Hizzonner Gordon Jenkins (Democrat -Monticello, NY) does not believe in equal justice for all.
But when it was all said and done, he was charged with DWI, refusing a Breathalyzer, obstruction of justice and criminal mischief.
Monticello Village Trustee Cameron Rue (Youtube):
Unredacted, unedited, raw video-recordings of Mayor Gordon Jenkins’ post-arrest processing at the Village of Monticello police station on November 16, 2013, from discs released in response to a request under the NYS Freedom of Information Law in Village of Monticello Justice Court by Hon. Josephine Finn on November 22, 2013, who suspended the Mayor’s privilege to drive in New York State as a result of being charged with Refusing a Chemical Test.
An intoxicated Mayor and Acting Village Manager of Monticello, New York, handcuffed, alternating between threatening and police officers in an effort to bully his way to lenient treatment after arrested for impaired driving. Jenkins curses repeatedly while interacting with officers, calling both white and black policemen numerous hateful racial insults, creating a hostile work environment for the officers and other employees at Village Hall which threatens their health and security and appears designed to diminish the quality of service they are permitted to provide to the public.
“What are you going to do? Put me in jail five years? I’ll get out in five years, and I going to f***ing tell you what the f**k you did to me, and I’m going to come back to you.”
“They say you are the Klan, I believe it now. You are trying to lock every black motherf*cker in this f*cking town. I believe all the f*cking n*ggers and what they be talking about, about you. You lock my black ass up tonight. You got everybody else locked up.”
“You can give me ten years to life mother f*ckers You guys are going to pay for this. Mayor or no f*cking mayor.”
“Maybe I should resign for Mayor and f*cking be just a f*cking Al Sharpton around here. Call Dennis Lynch, you know his f*cking number. We’re going to have an emergency board meeting tonight. I’m going to ask Rochelle to have an emergency board meeting.”
This is not the mayor’s first brush with the law.
(CBS New York)–[...] Monticello Village Trustee Carmen Rue filed the request to release the videos of the mayor in custody. She has called on him to leave his post.
“He needs help. He really needs help,” Rue said. “He needs to step down for the good of the community.”
Sussman did not dispute the fact that his client uses profane language in the video, but he did challenge the DWI charge.
“He doesn’t sound drunk to me,” Sussman said. “He sounds very coherent to me, even if very angry.”
The head of the local Policemen’s Benevolent Association said handcuffing the mayor to the wall for most of the night was not unusual treatment.
“The way he was acting, how intoxicated he was — he was treated the way everybody else was treated,” said Monticello PBA President John Riegler.
Meanwhile, residents of Monticello had serious questions Sunday about the mayor’s latest alleged conduct.
“It’s not a good example for a person in that position to be setting for the public,” one person said.
“He’s not fit for being mayor,” another said. “What mayor would do something like what he does?”
Jenkins pleaded guilty three years ago for selling knock-off sneakers at his local store. He was arrested again last year for allegedly hitting a police officer.
Jenkins also raised eyebrows earlier this year when he appointed his longtime girlfriend to the village Board of Trustees.
Jenkins pleaded not guilty to the charges against him. As for the mayor’s future, it will likely come up at the next Monticello Village Trustees’ meeting on Dec. 6.
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