Focusing on the Wrong Target

Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow is in no position to complain about the Rev. Al Sharpton, who is facilitating the surrender of Otis Blunt, a convict who escaped from the county jail in December.

The Star-Ledger is reporting that Romankow is upset because Sharpton’s National Action Network notified the press about Blunt’s possible surrender before contacting county authorities.

All protocol aside, Sharpton was able to do what Union County authorities were unable to – find an inmate who had been on the lam for nearly a month after escaping from the county jail by chiseling through a wall and hiding the opening with pictures of scantily clad women.

Instead of complaining about Sharpton’s media policies, Romankow should continue focusing his attention where it belongs – on correcting the problems which first made it possible for Blunt and another inmate to escape and then tragically led to the suicide of a corrections officer who worked at the jail.

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