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Senator Michael Testa Blames Nighttime beach and boardwalk closures in Avalon on so-called “social justice” reforms enacted by Governor Phil Murphy

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Senator Michael Testa said nighttime beach and boardwalk closures in Avalon are the direct result of so-called “social justice” reforms enacted by Governor Phil Murphy that allow kids to break the law without any fear of consequences.

“Governor Murphy’s quest for social justice makes police the criminals if they dare to stop, detain, or question rowdy teenagers who are destroying property, openly using drugs and alcohol, and disrupting our communities,” said Testa (R-1). “It’s not just Avalon where this is happening. All across New Jersey, Governor Murphy has stripped police of their power to enforce the law and protect the public while clear violations are being committed before their eyes. Kids know they’re above the law and they’re taking advantage of it.”

In response to his small town’s growing problem with large gatherings of out-of-control teens, Avalon Mayor Martin Pagliughi was forced to sign an order indefinitely closing the town’s beaches and boardwalk in the overnight hours.

Avalon Police had warned that directives issued by the Murphy administration’s attorney general and a new law that strictly limits how police interact with minors was impeding their ability to manage the hordes of teens and young adults or hold them accountable for violations of the law.

“To see where this is going, one only needs to look at San Francisco where surging crime has followed their neutering of the police, ” added Testa. “Governor Murphy has said he wants New Jersey to be the California of the East Coast. This rising tide of lawlessness we’re now witnessing represents the fulfillment of Governor Murphy’s progressive vision for New Jersey.”

7 thoughts on “Senator Michael Testa Blames Nighttime beach and boardwalk closures in Avalon on so-called “social justice” reforms enacted by Governor Phil Murphy

  1. Yes, the kids get warnings for smoking pot and drinking in the boardwalk.

  2. Parents have some of the blame here. I was way more afraid of my dad than I was of the cops. He was a great and loving dad btw.

  3. Try this:
    1 – use video- facial/voice recognition, etc. to document the actions/damage/individuals involved in these events.
    2 – send the bill for damages to the parents!
    Parents will be more than happy to foot the bill for the damage caused by the actions of their worthy offspring, right?
    Wanna bet this’ll stop these shenanigans in their tracks?

  4. Make the parents responsible for their children by locking up the parents then we’ll see some changes.

  5. I grew up in the 70s I never did any damage to anything. But if I could get caught doing something stupid like that my parents would’ve broke my ass. And yes my parents would pay for any kind of damages. And we knew that growing up. We had respect for what my parents bought another peoples personal items. Not like today kids are breaking and damaging government owned buildings. They are so stupid they are on the stand that their parents Paid for that in taxes.

  6. Id say parents are more to blame, if they actually parented their children and worried about where their kids were and what they were doing we’d have way less issues in the first place. Don’t Have kids if you cant teach them how to be decent human beings. They shouldn’t be out roaming the streets all hours of the night in the first place.

  7. The damn undesirables individuals that have no respect for other peoples property is amazing. What they have been doing at certain locations down the shore is just no respect for others personal property. They calm and swarm into locations and cause Mayham. Guess what that is over. They act like animals. Because all the sudden they think they have a lot of power to bullshit.

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