It is my opinion that the rotten people that attack Mayor Jerramiah Healy, in some sort of strange way, actually help him. The attacks make it that much clearer that Healy is a genuinely good human being. It's like a black and white silhouette. It is no wonder why the cops originally mistaken Our Mayor as the father of this couple, who were in a domestic dispute. He would stand up for his daughter. As a 30-something, I will say that I know of many others in this age category that look to the mayor as a second father and those in their 20's all the same. Those that I know, and I know a lot of people, between the ages of 40 and 70, see Jerry as a brother or a lateral family member. And the senior citizens 70 and above see his infectious smile as that of a son. That's just how it is, and there is nothing that anybody can do about it, so they shouldn't take it personal.
What I believe is that Our Mayor was attempting to settle a quarrel, something he's been known to do so many times over the years, and he's had great success at it. I ask the reader, "Can you see Jerry pointing and wagging his finger, in a negative manner, towards a police officer, really? And do you think Jerry would put his dooks up to a cop?"
Excess force and police brutality in police departments has been going on long before even Mayor Healy's father was a cop or the 200 strong and proud that he has provided careers for, protecting the second largest city in New Jersey, since entering office. It's been going on since day one especially in little rinky-dink towns like Bradley Beach where breaking news is the cat getting stuck in the tree.
I still think it was just a crazy night down the shore where life threw Jerry a curve ball. But the chairman of the HCDO doesn't bat clean up for nothing. Think about it Joanie and John Q. Public? The prosecution is two small town local cops right out of a John Cougar Melloncamp song, who from their police academies days become what they call "brothers." The other two. The daughter of their older "brother" and local pol. Instead the cops lock up a former judge, prosecutor and criminal defense lawyer who did most of his work pro bono in the infamous Jersey City?
Furthermore the town flew in the couple for the prosecution at the taxpayers' expense?
Then to find out that the local judge dismissed several teachers, attorneys and doctors as witnesses? If it smells like a set up. Well...
I find it hard to believe, if this case goes before a jury, judges or civilians, that they will find Our Mayor guilty of anything. Do you think that one out of 12 or out of a panel will believe that there is not some reasonable doubt? What about lack of prosecution?
But for those that are haters, who dislike Our Mayor because of their own no good intentions, because they backed the candidate that lost the election to Healy or because they want what he has. Enjoy this little time you have. Barrowing a famous line, "This too shall pass."
Let's face it, Our Mayor is an extremely likeable guy who is doing a fine job as Chief Executive Officer under the corporate seal of Jersey City. That's the facts in our case.
Those isolated can bitch and moan all they like but thus far Our Mayor has been courageous, caring and fair.