August 6, 2014 4:18 pm -

It must be comforting to hear a police officer justify throwing out the Constitution simply because of his own, distorted political views. When Steve Wronco asserted his right to be in a public building, officer Richard Recine said rights don’t mean anything with Obama in the White House.

Steve Wronko had a camera inside the public building as part of an investigation he was doing, and Officer Richard Recine tracked him down to ask who he is what what he’s doing there. Wronko repeatedly asserted a First Amendment right to be doing what he’s doing, but Recine was having none of it.

In fact, he said, “Obama has decimated the friggin’ Constitution, so I don’t give a damn, ’cause if he doesn’t follow the Constitution, we don’t have to.”

Police Director Robert Manney appeared in the video too, but after Recine had made those comments, and upon learning what Recine said, he called it an “embarrassment” and said there’s an investigation underway.

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

45 responses to NJ Cop: Obama Doesn’t Follow Constitution, So Why Should We?

  1. mea_mark August 6th, 2014 at 4:23 pm

    Great, another cop who thinks he is above the law. Fire him. We can not have police officers that think they are above the law.

    • arc99 August 6th, 2014 at 4:37 pm

      Especially when their opinion comes from a delusional lie about the President.

  2. chilly1952 August 6th, 2014 at 4:39 pm

    This cop has been watching way too much Fox News

    • arc99 August 6th, 2014 at 4:41 pm

      “Obama not following the Constitution” has become the right wing’s acceptable replacement for “the birth certificate is a fake”.

  3. m2old4bs August 6th, 2014 at 4:44 pm

    Betcha if you ask this police officer just how Obama has not followed the Constitution, he wouldn’t be able to answer except in a Palinesque word salad way. I agree: Fire him.

    • tiredoftea August 6th, 2014 at 7:20 pm

      He would likely shoot you for asking the question.

  4. fantagor August 6th, 2014 at 4:51 pm

    I am pretty sure there’s no NO BLACK PRESIDENTS clause in the Constitution, but that’s the only part I can think of that Obama has “decimated”.

  5. Foundryman August 6th, 2014 at 5:21 pm

    When law enforcement officers make these type of outrageous political comments, they should immediately be disarmed, de-badged and put on leave until a thorough background check is made. We do NOT need Leos who are political fanatics!!!

  6. Tommy6860 August 6th, 2014 at 5:34 pm

    This is a case where a (supposed) good guy with a gun could be especially dangerous, a cop who may go all sovereign-er.

  7. chilly1952 August 6th, 2014 at 5:39 pm

    This is the fallout from all the lies the conservative media peddles. Accusation after accusation is trumpeted even after each is debunked. The sad thing is they are successful at it. People start thinking well they keep saying it, so it must ne true.
    I agree with m2old4bs. When you talk to conservatives about this you get all the Republican talking points. When you explain the facts to them they simply refuse to believe it. You know, ‘somebody paid them off’, ‘more liberal lies’, ‘you’re just in love with Obummer’, etc., etc.

    • ᅠᅠᅠ August 7th, 2014 at 6:16 am

      Same as any conspiracy theory works. New evidence contradicts your theories? Just draw the circle of conspiracy wider in order to include the new source. And it happens gradually, so to those who fall for them it might be a long time, and take on ridiculous forms, before they notice that they’ve been fed pure bull all along.

      Stephen Colbert’s description of “factose-intolerant” says it best, I think. It’s hard to educate these people using credible sources if their definition of credible includes “they agree with what I already believe.”

  8. ChrisVosburg August 6th, 2014 at 6:32 pm

    I keep imagining this copper on patrol with the Limbaugh cranked up too high to hear any radio calls he might be receiving from dispatch to go out on.

  9. labman57 August 6th, 2014 at 6:43 pm

    Uh, don’t forget to leave your gun and badge behind … as you let the precinct door hit your ass on the way out.

  10. Roctuna August 6th, 2014 at 6:58 pm

    Half petulant child, half authority figure, all stupid.

  11. tiredoftea August 6th, 2014 at 7:25 pm

    I have been very concerned about this since W’s time in office. His zeal to torture, excuse me, enhance the interrogation experience of suspects, the general above the law attitude they portrayed has finally bubbled up. This cop is but one troubling example.

    • Laura Flannery August 6th, 2014 at 7:59 pm

      Are you concerned that our President was using a deck of cards to pick who he would drone? I notice that many politicians cheat on their taxes or do not pay at all and they do not end up in jail nor do they have to pay the interest and penalties on their back taxes. Two stunning examples would be Charles Rangel and Timothy Geithner. Rangel actually was the Chairman of Ways and Means which actually write our tax codes and even Rangel could not figure out how to pay his taxes. Same goes for Geithner and he was the HEAD of the Treasury Dept. By the way, we only used enhanced interrogation techniques on THREE scum sucking rats who had a hand in the killing of 3000 of our fellow Americans. We also do not follow ANY of our immigration laws, I don’t know why we even pretend to have a border. At this point we should just merge with Latin America.

      • tiredoftea August 6th, 2014 at 10:11 pm

        Actually, I’m more concerned that clowns like you who come to respect for law and order way too late to be anything but obvious right wing, fringe hacks whose version of lawfulness and good government practices starts with damning this President while ignoring an administration that practiced torture as the cherry on top of an unnecessary and false war that cost an obscene number of lives and crippling injuries while pissing away trillions of dollars, unpaid BTW until this President put those expenditures on the balance sheet, while not actually catching, killing or bringing to justice the people who attacked us.

