Mon Sep 10, 2012, 05:08 PM
friendly_iconoclast (12,672 posts)
Another "Mayor Against Illegal Guns" member gets busted, MAIG tries to scrub references to him
Mayor of NJ's capital arrested in corruption probe
By GEOFF MULVIHILL, Associated Press – 38 minutes ago
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Federal agents arrested the struggling mayor of New Jersey's capital Monday on corruption charges, alleging he agreed to accept bribes in connection with a proposed parking garage — actually a fake project created by authorities trying to snare him.
Trenton Mayor Tony Mack, his brother Ralphiel and convicted sex offender Joseph Giorgianni, a Mack supporter who owns a Trenton sandwich shop, were each accused of a single charge: conspiring to extort the undercover informants who pulled them into the scheme...
...The charges against Mack, a 46-year-old Democrat, did not come as a surprise in the city.
He's been accused of hiring unqualified cronies to city positions, made deep cuts in the police department and overseen a chaotic City Hall as officials fled their jobs soon after he took office in 2010.
MAIG scrubbed its membership page of any reference to Mack:
But they forgot to delete the archives. Check these out before they go down the Memory Hole:
Gun-fired grief: Coalition aims for stronger background checks
May 10, 2011
By Alex Zdan
Standing with families of victims of gun violence and a massive clock counting deaths from firearms, public officials gathered at City Hall yesterday morning to demand stiffer background checks for gun buyers.
Trenton was the last stop for participants in a national Fix Gun Checks tour before the group rolls into Washington, D.C.
Mayor Tony Mack saw the timing as significant. "We were the turning point in the Revolution, and we are hopeful this will be the turning point for changing gun laws in America," Mack said.
Fix Gun Checks is sponsored by the Mayors Against Illegal Guns Coalition, of which Mack is a member. The organization wants background checks for sales at gun shows and a national background check system containing the names of people who should be prohibited from buying firearms...
Trenton gun violence rally: Mother of slain victim speaks on closing loopholes
Monday, May 09, 2011
By L.A. PARKER
TRENTON - RaChele Miller did almost everything to protect her son from city violence, but her safety program failed in September 2005.
Miller remembered that fateful night Monday when she joined Mayor Tony Mack, faith leaders, politicians, community leaders, activists, plus friends and family members of victims of gun violence during a rally to close loopholes in our nation’s background check system...
...Mack pushed for an initiative by state legislators to "do everything possible to fix the national gun background check system."
"While we are aggressively implementing initiatives to safeguard public safety in Trenton, illegal guns are trafficked here from states with weak gun laws - states like Virginia and Georgia. Lives are in jeopardy in Trenton and throughout the U.S. from the absence of common-sense federal gun laws."...
I guess part of helping "lives in jeopardy" consisted of laying off cops. At least Mack will be ineligible to legally own a gun if convicted
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Mon Sep 10, 2012, 05:22 PM
DonP (5,511 posts)
1. "MAIG scrubbed its membership page"
I'm guessing with all the practice they've had, with indicted and convicted Mayors Against all Guns, they probably have a Bloomie full time employee dedicated to keeping him from embarrassing himself with these guys.
I'm sure someone will be along to update the statistics of mayors convicted versus CCW permit holder convicted at some point.
I wonder if Rahm is still on their list, while he's trying to break the Chicago teachers union?
Rahm was a hero down here not that long ago, for fighting to keep shooting ranges and legal guns out of Chicago. I have to bookmark a few pages this week while he tries to crush the union, for the next time the gun control people tell us all how wonderful he is.