September 18, 2014 10:30 pm -

A New Jersey school board member who was seeking a seat on the Borough Council in the November election was arrested several years ago after using racist and homophobic slurs outside a diner, while mooning customers.

29-year-old Joseph Sorrentino, a Democrat, was challenging the incumbent mayor and council candidates, but dropped out of the race on Wednesday after borough Republicans released the 2007 and 2008 police reports to the media.


[su_center_ad]”Seven years ago, as a young man, I made a stupid mistake, but I learned from it,” Sorrentino said in a statement. “I regret what happened, and I have worked every single day to prove that I am not the man that the report says.”

“For that reason I am today withdrawing as a candidate for borough council.”

My Central Jersey reports that in a news release accompanying the police reports, the South Plainfield Republican Organization said the conduct raises “questions about his fitness for public office.”

Sorrentino was arrested in 2007 for disorderly conduct after dropping his pants and mooning a woman and her daughter as they left the Sherban’s Diner after 1:00  a.m. The woman said he called her a “slut.”

When police arrived on the scene, they said that they saw Sorrentino on the diner’s steps with his pants pulled down yelling a racial slur against black people into the diner through the window.

According to police, Sorrentino appeared to be intoxicated and apologized for the incident.

But it wasn’t even a year later that police were called by two women at the very same diner who said Sorrentino and his brother called them “dikes”  and threatened to hit one of them.

According to the incident report, Sorrentino claimed that the woman had heard he and his brother refer to another woman by that slur.

Republican campaign spokesman Bob Jones said the police reports were obtained via an Open Public Records Act request.

“The facts speak for themselves and people can make their own judgment,” Jones said on Wednesday.

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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.

20 responses to New Jersey Candidate Drops Out Of Race Over Dropping Trou And Yelling The N Word

  1. tiredoftea September 18th, 2014 at 10:35 pm

    Gotta love New Jersey! In the race to the bottom, they are tied.

    • Skydog2 September 19th, 2014 at 9:16 am

      Tied with who?

      • Kathryn Miller September 20th, 2014 at 12:06 pm

        us po folk in I-dee-ho…..

  2. juicyfruityyy September 18th, 2014 at 10:37 pm

    Well, he was 22 years old and knew better. But I’m glad that he is trying to make positive changes in his life.

    • tracey marie September 18th, 2014 at 10:47 pm

      how do we know he is

      • juicyfruityyy September 18th, 2014 at 10:50 pm

        We don’t know for sure. Just hope that his words are true, For his future.

        • tracey marie September 18th, 2014 at 10:55 pm

          I hope so as well

    • whatthe46 September 18th, 2014 at 10:50 pm

      you know that say, when people drink they usually speak the truth as they see it or feel. how many times between then and now did he get drunk and used those same nasty words, but were not used in public. it’s only when they are confronted that they feel bad and it’s the “old that was a long time ago” excuse. futhermore, explain the mooning? i’m sure he knew what path he wanted to take in life, i.e., politics, and not manager of the local burger joint, and that shit will come back to bite you in the ass.

    • rg9rts September 19th, 2014 at 8:30 am

      Do you think we should forgive the 19 yr old that did about the same thing but was gopee???

      • juicyfruityyy September 19th, 2014 at 1:59 pm

        I’m not forgiving him.

  3. M D Reese September 19th, 2014 at 1:34 am

    Dikes? I’d hate to be called a dam levee too.

    • dave-dr-gonzo September 19th, 2014 at 8:39 am

      Cue “When the Levee Breaks”…

      • M D Reese September 19th, 2014 at 5:56 pm

        My favorite Led Zeppelin album.

  4. Suzanne McFly September 19th, 2014 at 7:54 am

    Glad to see the racist, misogynist, bigot is keeping it classy.

    • dave-dr-gonzo September 19th, 2014 at 8:39 am

      Someone needs to send him a change-of-party form. Seems to me his views are more of a match for the “Party of [George] Lincoln [Rockwell]”.

      • Suzanne McFly September 19th, 2014 at 12:26 pm

        Seems that way to me as well, but we cannot deny the idiots in our party, we need to remove their soapbox and not let them run for anything. That is what is ruining the republican party, they put their morons on the ballot then they become exposed for what they stand for and I don’t want the Democrats to follow suit.

    • Lind139 September 19th, 2014 at 11:07 am

      Racist? That guy saounds like a wack job. He’s not just a racist, he’s is two sandwiches shy of a basketcase.

  5. rg9rts September 19th, 2014 at 8:29 am

    See the gopee doesn’t have the corner on assholes

    • Kathryn Miller September 20th, 2014 at 12:05 pm

      he’s a republican.

      • rg9rts September 20th, 2014 at 12:26 pm

        Read it again