Rible Defends Police Response To Summer Jam Riot

Assemblyman Dave Rible, R-Monmouth and Ocean, stood up for the New Jersey State Police’s response to rioting gate crashers at Sunday night’s Summer Jam at MetLife Stadium.

Assemblyman Dave Rible

Assemblyman Dave Rible

Responding to ACLU of NJ Executive Director Udi Ofer’s call for the Attorney General to investigate the appropriate use of force at the event, Rible issued the following statement:

“It is irresponsible to call for an investigation into law enforcement officers who were simply doing the job they were asked to do, which was to break up an already ongoing riot and protect innocent bystanders,” Assemblyman Rible said. “We need to stop continuously placing the blame on our law enforcement and instead come together to show our support for those who were sworn in to protect and serve the public.”

Assemblyman Rible continued, “While there are certainly bad characters in every profession, we must not denigrate all of our law enforcement officers. In our increasingly dangerous world, we should not be undermining our officers’ ability to properly protect us and themselves. Instead, we need to target the bad actors who created this dangerous situation in the first place.”

10 State Troopers sustained minor injuries at the event on Sunday while responding to gate crashers attempting to access the concert by climbing fences and pushing past police and security at the entrance gate.  61 people were arrested.

Posted: June 10th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Dave Rible, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, NJ State Police | Tags: , , , , , , , | 3 Comments »

3 Comments on “Rible Defends Police Response To Summer Jam Riot”

  1. C'mon Dave Now said at 10:57 am on June 10th, 2015:

    What would you know about policing? You left the job at 31.


  2. Bob English said at 11:51 am on June 10th, 2015:

    I think the main question to answer is how to prevent a repeat in the future. More security??

    Not quite clear how far people without tickets were permitted to proceed towards the arena….perhaps a solution would be along the lines of not being permitted on the property or parking lot without a ticket.

    Sounds as if closing the gates may have caused people who actually had tickets to seek alternate ways in.

    Amazing that just a few dozen individuals can ruin it for others.

  3. individuals said at 12:53 pm on June 11th, 2015:

    How to prevent a repeat in the future, some ideas, More or Less:

    More parenting in “the community” where these “individuals” come from??
    More fathers in that same community??
    Less events catering to a culture of people who promote hate and abuse of women??
    Less illegal immigration??

    Let’s be honest Bob, those “few dozen individuals” are the same people who are always a problem; young black people from inner cities, where Democrats have exclusive control for decades now, have promised opportunities and futures to these kids but instead they have lives without ambitions, no futures, no savings, no job prospects, no role models, no ideals, no beliefs, no fathers and no reason to stay out of the prisons or even stay alive another day.

    If you really want to prevent a repeat in the future, you’ll stop promoting that failing liberal agenda of yours and you’ll start to be honest in addressing and describing the “individuals” who are the problem.