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Homeless, stinky man strikes again

New Jersey For Change has a nice report on Robert Kreimer, the enterprising homeless man. Lawyers among us will recall that in 1991, the man won $230,000 from the Morristown New Jersey public library, and entered Constitutional Law casebooks nationwide, after the library ejected him because of his overwhelming body odor. Now he has sued the New Jersey Transit authority, city of Summit, New Jersey and others for $5 million for the same reason. I guess his Morristown money ran out.

Even the American Civil Liberties Union, which represents him, says he is "driven, difficult" and manipulative. Here's what bus driver Robert Begbie who evicted him from his bus and is a named defendant along with his employer, New Jersey Transit, had to say:

"[H]e is a real problem child. He annoys other passengers and tape records all conversations and most of all being homeless, he smells very bad and it's not fair to me or the passengers that we have to put up with the smell ... We really would be happy not seeing him anymore."

And the greenies wonder why we prefer to drive our own cars to work....



Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy

Katherine Lazarski
Manhattan Institute


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