There have been so many wrong things you have done to the people of Camden. I was on the ballot with you in 2009 as a Camden County Republican Committee member for Camden, a place you claimed to have so close to your heart. I supported you at every event you held in Camden, along with my friend Angel Cordero.
I was appointed as the municipal chairman for Camden from 2009 to 2011 and requested on numerous occasions a meeting with you and attempted to visit your office only to be treated like a criminal being interviewed by your staff in an interrogation room. I was coming with a consent agenda calling for foot patrols in Camden.
It was the intention of the mayor and the chief to drive up the crime and hold the people hostage in their own homes until they submitted to your endorsed plan to relinquish all the assets the Camden Police accumulated and end the residency requirement on candidates.
The people of Camden ran two separate petition drives to hold a referendum question if the people consented to turning over the peoples’ property and their jobs and you never thought twice about protecting our most basic right to petition for a redress. You had a great history of convicting corrupt politicians and you have become the worst of the worst.
You had privileged information on the investigation of George Norcross III and although you said the RICO investigation was handled badly to the point of criminal negligence you befriended the organized criminal and unleashed Norcross on the black and Hispanic people of Camden.
Finally, our school board went through a six-month process of selecting a superintendent. I was there the evening the community met the finalists. One of the finalist was a Harvard graduate that was working for the U.S. Department of Education and she was a Puerto Rican. The racial makeup of Camden is 47 percent Hispanic and she would have been the first Latina superintendent if selected.
The next morning, you came to town and disrupted the testing going on at Woodrow Wilson High School to announce you were taking over the school board without holding the referendum question that was mandated by the last takeover legislation under Gov. Jon S. Corzine. You placed an unqualified candidate that would have never been selected through the process the Camden board conducted.
You, sir, should be under investigation for the Sandy funds and under the jail, like you have done to so many others during your tenure as a U.S. attorney. You held the relief hostage from the people of Hoboken. So you are not racially motivated but your greed has blinded you from your own obvious corruption.
As a reverend who promoted a moment of silence for a decade — which you never showed me any support for — I am confident that if I know the truth, my God is well aware of all that is being done behind your closed door to the publicYour decision not to run was not for the best interest of New Jersey but because you are guilty of high crimes against the people of New Jersey and you do not want the nation to know or the investigation to gain traction.
Rev. Eddie Torres