Just a few weeks ago the Asbury Park Police Department ended up pepper spraying an area outside of Porta (a well known bar). They did it to disperse the croud waiting outside for cabs and what not. There were no fights, no civil unrest, or any aggression towards the policemen. The officers response to my friend was, that they did not point the pepper spray at a certain person, they disperesed the spray through the air, therefore it was not like they picked just him out of the crowd. Then the officer continued to say how there are only 6 Officers on duty, and 2 blocks inland there are crack heads, people stealing, etc. and that they (Officers) need to take care of the crowd at Porta (the bar), in order to go back to "fighting crime". Really!? I'm not denying the fact that there is stuff going on 2 blocks inward. I live by Asbury I know this, but there are other ways of dealing with this. A little off topic, but had something to do with Asbury, and it happened a few weeks ago..........