People sometimes ask me why I am prejudiced towards New Jersey and/or politicians.
Depending on how much coverage the story below receives, the New Jersey Tourist Bureau may need to buy some more advertisements in the Washington area.
I will be curious to see whether this guy’s lawyers try to get charges dropped on the grounds that the city council member was merely doing in actuality what politicians do metaphorically for a living.
Or maybe they will claim that this guy was simply exercising the New Jersey version of Lese Majeste.
Reports Link N.J. Politician to Arrest at Club
By Elissa Silverman and Martin Weil
Washington Post Staff Writers Monday, November 10, 2008; B03
A City Council member from Jersey City was arrested over the weekend after patrons at a Northwest Washington nightclub complained that someone had urinated on them from the balcony, according to police and media reports.
A D.C. police spokesman said Steven Lipski was arrested about 9:50 p.m. and charged with simple assault. A police incident report, which did not name the suspect, gave his age as 44. Another police report listed Lipski as a resident of Jersey City. Public records for the Steven Lipski who sits on the Jersey City council list his age as 43 or 44.
Jennifer Morrill, a spokeswoman for Jersey City, said last night that she did not have all the details about what she termed a “private, personal matter.” ….