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  • Research Studies Reveal the Effects of Pretrial Detention

    • By Jill R. Cohen

      March 19th, 2018

    Two years ago, Senator Elizabeth Warren took the U.S. Senate floor and boldly proclaimed the existence of two legal systems: “one for the rich and powerful, and one for everyone else.” Statistics strongly confirm Senator Warren’s notions. Those who can’t post bail on non-felony charges will be held in pretrial detention or jail for months. [..]

  • Gun Was Drawn in Incident Leading to Arrest of High School Hockey Coach, Say Police

    • By Jill R. Cohen

      March 2nd, 2018

    A high school hockey coach in Bayonne was arrested and charged with several weapons offenses after he allegedly took a handgun belonging to another coach and pointed it at two people in the ice rink during practice, according to a recent article at The coach, who also teaches social studies at the high school, [..]

  • New Legislation For Expungement Laws in NJ Go Into Effect October 1st, 2018

    • By Jill R. Cohen

      February 26th, 2018

    The process that ex-offenders must go through to get their crimes expunged from their records has always been a complicated and long one in New Jersey, but after new legislation signed by former Governor Chris Christie goes into effect later in the year, the path for ex-offenders to get their lives back on the right [..]

  • Police Charge 16 Year Old With “Crime Spree”

    • By Jill R. Cohen

      February 7th, 2018

    New Jersey State Police claim that a 16 year old stole an unmarked police vehicle from a state trooper’s North Brunswick driveway and used the vehicle to commit robberies, impersonate police, and possibly commit other crimes, according to a recent article at Police claimed that the vehicle, an unmarked police SUV, disappeared from right [..]

  • Concealed Carry Bill Moves Forward in Congress

    • By Jill R. Cohen

      January 24th, 2018

    The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed legislation that would allow a person with a concealed pistol license in one state to concealed-carry their weapon in other states. The “Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act” passed with 231 representatives voting for it and 198 voting against. Six Democrats voted for the measure, while 14 Republicans voted against. [..]


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