SOUTH RIVER – It appears members of the media weren’t the only people at Gov. Chris Christie's town hall ready to document the appearance of any protesters crashing the event.
When at least a half dozen protesters began disrupting Christie’s South River event a plainclothes individual who later identified himself as a member of the New Jersey State Police was spotted snapping pictures of the protesters.
The individual didn’t identify himself by name, but said he was a member of the State Police after he was asked if he was with either the local police agency or State Police.
The man snapped pictures of the protesters as they stood up and shouted at the governor and also took pictures of the hecklers as they walked past him on their way out of the event.
A Christie spokesman, Kevin Roberts, in attendance at the town hall referred security inquires to the State Police.
“I have no idea what their protocol is,” Roberts said.
A police spokesman did not immediately respond to an email for comment about State Police policy on photographing protesters.
The governor’s office recently indicated town hall attendees could expect additional police presence.
At least a dozen protesters were led out of the event by police after disrupting the event and chanting “New Jersey deserves better.”
The protesters were calling on Christie to force the resignation of Port Authority Chairman David Samson.
Christie attributed the protesters as being recruited by the union Communication Workers of America.
The Two River Times, a weekly local newspaper covering affluent towns on along the Navesink and Shrewsbury Rivers, was sold earlier this month. On July 11, Domenic M. DiPiero III of Rumson, bought the quirky community newspaper from its previous owner, Michael "Mickey" Gooch.Read More >
Christie to Newark hecklers: 'I've spent as much time in Newark as anyone else' BELMAR - Gov. Chris Christie's got nothing but love for The Brick City, or so he says. In response to a Newark school student here today -- a 17-year-old president of the Newark Student Union...
By Linda Stender At his most recent town hall, Gov. Chris Christie accused his predecessors of "monkeying with the math" when it comes to their handling of our state's economy. But as the old saying goes, when the governor points a finger, he... Read More >
"Go to Mayor [Cory] Booker and ask him if he thinks in the years that he was mayor if I ignored Newark. The fact is I've spent as much time in Newark as anyone else." - Gov. Chris Christie- PolitickerNJ
Press releases are submitted by PolitickerNJ users, not by staff. They do not represent the viewpoint of PolitickerNJ.com.