(Updated, 10/06/13 10 AM)
A friend of Mayor Brian Stack's alleged victim, Dan Alvarez, has weighed in- see his comments below.
GA is still recovering from the debilitating after-effects of my hickey attack, so I'll keep it brief.
Dan supports his friend's version of events and adds that his friend did NOT photograph meetings (there go GA's 'videographer' jokes), the pics at the police station were taken by friends NOT the press (though the JJ reporter,
GA normally sticks to Hoboken topics, but today this Jersey Journal headline caught my eye: Secaucus resident says Union City Mayor Stack choked him at holiday party
Not Brian! (I'm on a first name basis with him though he doesn't know me)
Not the man who never forgets my birthday in two languages. And wished me a 'Feliz Navidad' this year! My readers know how I feel about him. *blush*. I save all his cards.
So, is it true?
Here's what the JJ had to say:
A Secaucus resident who attended a Union City Christmas party has filed a simple assault charge against Union City Mayor Brian Stack, saying Stack choked him for appearing at Union Citypublic meetings.Wait a minute... this scenario sounds familiar.
According to the Secaucus resident Ray Mitchell, he was attending the holiday party at Schuetzen Park in North Bergen on Dec. 14 when Stack approached him and questioned his recent appearances at city meetings in Union City.
Mitchell said Stack then accused him of being a "spy" and then choked him
A guy who lives out of town (Secaucus? Princeton?), and shows up to film*** public meetings in a city where he doesn't live (Union City? Hoboken?)... and shows up where he's not expected (Wallace School? A Christmas party in Union City?)... this story is so confusing.
|Mason political operative Barry Brendel films Hoboken 12/18/12 ZBA meeting|
Does Brendel travel from the Princeton, NJ area because our meetings are so fascinating? Maybe.
But another reason is that he's a political operative employed by City Councilwoman Beth Mason. Like his son, Tim. Do you know that the first night Brendel Jr. showed up to film GA at the ZBA, I went up to him during a break to chat him up and do you know what Daddy's little boy told GA?
After civil, benign words to the Mason videographer, he threatened he would "get the police" because I was "looking at him".Yep. I believe Brendel Jr. was baiting me to create an incident. Imagine that headline: Secaucus resident says Union City Mayor Stack choked him at holiday party
Ooops! Wrong headline.
GA's imaginary headline might say, "Princeton Resident says Hoboken ZBA Commissioner kicked him in the nuts." LIES! I would NEVER do such a thing.
Well, GA found an interesting anti-Stack blog. Ooops! I linked to RussoCorruption.com by mistake. Here's UnionCityCorruption.com.
Anyway, GA has NO idea what actually happened to the young man who alleges he was choked by Stack. Was that in Princeton or Secaucus?
GA's posted the video below so you can hear the young man tell his story. Note how he chokes up right where describes how the big brute... uh, Mayor Stack allegedly choked him. His voice wavers and he blinks back tears. The young man describes being choked by that monster, uh... mayor for "30 seconds or a minute."
Um... which is it? 30 seconds or a minute? That's kind of a big difference when someone's got their hands around your neck, no?
Anyway, the Jersey Journal posted these pics of the young man's injuries., and they are grievous. Red abrasions on his neck. See them? Those neck abrasion were so.... abrasive that they spread to his legs. Yep, see the pic... the man couldn't walk. My God, that middle-aged Mayor Stack put that poor, strapping, muscular and healthy-looking young man in a wheelchair. Allegedly. And a neck brace. Allegedly.
Thank goodness, the press*** just happened to be waiting at the police station for the wheelchair-bound, neck-braced victim to wheel in and file his complaint.
|The VICTIM: top left: neck abrasions, right: Stack's prey in a wheelchair with neckbrace, bot left: police complaint-credit:|
God, that's awful... what happened to that young Princeton videographer who films Stack at every ZBA meeting in Hoboken. Imagine, that poor young man attending meetings and crashing Christmas parties and what's he got to show for it?
A wheelchair and neck brace. And lots of press. And articles coordinated with political attack blogs.
GA understands exactly how these neck abrasions can cause serious injury. They can even be life-threatening without immediate treatment. You see the other day during a make-out session, I experienced heart palpitations and heavy breathing, got all tingly... and the next thing I knew, I was in HUMC's intensive care unit!
|The VICTIM: left: GA's neck with hickey right: Paramedics at the scene carry GA and hickey to HUMC|
Here is an interview with Stack's alleged victim. Hey he's out of the wheelchair!
Must be that restorative Princeton water. Abracadabra....