NEWTON — Political and religious leaders joined with students at Sussex County Community College on Tuesday to denounce hatred, after two recent Anti-Semitic graffiti attacks against a Hampton Township couple who support Rep. Josh Gottheimer’s reelection bid.
The rally began and ended with the college president, Jon Connolly, leading the audience in the Pledge of Allegiance. Connolly said the pledge contains four distinct references to unity, which is what is most needed now in light of the recent attacks.
“We are taking a stand here in Sussex County for what we believe in,” he told about 100 people who attended the rally at the Performing Arts Center.
No arrests have been made, which prompted Sussex County Sheriff Michael Strada to announce a $5,000 reward for information that leads to an apprehension. The sheriff’s confidential tip line can be reached at 973-300-CRIME.
“Somebody out there knows who did this, and they need to come forward,” Strada said.