U.S. Sen. Cory Booker is a big supporter of reforming the criminal justice system. He says health care and drug treatment should be available to people with mental illness and addiction issues and sentences should be proportional to the infractions.
President-Elect Donald Trump traveled from New York City to Bedminster to spend the weekend at his golf course for meetings. The trip snarled traffic and cost the municipality an estimated $5,000 to provide 90 overtime man hours in police coverage for 48 hours.
A National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty report found that Newark, Trenton and Atlantic City have laws on the books to remove the homeless from public view, which it says criminalizes the population for trying to live.
The Latino Coalition and a private parent group filed formal complaints with the state against Red Bank Charter School, which they say educates fewer Latinos than the traditional public schools in the area.
Because of Donald Trump's comments during his political campaign advocating building a wall and creating a deportation task force, many unauthorized immigrants are worried about their future once he becomes president.
Grant money will be used to work with 75 ex-offenders to keep them out of jail and alive. They will be chosen by analyzing crime and parole data to target people at the highest risk of being involved in a homicide.
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