New Jersey Assemblywoman Pamela R. Lampitt introduced the bill last week, arguing it was intended to keep people safe.
Have you heard of the Cursed Death Road of New Jersey? Brent Swancer at Mysterious Universe explores the urban legends surrounding this place: The ominously named Shades of Death Road is a narrow,…
Apparently, he did it for a goof: a “Mickey Mouse vote”. NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Rutgers University Junior Asad Asif was inaugurated earlier this month as a member of the Middlesex County Republican Committee,…
The second tape that would have cleared him immediately didn’t exist. Until it did. Via Raw Story: Evidence from a dashboard camera on a police cruiser ended a nightmare for a New…
(Not to be construed as legal advice: “Fucking the law” can and may be interpreted by the hostile police state currently occupying our government as a terrorist threat punishable by public shaming and loss of educational and economic opportunities, “black bagging”, indefinite detention, unreasonable and excessive incarceration in the penal system, suspicious death by “suicide”, commitment to state-run psychiatric facilities, execution via law enforcement “self defense” situation, explosion by predator missile or incineration via “less-than-lethal” projectiles.- Ed.)
On Thursday January 25th, New Jersey police officers entered the apartment of Keith Pantaleon without permission, warning, warrant or explanation. After entering the apartment, they apparently had suspicion of him having a weapon, though none were visible. The police then searched his home and found multiple firearms. Keith is a legal gun owner who is registered and has permits for his firearms in multiple states. Keith’s bail was set for $75,000 but after looking over his case, a judge dropped the bail and he was released on his on recognizance. He is currently waiting to be indicted.
On Thursday January 25th, New Jersey police officers entered the apartment of Keith Pantaleon without permission, warning, warrant or explanation. After entering the apartment, they apparently had suspicion of him having a weapon, though none were visible. The police then searched his home and found multiple firearms. Keith is a legal gun owner who is registered and has permits for his firearms in multiple states. According to his close friends is currently going through the process of obtaining his permits for New Jersey.
To find out more about Keith go to http://www.gofundme.com/Stand4Keith
How is this guy a politician? Via the New Jersey Star Ledger:
Newark Mayor Cory Booker was taken to a hospital Thursday night for treatment of smoke inhalation he suffered trying to rescue his next-door neighbors from their burning house.
“I just grabbed her and whipped her out of the bed,” Booker said in recounting the fire. Booker told the Star-Ledger he also suffered second-degree burns on his hand.
The fire started in a two-story building on Hawthorne Avenue in the Upper Clinton Hill neighborhood, shortly before the mayor arrived home after a television interview with News 12 New Jersey.
Five people were taken to the hospital for treatment: the mayor, a woman from the house and three members of his security detail. The woman was listed in stable condition at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston with burns to her back and neck.
Expanding the effort to the state of California? Well in the words of Brian Wilson: I wish they all could be California/I wish they all could be California/I wish they all could be California … Bruce Wilson writes on Talk To Action:
A radical notion: who needs cops? Just pray down crime. But in Newark, where the murder rate has risen over 70% from 2010 to 2011, the approach doesn’t seem to be working very well.
Privatizing government services has long been a key goal of the American religious right, and as a 2-part new Talk To Action report details (here and here), the push for education vouchers has been orchestrated by right wing funders dedicated to eradicating public schools altogether. But voucher initiatives are presented as secular. Then, there’s prayer-based crime fighting, an even more radical privatization scheme:
USA Today reports: Two weeks after Watson trounced two Jeopardy! champions during a man-vs.-machine match, Rep. Rush Holt, D-N.J., beat the computer during a technology exhibition practice game. “I was proud to…
Everything east of the Rockies is now part of New Jersey!! South Park is in danger of becoming West Jersey within the week. As the Jerseyites spill into Colorado and approach South…
Weird. Via ABC6 TV:
EGG HARBOR TWP, NJ — If a man falls from the sky, but nobody can find a trace of him, did it really happen?
Some employees of Shore Veterinarians on the Blackhorse Pike in Egg Harbor Township think so. Kelly Hale is one of those employees. “There is no doubt it was a person; we are 100% sure,” Hale said.
Hale was one of three employees who looked out a window Tuesday afternoon to see a horrifying site in the sky. “I’d seen the guy falling on an angle, straight down, no parachute, no paraglider. You could see the arms and legs flailing and his clothes were blue, a dark blue like a navy, black and gray,” Hale said.
Off in the distance, one of the women saw what they say was a tan single engine plane that soon disappeared. “We don’t know if he came out of that plane, we don’t know if he fell out a wheel well, we don’t know,” Hale said.
One is tempted to say that this new law in New Jersey is, um, mentally challenged. Story from NJ.com: Gov. Chris Christie today made it illegal for state laws or rules to…
Let’s hope that people who agree with the message don’t decide to act on it while driving… Report from CBS: The message on a billboard in New Jersey is stirring up a…
I don’t know what this is, but my first move would not be to call 911. Not sure what a terrestrial phone operator is going to do for you (unless that was…
Streetfighting Mayor Cory Booker: Newark, NJ Records First Homicide-Free Month in More Than 40 Years
Here at disinformation we are naturally skeptical of politicians, but there are times when you can say that true leadership on a local level makes a difference. With that sentiment, check out Cory Booker, the mayor of Newark, New Jersey. As James Queally reports in the Star-Ledger:
For the first time in more than 40 years, an entire calendar month has come and gone without a homicide in the state’s largest city. It’s been 32 days since a homicide took place in Newark, marking the first time there has been a slay-free calendar month in the city since 1966.
Police Director Garry McCarthy said he hopes to best a 43-day period from March to April of 2008, the longest span of time without a slaying in the city since 1961. Ten homicides have occurred in Newark since Jan. 1, and none have taken place in the South Ward, long believed to be Newark’s most dangerous section.
I will contend the reason this has happened is because of overturning the “old”: old ways of doing things, due to an entrenched political establishment, which is best-documented in the Academy Award-nominated documentary Street Fight:
What the heck, is John Ashcroft still attorney general? Via USA Today: The object of this desirable item has melted away, but the news itself is still hot and provocative. After Rahway,…
Suzanne Sataline reports in the Wall Street Journal: New Jersey is poised to become the next state to allow residents to use marijuana, when recommended by a doctor, for relief from serious…