Police sergeant from North Codorus to run for district judge

Jack Greene, 41, of North Codorus Township said Thursday he will run for district judge in the 19-3-06 office, which covers North Codorus, Heidelberg, Codorus and Manheim townships, and Seven Valleys, New Salem and Jefferson boroughs. Full Story
Road Warrior

Jerome, PA

#1 Feb 3, 2011
A good man with a big heart....wish you well.
Thomas Fisher

Spring Grove, PA

#2 Feb 4, 2011
Do not trust this man,he will tell you what you want to hear only to get something that benefits himself,the whole South Western Regional Police Department is full of over paid and lazy officers that are there to see how much money then can steal from the hard working tax payers of this area and Sgt Greene is in a position to train these officers on how to do this.Do you think you will get a fair trial if arrested by an officer from SWRPD and have a judge who was a former officer from the same police department?Sgt Greene will be another tax payer paid employee who will retire from one public job with a pension and take another public job to get a second pension all at the expense of the hard working tax payers.Please do not vote for Sgt Greene,it will only benefit him,not the tax payers.
LabRat

Lawrence, MA

#3 Feb 4, 2011
This man is one of the fairest people I know. Everyone in the Spring Grove area knows and respects that when he leaves his job at the end of the day he is just like you and I. Jack is the best man for this job. Dedicated, hardworking, respectful, honest, and fair. Good Luck Jack! Your opponents are going to have a tough time winning against you.
Wait a minute here

Watseka, IL

#4 Feb 9, 2011
Why is it that Pa is one of the last jurisdictions to permit folks with less legal training than a game warden be turned loose to commit justice against the public?

Does anybody for a minute think that a police officer will not just rubber stamp the charges his current co-workers file?

Has he ever even tried a case in front of a real judge?

What does he know of landlord tenant law, civil contract law or even the rules of evidence?

While he may be a nice guy and a wonderful police officer, can he really judge people without a pro-police bias?

It is time for PA to enter the modern era and establish a real lower court with judges who are admitted to practice law.

York County has 16 or 17 such magistrates, many of whom handle fewer cases in a week than a Maryland District Court judge handles in a morning. All those courts with their staffs and they together handle fewer cases than 2 or 3 Maryland District Court Judges at far less cost to the tax payers.
factfinder

New Freedom, PA

#5 Feb 17, 2011
Jack Greene would serve just as he has served in law enforcement, fair but firm. It does not take a Rhoads Scholar to determine fact from fiction, lies from the truth. Makes you wonder why if Maryland is always referred as doing everything correct and perfect, their residents keep moving into Pa. Good Luck Mr. Greene
Wait another minute

Red Lion, PA

#6 Feb 18, 2011
Wait a minute here wrote:
Why is it that Pa is one of the last jurisdictions to permit folks with less legal training than a game warden be turned loose to commit justice against the public?
Does anybody for a minute think that a police officer will not just rubber stamp the charges his current co-workers file?
Has he ever even tried a case in front of a real judge?
What does he know of landlord tenant law, civil contract law or even the rules of evidence?
While he may be a nice guy and a wonderful police officer, can he really judge people without a pro-police bias?
It is time for PA to enter the modern era and establish a real lower court with judges who are admitted to practice law.
York County has 16 or 17 such magistrates, many of whom handle fewer cases in a week than a Maryland District Court judge handles in a morning. All those courts with their staffs and they together handle fewer cases than 2 or 3 Maryland District Court Judges at far less cost to the tax payers.
9 of the current DJ's are former Police Officers. ALL were elected by the voters of that district. So it certainly looks like you are in the minority in your opinon.

Lawyers certainly have one side of the legal knowledge needed for the position but the police have the knowledge of actually USING the laws , getting search warrants , are well trained in the laws and rules of evidence etc. Your assumption that any Police Officer would " rubber stamp " the charges of another officer...such mentality belongs back in the 1960's.

Police Officers are sworn and so are judges. DJ's have limited jurisdiction to summary trials and can only preside over a preliminary hearing for more serious charges.

The position of DJ NEEDS someone with some real " on the road " experience who has dealt with these type of situations.

And if the position really leaned towards having only lawyers there , why are there NO lawyers that are even current DJ's ? There are PLENTY of lawyers in the county but none seem to want the job of DJ.

I did see there are a few that are now running but by and large , it is rare to see a lawyer in that position.

And , there is legislation to CUT the salaries of ALL judges across the state. Cut by a huge amount.
American Man

Spring Grove, PA

#7 Nov 8, 2011
Anyone who takes the advice of Tom Fisher is a complete moron. He himself has recieved wood shampoos from the local police for his bacwards hillbilly actions. Of course he is against any type of police officer doing anhing to better our community.

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