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Englewood Cliffs Mayor Mario M. Kranjac Statement On Council Meeting Actions On Police Chief

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Englewood Cliffs NJ, At the Regular Mayor and Council meeting last night, the Englewood Cliffs Council and I considered the undisputed facts that Police Chief Michael Cioffi recorded himself threatening to kill an elected official and making discriminatory comments about women and our AsianAmerican residents. Additionally, the Chief recorded himself instructing officers to “follow the Mayor” (me) and he contemplated bringing “guys” to town to “take care of the Mayor”.

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What a difference a mass murder makes

Nidal Hasan

June 18,2015
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Ridgewood Nj, In 2009  Nidal Hasan an anti american jihadist  shot 13 US solders the murders were later termed ‘Workplace Violence’ by U.S.

“Nidal Hasan’s victims must suffer twice—first when they were shot by the army shrink turned jihadi, and again as the government calls the murder of 13 soldiers at Fort Hood ‘workplace violence.’

As U.S. Army psychiatrist turned jihadi Nidal Hasan finally goes on trial for shooting 13 fellow soldiers to death at Fort Hood, here is what the government continues to classify the 2009 attack:

“Workplace violence.”

In what might be termed the audacity of nope, the government has declined to call this al Qaeda–inspired mass murder an act of terrorism because to do so would be “unfair to the victims.” http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/08/06/nidal-hasan-s-murders-termed-workplace-violence-by-u-s.html

The subsequent FBI investigation claimed : During the six years that Hasan worked as an intern and resident at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, colleagues and superiors were deeply concerned about his behavior and comments. Hasan was not married at the time and was described as socially isolated, stressed by his work with soldiers, and upset about their accounts of warfare.[8] Two days before the shooting, which occurred less than a month before he was due to deploy to Afghanistan, Hasan gave away many of his belongings to a neighbor.[9][10][11]

Prior to the shooting, Hasan had expressed critical views described by colleagues as “anti-American”. An investigation conducted by the FBIconcluded that his e-mails with the late Imam Anwar al-Awlaki were related to his authorized professional research and that he was not a threat. The FBI,Department of Defense (DoD) and U.S. Senate all conducted investigations after the shootings. The DoD classified the events as “workplace violence”, pending prosecution of Hasan in a court-martial.[12] The Senate released a report describing the mass shooting as “the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil since September 11, 2001.”[13][14]

Investigators in the FBI and U.S. Army determined that Hasan acted alone and they have found no evidence of links to terrorist groups. They are satisfied that his communications with Awlaki posed no threat at the time. The decision by the Army not to charge Hasan with terrorism was controversial.[15] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nidal_Malik_Hasan

Regardless of the FBI conclusion Hasan’s actions leading up to the rampage clearly suggest his jihadist, anti american attitude lead to the shooting.

Meanwhile within hours of the tragic Charleston SC church shooting , ” Dylann Roof, who is suspected of killing nine members of a Charleston black church on Wednesday, is officially under federal investigation for domestic terrorism. But commentators across the political spectrum aren’t waiting for the official results of the investigation. They’re already making a point of labeling the shooting a terrorist act http://www.vox.com/2015/6/18/8803721/charleston-terrorism-racism

Unlike  Nidal Hasan his Roof’s racist philosophy is being shown as motive for the killings ,  A website with a white supremacist manifesto features dozens of photos of Dylann Storm Roof, the man accused of killing nine people at a church in Charleston, S.C., posing with weapons, burning an American flag and visiting Southern historic sites and Confederate soldiers’ graves.http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/21/us/dylann-storm-roof-photos-website-charleston-church-shooting.html?_r=0

So Nidal Hasan ,was “workplace violence” but Dylann Roof is a “terrorist” , the cowardice of our political leadership never stops amazing me .