Police officer to run for district ju...

Police officer to run for district judge position

There are 12 comments on the InYork story from Feb 11, 2011, titled Police officer to run for district judge position. In it, InYork reports that:

Southwestern Regional Police Sgt. Jack Greene, a local police officer since 1992, is running for district judge.

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United States

#1 Feb 11, 2011
Leppo's long-time friend? Nothing like trying to connect to the incumbent! Let the voters decide Jack!
where you sign up to run

Hanover, PA

#2 Feb 11, 2011
i'm for skate boarding and giving these kids something to do.let them be kids like we had when we where kids. i'm for lunch breaks outside in the middle and high schools . e-mail me at [email protected]

Newville, PA

#3 Feb 12, 2011
why dont you let a fox guard the hen house?putting an ex cop on the bench is destroying even the appearance of justice. judges will back up a lying cop 99% of the time even when they know hes lying, what will an ex cop do? WAKE UP PEOPLE!

Harrisburg, PA

#4 Feb 12, 2011
GO get em Jack !!

Experience and time on the job as a PO is a great way to advance to this position.

Newville, PA

#5 Feb 13, 2011
that is like saying experience as an undertaker is good training to be a doctor because they both deal with the body.If you dont understand the difference in perspective you should not make such dumb statements.

Harrisburg, PA

#6 Feb 13, 2011
Of the 15 District Judges in the County, 9 are former police officers. So it would appear the the voters at large disagree with the vocal minority on Topix :)

Between lawyers and cops , no other profession includes an " education " in the application and actual USE of laws.

PO's and lawyers must know and be able to use the laws in the proper place and time. The cops I know dont get a free ride in court. If they dont have their stuff together , the case gets tossed.

If you have PROOF of it being otherwise , PLEASE post it here for all to see followed up by a written complaint to the Attorney General's Office in Harrisburg.

We'll wait.


Newville, PA

#7 Feb 14, 2011
Several years ago I was in traffic court in Balt. city. A judge recused himself from hearing a parking ticket case because he was a casusl acquaintance of the defendant.Thats U.S. law!Does it apply in Pa.Can a judge LEGALLY hear a case from a PO who was his partner six months ago?I would like to hear what the supreme court had to say about it, would you?I doubt it.

Spring Grove, PA

#8 Feb 14, 2011
Sure , if you think you have a case. Contact the AOPC ( google them), they are the branch of PA Government that controls the court system.

You can also contact the president judge of that county.

Complaining on Topix is fine. Doing NOTHING else but complaining on Topix would show that you really don't care.

Which person are you ?

Newville, PA

#9 Feb 14, 2011
thanks for the info,the first sentence I read said "no public official or employee shall enguage in conduct that constitutes a CONFLICT OF INTEREST'The way high courts have defined that is pretty broad. Anyone without a personal agenda could see the obvious.You have inspired me to persue this further.

Newville, PA

#10 Feb 14, 2011
To inject another thought,there was an attempt by a city official in Balt. city a few years ago to have a booking sta. a prosecuters office and a court all in the same building to expedite cases.The judges refused, saying that they are A separate entity and that even the appearence of anything else would shake the publics confidence in their impartiality.I dont know off. Green, he sounds like a swell guy,but I still wouldnt vote for him.18 years is a long time to build bias`s and alliances.Changing from a uniform to a robe doesnt change human nature .

Spring Grove, PA

#11 Feb 15, 2011
The current District Judge in Red Lion got voted in and he was a cop in the same dept that he now covers.

I havn't heard ANY complaints filed against him for favoritism.

So while cops do know people , they are also sworn to uphold the law. Same with a judge. It is EASY to make an assumption based on things you suspect may be true.

It would be more believable to do so with some facts.
Shaking Head

Montgomery, PA

#12 Mar 5, 2011
The only people I know who mistrust the police are people who frequently find themselves on the wrong side of the law.

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