Archive for Tag: riot

Thomson: Anti-rioting bill needed after partiers crash beachfront, force postponement of Fourth of July fireworks

TRENTON, N.J. – Local officials have been forced to cancel Long Branch’s Fourth of July fireworks after partiers wreaked havoc there recently, and may return for the holiday weekend. Assemblyman Edward Thomson wants to crack down on unauthorized large-scale gatherings that turn riotous. Assemblyman Thomson is sponsoring legislation (A4991)...

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Thomson bill package would crack down on violent protests, assault on police

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Edward Thomson plans to introduce legislation that would impose stricter penalties for people involved in violent protests and attacks on police officers. Thomson said violent protests across the country, and most recently in Philadelphia, have made it necessary to strengthen state laws to prevent rioting...

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