By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog
The murder of a black New York policeman, Randolph Holder, is only the latest example of a worsening safety environment for American law enforcement, Save Jerseyans. And you and I know that there are politicians out there who share responsibility for fanning the flames of hatred.
Two New Jersey legislators want the Garden State to take a collective stand.
Assemblyman Parker Space (R-24) and his running mate, Gail Phoebus, announced that they’ve penned a letter to Governor Chris Christie asking for a state-wide “Police Lives Matter” Day every January 9th. A similar effort was recently launched in Texas.
You can view the letter (along with Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s resolution) here.
“I have always been proud to stand with the men and women in blue,” said Space. “Gail and I were asked by police officers to try and get New Jersey to issue a similar declaration that the Texas Governor signed.”
“This small token of appreciation will go a long way to show that New Jersey is proud of our law enforcement officers,” added Phoebus. “In addition to this show of support, if elected I will fight for pro-police legislation which Parker has helped initiate.”
Space and Phoebus are also backing other legislation perceived as friendly to law enforcement including one that would require police department to help facilitate permitting retired police officers to carry a firearms across state lines.