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N.J. Troopers Escort Racers

The New Jersey State Police suspended two of its troopers for escorting members of an luxury car club at speeds exceeding 100 mph on the Garden State Parkway.

April 24, 2012

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Shooter @ 4/24/2012 2:44 PM

i hope the two who filmed it were charged with reckless driving, speeding etc!

chuck kelly @ 4/24/2012 2:52 PM

Those cars deserve a police escort. Sweet rides, its safer than having them drive at high speeds without the police escorts. I think a suspension is a little harsh.

John @ 4/24/2012 5:37 PM

The Governor should fire both of the ediots that arranged this. The make race tracks for these rich jerks. New Jersey taxes for this kind of hazard escorted by sworn supervisor and trooper. WOW...wackey as they come.

MarkInIowa @ 4/24/2012 7:43 PM

I think it boils down to a matter of safety. I trust police officers driving at a high rate of speed, the training that we receive (high-speed,precision, etc.), the special equipment we drive, etc. As for the "more money than brains" crowd, I suspect the only training they had was driver's ed in high school. I think suspension is appropriate. If some one was injured or killed, then I think termination and prosecution is in order.

MS @ 4/24/2012 7:56 PM

Guys with that amount of time should know better. Did anything happen? No, thank god. Had something happened, they would be hung out to dry and the department and the State of N.J. on the hook. Suspension? Ehhh, a little desk duty and a little something something in their jacket is in order. But all this suspension then termination talk I've heard, if these guys have clean jackets, is a little harsh. Be safe everyone!

rudolph @ 4/24/2012 7:59 PM

The two idiots that were filming this were more of the problem then the state police!(it looks like they were driving with traffic to me)

Ric Walters @ 4/25/2012 5:22 AM

A freeway filled with knuckleheads. While I love driving fast, and would love having a police escort to do so, that's just a dumb idea. The officers do deserve some kind of disciplinary measures. However, someone needs to jack the idiots who filmed it up. The cars they were filming are made to go faster than 100 mph. The POS they were driving isn't. That's reckless endangerment at the very least. They filmed themselves making unsafe lane changes, tailgating, speeding, and running a red light. If the cops are disciplined, then these two total losers need to have to deal with the consequences of their law breaking, too.

Safe driver @ 4/25/2012 6:52 AM

If the investigation reveals that they provided the escort on their own accord, they should be dismissed. If it was approved by their superiors then a suspension w/o pay and demotion of two grades and fined for all parties involved.

Milton Schick @ 4/25/2012 11:50 AM

It doesn't matter who filmed it. It doesn't matter how well trained in high-speed driving the 2 officers were. The only thing that matters is this action was a VIOLATION OF OATH! The judgement of these 2 officers can never be trusted again, for no one knows when lives may depend of that judgement. They have proven their judgement is incorrect. The 2 officers need to be fired immediately, period.

Steven @ 4/25/2012 12:51 PM

This is not high speed driving, but in reality an exhibition in poor driving skills by the police and the sports car owners. Nuns and great grandmothers in Europe drive faster and with greater skill than that. I am completely serious and have seen so with my own eye. We live in what is equivalent to a stalinist police state, where the stupidist of laws are written by the ignorant and inforced by the even more ignorant. We hand guns and the power to confiscate drivers licenses to people that should not be trusted to run a lemonaide stand. I can't wait until I can retire and move to Europe and never have to see these fools again.

Top Sgt @ 5/7/2012 12:55 PM

I don't know but it sure seems like this website is using videos that tend to put officers in a bad light.

They are open ended, of prank related. Some are run of the mill but it just seems that the majority of videos they are posting / using are making officer look bad.

Judge for yourself but it seems that way to me

Sean D @ 6/11/2012 9:09 PM

You two morons need to grow the F*** up. Like you have never seen a sports car before. Unbelievable!!! You nearly caused an accident to only which you would have been responsible for. Get a life you two losers!!!

RetiredLawman @ 7/28/2012 9:08 AM

Dangerous as hell...........but it looks like a hoot !!!

Bob@Az. @ 7/29/2012 6:27 PM

Wow!! At one point they were doing 80mph!!!! Try going that slow on some of our freeways. These two a-holes sould have been cited for reckless driving, tailgating, blowing traffic signals and just plain dumbness. Their minivan/suv is not designed for that speed or inexperence behin the wheel. OK, both Officers should recieve a bit of deak time but thats about all. Of course NJ does have all that money to blow training new Officers so I guess thats ok. Over blown story.

Russ @ 7/30/2012 5:27 AM

Since no accidents or injuries actually happened, what about the fact that the officers altered their cruiser numbers so they could not be identified and advised the participants to do the same with their license plate numbers (criminal offense)? I don't care if they're trained Indy drivers - they're dishonest. If proven, dismiss them. They are worse than worthless!

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