Newark North Ward councilman Anibel Ramos Jr. posted this photo on Facebook an hour ago. The campaign sign appears vandalized, with Ramos’ eyes blacked out and a swastika painted across the face of his running mate, at-large Councilman Luis Quintana. Ramos writes:
“It’s shameful that the opposition has resorted to defacing our legally posted signs with hate symbols.”
Ramos and Quintana are running on Mayor Ras Baraka’s re-election slate. Baraka’s mayoral challenger is Central Ward Councilwoman Gayle Chaneyfield Jenkins. Every other incumbent but Chaneyfield Jenkins is running with Baraka; Ramos and Quintana, along with East Ward Councilman Augusto Amador, North Ward Councilman Anibal Ramos, Jr., South Ward Councilman John Sharpe James, West Ward Councilman Joseph McCallum, Jr., and Council-at-large members Mildred Crump, Carlos Gonzalez, Eddie Osborne.