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January 2015 Archives

NEW JERSEY PUSH FOR LEGALIZATION OF MARIJUANA

Did Prohibition wipe out alcohol use? Not exactly. It DID make wealthy men out of criminals like Al Capone. New Jersey State Senator Nicholas Scutari said he intends to introduce legislation that would legalize marijuana. However, Governor Chris Christie is likely to oppose the idea of legalization, even if state lawmakers make it legal to sell and possess marijuana for those over the age of 21.

POLICE CONTINUE CHOKEHOLD DESPITE CONCERNS

SUPPOSEDLY BANNED, CHOKEHOLD STILL USED BY NYPD

In 1993, the New York Police Department publicly admonished its officers to refrain from using the popular "chokehold" to restrain suspects. However, in the aftermath of the death of Eric Garner, an unarmed black man in Staten Island, as the result of a chokehold, it's clear that the tactic is still being taught and used on a regular basis. New police inspector general Philip K. Eure conducted an investigation of Garner's death and of the use of chokehold tactics, and issued a report that indicated that police officers too often employed a chokehold when facing "mere verbal confrontation," as video cameras show in the Garner case.

MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTS--PEDESTRIAN INJURIES

The Common Types of Injuries Suffered in Pedestrian Accidents

SEXUAL ASSAULT IN NEW JERSEY--AN OVERVIEW

Understanding New Jersey's Drug Possession Offenses

In New Jersey, while law enforcement officers take a tough stance on the illegal use or possession of controlled substances, the charges and potential penalties can vary significantly. Some are disorderly persons offenses, similar to a misdemeanor in other states. Most, however, are indictable offenses, with potential penalties of more than one year in prison.

New Jersey Drug Possession Laws--An Overview

Understanding New Jersey's Drug Possession Offenses

In New Jersey, while law enforcement officers take a tough stance on the illegal use or possession of controlled substances, the charges and potential penalties can vary significantly. Some are disorderly persons offenses, similar to a misdemeanor in other states. Most, however, are indictable offenses, with potential penalties of more than one year in prison.

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