Cop: Obama Ignores the Constitution, So I Will Too
Officer Richard Recine resigns after heated remark
By Neal Colgrass, Newser Staff
Posted Aug 7, 2014 7:00 PM CDT
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(Newser) – A New Jersey police officer has resigned after saying that he can ignore a citizen's Constitutional rights—because President Obama has already "decimated the friggin' Constitution." Special Police Officer Richard Recine made the heated remark Monday in a confrontation with a resident of Helmetta, NJ, who had been seen taking photos inside a municipal building, My Central Jersey reports. The resident, Steve Wronko, told Recine he had a constitutional right to snap the shots. "Obama has decimated the friggin' constitution, so I don't give a damn," said Recine. "Because if he doesn't follow the Constitution we don't have to."

What's more, Recine's comments were all captured on video (WARNING: foul language). An internal affairs investigation quickly followed, and Police Director Robert Manney called Recine's words an "embarrassment." Manney said the probe should wrap up "very swiftly" since "the evidence is right there." Recine, a 59-year-old part-time officer, told My Central Jersey why he resigned: "I don't want to give a black eye to law enforcement," he said. "I don't want all officers painted with the same brush." Wronko's wife said the whole thing started because she and her husband were trying to reform the borough animal shelter, which had given them a sick puppy that ended up costing thousands of extra dollars in veterinary services.

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Devo74
Aug 15, 2014 11:54 AM CDT
Every Liberal Democrat ignorer's a citizen's Constitutional right, They control the senate which makes the laws and rules, and they have the power to stop Obama when he's not following the Constitutional laws, So blame the Democrats Not the Republicans who control ONLY the house................ It was the Democrats back in 2007 who cause the housing melt down that force banks to break the rules in giving loans to those who couldn't repay them............... NOT the Republicans, So blame the Democrats that sucked you in,,,,,,, making you think that you were getting a great deal on a home loan with a adjustable low interest rate,,,,,,,,, then screwing you a year later by rising your rate where you couldn't afford it any longer,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, Their a bunch of liars that feed you with B.S. SO if you lost your home back than Blame the Party that makes the laws.... THE DUMBOCRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
XYandZ
Aug 10, 2014 6:15 PM CDT
Recine says: "I don't want to give a black eye to law enforcement...I don't want all officers painted with the same brush." I says: Too friggin' late, Officer BaconBits!
Bluecardinal
Aug 10, 2014 4:07 PM CDT
This is how all people are feeling in the US, American citizens have been told to irgnore and tolerate laws that are being broken, everyone is feeling way. This is not a news story, everyone feels this way and it will lead to civil disorder. when people don't care about laws, they will take the law into their own hands.