The Republican leaders of Monmouth County Government issued the following statement regarding the anti-Semitic and racist flyers posted in Asbury Park last weekend, as reported by The Asbury Park Press:
“It has come to our attention that racist, anti-Semitic, and hateful flyers were recently posted in the City of Asbury Park. Racism, anti-Semitism, bigotry, discrimination, or any type of hate have no place in Monmouth County, New Jersey. Such conduct and speech is not consistent with our culture. We are a diverse county with people of all races and religions living together in harmony. These flyers do not reflect the reality of our communities.
“We support the Asbury Park community, as well as the efforts of the Asbury Park Police Department and the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office in investigating this unfortunate incident.
“We further encourage all residents of Monmouth County, and beyond, to use the news of this ugly incident, as well as the recent national news, as an opportunity to enhance the quality of relationships within our communities. Bigotry and hatred are not welcome here.”
Sheriff Shaun Golden Freeholder Director Lillian Burry County Clerk Christine Hanlon Freeholder Deputy Director John Curley Freeholder Tom Arnone Freeholder Serena DiMaso Freeholder Gary Rich