The campaign over who gets to represent District 38 in the Assembly has become something of a pissing contest, with a heavy assist from Democrat-leaning pundits as well as a Rutgers -- The University of the State of New Jersey -- affiliated Super PAC. There have been deep dives into the backgrounds of both GOP candidates, who were hand-picked for their apparently Republican-lite views on, well, just about everything. Nevertheless, they have ended up being portrayed as David Duke and Curtis LeMay, respectively. There is a lesson here...
So to interject some balance into the proceedings, one of our bloggers took a cursory look at the Democrats in the race. He started with incumbent Assemblyman Tim Eustace, and needed to look no further. There, on the New Jersey Court's public ACMS website, are two "active" judgments against a Timothy J. Eustace:
A search of the details reveals that two civil cases filed in Bergen County are connected with these judgments. They are dockets DC-624821-89 and DC-625025-89. These cases refer to civil actions taken by the Leonard Shaw Bail Bond Agency against Timothy J. Eustace of 453 Golf Ave., Maywood, NJ 07607.
453 Golf Ave., Maywood, NJ 07607, is the same address used by Assembly candidate Timothy J. Eustace. Could the Timothy J. Eustace with the two outstanding judgments be Assemblyman Timothy J. Eustace?
Who is the other party in the case? Who or what is the Leonard Shaw Bail Bond Agency? Well, they are now known as Kirk Shaw Bail Bonds. The company website advertises that they are "directly across from the Bergen County Jail" and have "24-hour service." Here is a look at their website:
Who uses a bail bond company? To explain that, here is a video by a well-known New Jersey attorney:
So what we have here are two outstanding judgments against a Timothy J. Eustace, by a bail bond company. These relate back to two civil cases in which, apparently, Timothy J. Eustace owed something to the bail bond company. This could relate back to a criminal case, for which the bail was needed.
Now it is important to understand that these court records are maintained by the same entity that has taken it upon itself to dictate the education funding formula in New Jersey. These people are idiots, so there is every possibility that the Court's records -- just like the Court's judgments -- are full of crap. In a phrase, these people suck large, so this might be just another of the Court's cluster... you know.
Of course, Assemblyman Timothy J. Eustace of 453 Golf Ave., Maywood, NJ 07607, can probably set the record straight. So, Brother Eustace, if you would like to, we'd be happy to.