Ravi Bhalla busted in Hoboken

Bhalla goes against campaign promises in Hoboken

6/14/2012 Update:

So coward City Council member Ravi Bhalla – who was given the same exact treatment any other driver in Hoboken would have received when he got pulled over the other day – is now trying to weasel his way out of it.

He’s claiming all sorts of technicalities – such as a ticket in NYC (probably another moving violation – NOT just an innocent parking ticket), and other “paperwork” related snafus.

He also said he’s going to fight the ticket in court. What kind of squirreling politician does that? Oh yeah, Ravi would. Anything to “save face.”

He should BE A MAN – and back up his own 2009 campaign promise for PEDESTRIAN SAFETY – where he boldly wanted Hoboken to “enforce crosswalk rules and ticket motorists who routinely roll through busy intersections.” I guess for Ravi, red lights and clear signage applies to everyone but him.

Vote this hypocrite out!

Hoboken Council Prez Bhalla breaks law, unqualified to drive

6/12/2012:

Found out from my contact at City Hall, that Hoboken City Council President Ravi Bhalla was up to no good today.

Known for his questionable involvement in Pay to Play laws, Hoboken411 found out that Mr. Bhalla was pulled over today for violating a no turn on red traffic signal (probably endangering pedestrians at the same time.)

In addition to receiving a summons for that violation, it turned out he didn’t have an insurance card, and was driving WITHOUT a valid license. His license was not only expired – but SUSPENDED.

How can you respect these people “in power,” when they cannot even keep their own house in good standing and follow common laws?

19 Responses

  1. hoboken hammer says:

    This guy almost hit me a couple months ago while I was running and when I yelled back at him he acted like he did nothing wrong. Glad this guy got what was coming to him.

  2. YipYap says:

    33 Newark Street Hoboken, NJ 07030 was his old office address. I gather he is now a traitor or sorts to good old Hoboken since he moved it to 333 Washington Street, Suite 203 Jersey City.

    Ravi go green and ride a bicycle to work, after all of those bike lane votes it is time to practice what you preach! I will be sure to honk my horn a few times to let you know I am passing you in my fully insured, licensed, and registered gas guzzler. Just be careful on your bicycle on Route 1-9 when you are headed to drop off your check at Cory Booker’s PAC in Newark!

    • whineanddineinhob says:

      Guess Jersey City makes it more concealing to have lunch dates with realtors who need building variances.[quote comment=”216010″]33 Newark Street Hoboken, NJ 07030 was his old office address. I gather he is now a traitor or sorts to good old Hoboken since he moved it to 333 Washington Street, Suite 203 Jersey City.Ravi go green and ride a bicycle to work, after all of those bike lane votes it is time to practice what you preach! I will be sure to honk my horn a few times to let you know I am passing you in my fully insured, licensed, and registered gas guzzler. Just be careful on your bicycle on Route 1-9 when you are headed to drop off your check at Cory Booker’s PAC in Newark![/quote]

  3. prag says:

    If you drive on a suspended license you should have your car seized and sold at auction.

  4. adamview2 says:

    Nice public figure representing Hoboken, put it on fox 5 shame on you

    http://www.myfoxny.com

    😈

  5. ScottyBeamed says:

    This is the guy that bangs a gavel and tells others what to do and when to talk at council meetings. He should at least step down as president. Who wants to take orders from this condescending hypocrite?

  6. bornandrazedinhobo says:

    I guess he is too busy sending out emails promoting his “achievements” as opposed to actually achieving something like getting his shit together. He must have figured that he don’t need a DL for a flying carpet.

  7. whineanddineinhob says:

    Congrats to our “man in blue” who undoubtedly recognized his catch, stuck to the law, and in doing so, slapped this condescending creep with every possible violation that was warranted. Evidently these violations will require another court appearance, and I hope after reviewing his current situation of a license suspension, his licesnse is revoked.

    • Sweet Thunder says:

      Agreed. I think it’s great they didn’t let him go and gave him what was coming to him. Hopefully the judge does the same. This guy is not above the law![quote comment=”216018″]Congrats to our “man in blue” who undoubtedly recognized his catch, stuck to the law, and in doing so, slapped this condescending creep with every possible violation that was warranted. Evidently these violations will require another court appearance, and I hope after reviewing his current situation of a license suspension, his licesnse is revoked.[/quote]

  8. ohnoivotedforher says:

    The only reason I live in Hoboken is you don’t need a license…..as long as you wear your bicycle helmit…

  9. LobstaGirl says:

    I guess now someone will say it is racial profiling, right?…….

  10. TommyToothpick says:

    nicely done 411, keeping them honest.

  11. animal_lover says:

    Hypocrisy runs in threes – Ravi’s suspended driving and failure to observe signals, Cunningham’s negligence in typing his dogs to the children’s park fence, and Zimmer riding her bike the wrong way on sidewalks. Hypocrisy aside, if you only need one clear reason to vote them out – they are all a risk to public safety!

  12. hoboken411 says:

    Here’s another quote from his sugar-coated campaign:

    “Public servants should put the interests of the public ahead of their own interests, political careers, or the special interests of others. I am not a career politician. I am an ordinary citizen that is tired of business as usual at Hoboken City Hall. My commitment lies squarely with serving the residents of this beautiful city and making it an even better place for us to live.”

    So according to his OWN words – he must be sick of himself at city hall? He should resign then! HAH!

  13. animal_lover says:

    A neighbor once commented about a large vehicle parked at a corner having a ticket. He said, “that’s Cunningham’s”. I said so? He said, “I can’t believe that someone gave him a ticket” – as if it should be patently clear that politicians have some immunity and are above the law.

    Prior admin politics were more palatable, the political stench and putrid puddles left by this administration is unprecedented.

  14. whineanddineinhob says:

    I read that this idiot is going to fight the tickets in court. He had some explanation of a mix up between tickets in NY that weren’t cleared up in NJ. Wonder what this has to do with him driving with a expired drivers license? Neither State is responsible for you to re-new. A 5th ticket should be issued for stupidity!

    • joey maxim says:

      not sure correct me..Isn’t the dmv rules that unable to produce insurance card and or regesteration subject to a 200.00 fine..even if you have a valid document…may be rules
      changed over the years…usually the vehicle is towed…guess i’m incorrect..opps suspended dl is automatic tow…[quote comment=”216050″]I read that this idiot is going to fight the tickets in court. He had some explanation of a mix up between tickets in NY that weren’t cleared up in NJ. Wonder what this has to do with him driving with a expired drivers license? Neither State is responsible for you to re-new. A 5th ticket should be issued for stupidity![/quote]

  15. showme789 says:

    Do some research and you may find a more interesting story…
    Check the property records and ownership of 333 Washington St in Jersey City. Reformer? Gimme a break!

  16. animal_lover says:

    Only in Hoboken does the most ethically challenged Council person lead the Council as President.

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