        Oh, the current guy got them, the current guy inherited the deficit, the current hasn’t prosecuted the war criminals and the current guy has made a fair dent in the financial crap that the war criminal left after eight years of economic carnage.

        Oh, BTW, those “enhanced interrogation techniques on THREE scum sucking rats” produced nothing in the way of actual information. And, the real, actionable intelligence, came from interviews with them before they were tortured. So, may I add your name to the domestic terrorists that this country needs to round up, indict and try for war crimes?

        • DaddyO_969 August 7th, 2014 at 12:25 pm

          Well said!

        • Laura Flannery August 7th, 2014 at 3:34 pm

          Boo hoo hoo, poor Obama. And here we were told how smart he was, how he had the answers to all our problems. How even the seas would stop rising. That he had 300 of the best economists in the world advising him. That we would be the worlds hybrid battery builders. HOAX and CHAINS is what we are getting.

          • tiredoftea August 7th, 2014 at 5:46 pm

            Do you have anything coherent to post? Are you actually Christine O’Donnell?

          • Laura Flannery August 8th, 2014 at 6:23 pm

            You poor dear, you must have recieved a public education. Your reading comprehension is lacking. Is this Bobby Rush or perhaps Harry the box Reid?

      • Hardlee_Ded August 6th, 2014 at 11:26 pm

        I see we have another victim of Obama Derangement Syndrome…

      • BennyD August 7th, 2014 at 11:12 am

        so you don’t mind a little torture? You scumbag.

        • Laura Flannery August 7th, 2014 at 3:31 pm

          No, not if it saves American lives, even your pitiful one.

      • DaddyO_969 August 7th, 2014 at 12:23 pm

        Three? What a moron. Bush/Cheney had dozens tortured even after being told it was illegal and worse, produced no real information. There’s this thing about torture: PEOPLE WILL SAY ANYTHING TO STOP THE PAIN.
        Clearly you have not the least understanding of ANYTHING about which you are whining. Go. Get out. You’re no American.

        • Laura Flannery August 7th, 2014 at 3:29 pm

          It was only three, but nice try with the hyperbole, typical mentally deranged liberal. By the way, I served this country for 10 years and went through the SERE Training Program. And you???

        • Laura Flannery August 8th, 2014 at 6:20 pm

          Here you go Professor Dummy.

          • DaddyO_969 August 9th, 2014 at 8:00 am

            Torture was the word. Not water boarding alone and you (as did ABC) forget the prison in Iraq and the ‘rendition’ of suspects to countries that did torture at the behest of B/C. ABC cites only activity since 2003, it doesn’t mention the other activities.

  12. John Tarter August 6th, 2014 at 7:30 pm

    Along the same lines l liked the video of the trucker who was asked about his citizenship by the Border Patrol agent who answered by saying : ” Does it really matter?”. The fact is now the Constitution means nothing and neither does our citizenship. Thanks President Obama.

    • Obewon August 6th, 2014 at 8:44 pm

      If true then how come? A) Isssa’s 50 weeks of hearings per year = 0 Indictments?
      B) Fox News Quiet After Congressional Report Finds No Benghazi Scandal?
      C) New House Intel Report Reportedly Finds No Intentional Wrongdoing By The Obama Administration Again on August 1, 2014. D’oh!

      Answer: You Limbaughtomized loons following Rusty the racist over the same bluff every day never learn. You’ve inevitiably been screwed by delusional nutcases again, as always.

      • tiredoftea August 6th, 2014 at 9:53 pm

        “Try driving without a valid U.S. license”. Sovereign Citizen types do it all the time.

    • Hardlee_Ded August 6th, 2014 at 11:21 pm

      Thanks Obama? Really?

      Like republicans hands are clean?

      Are you serious… thanks Obama?

    • jasperjava August 7th, 2014 at 1:26 am

      You LIKED the video of the Birther trucker? That figures. You’re a racist scumbag, no better than he is.

      YOUR citizenship means nothing, because you’re anti-American.

      The Constitution NEVER meant anything to you, except the second half of the Second Amendment.

      How did Obama violate the Constitution? Presidenting While Black?

  13. Denise August 6th, 2014 at 8:56 pm

    “there is an investigation under way.” ok, is this a second investigation on the idiot police officer, or the same one.

    regardless, it’s appalling to hear a member if law enforcement say he doesn’t have to obey the constitution. if he really believes this, he may have violated the rights of others.

  14. Hardlee_Ded August 6th, 2014 at 11:13 pm

    He should be unemployed and have his gun and badge taken at once.

  15. Hardlee_Ded August 7th, 2014 at 10:42 am

    What is it with these rude as moderators… do they even understand the concept of what moderating is?

    Just why is it so necessary to post rude idiotic replys? I’m getting nothing but rude asshole remarks from these dicks… anyone else notice that?

    When did we get this crop of assholes anyway?

    • mea_mark August 7th, 2014 at 10:48 am

      You are done here. I don’t know about your history but what you are doing now is getting you banned.

  16. Faustina August 7th, 2014 at 10:57 am

    Just to be pedantic “decimated the friggin’ Constitution”? Obama has removed 10% of the document? The cops reasoning is so weird… is he senile? Is he senile and still issued a firearm?

    • revmsue August 7th, 2014 at 3:12 pm

      He listens to faux news and his bigoted congressmen…

  17. Laura Flannery August 7th, 2014 at 3:31 pm

    Just like a deranged liberal to want to shut down ANY person they disagree with. Excellent debating skills. Your vocabulary is on the same par as a monkey.

  18. Bryan Wodaski August 7th, 2014 at 7:46 pm

    You are supposed to be one of the good guys!