(1) Does a Hoboken resident who believes there are real "threats" posted online call an out-of-town (Weehawken) political operative to ask if Hoboken's Chief of Police is "aware" of the alleged threats? Or would an honest person (not a pathological liar) who believes the "threats" are real dial the police herself?
GA believes a reasonable person would answer (1) No and (2) Yes.
(2) Is the Hoboken resident's mind firing on all cylinders, is she a major drama queen or is this a frivolous allegation by a member of one political faction to use law enforcement to identify members of the other political faction?
It is GA's non-actionable opinion and belief the answers to the above are (1) No (2) Yes and (3) Yes.
(3) Is such a person likely to use the courts to make frivolous allegations in order to identify members of the opposing political faction, chill online speech of that opposing faction and shut down web sites run by members of that opposing faction?
GA has a reasonable basis to believe she already DID.
| See alleged "threats" at: http://patch.com/new-jersey/hoboken/hoboken-to-declare-bankruptcy |
"The police should find out who these people are."
The use of the HPD by political partisans, political operatives and elected officials to advance the agenda of any political faction is a matter of public interest and public concern.