2 Democrats, 2 Counties, 2 Brawlers, Silence From Their Party Bosses

Jason Ravitz - Bob Gant

Jason Ravitz - Bob Gant

Camden County and Salem County have something in common, I mean other than the influence of Democratic party power broker George Norcross. Both counties have alleged brawlers on their tickets and their party bosses have chosen to remain silent.

In Camden County there is Voorhees Township Deputy Mayor Jason Ravitz. This guy has been caught on video engaging in bar fights and wrote a letter to Township voters begging forgiveness. There’s a website dedicated to Ravitz bar brawls and an apparent reader of The Bob & Steve Show blog even went so far as to comment on one of our posts that Ravitz “was a bully in middle and high school.”

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Despite the fact Ravitz’s bar brawls are on video and that he somehow managed to get into a fight at an Applebee’s of all places, local and county Democrats have remained silent. Imagine if there were video evidence of an elected Republican getting into bar brawls. Democrats would be screaming for that Republican to resign.

In Salem County there is a lieutenant in the Sheriff’s Department running for sheriff who allegedly beat a former inmate at the old Salem County Jail unconscious.

Gant supporters first denied, then demanded proof the incident happened. We provided court docket numbers. I wrote, “So, if you still doubt Gant beat a handcuffed, defenseless man unconscious with a weapon I do know Salem County imposed major discipline and terminated Gant's employment. I know because he appealed to the New Jersey Office of Administrative Law (Docket No.: CSV5577-91) and lost. I know he lost because Gant appealed to the Appellate Division, N.J. Superior Court (Docket No.: A-4025-91 T2).”

That wasn’t enough for Gant supporters so The Bob & Steve Show provided an actual court document and interviewed Gant’s alleged victim twice, once by phone and most recently in a call-in interview on our radio show.

Just like the Camden County Democrats, Salem County Democrats have remained silent on the Gant issue. A similar question has to be asked about Salem County Democrats. Could you imagine how loud the Democrats would be screaming if a Republican running for sheriff were accused of beating a handcuffed inmate unconscious? There would be calls for investigations and calls for the candidate to drop out of the race. Not in Salem County, the Democrats continue to wholeheartedly support the candidate.

Why the double standard from Camden County and Salem County Democrats? Is it the best they can do, put up with allegedly violent candidates for office?

When it comes to Ravitz irrefutable video proof has been offered. In Gant’s case plenty of evidence, including a court document and two interviews of the alleged victim have been provided. Still nothing but silence from Democratic Party bosses. Fortunately, the voters have the opportunity to speak loudly with their votes.