NJ: OCPD Spends Thousands to Hire Discredited ‘Expert’ to Address Shore Cops on Counter-terrorism
Congratulations, Jersey Shore residents! The Ocean County Police Academy just flushed thousands of your tax dollars down the toilet by hiring a Palestinian “terror expert” whose fraudulent claims about his experience were exposed over four years ago by CNN. When will people learn? Throwing money at every grifter with a Middle Eastern name who comes along and claims to have terrorist credentials isn’t going to keep anyone safe.
That must be some kind of seminar they had, huh? For crying out loud, all the #OCPD had to do was spend 10-15 minutes Googling Shoebat’s background and they would’ve spotted the grift. When law enforcement organizations fail to perform due diligence in checking the backgrounds of the people they hire to train members of their departments, everyone’s safety is compromised—citizens as well as police.
This is untenable—law enforcement should be doing better 14 years after 9/11.
A purported “expert witness” on Islam known for his anti-Muslim and anti-gay views, and whose claims that he is an ex-Palestinian terrorist have been discredited by news media and other groups, was paid thousands of dollars in taxpayer money to address police at a seminar in Ocean County last week on counter-terrorism.
The appearance Nov. 2 by Walid Shoebat, a Palestinian-American who bills himself as a former Muslim terrorist turned Christian, was attended by more than 60 law enforcement officers from throughout the Jersey Shore and sponsored by the Ocean County Police Academy, the Asbury Park Press has learned. […]