Manchester PD condemns hateful comments after Facebook post thanking Jewish business owner

MANCHESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ – The Manchester Police Department expressed disappointment and frustration over public comments made on Facebook after publishing photos from the department’s most recent “Coffee with a Cop” event.

The event was hosted by Toast Cafe owner Yehuda Fryer.

“The Manchester Township Police Department wholeheartedly disagrees and condemns any of the hateful and antisemitic comments made under this post,” the department said. “The First Amendment protects hate speech from government censorship, so it is on you, the commenter, to publicly post these antisemitic comments for everyone to see.”

The department thanks Mr. Fryer and Toast Cafe for hosting the event.

“We thank Toast, as well as every other establishment that has hosted our Coffee with a Cop over the past year, for giving us an opportunity to meet and speak with members of our community in an informal setting. We hope to see everyone at our next Coffee with a Cop mid-February in the west end of the township.”

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“It was an honor to host the greatest police department in the state of New Jersey, Manchester Township Police Department,” Fryer said. “Thank you, Joseph Fastige, for arranging it, and thank you all for coming. And special thank you to our Mayor Robert Arace for coming and showing support. Thank you, Chief Robert Dolan for everything you do for Manchester.”