Law & Justice Top Stories

July 6, 2020

BAYONNE, NJ - A 27-year-old East Orange man was arrested Sunday in connection with the shooting that took place just hours before in front of Bayonne City Hall. As reported by TAPinto Bayonne, the incident took place at approximately 8:25 a.m. and sent the victim, a 24-year-old Newark man, to ...

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NEWARK, NJ – A Bayonne man’s failure to file a tax return on more than $1.3 million in income has landed him an 18-month prison sentence, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced Wednesday. According to court documents Patrick Franconeri, 57, was the owner and operator of several construction ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - A Bayonne man who served as shop steward with the United Production Workers (UPW) Union Local 17-18 out of Brooklyn was among three people charged with the theft of more than $50,000 from the pension funds of two different Hudson County factories, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy is hailing a new directive that requires hundreds of law enforcement agencies across the state to reveal the names of cops who have been reprimanded or fired as “a step forward for transparency.” The order from Attorney General Gurbir Grewal’s office will require ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - A first of its kind lawsuit, putting the blame for a COVID-19 related death on an employer, has been filed by the family of a long-time PATH worker. Robert Elijah, a power rail mechanic for PATH since 2001, was allegedly exposed to COVID-19 by another worker who, despite PATH ...

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SECAUCUS, NJ — While city residents by the hundreds spilled into the streets of Hackensack this past week mobilizing to condemn racism and police brutality and demand justice for George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, following his Memorial Day slaying by a white Minneapolis police officer, a group ...

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WASHINGTON, DC- Rep. Albio Sires (D-NJ) joined House Democrats, Congresswoman Karen Bass, Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, and Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee Jerry Nadler, as an original cosponsor of the Justice in Policing Act of 2020 in the House of Representatives. The bill ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Long before schools taught black history lessons, the story of the African Diaspora had been spread through the generations, old talking to young about their journey and their struggle to survive, slaves in the south talking about the ordeal of the ships, or the grandparents of 1960s ...

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TRENTON, NJ  – As rallies and demonstrations in response to the death of George Floyd continue across the US, Assemblywoman Angela McKnight (D-Hudson) is proposing legislation that would require enforcement of an updated model use of force policy by each law enforcement agency in the state; require ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy on Friday said he intends to nominate former attorney Fabiana Pierre-Louis to the New Jersey Supreme Court — a historic move removing New Jersey from the list of 33 states without a black woman on their top courts.  “Justice cannot be blind if those who sit on our ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - In an automated phone call Mayor Jimmy Davis has asked all Bayonne residents to support their neighbors who will be leading or participating in a “peaceful event” on Sunday. The event, set to take place inside Stephen Gregg Park is set to begin at 4:00 p.m. and include participants ...

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TRENTON, NJ - A New Jersey state trooper from Bayonne faces up to five years in prison after being charged for allegedly stalking a female motorist in his patrol vehicle while on duty.  According to New Jersey Attorney Gurbir Grewal, on January 28 Trooper Michael Patterson conducted a motor ...

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NEW JERSEY — Eight days after the killing of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer protests and demonstrations have continued across New Jersey. Gov. Phil Murphy in a press conference Wednesday said these have been peaceful demonstrations, despite the crowds at some — with ...

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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, NJ - A Bayonne man working as a Hudson County roads inspector is under arrest for allegedly initiating and accepting a bribe. According to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez Barry Smith, 52, has been charged with bribery, theft by extortion and official misconduct. The case ...

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HAMILTON, NJ -- As health care workers combat the spread of COVID-19, the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (NJOHSP) is leading New Jersey's leading the fight against disinformation, rumors, and scams to take advantage of the public during the pandemic.  On Thursday, NJOHSP ...

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