Mayor Ronald R. Jones: 201-288-4111
Please be respectful so that he will take your comments seriously. Here is the digest of my message to him:
Good Morning Mayor Jones,
I am calling to share my concerns around the response to the recent actions of Library Director Michele Reutty. I am not a constituent of yours, but I am sure that you now realize that this case has generated International attention for the Borough of Hasbrouck Heights.
I am calling to support emphatically the protection of the privacy of library patrons and the guarding of their records from unnecessary review by law enforcement authorities. This is exactly the protection that was intended by the Fourth Amendment to the United Sates Constitution.
The securing of a warrant by police officers strengthens their case in the prosecution of crimes and protects against sloppy investigative work. Primarily, however, it protects the rights of innocent people, whose records were also reviewed during this investigation.
It is my sincere hope that after careful consideration, aided if necessary by public outcry, Your Honor and the other members of the Borough of Hasbrouck Heights Council will come to understand the wisdom of protecting these rights.
Thank you, Mr. Mayor, for your time.
Hopefully, a full voicemail box will help him get the picture.