Law & Justice

June 2, 2020

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Flanked by police officers, hundreds came together Tuesday in the heart of downtown Coral Springs to shout civil rights chants, bang on drums, hold up signs, and find strength as a group demanding justice for the death of George Floyd and other African-Americans in recent ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ - Please see this message made by Kenilworth Police Chief John Zimmerman. Serving in this profession for over 32 years, I am extremely proud to be a Kenilworth Police officer and lifelong resident of Kenilworth. It saddens me that a human life was taken due to poor tactics, ...

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Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and Detective Supervisor Patrick LaGuerre of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Bias Crimes Unit joined a virtual town hall on May 29. Young Adult Sound Off!: Racism & Police Brutality discussion was organized by Morristown-based Calvary Baptist ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - The rallies against racial injustice arrived in Nutley's Memorial Park this week, and it sounded like, a whisper. Unlike the typical rally, with chants and songs, chalk artists took to the paved pathway in the park to leave messages of hope, memorialize those killed, and support to end ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Sitting in her room last Tuesday, Yolanda Deaver, 36, took a moment before pressing play on the George Floyd video. She had caught a short snippet earlier that morning but happened upon its entirety while scrolling through her phone. The 46-year-old Floyd, his neck held down by a ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - South Brunswick Police met Monday afternoon with organizers of South Brunswick Community March For Justice & Peace, says an official report issued by the South Brunswick Police Department.    The group plans to hold a march today June 2, 2020, at 12 pm. The group ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — In the week following the death of George Floyd, the City of Hackensack will take it to the streets this week to rally against police brutality and demand justice.  On Memorial Day, Floyd, a 46-year-old black man who lived in a neighborhood outside Minneapolis, Minnesota, died ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Several groups in Montclair are collaborating to host activities and virtual discussions on race relations in America, according to officials. In response to national outrage over the killing of a man in Minneapolis, protests and civil unrest has sparked across the nation. George ...

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In the Greater Olean area, protests over the death of George Floyd took place without the violence that has marred protests in major cities across the nation. Police officers in Cuba joined community members who walked through the village on Tuesday to show support for the community, the state ...

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PARKLAND, FL- In the wake of protests developing around the world in response to the death of Minnesota man George Floyd, Parklanders hosted a protest as well on Monday evening. Close to 100 locals gathered together in unison to express their solidarity with racial equality movements around the ...

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NUTLEY, NJ  - Town hall was lit up with the colors of the rainbow flag Monday night in honor of Pride Month. June is Pride Month in the United States. The month was chosen to commemorate the Stonewall Riot in 1969. Two American presidents have formally acknowledged Pride month with ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Organizers of a planned protest set for Tuesday afternoon in downtown Coral Springs are young people from Coral Springs who are first-generation Americans from Pakistan, with one clear goal: inspiring all ages to stand up to injustice. Mahek Manjiani, 19, and Shayan Shivji, ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Governor Phil Murphy used much of his daily COVID-19 update to address the protests held across the state over the weekend. Murphy said that 30 protests were held around New Jersey in reaction to the May 25 death of George Floyd. Floyd, a black man, died after Minneapolis, ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Reflecting on his own upbringing during which his father taught him to “never assume to know how anyone feels,” unless he’s lived in their skin, Mayor Jimmy Davis shared that he will never say that he knows how the family of George Floyd feels, or how the African American community ...

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JERSEY CITY—“George Floyd.” As his name echoed out from a loudspeaker, protesters instantly rose to their feet at Berry Lane in Jersey City and began chanting in unison, sending the message that police brutality would continue to be met with passionate opposition in this country. “We are here ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – Residents of Bloomfield staged a peaceful two-hour silent march and protest on Sunday afternoon in honor of George Floyd to raise awareness about the alleged mistreatment of citizens nationwide by rouge law enforcement members. Some marchers gathered near Watsessing Park, and ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – After social media provocateurs threatened to bring masses to Coral Springs and create havoc in the streets, the Coral Springs police chief responded Monday that his department is prepared to keep the city safe in the wake of protests sweeping the nation following the death of ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL - Someone asked me if we would allow a peaceful protest in honor of George Floyd in Coral Springs. OF COURSE we should and would. What happened to Mr. Floyd is reprehensible and horrific. No young black man should be afraid to jog. No young black Woman should be afraid to ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL - What does it mean when a Black person says they are tired? It doesn't mean that they are ready to go to sleep. It doesn't mean that they want to sit down. It means that they are tired of being treated like a second class citizen. They are tired of being taught about ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - A yarn bomber left their work on the iron fence on the Vincent Pl. side of Essex County Yantacaw Park in Nutley just ahead of LGBT Pride month. A TAPinto Nutley reader captured the work with a smartphone photo. The bombing, in the shape of a heart, features the LGBT Pride ...

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OLEAN, NY — A group of about 150 people gathered in Lincoln Park Sunday to protest the death of George Floyd. The protesters displayed signs and chanted "George Floyd," or "I Can't Breathe," or "Black Lives Matter," as cars drove past them on South Union and East State streets. Most drivers ...

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In the wake of violence that erupted during protests over the death of George Floyd, New York State will deploy additional State Police troopers to several New York cities, including Buffalo. “We expect additional protests tonight, and we’re preparing for such,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Sunday ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The following is a statement from Mayor Frank McGehee:   I am upset I am sad I am angry I am frustrated I am tired and I am done. This is how I feel about the recent events that have happened to my fellow brothers and sisters. I was sick watching George Floyd die ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Contrasting larger and often jarring protests across the state and nation, demonstrators in Mindowaskin Park Sunday spoke of cooperation between law enforcement and the local community as they condemned police violence elsewhere. “Stop Police Brutality,” “Justice for George ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - As part of its ongoing series to connect and inform residents of the township, The East Brunswick Human Relations Council will host a "Town Hall" meeting with Police Chief Frank LoSacco and Mayor Brad Cohen on Facebook Live on Tuesday, June 2 from 7:30 to 8:30 pm. The topic ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — It seemed every bit the quiet Saturday afternoon in Hackensack, with the sun shining down from blue skies — until a dozen people holding up signs marching single-file heading toward the Court Plaza made their presence known. “I — CAN’T — BREATHE!” shouted a protester. When ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ – The George Floyd police brutality protests that have quickly swept the nation this week were on full display Saturday evening in Morris County as hundreds of Black Lives Matter activists band together for a funeral procession and vigil in honor of the 46-year-old African American ...

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  "The images of George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis are deeply disturbing.  Mr. Floyd’s death is being investigated not only by the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office, the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the FBI in Minneapolis, but by the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights division, as it should ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Thousands of demonstrators marched through downtown Newark on Saturday, part of a nationwide show of resistance against police brutality, in response to the killing of George Floyd by a police officer in Minneapolis. Organizers used the display of solidarity with Minneapolis as an ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Ten people accused of abusing the New York City Special One Time Assistance Program (SOTA) were indicted today and arraigned on charges that they participated in a countywide mortgage fraud scheme, the Essex County prosecutor announced.  The defendants face racketeering, theft, ...

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