Law & Justice

April 27, 2020

NEWARK, NJ — New Jersey’s highest court held remote proceedings on Monday for Newark Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Lodge No.12’s bid to limit the scope of the city’s Civilian Complaint Review Board, an oversight body created in response to a 2014 federal report showing that Newark Police ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Just two weeks after Essex County Correctional Facility became one of the first jails in the United States to test all ICE detainees for the coronavirus, U.S. Immigration and Customs officials are blocking Essex County Officials from reporting the results to the public.  Essex ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Four Newark police officers are accused of falsifying records to hide their drinking on the job, according to the acting Essex County Prosecutor, who said a lieutenant was included amongst those charged.  Officers Michael Chirico, 55, Erik Blount, 33, Tashia Jones, 35, and Lt.

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NEWARK, NJ — Another week, another 800-plus summonses issued in the City of Newark for violations of the state’s stay-at-home order to stop the spread of COVID-19, according to Newark Public Safety, which also closed 44 businesses operating outside the scope of the order.  Newark remains the ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Newark, Irvington, East Orange, and Orange are leveraging their collective power to crack down on businesses and individuals who refuse to comply with statewide shelter-in-place regulations, Newark Mayor Ras Baraka announced on Monday.  Newark Police began patrolling the city after ...

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NEWARK, N.J. – A Newark supermarket owner and his son were sentenced to prison for fraudulently exchanging $3.49 million in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits for cash, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Jose Perdomo, 35, of Newark, was sentenced to 15 months of home ...

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A former Newark police officer was found guilty by a federal jury today of conspiring to defraud the Newark Watershed Conservation and Development Corporation (NWCDC) and giving kickbacks to its former executive director. Janell Robinson, 42, of Newark, was found guilty of one count of ...

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NEWARK, NJ — A man observed with a handgun while walking toward a man he had been quarreling with was arrested by police, Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose said. The incident was captured on a police officer's body camera. Just before 8:55 p.m. on New Year's Eve, three ...

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The editors and writers at TAPinto Newark thought we'd mark the end of the decade with a list of the top 10 Newark stories during the last 10 years. Though TAPinto Newark was founded in 2017, most of us have been involved in Newark in one way or another for many years. This is certainly by no ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Crime has dropped 13% overall in Newark from last year, according to data released Thursday by city officials. Homicide has dropped by 26% to 51 in 2019, while the number of shooting victims fell 14% to 204, according to the data. During the past four years under the ...

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NEWARK, NJ — For the thousands of individuals who leave New Jersey’s prison system each year, the barriers to re-entry can feel like insurmountable obstacles. Newark Public Library is on its way to making that journey more traversable in 2020 through Fresh Start @ Your Library, a two-year ...

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NEWARK, NJ — A homespun version of a nationwide Facebook rumor about sex trafficking and vans appears to have taken hold in Newark, inciting fear in residents that has made its way up through city council and board of education meetings.  Parked ominously on an unidentified street corner, a post ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Speaking before the New Jersey General Assembly in Trenton on Nov. 25, Assemblyman Jay Webber (R-Morris) called upon his fellow legislators to consider a particular idiom ahead of a vote on a bill to restore voting rights to people on parole and probation upon release.  “There ...

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NEWARK, NJ — A North Jersey oral and maxillofacial surgeon is in hot water for practicing what the state is calling “hit and run” dentistry that resulted in harm to more than a dozen patients across four counties between 2010 and 2015.  The Board of Dentistry revoked the license of Dr. Andrew ...

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NEWARK, NJ — A Newark Parking Authority employee is charged with selling narcotics and illegally possessing a weapon while on the job, the U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey announced  Aughkay Green, 48, was indicted on one count each of possession with intent to distribute heroin, ...

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NEWARK, NJ — New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal laid out the state’s strategic approach to managing the opioid crisis on Tuesday, driving home a commitment to treatment-based solutions in place of a system of criminal punishments for users.  Grewal delivered the morning keynote at a ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Drivers who leave their cars idling unattended in Newark in an effort to warm up their vehicles will find themselves on a short road to costly fines this winter, the city's Department of Public Safety warns. While the state statute addressing penalties for idling cars was originally ...

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More than two dozen people gathered on the steps of City Hall today to protest Mayor Ras Baraka’s response to Newark’s lead crisis, calling for his resignation.  “Bring us your resignation right now for three years of lies to the people in the city of Newark,” said Donna Jackson, a longtime ...

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NEWARK, NJ - A lawyer portrayed in the movie “American Gangster” pleaded guilty Wednesday to stealing $20,000 from clients to make alimony payments, state Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal said.  Richard Roberts, 81, took a plea agreement two days into his trial in Morris County on the same day ...

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NEWARK, NJ - TAPinto Newark wants to know your concerns, fears and questions about Newark's ongoing lead crisis so we can help provide answers.   You can reach out to us through a form at the bottom of this article, and then we'll answer the most recurring questions. We'll work to give readers ...

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NEWARK, NJ - A federal judge gave the wife of Newark Mayor Ras Baraka an additional year of probation after she admitted to violating the home confinement portion of a three-year sentence for filing a false income tax return.  Linda Jumah, the co-founder of a political consulting firm ...

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NEWARK, NJ - A federal judge has ordered all parties involved in a lawsuit over Newark’s lead levels to meet with a mediator, which could mean an early finish in the litigation should a mutually agreed upon resolution be reached.  It’s been about a year since The Natural Resources Defense ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Mayor Ras Baraka and the NJ Urban Mayors Association released a joint statement Friday slamming a purported mass deportation sting as "racist, bigoted and inhumane." MORE: Baraka Would Welcome Immigrant Detainees Trump Wants to Release to Sanctuary Cities The U.S. Immigration and ...

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NEWARK, NJ - U.S Sen. Cory Booker has promised to initiate clemency for more than 17,000 nonviolent drug offenders in federal prison on day one of his presidency, should he be elected. MORE: Newark's Medical Marijuana Zoning Ordinance Gets Final Approval Booker, a former mayor and councilman ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Sen. Ron Rice (D-Newark) says he won’t vote on the upcoming state budget until marijuana decriminalization gets approved in the legislature. “After two years of feigned concern from state leadership and legislators about unfair arrests and convictions for people with small amount ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Some council members were confused Thursday over a $150,000 contract for a nonprofit legal organization to provide representation in eviction court at no cost to low-income residents. Some were shocked the city actually had to pay for the so-called "pro bono" attorneys in the city's ...

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NEWARK, NJ - The city will open a new office to offer free legal advice to low-income residents facing eviction, but still needs to contract with a nonprofit group to begin providing attorneys in court at no cost to those who qualify.  The Office of Tenant Legal Services will open tomorrow, June ...

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NEWARK, NJ - A new bill that would close two of the state’s secure youth prisons and give $100 million in funding for community programs received praise from a civil rights group and clergy. The legislation would require the state to assess the 11 non-secure youth facilities that are already in ...

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