Way to go, Clifton PD! You shut down a situation that
could very easily have gotten out of hand. Maybe someone
should sit down with the 15 year old boy and advise him that
you NEVER, EVER lay hands on the police. If you do, bad
things will happen TO YOU. Keep up the great work, Clifton
Excellent article. Shame on the Star Ledger... typical
liberal media always doing their best to cast officers in
the worst light possible.
Well said! and great job Clifton PD.
I'd like to congratulate the officers, also, in controlling
a volatile situation! This situation could have easily
escalated into a much larger altercation, had the police not
gained control and then the Star-Ledger would have had the
cops to blame for NOT taking control!
Its just another reason why the general public; minus a few
knuckle-heads like the media, overwhelmingly support the
police and DISS all forms of media!
Nice job Clifton Police. I think what this really shows is
that New Jersey should allow tasers. A taser would have
ended this incident a whole lot quicker.
The Clifton police did a great job They did what they are
trained to do to restore calm to a difficult situation.
Newspapers tend to over kill a situation to sell
papers.....believe me I know....I was a school board
elected official for 13 years.....I had my share of
situations such as this...
Good job guys!
In this video the officers did what had to be done to get
situation under control and protect himself.
I like the way the Officer kept his emotions... and his
sunglasses in place... very cool.
One way to avoid such difference of opinion, of a similar
incident, if it were ever to happen again, is simple- When
the Police say stay away, do it.
There was a time in society where the boy's father would
have taken him by the ear, after taking him out back to slap
some respect into him, down to the pd to apologize to the
Then tell him now that's what men do. They realize when
Great to finally see a department back their officers in
such circumstances, the state and other departments should
look to Clifton as an example.
Outstanding job breaking down a story that from the get go
was against the Clifton police officers. Thank you for
putting a different point of view out there to show how
"careful" a major newspaper can be.
Continue to all stay safe!
What's funny is law enforcement MUST tip toe around suspects
act like baby sitters and the suspect can just walk up and
shoot them and get a few years with a roof over there head
food and water plus education.
Hmm. what went wrong here???
Excellent job in this writing. Thank you!!!!
Nice to see a department immediately support it's officers.
What's worse liberal Media slant or Government controlled
These same ones that complain about the police are your
pathetic neighborhood watch people. People in this state are
so nosy that they aren't nearly remotely involved in the
incident and yet they get themselves in the middle and have
a brain fart when they were told repeatedly to get out of
the way but then say bad cop bad cop when they get thrown to
the ground because their too stupid to listen.
Sounds like the jersey shore crowd I had to deal with as a
Excellent editorial, Officers are constantly put in
stressful situations and all I saw was an Officer doing his
job. Kudos to the Officers!
Great Job...Cant let the knuckleheads dictate.
I think they did a great job the officers followed the
levels of force. They did what was needed to be done at that
time, the suspect was interfering with an arrest he had it
coming that's all I got to say.
Clifton Police did a great job handling this situation.
Children today need to learn respect for authority. When a
police officer tells you to stop and move away, you stop and
move away...Period. When I was a teenager if my parents
found out I disrespected a police officer or any adult for
that matter, I would have had the stuffing beat out of me by
Very well said !!!
Well said. Another excellent job by Clifton PD both on
scene and in their review of the incident.
GOOD JOB... THAT IS HOW A POLICE DEPARTMENT SHOULD BACK ITS
Finally! Great story and fantastic job by CPD!
Taser, taser, taser.
Shame on Star Ledger is right! If a police officer says
"stay back" you stay back.
Good Job.... That's how a police department should back its
Job well done. They could have actually arrested two more
people from what I observed in the video. The lady in the
black jacket obstructed by physically touching the officer.
They had probable cause to arrest her. The teenage boy at
the end was also disorderly. Good job Clifton P.D.
Excellent editorial and much respect to Clifton Pd for how
they handled it.
Excellent, intelligent, and unbiased review of this video.
The Star Ledger needs to sell newspapers, hence their need
for twisting the truth into dramatics.
I believe the media should be held responsible for
slanderous headlines and commentary used to describe the
situation. The media also should be held accountable for
any repercussions that arise for misinforming the public.
If anything the officer should be commended for using the
appropriate force in this situation and not leveling the
offender with a true punch.
Glad to see the officers handled the situation as well as
they did and no one was truly hurt.
Bravo! What a grand editorial. Unfortunately, the object of
your ire and my scorn, the Star Ledger Editorial Board
should have their pompous purple crayons taken away until
they learn objectivity and balance!
All I saw was a police officer doing his job. Great job
Looked like a tense call. Calls like that can go very
bad very quick. Good job.
The Clifton Police Department has been and continues to be
one of the finest Law Enforcement organizations in NJ. Kudos
to the Chief and his men.