An attack against all nine million of us who are proud to call ourselves New Jerseyans
Jersey City, NJ: Gov Murphy speaks 12.11.2019 regarding Jersey City Attack. An attack against our Jewish community – whether it be here in Jersey City, or anywhere in our state – is an attack against all nine million of us who are proud to call ourselves New Jerseyans.
We all awoke with hearts heavy for the victims and families impacted by what occurred yesterday in Jersey City – for the family of Detective Seals, and for the victims inside the market.
We’re firm in our resolve to take the steps necessary to ensure this doesn’t happen again.
New Jersey OAG and New Jersey State Police Colonel Pat Callahan, and their teams, are leading this investigation. All official announcements pertaining to this investigation will be made through their offices.
New Jersey Department of Education is working directly with Jersey City Public Schools to ensure the appropriate crisis services are available and accessible to all students, educators, and staff. The Department is also working to assist with school safety in neighboring districts.
New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness is working directly alongside our Jewish communities, and other communities of faith, across the state, to ensure that every New Jerseyan can feel safe and secure.
Any community leaders with security concerns should visit www.njhomelandsecurity.gov and click the “Interfaith” tab on the top of the homepage for information on available resources.
To all New Jerseyans, if you see something, say something, and report any suspicious activity.
My administration was here yesterday. We are here today. We will be here tomorrow. We stand unequivocally with Jersey City.