September 7, 2014 7:01 pm -

[su_right_ad]They were trying to prove that he didn’t live in the Long Island district he represents.

In what many say is an alarming first, a private eye hired by Assembly Republicans placed a GPS device on a Long Island assemblyman’s car for two months in an unsuccessful effort to prove the pol didn’t live in his district.

According to court transcripts, investigator Adam Rosenblatt said he was hired in March by attorney James Walsh, repping the Assembly Republican Campaign Committee, to find out where Assemblyman Edward Hennessey (D-Suffolk) actually lives. Walsh that same month was paid $3,000 by the GOP campaign committee.

Rosenblatt testified about his actions at a hearing last month in which Republicans unsuccessfully sought to bounce Hennessey, who is seeking reelection, from the race.

The private eye said he initially informally scoped out three properties linked to Hennessey, ran various license plates at the properties and accessed public surveillance footage.

After determining that Hennessey, a lawyer, would be at the Central Islip court complex on a Friday afternoon, Rosenblatt said he waited for him to go inside before attaching a GPS tracking device to the underside of his vehicle.

Rosenblatt said the small unit was in place from April 4 through June 7. He set it up to send him a text or email any time the vehicle drove over 55 mph or entered zones around the three properties tied to Hennessey.[su_csky_ad]


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.

27 responses to Republicans Had GPS Secretly Placed On Democratic Assemblyman’s Car

  1. Linda1961 September 7th, 2014 at 7:09 pm

    gopers are getting desperate.

    • Anomaly 100 September 7th, 2014 at 7:30 pm

      They did it fer freedom!

      • Tommy6860 September 7th, 2014 at 7:59 pm

        YES, that’s what it is, and the Bundy Cavalry is riding in from the west to save the day! :P.

        • Anomaly 100 September 7th, 2014 at 8:18 pm

          See, I knew I was right!

      • mrsgunka September 7th, 2014 at 8:17 pm

        Bet they all wear Dick Tracy wrist watches.

        • Anomaly 100 September 7th, 2014 at 8:21 pm

          Those sneaky sneaksters!

  2. M D Reese September 7th, 2014 at 7:24 pm

    Oh please tell me that charges are pending…

  3. Sydney September 7th, 2014 at 7:26 pm


  4. juicyfruityyy September 7th, 2014 at 7:43 pm

    “I don’t know what’s worse — attempting to mislead the court in a
    lawsuit claiming I don’t live here, or having some creep crawl under my
    family car to place a GPS tracking device to stalk us,”
    Hennessey said.
    Murray (R), should have his name removed from the ballots. This is just dirty politics. And the tax-payers paid for the intrusion.

  5. burqa September 7th, 2014 at 7:54 pm

    … Who’s the black private dick that’s a sex machine to all the chicks?


    Right on ….

    • Terry Knepper September 7th, 2014 at 8:10 pm

      can ya dig it??……..

      • Anomaly 100 September 7th, 2014 at 8:36 pm

        Shut your mouth!

        • Pilotshark September 8th, 2014 at 9:39 am

          But i am talking about Shaft!

          • Anomaly 100 September 8th, 2014 at 10:29 am

            He’s a complicated man.

    • Eric Trommater September 7th, 2014 at 8:18 pm

      You ride a tall horse, Mr Shaft.

  6. Tommy6860 September 7th, 2014 at 7:57 pm

    This is even more proof that the GOP cannot win elections on their policies.

    • Eric Trommater September 7th, 2014 at 8:12 pm

      Just like voter ID, these GOPers are intent on winning on a technicality and willing to go to any extreme to prove it.

  7. Eric Trommater September 7th, 2014 at 8:15 pm

    This is the difference between being partisan (wanting your side to win) and an ideologue (thinking the other side is evil and must be stopped at all costs).

    • fancypants September 7th, 2014 at 9:16 pm

      if only someone here can find the budget on gps tracking devices ? its not like these things can be bought at walmart.

      • Obewon September 7th, 2014 at 9:32 pm

        “Karl Christian Rove”s first campaign included ‘a planted bug Rove discovered during a press conference that Karl blamed on his opponent.’ The next day a local Radio Shack employee produced the bugs purchase receipt with Karl Rove’s name and Credit Card number! GHW Bush Immediately hired Rove saying ‘You’re my kind of scum!’

        Furthermore: Rove’s memory also made some creative leaps during a pretrial hearing in 1993. Travis County Dist. Atty. Ronnie Earle was preparing to prosecute Rove client Kay Bailey Hutchison, who was the Texas state treasurer. A grand jury had indicted her for allegedly using government phones and computers to raise campaign money. When law enforcement officers raided the treasurer’s building to confiscate evidence, reporters documented the whole thing. These are Repubs greatest Felons. That’s why the GOP idolizes them as criminals!

  8. DragonTat2 September 7th, 2014 at 8:23 pm

    I had a stalker do that. Never did get a chance to tell his wife.

    • mea_mark September 7th, 2014 at 8:27 pm

      With the internet it is probably not too late.

  9. whatthe46 September 7th, 2014 at 9:03 pm

    get out and VOTE people.

  10. Jake September 7th, 2014 at 9:16 pm

    What is frightening about these revelations of criminal Republican behavior is – now they are placing tracking devices on their political opponent’s vehicles and property – how long before they start attaching bombs?

  11. Obewon September 7th, 2014 at 9:48 pm

    And Repubs wonder why they have just about 2 Boehner House reps in the entire North East! Here are the 10 incumbents most likely to lose this fall: #1 (R-Staten Island NY) Michael Grimm. The good news for Grimm is that his trial over business and tax fraud allegations won’t be until after the Nov 4th election. Former New York City council member Domenic Recchia (D-NY) is definitely the favorite in this swing Staten Island-based district. Repubs God party is a criminal family valueless party.

  12. CherMoe September 8th, 2014 at 12:11 pm

    Sounds VERY REPUBLICAN. So WHO is committing voting fraud? Wasn’t there an instance where Mitt Romney tried voting from an incorrect address?

    • bhil September 8th, 2014 at 2:39 pm

      Also Ann Coulter, guilty!