Tom over at Radio Free New Jersey gives some local political background to the Dharun Ravi prosecution.
Government in Middlesex country doesn’t belong to the people there. It hasn’t for a long time — maybe ever. It belongs to the unions, and the lobbyists and the power players in Trenton and the County committee. The people are cowed and won’t argue. So the prosecutors and Judges and pols will continue to ride rough shod over them without a second thought. And woe unto the poor, dumb, obnoxious kids who get in the way.