Cresitello and the Newark shootings

Recall the killings two summers ago of three teens in Newark?

That prompt the sharpest exchange at today’s immigration forum in Morristown.

Michelle Munsat, a lawyer from Newark, said Morristown Mayor Donald Cresitello had contacted the family of one of the victims soon after the shootings and said he wanted to speak to them. The killers were illegal residents and the implication was that Cresitello wanted to use the episode to play politics.

The mayor reacted quickly, saying, “I hope you will never repeat that,” he said. “It’s just not true.”

Munsat said, “I know from the person I spoke with that the call was made.” She did not elaborate…


About fsnowflack
Fred Snowflack was editorial page editor and a political columnist for the Daily Record of Morristown for almost 12 years. He has won numerous awards for editorial and column writing from the New Jersey Press Association and has written a blog on county and state politics for the last three years. He lives in Ledgewood in Morris County.

4 Responses to Cresitello and the Newark shootings

  1. ChrisInMo says:

    So it’s politics if the mayor wants to use the murders in Newark to play politics.
    So 1) what’s new with that we are in NJ after all. 2) what’s wrong with that.
    It’s politics that let the “alleged” killer in the country and then keeps them from being deported.

  2. The point would be that it’s a little unseemly to use the victim’s family for political purposes … But the mayor denies he tried and the woman who brought it up had only hearsay evidence, so the issue is over.

  3. ChrisInMo says:

    Again, like when illegals are rounded up and we see the pictures of the family. Then activitists, news edititors, and politicians cry how unfair it is. Sad story but politics in play.

  4. Mark in Rockaway says:

    If only there was some kind of institution that could look into both accusations, determine which one is accurate, and inform the general public by putting the results of their investigation in some kind of daily publication.

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