Bayonne Mayor Jimmy Davis, Assemblyman Nick Chiaravalloti (D-31) and Freeholder Kenny Kopacz (D-1) have released a statement mourning the Orlando massacre victims that were gunned down in a gay nightclub over the weekend.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
“Today we join together to mourn the loss of 49 of our fellow Americans who perished in the brutal attack that took place this past weekend in Orlando, Florida. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the friends, families, and loved ones of the victims,” the Peninsula City officials said in a statement.
“Additionally, we hope the very best for a speedy, effective recovery for the over 50 individuals who were left wounded by the events that unfolded early Sunday morning. It is apparent that this attack was targeted to especially affect the LGBT community.”
The officials went on to call the attack “especially egregious” since America “stands for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness in all of its forms,” also going on to praise “the resiliency of the American people” in the face of evil.
To show further support for the 50 victims (one man in critical condition succumbed to his injuries last night) and over 50 still fighting for their lives, Bayonne City Hall has flown the Rainbow Flag and will do so until the end of the business day on Friday.
Jersey City held a massive 3,000 person vigil in support of the Orlando LGBT community at the Newark Pedestrian Plaza last night and Hoboken will be holding a vigil in front of City Hall, 94 Washington Street, at 7:15 p.m. tonight.