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  • Injured good Samaritan ticketed for jaywalking

    02/26/2009 5:52:00 AM PST · by LuxMaker · 20 replies · 1,116+ views
    YAHOO NEWS! ^ | 26 FEB 2009 | AP
    DENVER – A good Samaritan who helped push three people out of the path of a pickup truck before being struck and injured has gotten a strange reward for his good deed: A jaywalking ticket. ">snip<"
  • Immigration protests draw 500 to Morristown

    07/28/2007 4:53:25 PM PDT · by Coleus · 25 replies · 1,228+ views
    Star Ledger ^ | 07.28.07 | Allison Steele and Leslie Kwoh
    Police officers remove a protester from the grounds of town hall . The protester opposes deputizing local police officers as immigration agents.  An estimated 500 people descended on Morristown this afternoon for dueling protests on illegal immigration and immigrants' rights. The crowd waved signs and at times chanted heatedly, but stopped short of causing any major disturbances.Protesters grew more vocal as the afternoon wore on, with both sides waiting for Morristown Mayor Donald Cresitello to take the stage. Police outfitted in riot gear with helmets, batons and pepper spray surrounded the stage, while a line of reinforcements arrived to barricade...
  • Weapons seizures plummet on Turnpike Uproar on racial profiling spurred State Police shift

    02/01/2007 8:04:51 PM PST · by Coleus · 19 replies · 822+ views
    Star Ledger ^ | 01.15.07 | JONATHAN SCHUPPE AND RICK HEPP
    Cops and politicians call Interstate 95 the "Iron Pipeline" because it is a popular route for criminals smuggling firearms from the South into Newark and other Northeastern cities where gun violence abounds. A big link in that pipeline is the New Jersey Turnpike, where the State Police used to seize scores of guns every year. But they don't anymore. Gun arrests and gun seizures have plummeted on the Turnpike in the last decade, according to data provided by the State Police in response to a request under the Open Public Records Act. Since 1995, the number of gun-related arrests by...
  • Sixth Circuit Hears Oral Argument in Case of Lengthy Police Detention of Pro-life Demonstrators

    12/05/2006 1:45:17 PM PST · by Coleus · 9 replies · 796+ views
    ANN ARBOR, MI — Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in Cincinnati, Ohio, heard oral argument in a case involving a three-hour police detention of law-abiding, pro-life demonstrators, who were detained because they were “anti-abortion.” The Thomas More Law Center, a national, public interest law firm based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, presented oral argument on behalf of the Center for Bio-Ethical Reform, Inc., a California-based, pro-life organization. The organization claims that its constitutional rights were violated during the lengthy police detention that occurred on June 10, 2002, in Ohio. Thirteen officers, including officers from the City...
  • Betrayed in the Line of Duty

    09/06/2006 6:33:41 PM PDT · by Coleus · 30 replies · 814+ views
    The New American ^ | William F. Jasper
    While the Bush administration seeks amnesty for illegal aliens and grants immunity to a Mexican drug smuggler, it has thrown the book at two courageous Border Patrol agents. Fabens, Texas — The chase was on. The suspected smuggler van turned back toward the Rio Grande and headed for Mexico. Border Patrol agent Ignacio Ramos was on his tail. Other agents were also converging on the scene. The suspect realized he wasn't going to outrun agent Ramos' vehicle, and so he abandoned his van on a levee and took off on foot. As the suspect headed into the canal, Ramos yelled...
  • Jersey's growing army of young gangsters Like many, teen charged in officer's death

    09/05/2006 11:22:57 AM PDT · by Coleus · 21 replies · 1,479+ views
    Star Ledger ^ | 08.13.06 | JONATHAN SCHUPPE AND MARK MUELLER
    Family photos line the walls of Raynard Brown's tidy Orange home. A good home, his mother calls it, with two working parents who believed in the value of education and the power of after-school activities to keep kids from hunting down trouble. But Cynthia Brown found she couldn't compete with another, more seductive influence in her son's life, not when it grabbed him up so young, molding his behavior since the age of 11. That's when Raynard Brown first came home wearing the signature colors of the Bloods street gang. Over the next eight years, Brown rose to the rank...
  • Tickets voided for AG's beau?

