Franklin Borough councilman compares police to criminals on Facebook post

By  Joe Moszczynski/The Star-Ledger

FRANKLIN BOROUGH — A Franklin Borough New Jersey councilman (David Fanale), irate over a traffic stop, recently spewed his disdain for the Roxbury Township Police Department on his Facebook page in an eight-paragraph post comparing police officers to criminals and referring to them as as "pigs," "bullies," and "thugs." Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 57, was not amused by the post on the social media site, calling the statements "unprofessional, disrespectful and immature."  The post, written by Councilman David Fanale, said the officers "are not held accountable by anyone for anything," and asked others to speak out against overzealous law enforcement officials.

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