(TRENTON) – Assemblywoman Mila Jasey (D-Essex, Morris) released the following statement in response to reports of signs left in front of the homes of two Maplewood Committeemembers that displayed anti-police messages and derogatory language:
“Everyone has a right to voice their views and peacefully protest. However, placing inflammatory signs outside any person’s home, much less that of an elected official, is harassment, plain and simple.
“Intimidation, threats or violence to express opinions, incite debate or raise awareness for a cause are never acceptable. Issues of police brutality and racial justice must be addressed. Honest dialogue leading to real change is critical. However, a public forum is the only appropriate venue for an exchange of ideas. The privacy and sanctity of the homes of our local elected officials and their families must be respected at all times.
“I stand with the Maplewood and South Orange communities in affirming that hate has no home here.”