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Monday, April 04, 2016

Westfield Police Chief David Wayman Featured Tonight on Race Relations Panel: Racist or Ignorant Fool?

Photo: Westfield Leader Newspaper
     Tonight, at 7:30pm., Westfield Police Chief David Wayman will take part in a panel discussion on race relations.  The gathering will take place in the Westfield High School auditorium.
     Wayman, a former resident of Clark, N.J. and graduate of ALJ High School, has been accused of racial profiling during his career as a Westfield police officer.
     In February 2014, TFoTM posted a story detailing some of Wayman's alleged racial tendencies.
     The public is welcome to attend tonight's event and ask questions.

Westfield Police Chief David Wayman was interviewed by Westfield Leader Newspaper reporter Paul Peyton for a story that appeared in the February 6th, 2014 edition of that newspaper.
     Peyton's "Puff Piece" detailed the use of Westfield's taxpayer funded emergency mobile command center for festivities in the city of Hoboken the week leading up to this year's Super Bowl.
     While Chief Wayman misleads the public with regards to the costs associated with having Westfield provide Hoboken with emergency response vehicles and manpower, Peyton falls short of asking investigative questions that would reveal a waste of taxpayer money and the overall mismanagement by Westfield's administration.  At no time does Wayman or Peyton address the issue sought at a previous town council meeting.
     There have been numerous uses of the purchased emergency equipment and the police of Westfield, distant from Westfield, that have gone unexplained by Mayor Skibitsky.  While it may be useful for Westfield policemen to learn how to control crowds of 50,000 to 100,000 people as Wayman described in his presentation to the town council, it would be interesting to determine when Westfield has such crowds.
     As the Mayor keeps pointing out, we must do "more with less."  How does the Mayor justify the priority given to displaying the Westfield police "toys" in foreign jurisdictions at occasions that can only be considered "equipment fairs."
     These various displays cost Westfield the money to own the vehicles, transport the vehicles. and the manpower needed to do so.  It also includes the overtime for those men and also for the men used to fill the void of the absent officers.
     On the topic of local crime, Wayman describes Westfield as an "attractive" target of criminals because of the "profits they can gain here."  Wayman states that Westfield's location between two of Union County's largest cities appears to be the culprit.  Here is an excerpt from the Westfield Leader of what Wayman suggested:
   
     "He said North and South Avenues both link Westfield to Plainfield to the west and Elizabeth to the east, enabling criminals to access the town via Route 22.  He said these roadways offer criminals an "easy escape" out of Westfield.  NJ Transit trains as well as the NJ Transit 59 bus, which runs from Plainfield to Elizabeth, stops in Westfield.  In conclusion, Wayman states, "Westfield police make motor vehicle stops and are out looking to prevent crimes, which creates an omnipresence."
   
     While assigned to patrol duties earlier in his law enforcement career, Wayman was not discreet in his description of minorities while creating his own "omnipresence."  Long before Westfield began tracking the race of the driver of a motor vehicle stopped by police, Wayman was accused of racial profiling, by an off-duty African American N.J. State Trooper believed to be Erskin Marks.
     Wayman has described the African American occupants of a motor vehicle as "a car load of coal."  He was also accused by another Westfield police officer as referring to that Hispanic officer as a "Spic."
     Wayman's actions as a Westfield police officer throughout his career speak louder than the ignorant words spoken from his own mouth.  However, those words bring to life the actions that other police officers have long suspected were racially motivated.
     Residents of Plainfield to the west, and residents of Elizabeth to the east, what say you?

20 comments:

  1. Do more with less....hmmmm....interesting.....with the added overtime created by the Westfield Police traveling show it wont be long before someone gets hurt because the officers that are "forced" to work overtime are one tired or burnt out. When will the madness stop, does it take an injury or death before the administration realizes that by pulling manpower away from the town is creating a serious problem....stay within the town lines and protect and serve the public. Wayman and the administration doesnt get it.

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  2. How about self absorbed egotistical narcissist micromanaging dolt (bet you $20 bucks Dave has to look dolt up)

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  3. He's nothing more than a horse's ass who has accomplished NOTHING as chief, except spending the town's money for himself and his "toys." Heard 3 more "satisfied" officers are leaving for other PDs, with more looking to get out?

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  4. This is a flash back to the Moran Days......back then WPD was know as the Revolving door of Union County Police Departments

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  5. I wonder who Dave will hand pick for the three new openings..?????......will Barney tell him who to take..?????....or will Dave confer with the ceiling tiles...???

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  6. where is the command center now?

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    1. Just can't wait to get on the road again
      And I can't wait to get on the road again

      On the road again
      Just can't wait to get on the road again
      And I can't wait to get on the road again

      On the road again
      Like a band of gypsies we go down the highway
      Insisting that the world be runnin' our way

      And our way is on the road again
      Just can't wait to get on the road again
      The life I love is makin' music for my friends
      And I can't wait to get on the road again

      And on the road again
      Like a band of gypsies we go down the highway
      We're the best of friends
      Insisting that the world be runnin' our way

      And our way is on the road again
      I can't wait to get on the road again
      And I can't wait to get on the road again

      I can't wait to get on the road again
      I can't wait to get on the road

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  7. Dave Willie Nelson WaymanThursday, February 27, 2014

    On the road again
    I cant wait to get on the road again
    The town council bought me toys
    To travel with my boys

    On the Road again
    I cant wait to get on the road again
    Who cares about the overtime
    It isn’t my dime, on the road again

    On the road again
    We play it off as training
    But we don’t go out when its raining

    On the road again
    We show off out stuff any where but
    Westfield

    On the road again

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  8. Two Elizabeth cops were indicted, found guilty, and fired after it was discovered they were stealing money by collecting pay for off-duty no show police jobs. Too bad they didn't work in Westfield for Jim Gildea and Chief John Parizeau. Change the time clock thiefs name to John Rowe and go drinking with town officials and criminal behavior is covered up.

