As police officers wrestled Gustavo Martinez Contreras to the ground while clearing out protesters in Asbury Park last month, newly released video shows he repeatedly tried to tell them “I’m a reporter” through his face mask.
Martinez Contreras, a reporter for the Asbury Park Press, was charged with failure to disperse — accusations that were later dropped.
But a report released Wednesday by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office found the officers who arrested him “had no knowledge they were apprehending a reporter,” clearing them of wrongdoing.Videos released Wednesday provide new details of … Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: July 8th, 2020 | Author: NJNewsCommons | Filed under: Asbury Park, Asbury Park Press, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor, Race | Tags: Asbury Park, Asbury Park Press, Black Lives Matter, BLM, Gustavo Martínez Contreras, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni, Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office, New Jersey | Comments Off on Investigation clears Asbury Park cops who arrested APP reporter during BLM protest
Popular New Jersey-based sub shop Jersey Mike’s found itself going viral on Twitter this week. And it didn’t even write the tweet that was trending.
Comedian Yassir Lester tweeted what appeared to be a statement from Jersey Mike’s on June 30 that claimed the company would be changing the name of its bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich to a bacon, lettuce and ‘mato sandwich — a BLM, an apparent tribute to Black Lives Matter.
Literally what is jersey Mike’s doing. pic.twitter.com/9XohWNOa4n— Yassir Lester (@Yassir_Lester)With more and more companies and corporations making statements in support of … Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: July 3rd, 2020 | Author: NJNewsCommons | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Race | Tags: Black Lives Matter, BLM, Jersey Mike's, Satire, Yassir Lester | Comments Off on A Jersey Mike’s tribute to Black Lives Matter went viral. But it’s fake.
DALLAS — At least two snipers opened fire on police officers in Dallas on Thursday night, killing four officers and injuring seven others during protests over two recent fatal police shootings of black men, police said. Dallas Police Chief David Brown told reporters the snipers fired “ambush style” upon the officers. Mayor Mike Rawlings said one… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: July 8th, 2016 | Author: admin | Filed under: New Jersey | Tags: Black Lives Matter, Blue Lives Matter, Dallas, news | 5 Comments »