Tag Archives: New Jersey

NJ Becomes 9th State To Ban “Gay Panic” Defense

NBC News reports: New Jersey on Tuesday became the ninth state to prohibit homicide defendants from claiming that panic brought on by a victim’s sexual orientation or gender identity could be used a legal defense. Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy signed the measure, saying it promotes “full equality for all our residents.” “Gay and trans panic defenses are rooted in homophobia …

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Anti-Vax Activists Celebrate Demise Of New Jersey Bill

NJ.com reports: Religion will remain a valid excuse for children to bypass vaccination laws in New Jersey — at least for now — after state lawmakers Monday failed a second time to muster enough support to pass a controversial bill that would have repealed the option that thousands of the state’s families used last year. With hundreds of parents once …

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NEW JERSEY: Trump To Rally For Turncoat Former Dem

NJ.com reports: President Donald Trump is making a campaign stop in deep-blue New Jersey later this month to reward U.S. Rep. Jeff Van Drew for switching parties and voting against his impeachment. Trump will travel to Wildwood, New Jersey, in Van Drew’s district on Jan. 28 to hold a rally, his campaign announced. Trump endorsed the Democrat-turned-Republican during an Oval …

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Wife Of Dem Ex-Rep Challenges Turncoat Former Dem

NJ.com reports: Amy Kennedy, the wife of former Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-R.I.), is running as a Democrat for the seat held by Rep. Jefferson Van Drew, the New Jersey congressman who recently switched parties after deciding to vote against President Trump’s impeachment. Amy Kennedy announced her bid on Monday in a video tying Van Drew to Trump, but not directly …

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Proposal Fireworks Spawn Panic At NJ Movie Theater

The Hill reports: A New Jersey man helping a friend with a marriage proposal faces criminal charges after he lit fireworks that were mistaken for gunfire, causing panic among patrons at a movie theater on Wednesday night. Nathan Sanders “lit off the fireworks while a friend was proposing marriage” inside a ClimbZone climbing facility adjacent to the Xscape Theater in …

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Trump PAC Spends Big On Ads For Turncoat Dem

Politico reports: A super PAC supporting President Donald Trump began airing ads in South Jersey last week, boosting U.S. Rep. Jeff Van Drew immediately after the congressman formally switched his party affiliation from Democrat to Republican. The 30-second ad began airing Dec. 21, the super PAC announced on Twitter. It praises Van Drew for “standing by President Trump rather than …

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Trump Welcomes Turncoat House Dem To GOP

CBS News reports: The day after he became the third president to be impeached in a historic vote, President Trump welcomed Congressman Jeff Van Drew to the White House to celebrate the freshman lawmaker’s decision to switch to the Republican Party. The meeting notably occurred after Van Drew voted against both articles of impeachment — as a Democrat. Trump and …

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Black Israelites Group Linked To Jersey City Shooting

The New York Times reports: The Black Hebrew Israelites are often known for their inflammatory sidewalk ministers who employ provocation as a form of gospel, preaching a theology that says the chosen ones are black, Native American and Hispanic people. Now, one of the two suspects in Tuesday’s attack on a kosher market in Jersey City that ended with six …

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POLICE: Jersey City Shooter Made Anti-Semitic Posts

The New York Times reports: A suspect involved in a prolonged firefight in Jersey City, N.J., that left six people dead, including one police officer, had published anti-Semitic and anti-police posts online and investigators believe the attack was motivated by those sentiments, a law enforcement official familiar with the case said on Wednesday. The Jersey City mayor said surveillance footage …

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NJ Poised To Be 9th State To Ban “Gay Panic” Defense

Politico reports: New Jersey could soon bar a legal defense tactic in murder cases known as “gay panic,“ under a bill the state Assembly approved on Monday without opposition or debate. The defense has been used to attempt to downgrade charges against defendants who argued that they killed because they were provoked by the disclosure of the victim’s gender identity …

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New Jersey AG Seeks To Revoke Trump Liquor License

