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N.J. ‘will never tolerate’ police practices that led to George Floyd’s death, AG says

New Jersey’s top law enforcement official said Friday the state “will never tolerate the types of police practices” that resulted in the death of George Floyd, the Minnesota man whose death in police custody ignited protests nationwide.

State Attorney General Gurbir Grewal said in a statement he was “horrified by the footage of Mr. Floyd’s death,” and the recent arrest of the former officer who kneeled on Floyd’s neck was “an important first step in the search for justice.”

The comments came the evening before a planned protest in Newark over Floyd’s death.

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Posted: May 30th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Law Enforcement, New Jersey | Tags: , , | 1 Comment »

Perry asks Grewal to open Henry Hudson Trail

Middletown Mayor Tony Perry has written New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal requesting the “immediate and full reversal” of his directive to close the Henry Hudson Trail.

The Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office forwarded the Attorney General’s instructions that the trail be closed over the weekend to police departments of towns that host the trail, Perry told MMM.

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John Maldjian Faces Charges For Rumson Corona Party

UPDATE: Maldjian’s attorney says there was no corona party and his client will plead not guilty. Read the statement here.

John P. Maldjian, photo via facebook

John P. Maldjian, 54, of 147 Black Point Road in Rumson, has been charged with reckless endangerment, disorderly conduct, and two separate charges related to violating the emergency orders, according to a report at NewJerseyGlobe.The charges stem from the corona party Maldijian held at his home on Saturday evening, April 4.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: April 5th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: COVID-19, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , | 60 Comments »

Grewal limits Hydroxychloroquine and Chloroquine Prescriptions

NJ Attorney General Gurbir Grewal today announced statewide restrictions for prescribing and dispensing Hydroxychloroquine and Chloroquine, two existing drugs that have shown promise in treating COVID-19.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: March 30th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: COVID-19, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Trump Administration Sues Murphy and Grewal over Sanctuary State Policies

The U.S. Justice Department sued the State of New Jersey, Governor Phil Murphy and NJ Attorney General Gurbir Grewal yesterday, seeking to halt the elements of Grewal’s Immigrant Trust Directive which 1) prohibit law enforcement officers from honoring ICE detention requests on illegal aliens in custody for other crimes and 2) require law enforcement officers to give those aliens written notice in their native language that ICE is looking for them.

“Jurisdictions that adopt sanctuary policies and instead release these criminals put all of Americans in harm’s way,” President Donald Trump said during remarks to the National Governors Association on Monday according to The Washington Post. “I know we have different policies, different feelings, different everything. But sanctuary cities are causing us a tremendous problem in this country. We have stone-cold killers that they don’t want to hand over to us and then they escape into communities and they cause, in some cases, tremendous havoc.” Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: February 11th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Facebook shuts down Rise Up Ocean County Page

Facebook has shut down the controversial page Rise Up Ocean County, one the the page administrators confirmed.

The page which has a history of opposing development in Ocean County and of ridiculing the Orthodox Jewish community has been condemned as anti-Semitic by the Ocean County Board of Freeholders, Governor Phil Murphy Attorney General Gurbir Grewal and U.S. Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Elan S. Carr.

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Posted: February 5th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , , , | 5 Comments »

Golden pledges to pursue legal remedies against Murphy’s sanctuary policies

Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden responded to NJ Attorney General Gurbir Grewal’s directive issued this afternoon which directs corrections officers at the Monmouth County Jail not to cooperate with ICE with a pledge to fight the directive legally and to keep Monmouth County residents safe.

“We shall continue to pursue legal remedies to this directive, which deprives Monmouth County of the ability to identify individuals who have committed crimes and are here illegally,” Sheriff Golden said in a statement.

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Posted: September 27th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Golden Responds To AG’s ICE Letter

Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden took a respectful tone in his response to the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office strongly worded rebuke of his extending the County’s 287 (g) agreement with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE).

In a letter dated July 9 to Veronica Allende, Director of the Division of Criminal Justice in the AG’s Office, Golden promised to provide the information demanded in Allende’s letter of July 8 and enlisted the support of ICE to also provide information to the Attorney General’s Office.

Golden touted the success of Monmouth County’s 287 (g) agreement with ICE, which he said has been in  place since 2010 and is only instituted at the jail:

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Posted: July 10th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Shaun Golden | Tags: , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Sheriff Golden signed 10 year deal with ICE

Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden

Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden quietly extended the County’s 287 (g) agreement with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency on March 8, 2019, apparently in defiance of the Murphy Administration’s Sanctuary State Policies as implemented by State Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal’s Immigration Trust Directive.

Golden’s agreement with ICE, and that of Cape May County Sheriff Robert A. Nolan, were reported last night by NJ.com.

287 (g) agreements empower local law enforcement officers to enforce federal immigration laws and to cooperate with ICE officers. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: July 9th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Immigration, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Shaun Golden | Tags: , , , , , | 9 Comments »

New Jersey is a Sanctuary State Effective Today

The Murphy Administration’s directive that New Jersey Police and Corrections Officers thwart and/or refuse to cooperate with the enforcement of federal immigration laws took effect today, according to a NJ.com report.

Attorney General Gurbir Grewal announced the sanctuary policies in November:

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Posted: March 15th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , , , | 24 Comments »