August 7, 2014 10:44 pm -

Helmetta, New Jersey police officer Richard Racine told a person he was questioning that the Constitution doesn’t matter, declaring, “Obama has decimated the friggin’ Constitution, so I don’t give a damn.” Now, Racine has resigned according to borough Administrator Herbert C. Massa.

Massa said Recine gave him a letter of resignation earlier today.

“He said he hereby resigns, immediately,” Massa said. “He is no longer on the police force.”

According to the borough administrator, Recine served for more than 29 years on another New Jersey police department before retiring and coming to work as a part-time police officer in Helmetta. He earned $13.39 an hour.


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.

38 responses to NJ Cop Who Said Constitution Doesn’t Matter Resgins

  1. M D Reese August 7th, 2014 at 10:59 pm

    Has anybody else noticed that they never ever name any specific impeachable, illegal offenses that the President has committed? (snark…)

    • tiredoftea August 7th, 2014 at 11:12 pm

      He’s black, of course.

      • granpa.usthai August 8th, 2014 at 3:15 am

        that’s speculated rumor!
        from The CHICKEN COOP
        LL’s own news source that keeps the FOX out!
        FA LASH !!!
        POTUS Obama has what appears to be a REAL fake Hawaiian Birth Certificate!

      • M D Reese August 9th, 2014 at 8:54 pm

        I know, and of course never mind that his mother was white and he was raised by his mother’s parents…The GOPTP adheres to the “one drop” rule.

        • tiredoftea August 9th, 2014 at 9:04 pm

          That, of course, is the one drop onto the head that all fringe right wingers experienced at child birth.

          • M D Reese August 9th, 2014 at 9:09 pm

            You got THAT right– I often wonder how much farther along the human race would be if we had just skipped that whole “god” thing!

          • tiredoftea August 9th, 2014 at 9:28 pm

            It served its purpose in explaining the natural world before our intellect broke free and came up with the scientific method.

          • M D Reese August 10th, 2014 at 10:51 pm

            Well–some of us anyway. There’s a thundering herd of religious nuts out there who want to take us back to the Iron Age.

    • Red Mann August 7th, 2014 at 11:47 pm

      Well he, and now his VP, have gone around trashing America! They dared to say the we have made some mistakes and every right winger worth his salt knows that America is perfect, ordained by gawd hisself to be the shining city on the hill to guide the poor deluded furriners to the right path. America is perfect and there is nothing wrong with it, except the gays and the liberals hatin’ on gawd, and the greedy, lazy poor trying to take their hard earned money to get luxuries like food and clothes and shelter cause Obummer gives them everything so they’ll vote for him, and the evil education teaching that evilution to the poor little children when they should be learnin’ how gawd created everything and everyone with a snap of his magic fingers and Obama is a tyrant cause he’s trying to get things done just so he can look better than Tea Party, and he’s bringing all those children it to vote for his third term and to do evil medical expriementses on and he’s taken away all our freedoms and he hates Israel and we need Israel so Jebus can come back and slaughter all the people we don’t like and !!!111!!! elevenety eleven. See all good reasons to impeach,

      • Chinese Democracy August 8th, 2014 at 1:06 am

        thankfully I stay away from salt and t baggers

      • granpa.usthai August 8th, 2014 at 3:10 am

        I would think a false birth certificate would be ample reason for impeachment? I mean, just because sheriff pink panties is sitting on the crucial evidence until after the 2016 elections don’t mean they can’t start spending gazillions of TAXPAYER dollars to form investigation committees, endless VERY EXPENSIVE congressional hearings the chairperson can just up and walk out on, and keep an appointed committee from doing anything for going on four months – like the BENGHAZI, BENGHAZI, BENGHAZI monies appropriated, so what’s the holdup?

      • M D Reese August 9th, 2014 at 8:48 pm

        I’m so glad I’m retired now and will be able to watch the wall to wall coverage of the hearings. I missed the Watergate hearings because I was busy working.

  2. tiredoftea August 7th, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    He retired to spend his time on finding every last container of “Dapper Dan”, because the local stores only carried “Fop”.

  3. Anomaly 100 August 7th, 2014 at 11:09 pm

    What’s up with his hair?

    • tiredoftea August 7th, 2014 at 11:26 pm

      He’s a Dapper Dan man!

      • granpa.usthai August 8th, 2014 at 2:54 am


    • jasperjava August 7th, 2014 at 11:27 pm

      When he joins his local chapter of the Klan, he’d better stay away from the flaming crosses. He’ll go up like a roman candle.

      • Anomaly 100 August 7th, 2014 at 11:54 pm

        So there’s a plus side to this scenario?

