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Law & Justice

August 15, 2022

CAMDEN, NJ – Just what does Eastern Metal Recyling (EMR) do at its sprawling metal shredding facility in South Camden, where cars, refrigerators and washing machines are turned into bits? A Camden-based nonprofit and a North Jersey environmental law center filed a complaint with the state ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — A repeat offender, known as “Papa Smuf” on this city’s streets, is headed to federal prison for 10 years after his fourth conviction for illegal handgun possession, authorities said. US District Judge Noel L. Hillman sentenced 38-year-old Anthony D. Parker, aka “Papa Smurf,” to 120 ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — County Prosecutor Grace C. MacAulay has appointed a new Deputy Chief of Detectives, and she is steadily strengthening her agency with other promotions and new hires. MacAulay, who became prosecutor in January, heads one of New Jersey’s busiest county Prosecutor’s Offices handling ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — A Camden County businessman has pleaded guilty to swindling the federal government out of more than $500,000 in COVID-19 relief funds and receiving over $400,000 in Pennsylvania unemployment benefits for 16 employees who did not actually exist. Stephen Bennett, 46, of Berlin, ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Officials from this city, intent on reducing its crime rate, say they’re grateful for a package of seven new gun laws that Gov. Phil Murphy enacted to curtail street violence. Officials also say they would support any new measures that better arm police officers with ways to take ...

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CAMDEN, NJ – A payment of $500,000 to settle a federal lawsuit brought by a man who said he was beaten and falsely arrested by Camden City police officers 14 years ago was approved by City Council on Tuesday evening. Settling with the man, Alanda Forrest, in three installments over three years ...

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SAYREVILLE -  Police Chief John Zebrowski completed his one-year term as president of the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police (NJSACOP), expressing appreciation to the members and staff who supported his many community-building initiatives. Zebrowski’s term will be remembered for ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — A South Jersey businessman pleaded guilty to selling pesticide-laced disinfectant wipes and liquid sanitizers to federal agencies, municipalities and others, falsely promising they would kill the coronavirus. Maple Shade businessman Paul Andrecola, 63, admitted his role in a ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — A 44-year-old city man will serve 16 years in state prison for a 2019 non-fatal shooting in the Pyne Point neighborhood, county Prosecutor Grace C. MacAulay announced. Michael Langston was sentenced by Superior Court Judge Kurt Kramer to 16 years behind bars on Friday. The judge ...

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CAMDEN, NJ – A 50-year-old man, convicted of murder, has been sentenced to life in prison for a 2018 street shooting that killed a city teenager and wounded another. Superior Court Judge Gwendolyn Blue sentenced Jermaine Venable to spend the rest of his life behind bars in connection with the ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — A man described as “a manager” of an illegal drug trafficking ring pleaded guilty to conspiracy before a federal judge here Wednesday, and the same judge sentenced an accomplice to eight years behind bars in the same case. Juan Figueroa, 24, of Camden, pleaded guilty before U.S.

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CAMDEN, NJ – A county jail inmate, held for other undisclosed offenses, now faces first-degree murder charges in the August 2021 shooting death of a 19-year-old man on South 8th Street in the city. Detectives charged Taquan A. Tingle, 28, of Woodlynne, on Thursday, May 12, with first-degree ...

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CAMDEN NJ — In what’s supposedly New Jersey’s largest-ever settlement for a police excessive force case, Camden County’s insurance carrier has agreed to pay $10 million to a paralyzed city man who gets round-the-clock nursing home care. The out-of-court settlement for 28-year-old Xavier Ingram – ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — The N.J. Advisory Committee on Judicial Misconduct has accused Superior Court Judge Michael J. Kassel of malfeasance for admitting – on 16 occasions in open court – to be “ignorant” about family law and matrimonial law, but not disqualifying himself. Kassel, a Superior Court judge ...

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CAMDEN, NJ – A 24-year-old Camden man will spend the next decade in federal prison for a 2018 gun-point carjacking outside a Dunkin' Donuts in Philadelphia, said Pennsylvania US Attorney Jennifer Arbittier-Williams. US District Court Judge Paul S. Diamond, presiding in Philadelphia, sentenced ...

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CAMDEN, NJ – A prison inmate is now charged with murder in connection with the 2013 stabbing death of a city man during an apparent robbery, county Prosecutor Grace MacAulay announced. Authorities have charged 58-year-old Duane Parker – already in state prison on other criminal offenses – with ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Mothers of three youngsters, sickened in school by milk tainted with sanitizer, have filed a federal class-action lawsuit against the Connecticut dairy that processed a batch of 8-ounce containers shipped to the city public school district. Milk from Connecticut-based Guida's Dairy ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — A city man will serve 8 and a half years in federal prison for his role in a 19-person drug distribution ring that conspired to peddle heroin, cocaine and crack on Camden’s streets. U.S. District Court Judge Renee Marie Bumb gave convicted street-level drug dealer Waldemar Garcia, ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Camden City will be one of 34 locations across the U.S. where Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) officials plan to carry out a new initiative aimed at combating the rising rates of drug-related violence and overdose deaths.  The initiative, dubbed, “Operation Overdrive,” uses a ...

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CAMDEN, NJ —  The New Jersey Senate has confirmed Jill S. Mayer, the county’s former acting prosecutor, as a state Superior Court judge along with six other gubernatorial appointees. Mayer, 53, will take the bench in Camden County. The state Senate on Monday also confirmed Gov. Phil Murphy’s ...

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CAMDEN, N.J. — A man, stabbed Thursday on a store-lined East Camden street, later died from his injuries, according to the Camden County Prosecutor's Office. Police officers found 47-year-old Michael Lane, suffering from a stab wound, on the 2400 block of Federal Street at 3:15 p.m.

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CAMDEN, NJ — A Woodlynne woman admitted in federal court that she and a cohort offered a $2,000 payoff to a Camden impound lot employee, asking him to retrieve a handgun and cash from a car that police detectives had seized. Saidah "Sacha" Davis, 41, pleaded guilty to witness tampering Friday ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — This city can’t catch a break. It still gets a bad rap as dangerous. Not just ordinary dangerous; very dangerous. New Jersey’s most dangerous city. One of America’s worst places to live or visit. Despite plummeting violent and non-violent crime numbers since 2012, Camden is still ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — People here can get as much as $250 apiece for handing over up to three guns to police here Saturday, no questions asked. Guns can be traded for cash from 10 a.m .to 4 p.m.  Saturday at Antioch Baptist Church, 690 Ferry Ave., as part of the state’s largest single-day gun buyback ...

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RARITAN BAY, NJ – Cybersecurity Awareness Month (October 2021 #BeCyberSmart) raises awareness about the importance of cybersecurity across America, ensuring that everyone has the resources needed to be safer and more secure online. In promoting Cybersecurity Awareness Month, Prove, the modern ...

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CAMDEN, NJ – A state Superior Court judge has mandated the owners of the toxic dump site at South 7th and Chestnut streets submit a waste removal plan to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) within five days and comply with the plan within 10 days of its approval. No one ...

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