Attorney General to State Police: Stop photographing protesters at Chris Christie town halls

Attorney General to State Police: Stop photographing protesters at Chris Christie town halls (via NJ.com)

TRENTON — The acting state attorney general and the State Police superintendent today ordered the State Police to stop photographing protesters at Gov. Chris Christie’s town hall meetings “for security or any other purposes.” The order came the…

Posted: March 19th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Christie Administration, NJ State Police | Tags: , | 3 Comments »

3 Comments on “Attorney General to State Police: Stop photographing protesters at Chris Christie town halls”

  1. Jim Granelli said at 7:34 pm on March 19th, 2014:

    I suspect this was nothing more than an over zealous Trooper recording the fact that no one was harmed during their removal and to have a copy of such available should someone claim police brutality or false arrest.

    I would rather such good officers have that kind of protection of a record being made.

    After all, don’t troopers run video recordings while people have been pulled over even before they have been charged with something, even if they weren’t charged at all, there is a recording being done, right?

    These people were being removed by and technically in the custody of a police official.

    Just one man’s thoughts…

  2. Well Jim... said at 8:25 pm on March 19th, 2014:

    Your speculation could be correct, or it can be a sign of attempting to intimidate people regarding their questions to the governor.

    Either way, they were told to stop by the AG through the superintendent of state police.

    The real question is who gave this “over zealous” trooper the order and why.

  3. @ Well Jim said at 1:32 am on March 20th, 2014:

    What, you’re charging photogate now?

    Over zealous kind of means he took it on himself.

    Jim Granelli