DOJ: Newark Cops Have Pattern of ‘Unconstitutional Policing’

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Following a three-year federal investigation, the Newark Police Department was mandated by the Department of Justice Tuesday to overhaul its behavior due to “a pattern of unconstitutional policing,” which included stop-and-frisk tactics and the use of excessive force.

The DOJ report said that Newark police used excessive force in more than one out of five arrests. Some police, the report found, arrested individuals who either questioned cops’ tactics or behaved in a “disrespectful” manner, a potential breach of the First Amendment. The report also said that many officers in drug and gang units were found to have stolen property from people they had arrested.

“Our investigation uncovered troubling patterns in stops, arrests and use of force by the police in Newark,” Attorney General Eric Holder said in a statement. “With this agreement, we’re taking decisive action to address potential discrimination and end unconstitutional conduct by those who are sworn to…

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Lindenwold Man Arrested After His 2-Year-Old Brings Loaded Gun To Daycare

Originally posted on CBS Philly:

By Dan Wing

CAMDEN, N.J. (CBS) — The Camden County Prosecutor’s office says a 25-year-old man has been arrested after a loaded handgun was found in a toddler’s bag Tuesday morning.

Authorities say a worker at the El Centro Day Care Center on Martin Luther King Boulevard spotted the weapon in the child’s nursery bag, and called police shortly after 8 a.m. Once there, an officer recovered a 9mm handgun loaded with hollow point bullets.

The weapon had been reported stolen out of Philadelphia.

Detectives say an investigation led them to the little girl’s father, 25-year-old Rakeem Williams of Lindenwold. Williams was taken into custody and charged with a number of weapons-related offenses.

He was sent to county jail on $50,000-bail.

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Surprising Victory for Gun Owners in New Jersey

Originally posted on Give Me Liberty:

This is from The Right To Bear Arms.

While Christie did the right thing by vetoing this bill he has too much other baggage to be a 2016 Presidential Nominee.

He is a Northeastern liberal and a weak candidate we have had enough squishy moderates IE Romney and McCain.

Unlike Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper, Governor Chris Christie vetoed a bill that would have banned all magazines with more than 10 rounds of capacity in the state of New Jersey.

The bill, which had been sitting on his desk for some time, was vetoed because, as Christie rightly observed, limiting magazine size would not reduce gun violence.

Christie was reported as saying:

Chris ChristieThis is the very embodiment of reform in name only. It simply defies common sense to believe that imposing a new and entirely arbitrary number of bullets that can be lawfully loaded into a firearm will somehow eradicate, or even reduce, future instances…

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New Jersey Man’s Bid To Carry Concealed Weapon Could Head To Supreme Court

Originally posted on CBS New York:

NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) — Gun control remains a highly controversial debate, even for the New Jersey Supreme Court who threw out a scheduled appeal that had been filed by a Monmouth County man who claims that he should be allowed to carry a gun.

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In 2013, the court decided to take on Richard Pantano’s appeal. A lower court had struck down his permit to carry a concealed handgun and it appeared that the high court would have a voice in the often controversial area of gun control.

In May, the state supreme court changed its mind and in a one sentence statement threw out the appeal, WCBS 880′s Jim smith reported.

Pantano, a landscaping supplier in Monmouth County, argued that his second amendment rights were being violated.

He said…

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Don’t smoke’m if you got’em

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There is a proposal to make the military smoke free.  Is that a good idea?

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Incident Prompts Some Westchester Residents To Call For Closure Of Local Gun Range

Originally posted on CBS New York:

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Residents of a suburban New York town want a private gun range shut down after a bullet fragment apparently struck a woman in the leg in the backyard of a neighboring home last month.

Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner says the Westchester County Police Revolver and Rifle League is within shooting distance of the middle school playground.

The decades-old range is not affiliated with a police agency. Consolidated Edison has leased the land to the range since 1957. Spokesman Sidney Alvarez tells the Journal News the company is reviewing the lease.

Residents of a new development called Toll Brothers asked town officials to shut down the range at a recent town board meeting.

The range is closed while police investigate the June 12 incident.

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Newark Police Investigate 2 Unrelated Fatal Shootings

The Grey Enigma:

This is ridiculous. New Jersey should pass some gun laws to stop this from happening again.

Originally posted on CBS New York:

NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) – Two people are dead following two separate and apparently unrelated shootings in Newark on Saturday.

According to officials, the first shooting took place at around 3:30 p.m. on 3rd Avenue in the North Ward.  Police responding to a call discovered 41-year-old Maria Cruz of Rockaway, N.Y., with a gunshot wound.

Cruz was rushed to University Hospital, where she succumb to her injuries at 4:26 a.m. Sunday.

At approximately 11 p.m. Saturday, Newark police personnel responded to 41-45 Mountainview Ave. in the West Ward. Upon arrival, they found 33-year-old Raheem Hughee, of East Orange, dead of multiple gunshot wounds.

Police would not comment on any apparent motives or suspects.

The Essex County Sheriff’s Crime Stoppers is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.

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