The video seems to show that the New Jersey plow truck is deliberately targeting orthodox Jewish men with snow and ice.


New Jersey police are investigating the snowplow driver in the video to deliberately spray snow and ice on two orthodox Jewish men.

An investigation by Lakewood police was confirmed on Tuesday by the township of Lakewood Mayor Raymond G. Coles.

Coles said in a statement: Not only was it cruel, it was incredibly stupid and dangerous. Plows can easily throw ice or rock masses, seriously injuring or killing either of the victims. I’m glad to know that our police are investigating every aspect of this case. “

Company called Waste management In a statement on Sunday, an off-duty employee posted a video of the incident on a social media account and said it was suspended.

“The hateful acts depicted in this video are unacceptable and do not reflect the value of inclusion and diversity we hold as a company,” the company said. “While we are investigating the case, employees have been suspended, but we can confirm that this behavior is unacceptable to any WM employee and will not hire anyone to act this way.”

Waste management said in a statement Tuesday that the employee in question was “no longer employed” at the company.

“The incident did not include company cars or company equipment, but the employee associated with this social media post is no longer employed by WM. The behavior of this former employee is unacceptable. , Does not comply with WM’s Code of Conduct, Commitments and Values. “

“We provided assistance to the local government inquiring about the incident. Today, WM leaders also met with leaders of the Jewish community in northern New Jersey and New York City. Communication shared at the conference and Thank you for your understanding .. We agree that any act of hatred for any community is unacceptable and we are committed to the security of the Jewish community. “

NBC New York reported that the incident occurred on Saturday at County Line Road near the Jackson Township border.Many of The East Coast was hit by a powerful Nor’easter Last weekend, snowstorm conditions worsened throughout the region.

Coles told NBC New York A Jewish man who is drunk with snow and ice believes that the driver’s behavior is intentional and is accusating him. Authorities were considering whether to pursue the crime of hate crimes, Coles said.

NBC New York reported that it is unclear if the person who posted the video was the driver of the snowplow. A mobile phone video from inside the truck caught the incident. Someone in the video laughed heartily after the man was attacked by a snowy mountain, the press reported.

Police did not immediately respond to the request for comment on Tuesday. The Ocean County Public Prosecutor’s Office was also not contacted.

Harvey Rosenthal, who lives in Lakewood, said the behavior depicted in the video was “disgusting” and intentional.

“I’m very tired of someone even taking the risk of trying to plow snow. In addition to the fact that they were targeting Jews, they could actually hurt someone very badly. there is. .