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How NJ Police Are Using Surplus Military Equipment

2-22-17
Police departments across the state have acquired more than $40 million worth of surplus military equipment through a federal program. How are they being used?

Homeland Security Memos Outline Plan to Deport Unauthorized Immigrants

2-21-17
President Trump is empowering the Department of Homeland Security to carry out his executive order on immigration. Memos released today call for swift action in identifying, detaining and deporting unauthorized immigrants.

Homeless Say NJ Transit Waiting Room Policy Enforcement Targets Them

2-21-17
Individuals who want to sit in the main waiting room at Newark Penn Station must now show their tickets before entering the area. Homeless individuals say the practice targets them but NJ Transit says the policy isn't new.

U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman Discusses Opioid Epidemic

2-20-17
U.S. Attorney for New Jersey Paul Fishman sat down to talk about what can be done to combat the opioid epidemic. He also spoke about the Newark Police Department and policies from the Trump administration.

Mixed Opinions on Rollout of New Jersey Bail Reform

2-17-17
Police departments say the implementation of bail reform, which eliminates monetary bail, has endangered the public. But judges and prosecutors have a different view, saying the program is an improvement, though it does need some tweaks.

Immigrant Families on Edge After Nationwide ICE Roundup

2-14-17
With President Trump taking a hard immigration stance and a national roundup of almost 700 unauthorized immigrants by ICE, many are turning to the Mexican Consulate for help getting documents, including dual citizenship for children born in the U.S.

Program Aims to Make Police Departments Safe Havens for Drug Addicts

2-13-17
The Heroin Addiction Response Program or HARP aims to intercept addicts before they overdose by pairing them with treatment and a recovery coach.

Is Your Smart TV Tracking You?

2-9-17
VIZIO agreed to pay $2.5 million to settle federal and state allegations that the company secretly tracked customers and sold information to third party data collectors.

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Hears Arguments Over Trump Travel Ban

2-8-17
A three-judge federal panel for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments about the Trump administration's travel ban.

Apartment Fires Ignite Debate Over Fire Safety and Building Codes

2-7-17
Two AvalonBay apartment fires in Edgewater and Maplewood have some fire safety advocates looking to strengthen codes and restrict the type of lightweight wood construction that's used by builders.