  4. John David Peer August 7th, 2014 at 11:39 pm

    “You people” are starting to remind me of the two old men on the Muppet Show, sitting up in the box seats…

    • Eric Trommater August 8th, 2014 at 12:25 am

      “Wake up Waldorf you’re missing the show you idiot.”
      “You’re calling me an idiot? You had to watch it!”

  5. Eric Trommater August 7th, 2014 at 11:56 pm

    Ya know, for $13.39 an hour, I might not care that much about the Constitution either if that’s all they were paying me to uphold it and I still had to risk getting shot at. Just saying

    • tiredoftea August 8th, 2014 at 12:35 am

      All that and New Jersey, too!

      • Eric Trommater August 8th, 2014 at 12:39 am

        Even in Jersey what does $12k a year get you? A refrigerator box maybe with a view of the shore?

        • tiredoftea August 8th, 2014 at 2:13 am

          Well, no because the shore is still ripped up from Sandy.

          • Eric Trommater August 8th, 2014 at 2:20 am

            @tiredoftea:disqus We are totally the Statler and Waldorf of Liberland after 2 am. Seriously we shoud take this show on the road.
            Ok I’ll be Statler: “You know what should be unconstitutional? Paying our public safety officers this little money! No wonder he hates the government. They are the ones who keep him eating canned beans!”
            Your turn Waldorf!

          • MIAtheistGal August 8th, 2014 at 6:42 am

            I never knew those two creepy muppets had names before! They always creeped me out as a kid, lol.

            Thanks for my new tidbit of info today. 🙂

    • fahvel August 8th, 2014 at 2:28 am

      it’s not that dangerous of a job – safer than a taxi driver, street sweeper (if there are any left), mothering, construction worker. It’s become an “I’m a cop” tv version of, hell, I don’t know the word, but american cops are overpaid if danger is the criterion – give it to primary school teachers instead.

      • Eric Trommater August 8th, 2014 at 2:52 am

        Ask yourself, would $12k a year even pay your rent or house payment? Seriously this sounds like a very conservative arguement. To continue your arguement then if being a cop is such a safe job why would we ever need more gun laws? If paying $12k a year was enough that we should never expect anyone making so much money to ever say anything stupid than why aren’t we all working for that little? Isn’t it just greedy to ask for more than that, ever? I’m sorry but to me this is a classic case of you get what you pay for and he should have been able to appologize and have every single one of us say . . . “hey I understand, we all say stupid stuff when we are hungry.” Pay more taxes people, pay people more and either get better people or fire them if they can’t do the job. Otherwise I have no sympathy.

        • grammy97 August 8th, 2014 at 7:52 am

          Just a reminder: this particular officer had already retired from another jurisdiction, so he had retirement pay as well as his part time job. He wasn’t deprived.

          • Eric Trommater August 8th, 2014 at 10:09 am

            Yes and most of the skits on The Muppet Show were actually pretty clever. The guest stars were actually quite good too. I exagerated to make my point. The point is that if I’m going to arm someone and give them the power to arrest me I think that person should be paid enough to feed a family.

    • Budda August 8th, 2014 at 8:11 am

      At $13.39/hr. he was over paid.

      Now that he is retired he can hang with Cliven Bundy

      • Eric Trommater August 8th, 2014 at 10:19 am

        It’s a matter of consistancy. In 2006 a police officer in Northern Lower Michigan was fired for saying something similar about George Bush. Now in this case the guy reseigned so it’s a bit different but my defense of the liberal cop saying something stupid was the same as my defense of this guy. Both were underpaid public employees and both were just parroting some talking points from their respective party’s extremists. Both were idiots. Neither should have lost their low paying job.

  6. Chinese Democracy August 8th, 2014 at 1:05 am

    hes just repeating what supposedly respectable members of congress are saying . Now its time for them to resign as well .

  7. bhil August 8th, 2014 at 2:44 am

    Now that he’s retired he can watch Fox full time.

    • John_St_John August 8th, 2014 at 12:20 pm

      Shouldn’t that read re-retired?

  8. granpa.usthai August 8th, 2014 at 2:52 am

    that’s just great! The one person who can explain to the American people how POTUS Obama has ‘decimated the friggin’ constitution’ and he ups and quits!
    Maybe if we ALL get Palin faced, we could pick up bits and pieces of what she’s hinting around about POTUS Obama ‘decimating the friggin constitution’? Talk about ‘decimating the friggin constitution’ – hows about putting the first part of the 2nd amendment back in?

  9. JimmyPete August 8th, 2014 at 8:22 am

    Son of a Bitch, worked on Tax Payer Money and Tax Payer pension his whole f’n life. oh yeah he’s got health bene’s for life too care of the Tax Payers.

  10. voice_reason August 11th, 2014 at 10:22 am

    Good riddance; not a cop I would want on the beat