Discussion in 'Front Porch Chat' started by Weedygarden, Nov 15, 2018.
I can see your children were very inventive with duct tape @Amish Heart .
I hope so.
I would like to seen that #3 about the working magician.
Since this came up again, I will just add the information I have found about her. This is one article.
She lost her position as a commissioner, and this article tells about it. But she has other positions I may put in another post.
Port Authority slams Caren Turner over ethics, after sorry-not sorry apology
Updated Apr 26, 2018; Posted Apr 26, 2018
By Ted Sherman
NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
NEW YORK--In a sharp rebuke of a former commissioner forced to resign over an obscenity-laced tirade caught on video during a routine police traffic stop, Port Authority officials publicly censured Caren Z. Turner for a litany of ethics rules they claimed she violated.
At the same time, they apologized to the police chief in Tenafly and the two patrol officers in the Bergen County community where the incident occurred for "the outrageous and abhorrent conduct" of Turner, and the "unwelcome attention that followed."
Port Authority Chairman Kevin O'Toole said Turner "clearly and unambiguously" violated the board's code of ethics.
"Commissioner Turner's conduct was outrageous and profoundly disturbing and represented a betrayal of the public trust," he said.
The board, which voted unanimously for a resolution of censure, also referred the matter to the New Jersey Ethics Commission.
Turner sparked a firestorm of criticism after the video of the March 31 traffic stop involving her daughter by the Tenafly police became public.
It showed the 60-year-old Democratic lobbyist attempting to intervene--first by flipping out her Port Authority gold badge and insisting she be addressed as "commissioner," then trying to bully the officers by dropping the names of higher-ups in town, and then ending with a string of profanities.
She was never charged by police.
But all of it was captured on a dashcam video, and Tenafly Police Chief Robert Chamberlain sent a copy of the recording to the Inspector General for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. That led to Turner's resignation as a board member of the powerful bi-state agency last week, after an internal investigation.
Taking issue with Turner's assertions that she never violated the Port Authority's Code of Ethics, the Port Authority board in its resolution detailed those violations, including seeking "unwarranted privileges" for herself and family members, using her Port Authority badge for non-official purposes, and "pursuing a course of conduct that was plainly in violation of her trust."
O'Toole said her actions "badly damaged the reputation" of the agency, and that had she not resigned, she would have been asked to do so.
The resolution came a day after Turner issued a statement that included an apology of sorts, but insisted she had done nothing wrong--setting off even more scorn by suggesting that the police "review best practices with respect to tone and de-escalation, so that incidents like this do not recur."
In the statement issued by her attorney, Turner referenced the traffic stop of her daughter and three of her friends in a car that had been pulled over by Tenafly police officers "for non-moving violations, including having tinted windows." She said she went to the scene after the officers decided to impound the vehicle, which they determined had an expired registration from Nevada.
"As a parent, I was upset and uncomfortable with the unfolding events. I let my emotions get the better of me and regret my tone toward the police officers and use of off-color language. For this, I apologize," Turner said in the statement.
But she added: "at no point did I violate the Port Authority's Code of Ethics or ask for special treatment for anyone involved, nor did I suggest, in any way, that I would use my position at the Port Authority to affect the outcome of the violations issued to the driver. My resignation from the Port Authority is a recognition that this unfortunate incident could and should have been avoided."
She also suggested the fault did not rest not entirely on her shoulders.
"As a long-time Tenafly resident, I have always taken an active role in the community, including working with law enforcement officials, and I encourage the Tenafly Police Department to review best practices with respect to tone and de-escalation, so that incidents like this do not recur," she said.
O'Toole said he went to Tenafly on Wednesday to deliver a personal apology on behalf of the board to the chief of police and the officers who became the focus of Turner's wrath.
In a letter, released by the Port Authority, the chairman thanked Chamberlain and the two patrolmen for the department's handling of the "outrageous and abhorrent conduct" of Turner.
Born July 4, 1957 (age 61)
Residence Washington, D.C., U.S.
Brandeis University (B.A.)
Georgetown Law (J.D.)
Rutgers University (EMBA)
Occupation CEO of Turner Government & Public Affairs
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Henry Fishman (m. 1984 div.unknown)
Caren Zeldie Turner is a former United States Democratic lobbyist and former commissioner of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey who received damaging international media attention in 2018 after a video was released showing her berating police officers at a traffic stop, posturing in an aggressive and condescending manner, and announcing she was a "friend of the mayor". The former commissioner is also a political consultant and the founder and CEO of Turner Government & Public Affairs, a government affairs firm. She served on Hillary Clinton's national finance team and is a co-chairman of the Financial Committee for Ready for Hillary, a super political action committee created to draft Clinton for the 2016 United States Presidential Election. Turner has been featured on Fox Business as a correspondent on Washington lobbying. She is also an attorney with Potomac Law Group and a former adjunct professor at George Washington University’s Graduate School of Political Management.
This is a news report on her resignation. There is also a video out there that is about an hour long of the whole incident.
Nice tracking, @Weedygarden !!
She said she didn't try to use her position or ask for special treatment? BAH! She was demanding special treatment and insisting yadda yadda yah. Anyway. Good to hear the outcome.
If I have no self respect, how can I respect others!??!
What a gutter queen.
I think she is a narcissistic, power hungry, controlling person.
So, it always seems that the Dems never get simply dumped off, they tend to just get moved to a different or better position or are retired with ridiculous benefits packages and pay.
Probably because they can all squeal so much dirt on their cohorts that they are in deep on each other over everything. Know too much.
First place we lived as newly weds was a small town. Town was governed by three elected Board Members. Term of office was four years. Keep in mind this is a small town which normally has a hard time finding enough citizens to run for the position. "Ralph" wanted to be a Board Member BUT his political party refused to nominate him. His own party didn't want him! So he switched parties AND the other party refused to nominated him too! What does that tell you what the Town thought of Ralph's ability and character? New Board was elected and they felt so bad for Ralph they appointment him as the President of the Park Board. Ralph proceeded to lay out the Park's first baseball diamond to be used for Little League. Dugouts for both teams, block scorers booth and fencing built. Spring rains established the outfield grass. Play Ball! Nope. Ralph had use softball dimensions instead of baseball and because he laid out the ball field with the outfield up against the property line the field couldn't be corrected. Little League moved back to the grade school for the season.
Lazy thanks for the info. I played in softball league's from 1978 -2000 and I never knew the ball field specs were different. Guess they moved the bases without our knowing it.
Makes sense too since baseball is more powerful than softball.
In my home town, different teams all used the same field, because there are sometimes barely enough to make one team for each category. I wonder if that has changed, everyone using the same field?
Yes we did too since we played at parks and city and county ball fields. Thats why I said ' guess they changed the bases, don't know?
I'd never play on a baseball team it is too easy to get hurt. Softball was dangerous enough especially co ed. Men and women should never play together,imo.
Last time I played and first and only time I played with men in a co-ed league. Hubby played with me where before he was just a coach for womens teams when I played.
I was 50 and glad to be in right field.
First year I played little league… We had a game with another small community about 7 miles away. The whole team (in our white and yellow uniforms) got into the back of the coach’s pickup truck. The coach and assistant coach where in the cab. It was a hot day and their windows were down.
Both coaches chewed tobacco. When we got to the other community the entire team looked like we had freckles.
Some of the mothers traveled to the game separately. One chased both coaches around and around the backstop with a bat…
LOL, I know the plant aka Nicotiana Tabacum is used for some of worlds most poison pesticides and guess getting ' sprayed ' with it is nto good idea.
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