Court ruling: New Jersey police must turn over dashcam video on request

Source: Wikipedia
The New Jersey Law Journal reports on dashcam ruling handed down 30 June 2016. It’s a win for justice and respectful police conduct:

New Jersey appeals court on June 30 ruled that police video recordings taken from dashboard cameras are documents that must be released under the state’s Open Public Records Act.

Hurrah! I’m happy with this news. NJLJ reports that court case was filed by “open-government activist John Paff.” Thanks for the great work, John.

USPS Job Fair in E. Orange for many locations 9/15 6-8pm

USPS job fairUSPS Job Fair in East Orange for many locations

East Orange, NJ
Tues 15 Sept 2015
44 City Hall Plaza
East Orange NJ

Jobs include (but aren’t limited to)
City and Rural Carriers
PSE Clerks
Mail Handler Assistants
Tractor Trailer Drivers
Auto Mechanics

Dress like you’re ready for work and arrive as early as you can!

Only people outside of New Jersey could like Christie

Christie’s Dream Is Dying. Time to Come Home, Governor ~ Moran in Star Ledger 08 Feb 2015*My friend Dee Dameron frames Christie’s betrayal of New Jersey residents so well:

What have you done for New Jerseyans lately? Absolutely nothing. There are 15,000 Hurricane Sandy families who remain without a home, 624 bridges that need to be repaired, property taxes are the highest in the nation, unemployment is still on the rise, education for children has been put to sleep, Bridgegate is still pending. These are just a few issues and concerns. there are countless. Yes, its time for you to come home and do your job which you were elected to do and put the people first…not your fantasy to become president. read more

What does ‘State of Emergency’ mean in New Jersey?

State of Emergency-FreeholdWhat does ‘State of Emergency’ mean in New Jersey?

Gov. Chris Christie declared a State of Emergency in New Jersey Monday ahead of the snowstorm. According to the state Office of Emergency Management, the governor’s declaration “empowers the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management (NJOEM) to act on behalf of the Governor to employ the resources and assets of State, local and private agencies to provide immediate assistance to localities.”

A common misconception about a state of emergency is that civilians are not allowed to travel on the roads during the declaration. According to the NJOEM, “the Governor’s declaration does not normally restrict citizen movements or activities. The State may limit access to affected areas due to concerns for public safety but will notify the public of these restrictions.” read more

Can you legally record a conversation in New Jersey?

phonerecordingYou can legally record both phone and in-person conversations in New Jersey as long as one of the people in that conversation agrees to the recording of it – and it’s fine if the one person is you. State law makes the phone recording legal; and federal law makes the in-person conversation recordings legal. If you need guidance for your state, check the Digital Media Law Project website.

Digital Media Law Project tells us that New Jersey is a “one-party consent” law state as regards the recording of both phone and in-person conversations: read more

Snow shoveling work at Meadowlands for winter 2014–Interviews Mon 11/24 @ Masonic Temple Paterson

snow shoveling at MetLife Stadium

METLIFE STADIUM SNOW REMOVAL (occasional, on demand work)
Compensation: $10-14 per hour
Interviews Mon 24 Nov 2014 6-9PM at Masonic Temple, Paterson NJ

Job Description:
Snow removal employees needed to work after all major snow events at MetLife Stadium during the winter season between NOVEMBER 2014 and JANUARY 2015.

Snow Removal is physically demanding and may take place in cold, wet and miserable conditions, including, but not limited to snow storm events. Ideal candidate must be physically fit, have the proper clothing to stay dry and be able to work for an extensive period of time. Lunch Breaks and Warm Up Breaks will be provided in Indoor Stadium Box Areas between work sessions. Successful candidate must also be a self- starter and be committed to safety at all times. Please visit our website and watch “what to expect while shoveling” read more

Bob Braun explores relationship between Christie and NJ violence

Screaming ChristieLots of things Bob Braun says are way too important to only be seen on Facebook. Like his thoughts on the relationship between Christie’s ranting/abuse and youth shootings motivated by a desire for “respect”:

If the governor of the state can suggest that someone should “take a bat” to a woman, why should we be surprised that a child shoots people because they “disrespected” him?

We live in a state in which the governor prides himself in bullying, misogynistic behavior, someone who shows his displeasure with threatening gestures and who refuses to defend gun restrictions in court. We live in a state whose voters re-elected this bully and elected as US senator a man who, as Newark mayor, laid off cops and presided over the worst carnage in almost a decade. We live in a state where the busiest interstate crossing can be held for political ransom despite the threat to public safety. read more

Time calls Christie the “Elephant In the Room”

Christie made a big stink when Barbara Buono said New Jersey didn’t want to see Christie frolicking on the beach, claiming his opponent’s comment was an oblique reference to his weight. Is the big man going to cry “foul” to Time magazine now, which boldly portrays Christie on its current cover along with caption, “The Elephant In the Room”?

