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East Rutherford - NJ State Police: Security At Met-Life Greater Than Super Bowl

Published on: August 1, 2012 07:51 PM
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A NJ State Trooper keeps an eye at Daf Yomi, Jewish religios celebration. gathering of ultra-orthodox Jews at Met Life stadium East Rutheford NJ Aug. 1 2012. Photo: Stefano Giovannini for VIN NewsA NJ State Trooper keeps an eye at Daf Yomi, Jewish religios celebration. gathering of ultra-orthodox Jews at Met Life stadium East Rutheford NJ Aug. 1 2012. Photo: Stefano Giovannini for VIN News

East Rutherford - New Jersey law enforcement and transportation officials say a religious gathering at MetLife Stadium requires security and logistics that are on par with — if not greater than — what will be needed for the Super Bowl in 2014.

More than 90,000 people are expected to gather Wednesday night at MetLife Stadium to attend a celebration of the completion of daily reading and study of the Talmud, the book of Jewish law and tradition. Large crowds began arriving Wednesday afternoon and continued filling the stadium as dusk fell, delaying the event’s start time to 8 p.m.

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State Police Superintendent Col. Rick Fuentes says roughly 600 state police and members of 71 agencies are working the event in East Rutherford.

Fuentes said troopers completed an eight-hour course where they were familiarized with the stadium and learned about Jewish customs.


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 Aug 02, 2012 at 07:34 AM Benny Says:

Bravo NJ police!

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 Aug 02, 2012 at 08:13 AM kiddush HaSHem Says:

The law enforcement agents, state troopers and stadium workers were all extremely helpful, professional, courteous, polite and respectful. They were were really friendly and nice. And we returned the feelings- it was such a kiddush HaShem as i was observing thousands of jews exiting the stadium at about 1 am- and almost every jew was sayin "thank you.....have a good night" to almost each and every state trooper, police agent and stadium worker. the atmosphere was one of real mutual respect. i think we made a huge kiddush HaShem. (we definitely tried!! and its not like anyone said in any of the speeches- "be polite" its common knowledge amongst jews to make a kiddush HaShem- it was beautiful to see.- i would dare to say that after a baseball game or similar- i dont think you wwould see close to 90,000 men, women, children pasing each security agent saying "thank you so much......." maybe yes , maybe no....but surely we can feel proud for now. mi keamcha yisrael!!!

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