A Toms River Council meeting being held over Zoom on Wednesday evening was abruptly shut down after a viewer chimed in with an anti-Semitic comment.
The meeting was controversial to begin with. The Council usually meets in-person, but this meeting was moved to Zoom because elected officials apparently could not take the heat from residents up in arms over a planned decision by the Council to cut multiple police jobs.
The kerfuffle began nearly two weeks ago, when newly installed Mayor Dan Rodrick said he would cut the positions of several high-paid police department brass, arguing that he needs the funds to pay for increased EMT services in the township.
This led to Police Chief Mitch Little issuing a scathing retort to Rodrick, and planned protests at tonight’s Council meeting by Toms River residents incensed over the decision.
Below, you can hear the moment the meeting went off the rails – though due to the sick nature of the comment, the video’s audio has been edited.