Time defends its cover choice on its blog.


  • Comment on NBC’s Facebook page and they might read your comment on Today in New York.
  • Take a poll at Huffington Post: is this in poor taste or “What’s the problem?”.
  • read more

    Attend info session for NJ’s non-violent fugitive Safe Surrender program

    Fugitive_Surrender foto imgTwo information sessions for November’s Fugitive Safe Surrender program are being held 6:30-8:30pm on Thursday, Oct. 17 in Hackensack and Tuesday, Oct. 22 in Paterson, NJ. Faith workers, community and re-entry advocates, criminal justice students and attorney volunteers will want to attend a session to learn directly from experts handling the program, what it can do for non-violent offender law fugitives. Volunteer needs and opportunities will also be discussed. Law and criminal justice student volunteers will gain valuable insights into the legal system and CE credits will be issued to attorney volunteers. read more

    Extension on registrations, inspections & licenses for NJ drivers

    MVC Chairman and Chief Administrator Raymond P. Martinez issued Administrative Order 2012-03 authorizing a 30-day extension for all driver’s licenses, vehicle registrations and inspections due to expire on Oct. 31. Martinez also authorized Administrative Order 2012-04, which waives International Registration Plan (IRP) and International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) requirements during a state of emergency declared by the Governor of New Jersey. This temporary waiver will aid commercial motor carriers in delivering essential services and emergency relief supplies in a timely matter to areas that may be affected by Hurricane Sandy. read more

    New Jersey County Clerks

    A more extensive list containing both County Clerk and Board of Election contact information, including fax numbers, is available here.

    Atlantic County Clerk
    5901 Main Street
    CN 2005
    Mays Landing, NJ 08330
    Bergen County Clerk
    One Bergen County Plaza
    Hackensack, NJ 07601
    Burlington County Clerk
    49 Rancocas Road
    Mount Holly, NJ 08060
    Camden County Clerk
    2015 The Mall at Voorhees Town Center, 2nd Floor
    Voorhees, NJ 08043
    Cape May County Clerk
    7 North Main Street
    DN 109
    Cape May Court House, NJ 08210-3096
    Cumberland County Clerk
    Court House Building
    60 West Broad Street
    Bridgeton, NJ 08302
    Essex County Clerk
    Hall of Records
    465 Martin Luther King Blvd.
    Newark, NJ 07102
    Gloucester County Clerk
    Court House
    P.O. Box 129
    Woodbury, NJ 08096
    Hudson County Clerk
    257 Cornelison Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ 07302
    Hunterdon County Clerk
    Hall of Records
    71 Main Street
    Flemington, NJ 08822
    Mercer County Clerk
    100 Court House Annex
    209 South Broad Street, P.O. Box 8068
    Trenton, NJ 08650
    Middlesex County Clerk
    P.O. Box 1110
    New Brunswick, NJ08903-1110
    Monmouth County Clerk
    33 Mechanic Street
    Freehold, NJ 07728
    Morris County Clerk
    Administration & Records Building
    P.O. Box 315
    Morristown, NJ 07963-0315
    Ocean County Clerk
    P.O. Box 2191
    Toms River, NJ 08754
    Passaic County Clerk
    401 Grand Street, Room 130
    Paterson, NJ 07505
    Salem County Clerk
    P.O. Box 18
    92 Market Street
    Salem, NJ 08079
    Somerset County Clerk
    P.O. Box 3000
    20 Grove Street
    Somerville, NJ 08876
    Sussex County Clerk
    Sussex County Clerk’s Office
    83 Spring Street, Suite 304
    Newton, NJ 07860
    Union County Clerk
    2 Broad Street
    Elizabeth, NJ 07207
    Warren County Clerk
    413 Second Street
    Belvidere, NJ 07823

    Christie Declares War On the Poor

    I can’t really add anything to this succinctly phrased statement by William Colon. He lays out for easy review, the drastic funding cuts Christie has enacted, which strike blow after blow to the most vulnerable of our state.

    (Read article in Spanish)

    Christie’s War On The Poor

    Written by William Colon, executive director of the Latino Institute, Inc. and a contributing writer for the Hall Institute of Public Policy.

    “We had a ‘war on poverty’ once, and we lost it, and since poverty is still here, let’s eliminate the poor amongst us.” read more