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A Republican congressman took matters into his own hands Friday and personally removed a painting depicting police officers as pigs that a colleague had allowed to be displayed at the U.S. Capitol complex.

“I was angry,” Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., told “I’ve seen the press [reporting] on this for about a week or so. … I’m in the Marine Corps. If you want it done, just call us.”

Hunter said he walked over to the artwork Friday morning with a few colleagues and unscrewed it. He then delivered it to the office of Rep. Lacy Clay, D-Mo., the congressman whose office had allowed the piece to be displayed. The painting, hanging since June, was done by a high school student who had won Clay’s annual Congressional Art competition.

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Letter from NJSPBA President Patrick Collegian to Rep. Duncan Hunter

Wayne PBA Local #136 is looking for a show of support from the NJSPBA and the Locals.  They are supporting one of their members (Erik Ferschman) who was terminated on November 21, 2016 for administrative charges.  They are requesting Locals to attend their Township Council Meeting on December 7, 2016 at 8:00 pm at 475 Valley Road, Wayne, N.J. 07470.

Your support is urgently needed on December 7.  Please come out and show your support of Bro. Ferschman before the Wayne Township Council.

New Jersey State Policemen’s Benevolent Association (NJSPBA) President Patrick Colligan and Executive V.P. Marc Kovar doubled down on the membership’s endorsement of Josh Gottheimer for Congress.

Josh Gottheimer is running against Congressman Scott Garrett, the only congressional member from NJ to vote against the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act — legislation that ensures critical benefits for 9/11 first responders and survivors do not lapse.

“When push came to shove, Scott Garrett deserted thousands of heroes who struggle each day with illnesses and injuries following their courageous efforts on September 11. Portraying himself as a champion of first responders when he voted against making the Zadroga bill permanent – and twice against the original bill – is an affront to every man and woman and their families who served and sacrificed in the wake of a national tragedy.”

Patrick Colligan, NJSPBA

Law Enforcement Officers from NJSPBA to drive support trailer to Dallas to help on the ground.
(Woodbridge, NJ – July 9, 2016)-  NJSPBA President Patrick Colligan today announced that the union representing 33,000+ law enforcement officers from through New Jersey will make a $10,000 donation to support the men and women of law enforcement who were victims of the shooting attack on July 7 in Dallas, Texas.  
“Law enforcement will continue to stand together in these difficult and dangerous times. The donation to our brothers and sisters in Dallas is the right thing to do and we hope that other organizations throughout the country will show support for these fallen officers and their families,” said NJSPBA President Patrick Colligan.
The donation will come from the NJSPBA Survivor & Welfare Fund, a non-profit organization established by the NJSPBA to support law enforcement officers during difficult times. Funds in the NJSPBA Survivor & Welfare Fund, a tax exempt 501(c)3, are donated by law enforcement officers, corporate donors, PBA locals, businessmen and residents.
In addition to the donation, the NJSPBA will be dispatching the organization’s Special Services trailer to Texas in order to assist law enforcement officers and their families. The NJSPBA trailer is traditionally used to support law enforcement activities and events in New Jersey.
“We continue to get calls from our members looking for ways to help in Dallas. Pat Colligan and I will be traveling to Dallas with the PBA’s trailer to support law enforcement and their families,” added NJSPBA Executive Vice President Marc Kovar. 

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