EDISON, NJ — On Saturday morning Mayor Lankey released a statement regarding the Racist Flyer investigation.
“Yesterday, joined by the entire Township Council, I sent a letter to Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone, requesting that she immediately commence an investigation into the racist flyer that instilled fear into Edison's minority communities and brought shame and embarrassment to our entire Township. With all that is going on in our country, the time is now for the full force of law enforcement to do everything to find out who is responsible for this awful flyer and charge those responsible, as appropriate. I have since been advised that the NJ Attorney General is in fact investigating and accordingly the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s office is deferring (as it must) to the Attorney General. We urge the Attorney General to act decisively to help us finally put this matter behind us.”
“We in Edison take great pride in our diversity and are wonderfully enriched by it. Our community is made up of individuals from Europe, Asia, Africa, Latin America; more than 14 different languages are spoken here. As such, we will not allow this flyer to define our community and the great hardworking people who live here.”
“Together, we need to let the State, County, and our residents know that we will not allow this type of fear-mongering and voter deception to continue. Those involved must be brought to justice to prevent them and others from becoming more empowered and further divide our residents, hurt our Township's reputation, and undermine the election process.”
“As Mayor of this great community, I will not stand idly by and allow that to happen”.