Department was apparently considered a great success for a Democratic administration.)

        In fact, McCarthy had mentioned the 205 number only in citing Byrne’s letter to Congress a few years earlier saying that was the number of known security risks still employed at the State Department.

        As Soviet spies were honeycombed throughout the government, influencing U.S. policy to the benefit of the Soviet Union, the Democratic-controlled Senate convened panels to determine exactly what Joe McCarthy had said to a meeting of Republican women in West Virginia. To wit: Had he said he had the names of 57 security risks at the State Department, or 205?

        After dedicating months of investigation to this crucial question — with Senate investigators actually flying to West Virginia to interview everyone who attended the speech — it turned out McCarthy was right.

        The Senate committee that was determined to censure McCarthy ended up having to drop the matter of McCarthy’s Wheeling speech entirely. A fact-filled memo detailing the committee’s findings concluded that McCarthy had said he had the names of 57 security risks, not 205.

        The truth about McCarthy’s Wheeling speech, including the committee’s memo finding that McCarthy was telling the truth, and a newspaper article reprinting the speech before it became a object of obsession by Democrats, is given in M. Stanton Evans’ monumental book, Blacklisted by History: The Untold Story of Senator Joe McCarthy and His Fight Against America’s Enemies.

        Moreover, contrary to the nonsense about McCarthy not being able to name the 57 specific individuals, the very day he got back to Washington, he gave a six-hour speech on the Senate floor, providing details about each one of the 57 problematic State Department employees, chapter and verse. He did not “name names” because that was not his point.

        As McCarthy said, some State Department employees with communist associations might be innocent. His point was: The Democrats were still refusing to take Soviet espionage seriously by investigating these preposterous risks on the government payroll.

        Far from recklessly smearing people, McCarthy described each employee as a “case” and cited evidence, such as their being identified as Soviet spies in FBI reports, by fellow spies and by the State Department itself. He reported their connections to known agents, attendance at “Youth International” meetings in Russia and repeated contacts with known Soviet espionage groups.

        These were not baseless charges. And as we now know, they were absolutely true.

        Sensible people knew it at the time, but the disgorging of Soviet archives as well as Soviet cables decrypted by the top-secret Venona project proved beyond a doubt that McCarthy was right about the individuals he named. None of them should have been allowed anywhere near a government office.

        The claims of Will and Krauthammer are as true as liberal slanders about Duke lacrosse players raping a stripper, tea partiers calling a black congressman the N-word and Karl Rove outing a CIA agent. Even at the time, liberals had to back down from their lies about McCarthy saying he had a list of “205” communists. But liberals write the history and conservatives don’t read.