Fox News reports: New Jersey’s attorney general is seeking to revoke the liquor license for one of President Trump’s three golf courses in the state in response to a 2015 fatal crash involving an intoxicated driver who flipped his car after he’d just played a round of golf at the club, according to reports. New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal …

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Uber Fires Driver Who Kicked Out Lesbian Couple

News 12 New Jersey reports: Uber has fired a driver who kicked out two Camden County women from her car after they kissed, the company confirmed in a statement. One of the women, Kristin Michele, recorded the incident and had posted it on her personal Facebook page – and it went viral. She says the driver told them to get …

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Uber Driver Ejects Lesbian Couple Over Kiss [VIDEO]

NewJersey.com reports: An Uber driver kicked two Camden County women out of her car for being gay, according to the couple. One woman recorded the incident and posted it on her personal Facebook page. Kristin Michele and Jenn Mangan were in an Uber on their way to a Zac Brown Band concert in Camden on Friday night when Michele leaned …

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Chaos At Newark Airport After Evacuate Alarm [VIDEO]

The New York Times reports: Panicked travelers abandoned carry-on bags and scrambled for the exits at a Newark Liberty International Airport terminal on Monday night, just as the busy three-day Labor Day weekend was drawing to a close. An Alaska Airlines employee at Gate 30 in Terminal A grew suspicious of two male passengers as they were about to board …

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NEW JERSEY: Mayor Launches Campaign To Stop LGBT School Curriculum As “An Affront To Almighty God”

The Asbury Park Press reports: Barnegat Mayor Alfonso Cirulli launched a campaign Tuesday to fight a New Jersey law that brings an LGBT curriculum into schools and urged residents to join his fight. During the Tuesday morning meeting of the Township Committee, Cirulli, a 60-year-old former assistant principal, said it was his duty to protect residents and called the LGBT …

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Capitol Police Investigate After Dem House Rep Says Resignation Letter “Confessing” To An Affair Is A Fake

NewJersey.com reports: Capitol Police are trying to find out who sent a letter under Rep. Josh Gottheimer’s signature falsely claiming that he was resigning because of a scandal. The letter, which Gottheimer called a “disgusting smear campaign” and “completely untrue,” was on congressional stationery and sent at taxpayer expense using the lawmaker’s mailing privileges. It was mailed to local politicians …

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Civil Lawsuits Filed Against Pastor Who Used Oral Sex To Suck Out Men’s “Demons” During Ritual Exorcisms

Remember last month when I told you about New Jersey pastor who claimed he could exorcise the demons out of men by sucking them off and spitting the resultant “evil” into a Ziploc bag? The pastor has not been charged with any crimes but the civil lawsuits are now flying. Reverend Dr William Weaver, who served at Linden Presbyterian Church …

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Ex-Christie Aide Gets 13 Months In Bridgegate Scandal

New York’s WINS radio reports: Bridget Anne Kelly, former Gov. Chris Christie’s deputy chief of staff who became a central figure in the infamous “Bridgegate” scandal, was sentenced on Wednesday by a federal judge to 13 months in prison for her role in shutting down lanes to the George Washington Bridge. And she had harsh words for the former governor, …

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SPLC Sues Ex-Gay Torture Outfit For Continuing To Operate After Court Order To Disband Due To Fraud

The New Jersey Advance reports: A nonprofit organization that was found guilty of consumer fraud in New Jersey and ordered to disband for promoting gay-to-straight conversion therapy is operating under a new name and continues to make money from the discredited treatment, according to a new lawsuit. The SPLC filed an injunction in state Superior Court in Hudson County Wednesday …

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NJ To Become 8th State To Allow Assisted Suicide

NewJersey.com reports: New Jersey is poised to become the eighth state to allow doctors to write a lethal prescription for terminally ill patients who want to end their lives. The state Assembly voted 41-33 with four abstentions Monday to pass the “Medical Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act.” Minutes later, the state Senate approved the bill 21-16. Gov. …

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