Law & Justice

June 21, 2019

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ --  Before an emotional crowd of family, classmates, and elected leaders, Governor Phil Murphy signed "Sami's Law" on Thursday. The new law is named after Samantha Josephson, a Robbinsville resident who was brutally murdered in March while attending college in South Carolina, ...

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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. Booker, a former mayor and councilman of Newark, today outlined his Restoring Justice Initiative. It would ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ --   A Glen Rock doctor whose medical practice is in Hasbrouck Heights had his detention hearing Monday morning in Hackensack. According to the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office, Dr. Carl Renner was released with conditions, including home detention, electronic monitoring, no ...

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A year after a school bus crash on Route 80 claimed the lives of fifth grade teacher Jennifer Williamson and 10-year-old student Miranda Vargas, who were traveling from East Brook Middle School in Paramus to Waterloo Village for a field trip, U.S. Rep. Josh Gottheimer reintroduced a pair of bills ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ – After more than a year under the leadership of an acting prosecutor, Bergen County now has a new chief law enforcement officer. Mark Musella was sworn in as Bergen County Prosecutor by Superior Court Assignment Judge Bonnie Mizdol on Monday, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office ...

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HACKENSACK NJ – Yesterday, the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office held a graduation ceremony for the Bergen County Sheriff’s K-9 Training Academy. The graduation featured the 6th Patrol Class and 8th Scent Class since the Academy’s creation in 2012 and was led under the direction of Lt. Timothy ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- In preparations for the holy month of Ramadan, Sheriff Anthony Cureton held a pre-Ramadan briefing on Tuesday, April 30th to discuss public safety precautions for the upcoming holiday season. The briefing was attended by Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco, Freeholder Vice-Chair ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ – U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) spoke alongside seniors targeted by financial scams, announcing the bipartisan Senior Security Act, which will help stop financial predators from scamming seniors out of their savings. The act will create the Senior Investor Taskforce within ...

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PATERSON, NJ - A Paramus man pulled over for a motor vehicle infraction was arrested Sunday after Passaic County Sheriff’s Officer Eric Blesing observed a bundle of heroin protruding out of the brim of the suspect’s hat. According to Sheriff Richard H Berdnik, the arrest was made at ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - The driver of a school bus involved in a 2018 crash on Route 80 in Mount Olive - an incident that killed two people and injured 40 - has been indicted on charges including homicide, authorities said today. The indictment charges the bus driver, Hudy Muldrow, 78, of Woodland ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- A bill sponsored by New Jersey Assembly Democrats Christopher Tully, Carol Murphy and John Armato has passed the Assembly 80-0, with no abstentions. If enacted, the bill would establish a Military Advisory Board within the Department of State to help New Jersey stay more plugged in ...

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NJ -- Several local police departments will take part in the national U Text, U Drive, U Pay Campaign to make roads safer and combat distracted driivng. According to Hasbrouck Heights Police Chief Michael Colaneri, Sr., and Wood-Ridge Police Chief John Korin, both Hasbrouck Heights and ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- In a demonstration of bipartisan cooperation rarely seen in New Jersey, the State Senate and Assembly have passed a bill to better prepare school officials and law enforcement to respond to emergencies on school grounds. The legislation requires NJ schools to provide maps and ...

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TRENTON, NJ - The scheduled vote on marijuana legalization that was on the calendar for today has been cancelled, after it became clear that there weren't enough votes to pass it. Senate President Stephen Sweeney had this to say in a released statement, "While we are all disappointed that we did ...

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TRENTON, NJ — A bill sponsored by Assemblyman Edward "Ned" Thomson (R-Monmouth/Ocean) that increases the penalties for failing to report child sexual abuse has been signed into law by Gov. Phil Murphy. The measure (S641/A850) requires those who believe a child has been sexually abused to ...

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In response to New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal’s announcement Friday regarding the takedown of a major fentanyl and heroin drug mill in Hudson County, Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo has issued a warning about potentially deadly narcotics in the local area. The drug mill, ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- Earlier today, Bergen County Sheriff’s Office held a swearing-in ceremony for seven new recruits, one investigator, and five new intergovernmental transfer officers (two SO and three CO) who will be joining the force. “The Bergen County Sheriff’s Office is the premier law ...

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Last week, the Bergen County Prosecutors office announced the arrest of a Bergen County juvenile on a charge of Possession of Child Pornography. The Prosecutor's office could not release the suspect's age, residence, or gender, according to a spokesperson, since this is a juvenile matter. The ...

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NEWARK, NJ -- The Vatican announced on Saturday that Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, formerly the Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Newark, has been defrocked. It is believed to be the first time an American archbishop has been removed from the ministry following accusations of sexual ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- Bergen County Department of Human Services, Division of Alternatives to Domestic Violence (BCDHS/ADV) is currently recruiting volunteers for a regional team that will respond to victims of domestic violence at police departments located in Bergen County municipalities.  Volunteers ...

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NEW JERSEY — Police officers across the state are now restricted from asking you certain questions because of  a directive issued by state Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal. Grewal’s policy — which applies to all state, county and local law enforcement agencies — also limits the types of ...

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TRENTON) – Moving forward on legalization of the adult use cannabis after hearing from communities and all potential stakeholders throughout New Jersey, the Assembly Appropriations Committee Monday approved measure A-11 that would set new, unprecedented regulation in the state for the possession, ...

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On Monday, the Anti Defamation League (ADL) recognized the achievements of The Honorable Gurbir Grewal, who has been named the 2018 ADL Blum-Kovler Nation of Immigrants Award, which he will receive at the Annual Summit on Anti-Semitism and Hate, Never is Now, on Monday, December 3 in New York ...

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PARAMUS, NJ -- The President and Chief Operating Officer of Paramus-based Coach USA has been named to the Department of Transportation’s Advisory Committee on Human Trafficking. Linda Burtwistle will serve as the Vice Chairperson of the 15 member committee that is required by the Combating Human ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Michael “The Situation” Sorrentino of reality television’s “Jersey Shore” has been sentenced to eight months in prison for violating federal tax laws, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of New Jersey. Sorrentino also was ordered Friday, October 5 by U.S. District ...

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The Bergen County Prosecutor's Office Fatal Accident Investigation Unit and the Paramus Police Department are investigating a motor vehicle crash that occurred early the morning of September 23, 2018. The BCPO received the following statement: "At approximately 2:40 a.m., the Paramus Police ...

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PARAMUS, NJ -- An arrest has been made after a three month investigation into terroristic threats made to Paramus Catholic High School. On Thursday, May 10, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office received information that a telephone caller using technology to disguise his calling line identity ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- Bergen County Clerk John S. Hogan’s passport division has been acknowledged for their “Best Practices” in offering “Outstanding Customer Service” in passport application reviewing and processing.  Recently, The National Passport Center’s Office of Acceptance Facility Oversight ...

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A publicized dispute between Jersey City Prosecutor Jake Hudnut and New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal has resulted in a positive concession for pro-legalization advocates, and advocates of not prosecuting individuals found to be in possession of the substance. After scolding Hudnut last ...

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