    07/15/2006 8:45:34 PM PDT · by Coleus · 16 replies · 2,493+ views
    A veteran Fairview police officer voided traffic summonses he wrote to the boyfriend of state Attorney General Zulima Farber after she showed up at the scene, sources with knowledge of the incident said Thursday. The U.S. Attorney's Office has been contacted about the matter for possible review, a law enforcement source said late Thursday. Meanwhile, an internal investigation is continuing in the borough, the sources said. Farber confirmed late Thursday that she was at the scene, but denied using any influence to help her boyfriend. According to three sources, borough Detective Albert Napolitano pulled over a 1995 Oldsmobile van driven...
  • Girl tells jury of deputies' strip-search

    03/25/2006 4:21:34 PM PST · by Know your rights · 128 replies · 3,103+ views
    Palm Beach Post (FL) ^ | March 21, 2006 | Michael C. Bender
    TALLAHASSEE — After a nighttime traffic stop in North Florida, a Delray Beach family waited for about an hour as they let sheriff deputies search the car. The search turned up nothing, both the McCloud family and Jefferson County sheriff's deputies agree. But what happened next on that July 2001 night is the subject of a jury trial that started Monday in U.S. District Court in Tallahassee, where Arnetta McCloud and her daughter claim deputies abused, illegally searched and falsely imprisoned them. The family is seeking damages "between six and seven figures," attorney Guy Rubin of Stuart said. The daughter,...
  • Six more troopers heard on wiretaps (Gretzky Gambling Investigation)

    02/11/2006 10:02:41 PM PST · by Coleus · 27 replies · 1,506+ views
    NorthJersey.com ^ | 02.11.06 | MITCHEL MADDUX
    Investigators suspect that at least six New Jersey state troopers were recorded on wiretaps, calling in bets to a bookmaking ring allegedly run by a National Hockey League coach and another trooper, a source familiar with the probe said Friday. The state police also suspended a trooper for allegedly failing to report the illegal betting ring to his superiors, a law enforcement official said. Michael Kaiser, a sergeant assigned to the Garden State Parkway, was suspended late Thursday for violating the agency's rules. He was not charged with any crimes, officials said. State police investigators are now trying to determine...
  • Gambling bust involves Tocchet, Gretzky's wife

    02/07/2006 3:18:59 PM PST · by wouldntbprudent · 87 replies · 1,997+ views
    AP / FOXsports.com ^ | Feb 7, 2006 | AP/ FOXsports.com
    EWING, N.J. (AP) - Wayne Gretzky's wife and about a half-dozen NHL players placed bets - but not on hockey - with a nationwide sports gambling ring financed by Phoenix Coyotes assistant coach Rick Tocchet, authorities said Tuesday. Gretzky, hockey's greatest player, is in his first season coaching the Coyotes and is a part-owner of the team. Actress-wife Janet Jones was among those implicated, two law enforcement officials told The Associated Press, speaking on condition of anonymity because no bettors have been publicly identified.
  • Ex-Customs boss gets 24 years

    02/05/2006 7:34:45 PM PST · by Coleus · 7 replies · 1,267+ views
    Star Ledger ^ | 01.27.06 | RON MARSICO
    A former U.S. Customs supervisor, who authorities say helped smuggle tens of thousands of kilos of cocaine through Newark's seaport and airport, was sentenced to more than 24 years in prison yesterday in a drug case the judge called the worst he has ever seen involving a government official. In imposing sentence on Jorge Reyeros, U.S. District Judge William Bassler said anyone who misuses their office "in such a heinous way has to suffer the consequences." Bassler, sitting in Newark, also sentenced Reyeros' older brother, Juan, to nearly 19 years in prison for helping in the crime. While a federal...
  • Policeman exonerated in AIDS warning, Morris Twp. must pay his legal bill

    12/31/2005 7:15:53 PM PST · by Coleus · 3 replies · 695+ views
    Star Ledger ^ | 12.06.05 | MARGARET McHUGH AND BILL SWAYZE
    An off-duty Morris Township police officer who warned his brother-in-law's friend that the woman he was dating might have AIDS was doing his job by trying to prevent the spread of disease, an appeals court ruled yesterday. A three-judge panel ordered the township to pick up the $15,000 legal bill that officer Louis Pirrello ran up defending himself in a defamation suit brought by the woman. "His actions were intended to prevent the transmission of AIDS," Appellate Court Judge Michael Winkelstein wrote in a 21-page opinion. The head of Eric Johnson House, a Morristown shelter for homeless people with HIV...
  • EMS vehicle plunges into frigid river (New Jersey)

    12/26/2005 7:28:30 AM PST · by Cagey · 37 replies · 1,104+ views
    CNN ^ | 12-26-2005
    Divers search for New Jersey police officers who drove off bridge NEW YORK (CNN) -- Divers from state and federal agencies searched Sunday for two police officers whose emergency vehicle drove off a drawbridge and plunged into the Hackensack River in New Jersey outside Jersey City, an official said.The vehicle was driving eastbound from Kearney toward Jersey City through heavy fog on the Route 1 and 9 Bridge -- also known as the Lincoln Highway Bridge -- at 8:15 p.m., when the accident occurred, said Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Tom Sperduto."The bridge was up; they couldn't see it and...
  • Officer unravels unusual cases (with the occult)

