Archive for Tag: car theft

Flynn and Thomson’s bills cracking down on juvenile and repeat car thieves clear Assembly Appropriations Committee

TRENTON, N.J. – In an effort to tackle the Garden State’s rise in car thefts, the Assembly Appropriations Committee advanced a pair of bills Thursday sponsored by Assemblywoman Vicky Flynn and Assemblyman Ned Thomson that stiffen penalties for juvenile offenders and repeat criminals.  “New Jersey cannot properly address the...

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Assembly Democrats get earful at car theft hearing: bail reform, bail reform, bail reform

TRENTON, N.J. – Democrat leadership unsuccessfully attempted to steer the conversation away from bail reform at the Assembly Law and Public Safety car theft hearing on Monday. Committee Chairman William Spearman said multiple times, “Stay on topic,” and “We’re not here to talk about bail reform,” when law enforcement...

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Bergen: AG’s car chase policy aids criminals, handcuffs cops

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Brian Bergen is blasting the state attorney general’s revised vehicular pursuit policy that went into effect at the end of last year for increasing car theft and hindering law enforcement’s ability to apprehend criminals. “Criminals are stealing cars to hide their identity as they commit...

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