Christie: Too soon to draw conclusions on Ferguson

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who was asked Tuesday about the militarization of police in New Jersey in light of protests raging in Missouri, said it's too soon to draw conclusions about the situation. He also criticized other politicians who've weighed in, saying they are just trying to get their names in the newspaper. (Slaven Vlasic, Getty Images)
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who was asked Tuesday about the militarization of police in New Jersey in light of protests raging in Missouri, said it's too soon to draw conclusions about the situation. He also criticized other politicians who've weighed in, saying they are just trying to get their names in the newspaper. (Slaven Vlasic, Getty Images)
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Updated: 8/20 5:35 am

LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says it's too soon to draw conclusions about the situation in Ferguson, Missouri, and criticized other politicians who've weighed in.

Christie was asked during a town hall meeting Tuesday about the militarization of police in New Jersey in light of protests raging in Missouri following the shooting death of an unarmed teen.

Christie cautioned against drawing conclusions or generalizations about the situation. And he said politicians who weigh in now are just trying to get their names in the newspaper.

He also accused news anchors of making a "spectacle" out of the situation.

Christie praised the nation's justice system as the best in the world and said most police officers are good.

He also offered prayers for the parents of the slain teen.

 

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