Law & Justice

April 19, 2021

UNION COUNTY, NJ-- The Seventh Annual Union County C.A.R.E.S. (Community, Action, Response, Education, Safety) Domestic Violence Symposium is scheduled to take place later this week, and those working in fields dedicated to serving victims are being encouraged to register and learn from a host of ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Senenca Wilson of Clark was arrested on Tuesday for robbing a bank according to Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig. Wilson, 42, also known as “Seneca Wilson,” was charged with one count of bank robbery. According to the U.S Attorney’s Office, Wilson entered a Rutherford bank on ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Christopher Joseph Quaglin of East Brunswick, NJ  has been arrested and charged by the United States Department of Justice for his involvement in the January 6, 2021, insurrection at the United States Capitol.  Quaglin faces charges that include Assaulting, Resisting or ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- A local man has been charged with being in possession of more than 10,000 digital images consisting of child sexual abuse material, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo announced Monday.  Joseph Poutre, 55, of Middletown, is charged with a single count of ...

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WASHINGTON, DC -- Two men have been arrested and charged with assault for the attack that led to the death of South River native Brian Sicknick, the U.S. Capitol Police officer who died following injuries he sustained during the Jan. 6 siege of the U.S. Capitol Building, according to multiple media ...

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NEW JERSEY — Earlier this week, Gov. Phil Murphy signed three bills to legalize recreational marijuana use in the Garden State and establish a regulated cannabis market within the next six months. Shortly after, however, the New Jersey State Policemen's Benevolent Association (PBA) issued a ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - Bergen County authorities announced the arrest and charging of 22 individuals in an international human trafficking and prostitution organization in and around Bergen County it was announced by Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella in a Thursday afternoon virtual press ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - A year-long investigation into a large-scale narcotics trafficking network operating in Hudson, Essex, Bergen and Union Counties, as well as New York City, led to 20 arrests on Tuesday, according to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez. More arrests are expected, she ...

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WASHINGTON, DC -- In a closed-door briefing before members of Congress, the acting chief of the U.S. Capitol Police, Yogananda Pittman apologized for the department's security failures during the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol by pro-Trump supporters, which resulted in the death of South River ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation (A1649) on Friday protecting the home addresses and phone numbers of judges, prosecutors, and law enforcement officers from public disclosure. The bill, known as “Daniel’s Law,” is named in honor of Dan Anderl, the late son of U.S. District ...

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BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – The mother of Caitlin Nelson, who died in 2017 following an eating contest at Sacred Heart University, has withdrawn a lawsuit filed against the school, court records show. The university has agreed to settle the lawsuit under undisclosed terms, the Associated Press ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo announced today that Salvatore DiStefano, a former Oratory Prep Catholic priest who previously served as the chaplain of Oratory Preparatory School in Summit and who recently resided at Our Lady of Peace Roman Catholic Church in New ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy this week signed legislation (A1906) that would amend current law to include false incrimination and filing a false police report as a form of bias intimidation. The bill also establishes crime of false 9-1-1 call with purpose to intimidate or harass based on race or ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ --  Fabiana Pierre-Louis, a member of Union Catholic’s Class of 1998, is now just one step away from becoming the first black female Supreme Court Justice ever in New Jersey. On Thursday, the state Senate voted 39-0 to confirm the 39-year-old Pierre-Louis to become the newest ...

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NEWARK, NJ - US District Judge Esther Salas released a video message two weeks after her son was killed and husband was shot multiple times during an attack at their North Brusnwick home. While barely holding back tears, she described the days before her son was killed and the moment when she heard ...

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SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY -- An "anti-feminist" attorney found dead in New York’s Catskills on Monday is believed to have been the shooter of Federal Judge Esther Salas’ husband and son in North Brunswick Sunday evening, according to multiple published reports. A package or envelope addressed to Judge ...

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NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ -- Dan Anderl, a 2018 graduate of Saint Joseph High School and the son of Federal Judge Esther Salas was shot and killed at his family's home in North Brunswick on Sunday evening, according to multiple media reports. Anderl, 20, was a rising junior at Catholic ...

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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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