Police: Chesterfield Man Stabbed In His Garage After Dropping Kids Off At Bus Stop

Originally posted on CBS Philly:

CHESTERFIELD Twp., NJ (CBS) – Police are investigating an aggravated assault that occurred on Galestown Road in Chesterfield Tuesday morning.

The victim had just arrived back home after dropping his children off at the bus stop, when he was confronted by a suspect in his garage.

During a confrontation, the suspect stabbed the victim in his abdomen and fled the scene on foot.

Neighbor Joe LaCada says, “It’s scary when you think about it. I grew up in Trenton and you hear about this stuff all of the time, but you come out here and think it’s safe, but it’s not.”

The victim was transported to Capital Health Regional Medical Center. He was treated and released.

Police say the suspect is a white or Hispanic male, approximately 5’10”, 160 lbs. with a beard. He was last seen in a dark colored hooded sweatshirt.

Authorities say an investigation is ongoing and…

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NJ Lawmaker Wants Legal Protection for Motorists Who Warn of Speed Traps

Originally posted on CBS Philly:

By David Madden

TRENTON, N.J. (CBS) — It’s a time-honored tradition on the road: drivers flashing their high beams to warn oncoming traffic of police tracking speeders.

Now there is a push in New Jersey to protect those drivers from getting a ticket.

There’s a little-known appellate court ruling in New Jersey that, in effect, allows the practice, according to Ocean County assemblyman Ron Dancer.

“This was obviously a First Amendment protection, to be able to communicate with oncoming motorists,” he explains.

But the court ruling has never been codified, so cops who continue to write those tickets use the term “improper use of headlights.”

Dancer seeks to change the statute, to put in writing that tickets can’t be written just because you’re warning someone of a speed trap ahead.

The New Jersey State Association of Police Chiefs is opposed to the change, insisting it will make a cop’s job…

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Boys, 16, Accused Of Trying To Carjack Woman At Garden State Plaza Mall

Originally posted on CBS New York:

PARAMUS, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Two 16-year-old boys were arrested Tuesday and accused of trying to carjack a woman at the Garden State Plaza Mall in Paramus, N.J.

Around 12:50 p.m. Tuesday, Paramus police received a 911 call from a 34-year-old Ridgefield Park woman, who said she had just returned to her care in the south parking lot at the mall after shopping at Best Buy.

The woman told police she was sitting in her car with the doors unlocked, when two boys came up, opened the doors, and tried to pull her out, police said. One of the suspects took the keys from her hand, police said.

The suspects then ran off east through the parking lot toward a residential neighborhood, police said.

Paramus Officer Kurt Massey was on Plaza Way responding to the incident when he saw two boys running by, police said. The boys separated and fled into…

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Recovering Alcoholic Has Guns Seized by Connecticut Police

Originally posted on Home Grown News Media:

Amidst fears that Connecticut police may be preparing for gun confiscation, a recovering alcoholic had his firearms seized by CT police as a result of authorities claiming the man was depressed.

Jonathan Hall posted the adjacent picture on his Facebook page alongside the words, “My guns being seized by the CT state police.” In a previous post, Hall complained, “WellConnecticut state police are on their way to seize all of my firearms… what the fuck happened to my 2nd amendment. … this is unjustified. … and this is no bullshit either…. they are really on their way with a court order for me to hand over my firearms!”

According to other posts on his Facebook page, Hall was a recovering alcoholic in detox, which in the eyes of Connecticut authorities meant he was “depressed”.

In answer to a question about why his guns were taken, Hall responded, “Because I went through…

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Jersey City Neighbors Shocked After Man Is Shot Dead Protecting His Wife

Originally posted on CBS New York:

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A middle-aged man was killed in Jersey City this past weekend as he protected his wife from armed robbers.

As CBS 2’s John Slattery reported, the woman was being targeted in her driveway, when her husband stepped between the wife and the gunman. The assailant was after the woman’s handbag.

Detectives were back to speak with the shooting victim’s widow, Margaret Smith, whom neighbors had heard scream early Sunday morning.

“I heard only the shots and screaming of the wife — that’s it,” said neighbor Godofredo Jacinto.

Killed in the shooting was George Smith, 63. The shooting happened just after midnight Sunday morning on Danforth Avenue inside Smith and his wife’s home.

They had been out to the nearby Moose Lodge where Smith was a member. When they arrived home, parking their minivan in their driveway, they were approached by two men.

Police said one…

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Seventh Grader Suspended, Forced to Give Blood During 5hr Psych-Eval For “Twirling Pencil Like Gun” | XRepublic | The Invisible Opportunity: Hidden Truths Revealed

In the latest example of zero-tolerance anti-gun policy run amok, a 13-year-old seventh grade boy in Vernon, New Jersey has been suspended from school after being accused of “twirling his pencil like a gun.”

Ethan Chaplin, student at Glen Meadow Middle School, was twirling his pencil in math class when a rival student who reportedly had been bullying him earlier yelled, “He’s making gun motions, send him to juvie!”

Apparently that was all Ethan’s teacher needed to immediately send him to the principal’s office where he was suspended and told he would not be able to return to school until passing a “physical and psychological evaluation.”

“I was shocked because I’m like, how am I not going back to school? I didn’t even do anything,” Ethan told News 12, saying that despite telling school administrators his classmate had been bullying him and was simply attempting to get him into trouble, his comments were ignored.

via Seventh Grader Suspended, Forced to Give Blood During 5hr Psych-Eval For “Twirling Pencil Like Gun” | XRepublic.

 

 

Thousands of gun rights supporters rally in Albany, NY against SAFE Act

Originally posted on Twitchy:

An estimated 3,000 people rallied outside the state capitol in Albany this morning to protest the state’s SAFE Act, signed in January by Gov. Andrew Cuomo .

The legislation expanded the state’s existing assault weapons ban, prohibited semiautomatic pistols and rifles “with detachable magazines and one military-style feature, as well as semiautomatic shotguns with one military-style feature,” and limited high-capacity magazines from 10 bullets to seven.

TWC News notes that the rally is taking place just two weeks before the final deadline to register weapons under the SAFE Act. All semi-automatic assault weapons must be registered by April 15.

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