Franklin borough residents demand councilman David Fanale resign after Facebook rant

Hundreds of residents of a Sussex County town showed up at a council meeting Tuesday, demanding a councilman resign. Franklin Borough Councilman David Fanale, ranted

Franklin Borough Councilman David Fanale, ranted on his

Franklin Borough Councilman David Fanale, ranted on his Facebook page after he was pulled over recently, criticizing police. (Credit: News 12 New Jersey)

FRANKLIN BOROUGH - Hundreds of residents of a Sussex County town showed up at a council meeting Tuesday, demanding a councilman resign.

Franklin Borough Councilman David Fanale, ranted on his Facebook page after he was pulled over recently, criticizing police. In the posts, he calls the police "pigs" and "thugs" and even added cartoons depicting characters urinating on the thin blue line symbol, which is used in honor of officers killed in the line of duty.

Many who came to see the end of Fanale's tenure as a councilman didn't even get to address him in person. He did not attend the meeting.

Inside Franklin Hall, it was standing room only, but public comments were directed only at Fanale's empty seat.

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