Opposing sides gear up on announced police layoffs
There will be a press conference featuring the Hoboken PBA at six tonight in front of City Hall signaling the beginning of a post summer push to get out a message of resistance on City Hall’s announced police layoffs.
The battle is expected to follow inside the City Council meeting with a number of police officers appearing in support of their colleagues who are facing both demotion and loss of their jobs.
One reader also submitted an online petition supporting the police. As those things go, it’s often fraught with both real supporters and also some jokers. Here’s the petition now up to 150 signers:
This online petition is intended to marshall support for the police but of course the nature of the beast as we’ve seen before with local online petitions is they can include some less than wanted signatures. In this case, additional signees include Peter Cammarano (or someone claiming to be), Mr. Boink Mazin, ex-police chief Carmen “God” La Bruno, ex-mayor Dave Roberts:
Here’s a link to the Hoboken PBA supported website: http://keephobokensafe.tumblr.com/
But another reader, without knowledge of this story underway, just emailed his thoughts from the other side stating: