Justice for Ian?

So  you may have heard that the case against Ian Sacs was thrown out of court by a Weehawken judge earlier this week.

Now, some would say the correct term would be 'dismissed' but how many of you dismiss your garbage?

You don't dismiss garbage, you throw it out.

And the 'case' against Sacs was garbage.

You may know that Director of Transportation and Parking Sacs was arrested by the HPD for driving a HOP commuter bus without a commercial license; the bus had been abandoned by it's driver, left with its door open and engine idling in a crosswalk.   Sacs, finding this threat to public safety on the way to work, drove the bus 2 blocks to a municipal lot.

Here is what Sacs said about that decision in his March 25, 2011 statement:
”Since it was my understanding that city employees may operate city vehicles - so long as there are no passengers and contain fewer than 16 seats – I chose to move the bus out of the crosswalk, return it to a safe location at the municipal lot two blocks away, and then investigate why the bus was abandoned in such a precarious location” Sacs said in the statement.

The bus could have been stolen or caused traffic to back up on the street if it weren't moved, Sacs said.
For this, Sacs was arrested.

So what did the judge think about Sacs' decision to drive the bus, the same decision the HPD arrested him for?

GA got this from a source inside the court room.  The judge said to Ian:

"You had every right to drive that bus."

I put that in large font so you could see it without your glasses on.

Which begs the question: WHO decided that driving that bus was a crime?

And another: did Ian get justice in that Weehawken court when the judge threw out the HPD's garbage?

What do you think?

A mountain of public scrutiny, an indelible internet stain on his name and reputation, aggravation,  money, work missed,  time,  all for... WHAT?  

To throw out the HPD's garbage.

Is that justice for Ian?


  1. It's always nice when the good guy wins, isn't it?


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