Parsippany welcomes another lawsuit; Council President Valori violates First Amendment Rights of Public Speaker

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."


PARSIPPANY — Council President Louis Valori continued to interrupt Bill Brennan during a public session regarding the Township Budget on Thursday, June 8.

Mr. Valori as well as Township Attorney John Inglesino kept interrupting Mr. Brennan during his comments regarding the budget, and how Inglesino and Mayor James Barberio are a pair of criminals. He contents there is a “Criminal Conspiracy” going on.

Parsippany-Troy Hills Council President Dr. Louis Valori and Mayor James Barberio

Mr. Brennan said “You are violating my constitutional right to free speech, you don’t like the content of my speech, and you are calling me names, you are allegedly that I am an embarrassment. Yes, you said I should behave myself. This is the third time you interrupted me. You know what, I am speaking my mind in an open public forum. Now you are passing notes back and forth and interrupting me. May I have my three minutes? May I have my three minutes? So you are telling me that I don’t get my three minutes? You were able to interrupt me the whole time. I didn’t get to finish what I had to say. I am not putting the mic down. I insist that if I violated a law, I would be charged. I have three minutes. I am not going voluntarily… I am not disrupting the meeting. I was disrupted the three minutes which I was given to speak. I was given three minutes to speak. Am I under arrest? Yes, and I want to go on the record before I leave that I did not get my three minutes, I was interrupted repeatedly. I will take this up in a Civil Suit with this municipality.”

Mr. Brennan was escorted from the Council Chambers by two Parsippany Police Officers that were on duty during the Council Meeting.

Requests for comments from Mayor James Barberio, Council President Louis Valori, Council Vice President Robert Peluso and Councilman Carifi and dePierro went unanswered.

Editors Note: The video is only a segment where Brennan speaks. The complete video of the Council Meeting of Thursday, June 7 can be seen by clicking here.