WITH NJ ATTORNEY
ABOUT AC PUBLIC
HarryHurley.com has learned and confirmed that the Atlantic City Public
Schools will become a "pilot" program ... The creation of a Security Beta System
for school security technology ... The NJ Institute of Technology is
presently working with a Northern, NJ School District to develop innovative
cameras for surveillance, for use both inside and outside of schools ... cameras
will be able to be maneuvered ...
Public Schools have also agreed to be the subject of a law enforcement audit ...
all schools will eventually have to do this ... Statistical data will be
gathered, and the state will then determine best practices and develop programs,
today was held at 10:30 a.m. and lasted 1 1/2 hours ... a subsequent meeting
with only law enforcement personnel followed the initial meeting today
General Peter Harvey, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jeff Blitz, numerous state AG
personnel, Mayor Langford, Superintendent Fred Nickles attended the meeting ...
AC's Director of Emergency Management, Tom Foley also attended
note, Craig "Farooq Salaam" Callaway was not on the AG's invited list, yet
somehow he attended ... A source indicated that AC Police Chief Art
Snellbaker told Callaway about the meeting ... Ramon Rosario and Gene Robinson
also attended ... A total of approximately 30 people attended the meeting
stated at the meeting that he cannot do more to help the security issues at the
Atlantic City schools ... Snellbaker blamed it on present manpower issues ...
Mayor Langford confirmed today that the size of the AC force is more than enough
to get the job done ... Langford has relied on a well respected survey of AC
manpower to base his decisions as Director of Pubic Safety for Atlantic City
at County Executive Dennis Levinson's request to AG Harvey, was permitted to
attend as a "silent observer" ...
designated Blitz, as Atlantic County's top Law Enforcement Officer to coordinate
future activities regarding this pilot program ... Atlantic County Sheriff Jim
McGettigan did not attend the meeting ... which is surprising, particularly in
an election year for him ...
meetings, this program will involve ... the establishment of meetings
at all schools ... invite clergy, civic leaders and community leaders to attend
... So that all may learn more about what they can do to help protect
children and learn about the various programs which will take place
AG Harvey also
addressed the issue as to why today's meeting was "closed" to the media, etc. He
stated that he wanted it closed so that all participants would be able to
focus on the issues and not have any political displays or posturing
We have also
learned that Snellbaker has actually cut back the police presence in the schools
... We believe this is wrong ... it sends the wrong signals and it is
potentially dangerous ...
February 4, 2005