Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Galloway Man Arrested for Impersonating Military Personnel and Stolen Valor

On November 11, 2015, at 5:18 p.m., Michael Porter, 25 of Galloway was arrested by Officer Gary Brenner after Porter identified himself as a member of the US Army Military Police/ Airborne while he was dressed in military uniform in the area of a military base on Veteran’s Day.  

Porter was found in possession of a portable radio capable of receiving transmissions from several police departments and emergency dispatch centers.  

Porter was in possession of handcuffs and a handcuff key.  

JMC Freed assigned bail in the amount of $5,000 full cash.   Porter was remanded to the Atlantic County Jail in lieu of bail.


Anonymous said...

Stolen Valor is a good way to describe what this fool did. However, it cannot be used to describe a criminal charge. The Stolen Valor Act was ruled unconstitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court in June 2012.

Anonymous said...

This isn't the first time he has done something like this, lets note the fact that his dad used to be the Chief of one of the local police departments which is how he has access to these radios, his daddy bought and had programmed a radio which was able to pick up the local departments some of which were encrypted, his father should held just as responsible for this as his son.

Anonymous said...

The Stolen Valor Act ( Stolen Valor Act of 2005) was ruled unconstitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court in June 2012.

While you are technically correct, and I updated your comment, The Stolen Valor Act of 2013 (Pub.L. 113–12; H.R. 258) is a United States federal law that was passed by the 113th United States Congress. It was then signed into law by OBAMA.

The Stolen Valor Act of 2013 amends the federal criminal code to rewrite provisions relating to fraudulent claims about military service to subject to a fine, imprisonment for not more than one year, or both an individual who, with intent to obtain money, property, or other tangible benefit, fraudulently holds himself or herself out to be a recipient of:

a Medal of Honor (Army, Navy, Air Force)
a Distinguished Service Cross,
a Navy Cross,
an Air Force Cross,
a Silver Star,
a Purple Heart,
a Combat Infantryman's Badge,
a Combat Action Badge,
a Combat Medical Badge,
a Combat Action Ribbon,
a Combat Action Medal, or
any replacement or duplicate medal for such medal as authorized by law.

CoyoteMarge said...

I also am concerned this fellow has been charged with something that isn't a crime. I haven't heard anything about him trying to obtain a pecuniary benefit through the false claims of military service. Now anonymous has claimed he's been trouble before and his "daddy" is the ex-police chief and I have even more concerns! I am not local but this arrest caught my eye in the paper and I needed to know more. We in NJ do not have any "stolen valor" act. These are federal charges. Why is a local cop making federal charges? Isn't the proper course to document the even and refer the reports to a federal policing agency? I really feel this kid is getting railroaded.

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