Monmouth County Leaders Condemn Local Hate Speech

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

Posted: August 24th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments »

3 Comments on “Monmouth County Leaders Condemn Local Hate Speech”

  1. Tom Stokes said at 8:56 pm on August 24th, 2017:

    While I trust that the police and prosecutors will find the culprit(s), I do have to wonder if this has been done by a group trying to place blame on conservatives (who are NOT national socialists)?

    I hope the police will also look into this possibility.

    “Divide and Conquer” is a strategy which may be involved with this by some on the “alt-left”.

    To fight these insane divisions, we all must unite, as Americans, regardless of race, color, creed or any other identity which is used by some to divide. We all bleed the same red blood!

    It would be well to remember Abraham Lincoln’s words (which came from the Bible,
    Mark 3:24) “A House divided against itself, cannot stand”.

    Those who seek division are only seeking to tear down this country.

    Make America Great Again by restoring peace in all our communities and prosperity for all!

  2. Teddy Ehmann said at 1:36 pm on August 25th, 2017:

    I agree that the Nazi flyers posted late night early morning on Cookman Ave., Asbury Park looks like the left. Where the investigation should start and why.

    A leftist political lobbying group is located at 612 Cookman Ave. They have the motive and the tools. They also know the area and when no one is around in order to pull it off. First I would get the tapes from the surveillance cameras on the front of 612 Cookman and look at that night. If what I suspect is true. Get a search warrant. If they are innocent, then no harm.

  3. Tom Stokes said at 1:17 pm on August 28th, 2017:

    While I am still suspicious of this “flyer”, the listed sponsor, Vanguard America, is basically a Nationalist group which requires members to have at least an 80% European background (white); and their internet site Blood and Soil.org is no longer available.

    Vanguard America’s symbol are the two “fasces”, which have been used since the Roman Empire as a symbol of “authority”. (The symbol has also been traced back to the Etruscans, prior to the ascent of the Roman Empire.)

    Another Blood and Soil website is up, but I am not sure if it is the same as Vanguard.

    It does appear from news reports that this group (Vanguard) has a NJ chapter, so it may actually have been responsible for this flyer.

    At the Charlottesville protest, where a woman was murdered by an idiot extremist who drove his car into a crowd, that murderer was photographed holding a Vanguard shield (albeit upside down) which shows two crossed “fasces” (axe head projecting from a bundle of elm or birch rods).

    Vanguard has issued a denial that the murderer was a member. And Keegan Hankes, a research analyst with the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), said Vanguard America members typically haven’t started violence at rallies. (NY Daily News, 8/13/2017)

    Indeed, the fasces symbol is also in use by the US government (some instances show the ax removed from the wood bundle to symbolize the rights of the people against the arbitrary power of the state).

    I must admit after research there is a good probability that it was promulgated by that organization.

    Hate of others due to race, color, creed, national origin or other criteria, is just plain wrong and insane. The hate also destroys the hater. It has absolutely no place in our hearts or in our dialogue on policy issues and challenges facing our community, state or nation.