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    1. Not only covered up........but rewarded.....nothing new for westfield....lets look back to the Bell era.......he had his "Gold Badge" Jobs and got caught with his fingers in the cookie jar......what did the admin do...promoted him.......

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    2. The detective bureau has always been a dumping ground for the chiefs cronies. Nothing coul be more true than to look at Joe Costanzo and John Ricerca. Those two boobs running the detective bureau are like Frick and Frack running the local 7-Eleven. Costanzo always liked shoplifting from the 7-Eleven.

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  9. Hey with the looming winter storm approaching where is the Mobil Command Center??????is it out on tour or is it available for the citizens that it was forced on.???????...Inquiring minds want to know.......

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  10. Lakewood cop arrested for falsifying police report to cover up an illegal search of a motor vehicle. Too bad he didn't learn from Wayman and Rowe.

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  11. How quickly you forget.....Sgt Rodgers and his debacle over a car search...Dragged Battiloro into the mess......

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  12. When you help out other departments they return the favor upon request. Westfield could easily have a crowd of 50,000 or more...for example what if the President comes to town as he was scheduled to speak in Union.

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    1. POTUS did come to Westfield. On March 4, 2014 president George Bush spoke at the Westfield Armory. The event was guarded by the Westfield Police Deoartment, union County Police, and the Secret Service.
      There was no emergency mobile command center. When one department helps out another department it's called mutual aid or outlined in shared services agreements. Westfield does not have any shared services agreement with any other police department and mutual aid is used in the case of emergencies, not for planned events. Planned events such as the visit of a President of the United States incurs costs that the taxpayers end up footing the bill. Why should Westfield residents have to pay for providing security for a visit by the President to Union, N.J.? Much like the question, Why should Westfield residents foot the bill for our officers to guard a street fair in Hoboken?
      Mismanagement and misappropriation of tax dollars.

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  13. Did you get skipped over for promotion? Get over it and stop trying to sabatoge other peoples careers. Chief Wayman has dedicated his life to Westfield and does not deserve this witch hunt you are on. Let it go and concentrate on your own career because you will never be happy while you are projecting all your problems on him.

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    1. The answer to your first question is "No." However, ask officers like Bill Keleher, Kevin Maloney, Andy Gallagher, Nick Norton, Ed Maguire, Matt Cassidy, Frank Brunelle, Jim Schnieder, Cliff Auchter, and a host of others that got "skipped over for promotion because they weren't willing to sell their souls to the likes of Town Administrator Jim Gildea, or the police administrations they worked for. When someone like current Captain John Ricerca can make it from patrolman to Captain without scoring high enough on a Lieutenants exam to earn that rank, but file a grievance to attain it after "backdooring" his own police union, then there is definitely a problem with Westfield's promotional procedures. Waymans ascension from patrolman to Chief was also assisted by similar politics. You don't have to look any further than Wayman's results during the testing process for chief, when he was a lieutenant, the year Parizeau made chief. All this may mean nothing to you unless you know the intricacies of the police department.
      I am not sabotaging anyone's career, I am merely exposing the truth about a morally corrupt human being that has ascended the "corporate ladder" of the Westfield Police Department by "stepping on" those that got him to where he is today. Even Mayor Skibitsky has questioned his approval of Wayman's appointment to Police Chief now that he has witnessed his ineptness.
      Your assertion that "Wayman has dedicated his life to Westfield" is laughable. Having worked my entire career as a police officer in the same department as Wayman, I bore witness to his racism, womanizing, lying, cheating, and abuse of power, as did others. Police officers are supposed to respect the authority they are entrusted with, not abuse it.
      I can back up my statements here with facts. Let Wayman come after me for libel, if not.
      I can prove my facts, can you, Anonymous.

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  14. Funny how you change your stage name to whatever suits you at the time. Unless your real name has a SAINT in front of it , please keep the evil words to yourself. There are two sides to every story and the story teller gets to pick the finale. You are a Cyber Bully, please keep your ASSumptions to yourself. You deserve credit for being book smart; however, police work is about common sence NOT how well you can spell. If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all. As for the facts, get over the trailer..... all police departments have toys. Good boys share their toys, maybe if you ask NICELY you will be allowed to play with the big boys.

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    1. Stage name?
      There are actually 3 sides to every story.
      I couldn't be a cyber bully, I'm not anonymous, people know who I am including yourself.
      Police work is about is an honorable profession and has no room for a racist, like Wayman, among other morally corrupt attributes he possesses.
      It is not the trailer I'm concerned about. It's the manner in which it was procured. Its purchase is not the issue, the collusion between the manufacturer and the police department is in question.
      Sharing toys is one thing, taking a $300,000 taxpayer funded piece of equipment to another jurisdiction to provide security for a street fair at the expense of the Westfield Taxpayer is misappropriation of town assets, mismanagement and pure waste.

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