    12/01/2005 10:03:16 PM PST · by Coleus · 3 replies · 459+ views
    News-Journal Online ^ | 11.28.05 | EILEEN ZAFFIRO
    DAYTONA BEACH -- Most police officers have a pretty interesting collection of stories by the time they retire. But Bob Engborg's special training in religions ranging from paganism to Satanism has led him to some particularly unusual cases in his three decades of police work. About five years ago, Engborg helped in a case with two local women who worked as phlebotomists, drawing peoples' blood in doctors' offices and hospitals. The young women also liked to drink blood, so they flirted with men at local bars and convinced some to let them draw their blood, he said. He also helped...
  • Outrage over honor for cop-killer inmate

    10/29/2005 10:27:17 PM PDT · by Coleus · 73 replies · 1,599+ views
    Star Ledger ^ | 10.29.05 | MIKE FRASSINELLI
    Cop-killer transsexual Leslie Ann Nelson was honored as an Inmate of the Month during a recent ceremony in which she received a certificate, a hug and a special lunch, infuriating a statewide police organization that represents nearly 30,000 officers. "The idea that our state would award a vicious and cold-blooded murderer like Leslie Ann Nelson is both outrageous and disgusting," said state Policemen's Benevolent Association President Michael J. Madonna, who yesterday called for the New Jersey Department of Corrections to end the Inmate of the Month award and for the warden at Nelson's prison to step down. The award also...
  • N.O. Cops Suspected of Stealing Up to 200 Cars

    10/09/2005 3:29:13 PM PDT · by katiedidit1 · 20 replies · 1,737+ views
    AOL News ^ | 10/08/05 | unknown
    AOL News State authorities are investigating allegations New Orleans police officers broke into a dealership and made off with nearly 200 cars - including 41 new Cadillacs - as Hurricane Katrina closed in. "It is a very, very active investigation," Kris Wartelle, spokeswoman for the Louisiana attorney general, said Friday. "We expect developments quickly." Wartelle would not comment on why the officers may have taken the cars or whether they were used in the line of duty. However, the cars may have been taken before the hurricane even roared into town Aug. 29, according to the president and general manager...
  • Lawyer's love of labor

    08/28/2005 4:44:26 PM PDT · by Coleus · 402+ views
    North Jersey Newspapers ^ | 06.05.05 | SCOTT FALLON
    Lawyer's love of labor Richard Loccke laughs sheepishly when he's told what other lawyers say about his demeanor at the bargaining table. "I've never intimidated anybody," he says in his standard baritone. "I've never exploited anyone." As a labor lawyer who has thrived in the rough-and-tumble backrooms of collective bargaining for more than 30 years, Loccke knows full well what he brings to negotiations. His tenacious bargaining skills, mastery of the state's arbitration laws and vast client list have had an enormous impact on police salaries and municipal budgets, his friends, clients and critics say. "Rich is the best police...
  • N.J. Officers, DEA Smash Doors, Raid Wrong Home Again

    08/25/2005 10:49:41 AM PDT · by Cagey · 80 replies · 1,868+ views
    WNBC TV ^ | 8-25-2005
    NEWARK, N.J. -- Federal and state authorities are trying to determine how armed officers raided the wrong house, smashing doors and frightening residents earlier this week, a state police spokesman said Thursday. We are investigating what went wrong," said Sgt. Gerald Lewis Jr. "For some reason, whether it was erroneous information or supervision, we actually hit the wrong house." He said the address on the state search warrant was correct, but that the team of state police SWAT officers and Drug Enforcement Administration agents went to the wrong street and raided a home with the same number on Tuesday. An...
  • Bogus wedding fools crime ring

    08/23/2005 7:17:17 PM PDT · by Coleus · 9 replies · 776+ views
    North Jersey Newspapers ^ | 8.23.05 | AMY KLEIN
    Bogus wedding fools crime ring They arrived with gifts of gold Rolex watches and suitcases of clothing, planning to attend a friend's wedding aboard The Royal Charm, a luxury yacht docked in Cape May. But The Royal Charm turned out to be an FBI code name and the wedding an elaborate setup. Guests who traded their cuff links for handcuffs were part of a string of nationwide arrests over the weekend that helped dismantle an international smuggling ring that moved drugs, counterfeit cigarettes and millions of dollars in fake U.S. currency into the country, authorities said. "For those of the...
  • Woman's dog dies in "nightmare" incident (Ex-Woodbridge cop spurs trauma)

    08/23/2005 1:40:19 PM PDT · by Cagey · 149 replies · 3,709+ views
    Home News Tribune ^ | 8-23-2005 | ARIELLE LEVIN BECKER
    <p>WOODBRIDGE — What began as a quick Sunday night drive to the grocery store with her beloved dog turned into a "nightmare" for a 48-year-old township woman after an altercation with a former Woodbridge police officer who was apparently concerned that she had left her dog unattended in her vehicle.</p>