Friday May 3
Abusing the pension system, Jersey-style
TRENTON -- This kind of story makes honest taxpayers hit the ceiling then ask if anybody is watching out for them.
'Disabled' NJ cop stars in reality TV show, still collects $70k pension
On television, Joseph Derrico pursues a monster truck on foot, pulls the driver out of the vehicle and tosses him to the ground.
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I-Team: "Disabled" Ex-Cop Spry on Reality TV
A former New Jersey police officer who claimed a leg injury left him permanently disabled has been shown running around and roughhousing on a reality TV show, the I-Team has discovered.
Editorial: Reality television's gaze seems fixed on New Jersey whether we like it or not
"A novel is a mirror carried along a highway," he explained. "Sometimes it reflects to your view the azure of the sky, sometimes the mire of the puddles in the road." Reality TV has an abundance of such looking glasses - though, in the editing process, azure skies are largely sliced to make room for more mire.