BREAKING NEWS
 
HarryHurley.com
EXCLUSIVE
 
DETAILS REGARDING
TODAY'S "CLOSED"
MEETING
WITH NJ ATTORNEY GENERAL
PETER HARVEY
ABOUT AC PUBLIC SCHOOLS
SECURITY/SAFETY
ISSUES
 
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 ...
 
Atlantic City 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, etc.
 
The meeting 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 ...
 
Attorney 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 ...  
 
Interesting to 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 ...
 
Snellbaker 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 ...
 
Mike Schurman, at County Executive Dennis Levinson's request to AG Harvey, was permitted to attend as a "silent observer" ...
 
AG Harvey 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 ...
 
In future 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 ...
 
Developing ...        



February 4, 2005