Long Island Man Arrested For 41st Time For Driving On Suspended License

42Jason Brown may be only 36 but he has just racked up his 41st driving offense in operating a vehicle on a suspended license. That’s right, 41 times. This time he was pulled over after police said that he was driving erratically and they found marijuana in the car as well as heroin and cocaine on his person.

Brown from Long Island allegedly gave a false name at first but was soon in the books with what must be close to a record for such violations. He now faces charges of aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, criminal impersonation, unlawful possession of marijuana and criminal possession of a controlled substance. The concept of an “aggravated” unlicensed operation is a bit new to me but I suppose if there is such a thing it would occur sometime before a 41st arrest.

The case illustrates the difficulty in dealing with recidivists of such minor offenses. Society does not want to jail such individuals long-term for minor violations but there is clearly no deterrent for people like Brown in the existing punishment. (I am also curious when a license stops being “suspended” and someone like Brown simply has no license).

112 thoughts on “Long Island Man Arrested For 41st Time For Driving On Suspended License”

  1. BTW Happy

    I don’t know if I mentioned it on this blog, but my family is from the St Louis and Ferguson area. My grandfather was the town veterinarian back in the 1940’s. My grandmother owned and operated the local newspaper then as well….the Town Talk. My parents met and got married while living in Ferguson. I still had some aunts who lived there as late as 2005. My mother’s father was a building contractor and brick layer. Many of the older brick buildings you see there were likely built by my Grandfather.

    Small world.

  2. Well, happy…..we might just have to have a competition in that arena. I’m pretty good at it myself…..especially if I am passionate about the topic and have had a couple of drinkypoos while composing.

    😀

    1. Fascinating DBQ

      Did you see that comment Beldar made about Barkin Dog being cornered by Police on Hudson Road in Ferguson. Well, I asked if that was by a Horse Farm as my Step Mom and Dad used to live across from it. lolol

      Very Small and fascinating. Pretty much of the same mind set. I would say.

  3. DBQ, LOL! I stopped responding to the guy. I’m actually starting to feel sorry for the old timer.

  4. today is national grammar day…….the best that the gofer has done was refer to some unnamed attorney who supposedly once hired the gofer (presumably as a beginner junior assistant gofer), who reputedly handles both. not-so-curiously, the gofer has carefully avoided disclosing the name. one might therefore conclude that this was a rookie, or one at the bottom of the barrel.

    Is it also national don’t use capitalization day? I can’t wait for national run on sentence day. That will be MY special day 😉

  5. @Paul C. Schulte

    “Ken Rogers – there is a difference between feeling and thinking.”

    I kind of knew that, Paul, which is why I brought up the difference when you were trying to badger me into going along with your punitive prescription for Jason Brown.

    There are also differences among thinking, feeling, and *willing*, the third component of the tripartite human being. And though the three are distinguishable from one another, they’re inseparable, i.e., they’re always all three present in varying degrees in each of us.

    I’ll be glad to pursue this further with you, particularly with regard to the kinds of consciousness manifested in people when one or more of the three are especially dominant, as opposed to their being integrated.

    “And when I talk about the administration I am concerned about their lawbreaking. They have enough problems without going after another administration.”

    And what laws are being broken by the Obama administration?

  6. @Paul C. Schulte

    ‘Ken Rogers – unless you have information the rest of us do not, JT has only told us that the license has been suspended 41 times. We do not know what for.”

    Actually, what Professor Turley wrote was “…he [Brown] has just racked up his 41st driving offense in operating a vehicle on a suspended license.” Whether or not that number is accurate, there’s a difference between traffic citations and license suspensions. There’s also a *big* difference between arrests and convictions.

    “I am not a Liberal, so I do not have any ‘feelings’ about what should happen.”

    Oh, please. Everyone has feelings, Paul, regardless of how they describe themselves politically. The question is whether those feelings are more informed by love for their fellow human beings or are more informed by animus toward them. Two manifestations of animus, I’ll suggest, are the desires to control and punish people, especially for minor infractions with limited, if any, social impact.

    I get it that you want to distance yourself from “touchy-feely, bleeding heart liberals” who are “soft” on crime, but it’s more than a little disingenuous to suggest that you have no feelings regarding what should happen to Jason Brown.

    “I do have the first comment for this thread and that is what I think should happen.” That would be, “Maybe it is time to actually send people to prison for this crap.” So, without knowing any particulars or possible extenuating circumstances in Brown’s case, what you “think should happen” is that he be sent to prison. Sweet.

    And to buttress that sentiment, you appeal to the degradingly punitive tactics of uber authoritarian Joe Arpaio, whose “Tent City has worked in Maricopa County, Arizona and it would work in New York or any other state. It has withheld federal attack.”

    That’s quite a feeling-free zone you’re in there, Paul.

    When you say, “I realize that members of the Democratic Party think we should neither follow the law nor the Constitution, but I think we should follow both” are you alluding to President Obama’s refusal to “follow the law and the Constitution” by not allowing the Justice Department to investigate the alleged crimes of agents of the Bush Administration, such as warrantless surveillance, kidnapping, and torture?

    1. Ken Rogers – there is a difference between feeling and thinking. And when I talk about the administration I am concerned about their lawbreaking. They have enough problems without going after another administration.

      1. Paul C Schulte

        Ken Rogers thinks his Feelings are thinking. He is opinionated.

  7. today is national grammar day. using grotesque grammar, the junior assistant gofer wrote “It’s not unusual for the attorney who represents these plaintiffs on personal injury suits is also their criminal attorney.”
    but he has still not yet identified any one single attorney in this country who is supposed to be an expert in both criminal law and negligence law.
    name: ____________

    the best that the gofer has done was refer to some unnamed attorney who supposedly once hired the gofer (presumably as a beginner junior assistant gofer), who reputedly handles both. not-so-curiously, the gofer has carefully avoided disclosing the name. one might therefore conclude that this was a rookie, or one at the bottom of the barrel. without a name, why should anyone believe that this “attorney” is actually licensed to practice law in wisconsin, canada, sri lanka, antartica, mars, or proxima centauri? or that there really was such a case? or that such “attorney” exists?
    name: ____________

    we see lies, lies and more lies. we see bluster, argument and insults – but no facts.

    at some point, the phrase “put up or shut up” may even occur to some people. alas. the gopher will never “put up” because he has nothing to put up, and he certainly will never “shut up” because he never learned how to lose gracefully. when i practiced law, we used a special term of art to describe those folks: losers.

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