This site is generally concerned with our County elected officials, and I don’t comment on our Assemblymen and Senator. However, they do represent a large segment of Cumberland County. As such, I feel compelled to comment on Nelson Albano’s idiocy.
What the hell is up with Jeff Van Drew, Matt Milam and nelson Albano? They ALL wield those special license plates as if they were a free pass to break any law. Several years ago, on a 3rd Friday in Millville, Van Drew pulls up to the corner of High Street and Pine and parks in the no parking zone. One of the local police officers advised Van Drew that he was parked illegally, and Van Drew just laughed at him. Really, he mocked a law enforcement officer.
The officer told him he needed to move his vehicle, and Van Drew smarmily replied that he would only be five minutes. I suppose No Parking means No Parking to everybody but Van Drew, who considers himself privileged. Traffic laws do not apply. The officer responded that five minutes is all it would take to have the vehicle towed. Van Drew scowled and abruptly got back into his vehicle and left. Van Drew should be happy that this officer did not necessarily feel like writing a ticket, and gave him fair warning. Others would have waited for him to enter whatever business he was visiting and left the paper slip on the windshield.
Speaking of 3rd Fridays, Matt Milam received a parking ticket (court appearance mandatory) for parking in a well-marked (I have photos to prove it) handicapped spot. Matt exacerbated the already bad situation by refusing to move his vehicle after receiving the ticket. What the hell, let the handicapped people walk a little further… And then, to make a bad situation worse, he decided to fight the ticket. He received some very bad advice from a local attorney. After the court of public opinion had spoken loudly and clearly, Matt finally pleaded guilty and paid, as he should have done in the first place.
And now we come to Nelson Albano. He is definitely not the coldest beer in the six-pack. I am ashamed that people in this area continue to elect this Neanderthal, he is not bright. He is a one-trick pony. He continues to campaign and live off of the unfortunate and tragic death of his son, and has absolutely no responsible legislation other than Michael’s Law.
Michael’s Law is well-intentioned. Drunk driving kills. nelson and his family have been touched by tragedy that no family should have to face. I know what it is like to lose a loved one, my baby brother was killed in an accident. However, just as drunk driving kills, so does speeding.
So my question to Mr. Albano is just who the hell does he think he is that he should get special treatment when he blatantly breaks the law and recklessly endangers the lives of others? SHAME ON YOU, NELSON ALBANO! You of all people should know better!
“I remember saying, yes, ‘Can you cut me a break?’ ” said Albano, who has represented the state’s 1st Legislative District since 2006 and opposed the benefit and pension reforms. “ ‘I’ve always supported the state police, I was elected as legislator of the year (by the New Jersey State Policemen’s Benevolent Association) because of what I have done supporting the police, can’t you cut me a break?’ At that point the trooper said, ‘Here’s the number on the ticket to call the courts.’ That was it. He said have a nice day and left.”
The privileged Van Drew and Milam merely inconvenienced some people with their predisposition towards elitism. You endangered lives. And then you had the audacity to ask the cop to give you a break? And then you have your union cronies apply pressure on the State Trooper to cancel the citation? And then you launch a vicious and frivolous attack on this officer of the law, who was guilty ONLY of doing his job, and attempt to destroy his life. All this for an $87 ticket and some points on your license!
It takes a total lack of integrity and utter gall to assume that for some reason you are above the law. Pay the ticket already.