Brogan: The Gold Standard

The Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office recently released a press release regarding a drug raid at Donovan Catholic High School. As a Licensed Clinical Alcohol/Drug Counselor, and retired Lieutenant from the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department I have been in favor of the Prosecutor’s decision to bring the drug dogs into the County’s Public and Private Schools from it’s inception.

Al Della Fave

Joe Coronato

I feel however, that when a school is found to be drug free the Prosecutor should deliver a congratulatory message to the public regarding such a result and thereby set a gold standard for that particular school but others as well. Perhaps the incoming Prosecutors will enact such a ruling and go even further and attempt to encourage other schools to follow the gold standard policies of the school showing the best practices.

In closing let me simply say it’s progress not perfection that’s important, however let us not miss an opportunity to promote healthy competition. I find it tragic that the Prosecutor’s public information officer feels it inappropriate to compare clean schools against dirty schools, or if you prefer a dogged determination to save the lives and souls of the children and the families of Ocean County, through  the most vigorous policies possible in combatting what some believe to be the devil incarnate.

John A. Brogan, Sr.

John A. Brogan, Sr. is a licensed addiction counselor and former lieutenant of the Ocean County Sheriff's Department. Brogan has also served as an adjunct professor at Ocean County College, teaching classes in sociology and addiction counseling.

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12 Responses

  1. Mercy Otis Warren says:

    The 4th Amendment reads: “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”

    It is an unequivocal abomination — both from a social and constitutional — perspective that these types of arbitrary random searches are being conducted. Do we live in the USSR? Apparently so. And just to be clear on something: minus probable cause, raids like these can only take place if the principle of the school allows it. This constitutional violation lays directly at the feet of Dr. Edward Gere. Dr: you should be ashamed of yourself. What kind of lesson are you teaching the kids? Do the kids even read the constitution at Donovan anymore? Clearly the staff doesn’t. Merry Christmas students of Donovan Catholic. Your gift this year is a categorical violation of the Constitution.

    And to think, just this morning I was going to write a positive Christmas post to try and keep my head up high. My thanks to Dr. Gere and Gestapo chiefs Della Fave and Coronato for bringing it back down low — among the controlled commoners.

    • Guest says:

      In reading this I thought came to mind. The new Governor will have to pick a new prosecutor in Ocean County I wonder who is going to replace Corando.

      • Mercy Otis Warren says:

        I would guess whomever — on this list — that’s willing to make a deal with the devil.

        Glenn M. Miller, Chief of County Detectives
        John R. Corson, Jr., First Assistant Prosecutor
        Deborah Hanlon-Schron, Executive Assistant Prosecutor
        Michel A. Paulhus, Assistant Prosecutor Operations
        Laura N. Pierro, Chief Trial Attorney
        Robert J. Armstrong, Chief Intake & Grand Jury Attorney
        Samuel J. Marzarella, Chief Appellate Attorney
        Anthony V. Pierro, Chief Juvenile Attorney
        Marc E. Roessler, Chief Attorney of Asset Forfeitures

        Supervising Assistant Prosecutors
        Martin J. Anton, Michelle K. Armstrong, Hillary H. Bryce, Bridget J. Coughlin, Roberta M. DiBiase, John J. Foti, Terry Ann Linardakis, William A. Porter, Patrick J. Sheehan, Michael R. Weatherstone

        Senior Assistant Prosecutors
        Michael M. Abatemarco, Christine S. Lento, Kyle Meighan, Jill O’Malley, Kim A. Pascarella, William W. Scharfenberg, Renee T. White

        Assistant Prosecutors
        Kelly J. Biringer, Mara Brater, Kaitlyn Burke, Kimberly Carr, Robert J. Cassidy, Shanon Chant-Berry, Shiraz I. Deen, Christopher P. Heisler, Francis R. Hodgson, III, Alyssa K. Mandara, Scott Mc Cutcheon, Andrew M. Megill, O. Nicholas Monaco, Nicholas D. Norcia, Meighan M. (Clark) O’Neill, Kristin L. Pressman, Christian E. Schlegel, Jamie L. Schron, Heidi Newman, Tannenbaum, John C. Tassini, Ashley L. Tito, Taylor Toscano, Samantha D. Tucker, Rory J. Wells

        • Mercy Otis Warren says:

          And yes, that appears to be 50 — say it again folks — 50 Ocean County prosecutors. Eliminate the failed war on drugs and that number is cut by 2/3. That is a fair amount of change to redirect toward recovery as opposed to incarceration. They don’t care about the junkie though; they care about legal, penal and law enforcement jobs.

        • guest says:

          No Nope. That is not how it goes. Murphy will put one of his one in ad top cop.

          • Mercy Otis Warren says:

            Perhaps…don’t really know too much about the particulars of who is on what team. What I can almost guarantee you is that county tax rates are not going to decrease — whatever happens.

          • Cuddy says:

            Yes it’s definitely a partisan Democratic choice. Coranado was Chris Christie’s choice. Murphy will pick someone new that is a guarantee.

          • #CorruptRepublicons says:

            And your point is? Let me guess a proud supporter and Friend N Family Plan member of Happy Gilmore?

          • Cuddy says:

            The point is that each administration puts their own people in that’s all. Don’t get your undies in an uproar there.

          • #corruptRepublkcons says:

            Under the leadership or lack thereof of and by Coranado we the tax payers got this

            “Ocean County Paid Out $300K to Settle Cahill OCSD Whistleblower Suit” So instead of doing his job and firing and charging those responsible we get this? Clean House Murphy make sports betting legal and tax weed and pave Rt 9 so Trump can build the widget factories here in Lacey

  2. project mayhem says:

    Good doggie. So the doggies ran thru the school, sniff, sniff, woof, woof. What were the doggies trained to find? If the doggies are going to run thru schools, what’s fair is fair, the doggies should run thru the all the county and town offices and locker rooms, right now, unannounced, and video record it. Let’s start with the Freeholder’s offices, lockers, and bathrooms, then move on to their trusted managers and employees offices, lockers, and bathrooms, and include the college, too. What’s fair is fair. Doggies aren’t going hurt anyone’s papers or personal effects. Good doggie, sniff out them hypocrites at a hundred yards. Good doggie.

  3. Guest says:

    Coronato is a joke. He doesn’t care about the negative results. He wants to find drugs and make a name for himself to say he got more off the street. He’s as smart as a Brick and only out for himself. Than again, he is a politician.

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