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150608Vannozzi

What Warrants Police Use of Deadly Force in NJ?

6-8-15
A Rutgers School of Criminal Justice professor helped write New Jersey's statewide policy on the use of force. Police officers may use deadly force if they believe their life or the life of another is in imminent danger.
150605Cruz

New Cop Class Diversifies, Strengthens Jersey City Force in Face of Recent Shootings

6-5-15
The Jersey City Police Department has a new class of officers that includes more than two dozen minorities. The city is hoping to improve police/community relations.
150604Flanagan

Cub Scout’s Question Could Bring Legal Complications for Christie

6-4-15
A Cub Scout asked Gov. Christie about his security detail during a recent town hall. The governor gave a somewhat detailed answer, which troubled a judge since his administration was trying to keep certain aspects of his security secret.
150604Orton

Jersey City Landmark Loew’s Lease Ruled Valid

6-4-15
The fight over the Loew's Theatre continues. A Superior Court judge ruled in favor of the Friends of the Loew's appeal, which came after an initial decision siding with Jersey City over operations of the facility.
150603Vannozzi

Marking 45th Anniversary of Corruption Trial of Newark Mayor Hugh Addonizio

6-3-15
This week marks the 45th anniversary of the corruption trial of former Newark Mayor Hugh Addonizio, the first of its kind in New Jersey. The federal courthouse in Trenton is displaying original court sketches.
150601Vannozzi

Rural NJ Communities Rely on State Police for Coverage

6-2-15
Dozens of rural municipalities in New Jersey can't afford their own police departments so they rely on New Jersey State Police for patrols.
150601Weinberg

Sen. Weinberg: Allowing Online Voter Registration Would Increase Turnout

6-1-15
Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg has sponsored a bill to allow New Jersey residents to register to vote online. She says the move would get more people to register and vote.
150528Stewart

Attorney Kenyatta Stewart Discusses Paterson Truce

5-28-15
Attorney Kenyatta Stewart helped orchestrate a truce to stop the violence in Paterson between those in the First and Fourth Wards.
150527Flanagan

Health Care Workers Push for Greater Workplace Safety

5-27-15
Statistics show those working in the health care and social service industries are more likely to experience workplace violence than others in the private sector. Now they're pushing for legislation that they believe will improve their safety at work.
150527Cruz

Newark Will Be Site For Million People’s March Against Police Brutality

5-27-15
The People's Organization for Progress has organized the Million People's March Against Police Brutality, Racial Injustice and Economic Inequality in Newark.