On the morning of May 9th, Mother’s Day, as I opened my front door to go to work I witnessed my neighbor, Councilman Nelson Gonzalez, looking very agitated storming around my neighborhood snatching leaflets that were apparently distributed by someone earlier in the day.
I saw him open gates, walk across lawns, and at one address, stop to replace a “Nelson Gonzalez” sign that had blown over in the high winds that we had.
All the while he was angrily calling and texting people (I think he was calling for help in removing these leaflets before the majority of the populace awoke).
He continued down Rosehill Place, changed sides and went back up and down, at one point even chased a runaway leaflet and snatched it up placing it, along with all the others, in a yellow bag he was carrying.
He continued down Grove Street towards New York Avenue. I reported what I witnessed to the Elizabeth Police department.
I later received a call back from the police that they had dispatched officers to the scene and asked if I would speak to them but I was already in transit to my employment.
My feelings are that a politician cannot participate in campaigns that slander rival parties and then attempt to remove dissenting opinions early on a Sunday morning before most citizens were even awake.
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