Archive for Tag: police

Repeal Dems’ anti-cop law that puts students and voters at risk, say Ocean County lawmakers

TRENTON, N.J. – Democrats’ anti-cop crusade in the Legislature is having real-life and dangerous consequences, say Sen. Jim Holzapfel and Assemblymen Greg McGuckin and John Catalano. The Ocean County lawmakers are planning to introduce legislation that would repeal a law banning law enforcement from polling stations and ballot drop...

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Mansplaining by Democrat majority derails GOP women’s push to address student learning loss, mental health and safety

TRENTON, N.J. – New Jersey’s majority party derailed attempts by Republican Assemblywomen Vicky Flynn and Kim Eulner to address three years of student learning loss, mental health funding and school safety during the Assembly voting session on Thursday. Spoken over, interrupted and bullied by male Democrats while their female...

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McClellan bill allowing forfeiture funds to pay for diversity training, minority police recruitment, clears committee

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly Law and Public Safety committee on Monday advanced Assemblyman Antwan McClellan’s bill that would expand the use of forfeited funds. Civil asset forfeitures are property or money seized in connection with a suspected crime. Prosecutors must secure a criminal conviction to seize property valued...

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Committee moves Dunn bill allowing drivers to indicate autism, communication disorder on license

TRENTON, N.J. – Drivers with autism or another communication disorder could soon notate their diagnosis on a license or ID issued by the Motor Vehicle Commission. The bill (A2369), sponsored by Assemblywoman Aura Dunn and advanced by the Assembly Transportation and Independent Authorities Committee on Thursday, aims to improve...

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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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Police urge legislative leaders to pass Bramnick bill reversing misguided marijuana law

TRENTON, N.J. – In a letter to Senate President Steve Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin, the New Jersey State Policemen’s Benevolent Association called for the immediate passage of Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick’s bill, A5523, which reverses a recently signed law that charges police officers with a third-degree...

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Wirths, Space bill prohibiting police from considering citation and arrest data in performance evaluations passes

TRENTON, N.J. – A bill that would end police departments from using the number of tickets issued or arrests made in an officer’s performance evaluation passed the Assembly Monday. Assemblymen Hal Wirths and Parker Space sponsored the bill (A4058). Currently, agencies can use such data when evaluating officer performance....

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Wirths, Space bill prohibiting police from considering citation and arrest data in performance evaluations advances

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee released a bill, sponsored by Assemblymen Hal Wirths and Parker Space, prohibiting police departments from using the number of tickets issued or arrests made in an officer’s performance evaluation. Although state law currently bans police departments from establishing policies...

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Police employment database bill passes in Assembly

TRENTON, N.J. – A bill that would create a police employment database passed in the Assembly Thursday. The bill (A4379), sponsored by Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso, requires the State Police to create a database that will house records from all law enforcement agency applicants. That information will include applicants’ names,...

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