Thursday, July 30, 2009

Arrest Clouds Baltimore County Councilman Moxley's Political Future

Councilman Moxley's District of Arbutus, Catonsville, Relay and Halethorpe have seen a huge increase in crime over the last ten years. What were once nice, clean residential neighborhoods have become dirty, trashy, crime ridden cesspools. Vandalism, burglary, and auto theft are nightly occurrances. Trash and debris from alcohol and drug use mar the streets and parks. Meanwhile, while his District is going to Hell and his constituents need his representation, Councilman Moxley is busy getting drunk and driving his car while under the influence of alcohol. This is his second arrest for similar charges in the last four years. Seems as if Councilman Moxley has a drinking problem that keeps him from serving the taxpayers of his District's best interests. It is time for Mr. Moxley to resign and let someone capable of doing the job take over.

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http://www.wbaltv.com/news/20173808/detail.html

http://wbal.com/apps/news/templates/story.aspx?articleid=32087&zoneid=3

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http://wjz.com/local/DUI.Baltimore.County.2.1100546.html

http://insidecharmcity.com/2009/07/24/balto-co-councilman-moxley-charged-with-dui/

http://www.explorebaltimorecounty.com/news/100649/councilman-charged-with-dwi-baltimore/

http://www.explorebaltimorecounty.com/news/100655/state-gop-leader-calls-moxley-resign/

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/32134948/

http://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/countycouncil/districts/district1/index.html

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_Moxley

http://www.freedomspeaks.com/official/332894/maryland-(md)-county-council-member-sg-samuel-moxley-%5Bbaltimore-county%5D

COMMENTS FROM HIS 2005 ARREST:

Only a miracle saved Moxley from hurting himself, others

Date: June 20, 2005

Publication: The Jeffersonian

Author: Sheila Faulstich, member Baltimore County Republican Central Committee, Arbutus

As many people know, Councilman Sam Moxley was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol ("Moxley in 2 a.m. collision on I-695," The Jeffersonian, June 7).
I am upset that my councilman was drinking and driving, and that he refused to take a breathalyzer test. Instead of making excuses, he should take responsibility for his actions.
I understand that mistakes occur, but when I hear that Coucilman Moxley was uncooperative during this ordeal, as well as generally disrespectful - using foul language and claiming that his career was ruined - I conclude that his leadership skills leave much to be desired.
Too many innocent people are killed by drunk drivers. It is truly a miracle that no one was injured.


Moxley's apology at odds with the police report

Date: June 15, 2005

Publication: The Catonsville Times

Author: George Kapusinski, Catonsville

What seems to have been lost in Councilman's Moxley's arrest and "apology" is a thorough explanation of the differences in Mr. Moxley's account and the official police report.
The police report makes reference to the victim having to chase after Mr. Moxley after the accident. Page 2 states, "(The victim) observed the left turn signal activate on the Trailblazer and the vehicle began to move forward. (The victim) stated he ran after the trailblazer yelling for it to stop." It appears that Mr. Moxley was attempting to flee the scene. There is no reference to this in Mr. Moxley's apology.
The police report documents in graphic language how Mr. Moxley treated the arresting officer. After careening into an innocent person and after being pulled out of walking in an ongoing traffic lane, Mr. Moxley's response was "this is f____ing b___sh__". This deplorable behavior is at odds with Mr. Moxley's assertion that he was cooperative throughout.
The report finishes with the account that Mr. Moxley even refused to sign that he had received the tickets and was generally uncooperative throughout the processing." Has Mr. Moxley apologized to the officers in question? Certainly our police officers deserve better treatment than this.
Hopefully, Mr. Moxley will be more forthcoming about the events surrounding this incident and why his version of events is so different from the official police report.


Councilman Moxley's arrest: Is this leading by example?

Date: June 15, 2005

Publication: The Catonsville Times

Author: Gary A. Smith

Given the differences between Councilman Moxley's and Officer Hippensteel's accounts of the events of the early morning of June 4, 2005, I am inclined to wonder whether the two individuals are talking about the same incident.
In his statement, the Councilman states that he cooperated with the Police. Officer Hippensteel stated that he was uncooperative, used expletives and refused to sign documents relating to his arrest.
Mr. Moxley also stated that he "waited for the police to arrive" after striking the parked Honda. According to the driver of the Honda, the Councilman's vehicle began to move after hitting his car, prompting the driver to run toward Mr. Moxley's vehicle and yell for him to stop. Perhaps he did wait, but his initial actions would seem to indicate a different intent.
Our elected officials should lead by example. The events of the morning of June 4 were not the kind of example that should be set by anyone, least of all a pillar of the community such as a County Councilman.
If the job of County Councilman is indeed a 24-hour a day position as stated by Council Secretary Thomas Peddicord in the article of June 8, then the Councilman was intoxicated while on the job. In the private sector and in non-elected government positions, such behavior while on duty and operating a motor vehicle would be dealt with swiftly and severely. I'm sure that the voters of the 1st District will know what to do when the Councilman comes up for his next job evaluation.


Sam Moxley should take responsibility for actions
Date: June 15, 2005

Publication: The Arbutus Times and The Catonsville Times

Author: Sheila Faulstich, Arbutus, Baltimore County Republican Central Committee

As many of you know, Councilman Sam Moxley was arrested for DUI. As a constituent of Councilmanic District 1, I am upset that my councilman was drinking and driving. He also refused to take a breathalyzer test. Instead of making excuses, he should take responsibility for his actions.
I understand that mistakes do happen. However, when I hear that Councilman Moxley was uncooperative during this ordeal, as well as generally disrespectful, using foul language and claiming that his career was ruined, this leads me to believe his leadership skills leave much to be desired.
Too many innocent people die from drunken drivers. To have our councilman charged with this type of behavior is just shameful.

1 comment:

  1. This guy Moxley is fucking pathetic. A liberal, alcoholic piece of trash crook politician!

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