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NJ AG Investigating Anti-competitive GOOGLE Conduct

New Jersey Strong news - Trenton, NJ: NJ AG reports Today it was announced that a bipartisan group of attorneys general, including New Jersey, have opened a multi-state investigation into allegations of anti-competitive conduct by Google in the market for internet advertising. New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal issued the following statement about the investigation: “Technology companies like Google exert incredible influence and power over our daily lives. Whether it's checking the news, preparing a report for work, or even planning the details of a family vacation, we rely on big tech for information, and they use our usage behavior to monetize their businesses. How they acquire and exert their power and influence on our behaviors should be subject…
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NJ Gov Murphy Outraged Over Attorney General Mock – Top Local Radio Hosts Removed from Air

Trenton, NJ: Governor Phil Murphy states, “I’m outraged by the abhorrent and xenophobic comments made earlier today mocking Attorney General Gurbir Grewal on “The Dennis & Judi Show” on New Jersey Hate speech has no place in New Jersey, and it does not belong on our airwaves. Station management must now hold the hosts accountable for these intolerant and racist comments.” Pictured is NJ Gov Phil Murphy (L) and Attorney General Gurbir Grewal (C) during the Grewal swearing in ceremony. The radio station released the follow: New Jersey has taken its mid-day hosts, Dennis Malloy and Judi Franco, off the air until further notice in light of comments about state Attorney General Gurbir Grewal made during Wednesday’s show. “We are aware…
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U.S. and New Jersey Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Honor of the Victims of the Mass Shooting at the Capital Gazette

TRENTON - Governor Phil Murphy has ordered that the and New Jersey flags be flown at half-staff at all state buildings and facilities on Tuesday, July 10, 2018. The flags will be lowered in memory of the five victims of the recent mass shooting at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland. “New Jersey mourns the loss of the five brave reporters and editors who lost their lives in the senseless mass shooting at the Capital Gazette," said Governor Murphy. “Freedom of the press is a cornerstone of our democracy – and any attack on members of the media is an attack on us all. Our condolences are with the Capital Gazette and the loved ones of those lost during this difficult time.”
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Beach Disaster – Visitor Charged with Aggravated Assault by Spitting Bodily Fluids at / on a Police Officer, Disorderly Conduct, Resisting Arrest, Obstruction and Minor in Possession of Alcohol

Wildwood, NJ: via facebook - This City of Wildwood Police Department has received reports of a video on various social media sources, regarding an incident that occurred on the Wildwood beach yesterday afternoon, with our officers. An Internal Affairs Investigation was immediately initiated into this matter and the involved officers have been reassigned to administrative duty pending the outcome of a full and thorough investigation. Chief Regalbuto stated that while he finds this video to be alarming, he does not want to rush to any judgement until having the final results of the investigation. Emily Weinman, W/F, 20 years old of Philadelphia was charged with Aggravated Assault on a Police Officer (2 Counts), Aggravated Assault by Spitting Bodily Fluids at/on a…
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1st Amendment Audits – NEW JERSEY STATE POLICE claim the First Amendment doesn’t apply outside the Richard Hughes Justice building to CITIZEN JOURNALIST

Trenton, NJ: - New Jersey Police SGT D. KOLESAR claims the First Amendment doesn't apply outside the Richard Hughes Justice building to a Citizen Journalist who posts reports on his case. Video by Total Control 871  Youtube Channel.
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9 CNBC TV News Media Activists Arrested by Airport Security for “Fake Bomb” Terrorism

Newark, NJ: 9 CNBC television crew members were arrested by authorities following an  attempted to bring a roller bag through security containing a motor, pipes and wires -- "all indicators of an improvised explosive device" -- while other members covertly recorded the encounter. Port Authority officials stated - the discovery of the fake bomb by Transportation Security Administration personnel caused large numbers of Port Authority police officers to be pulled away from security duties "to deal with a threat that was, simply, made up." Share More - 
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Strong Heroin Epidemic Awareness Obituary

New Jersey Strong - Hamilton Headlines Hamilton Township – Mercer, A Capitol County, NJ: Andrew S Oswald – September 10, 1993 – January 27, 2017 ;Conquering Addictions On January 27, 2017 Our beautiful son, Andrew, died from an overdose of heroin. He was 23 years old. We want to share his story in the hope that lives may be saved and his death will not be in vain. Addiction is a mental illness. No one plans to be an addict. As a child, Andrew was a treasure and was loved deeply, with so much promise and yet he still died from an overdose. Addiction does not discriminate. Using heroin once is all that it takes to get hooked; from then…
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Law Barring First Amendment Rights May Violate Governor Chris Christie putting a John Hancock on a Book Deal

Trenton, NJ: New Jersey law says a sitting governor is barred from receiving ... "any compensation, salary, honorarium, fee, or other form of income from any source, other than the compensation paid or reimbursed to him by the State for the performance of official duties." Share more:    
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Lighter Fluid Free, First Place Trenton Cops Win “Battle of the Blue” Cooking Contest at Mrs. G

Lawrenceville, NJ: Trenton Cops BBQ team wins the first annual "Battle of the Blue" barbecue cookout at Mrs. G on US1 in Lawrencevill 9/24/2016. New Jersey Strong tasteful Cooking Safe Tips, Cops Smoking BBQs, Debbie Schaeffer of Mrs. G, and Bill Spadia of NJ radio. View video:   Tips on Taste - MRS G slow cooking with BBQ. View Video: 
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What is Suspicious Activity?

Suspicious activity is any observed behavior that could indicate terrorism or terrorism-related crime. This includes, but is not limited to: Unusual items or situations: A vehicle is parked in an odd location, a package/luggage is unattended, a window/door is open that is usually closed, or other out-of-the-ordinary situations occur. Eliciting information: A person questions individuals at a level beyond curiosity about a building’s purpose, operations, security procedures and/or personnel, shift changes, etc. Observation/surveillance: Someone pays unusual attention to facilities or buildings beyond a casual or professional interest. This includes extended loitering without explanation (particularly in concealed locations); unusual, repeated, and/or prolonged observation of a building (, with binoculars or video camera); taking notes or measurements; counting paces; sketching floor plans,…
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CONFUSION, ANGER WHILE STILL REBUILDING AFTER SANDY

via NJNewsCommon .org : CONFUSION, ANGER WHILE STILL REBUILDING AFTER SANDY Today marks three years since Hurricane Sandy sent houses careening into the Jersey shore and caused billions of dollars in damage to the northeast. Catherine Galioto of Micromedia Publications says FEMA estimated that more than 37,000 primary residences in New Jersey were destroyed or damaged. Three years later, those who have already started to rebuild are grappling with new regulations that may be complicating the recovery process.
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Media Station cautions staff: ‘Don’t go live’ if unsafe

In the wake of the horrific murders of a Virginia TV reporter and her cameraman that played out on live television, on-air reporters at one Boston station are being told to go straight to police headquarters if they feel like a broadcast may turn violent, according to one veteran journalist…. Share More:  graphic via facebook
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Could Twitter Stop the Next Terrorist Attack?

Social media giants including Twitter, Yahoo, Facebook and Google are pushing back against Senate legislation that would require them to alert federal authorities of any terrorist activity, according to industry and government officials. In private meetings on Capitol Hill, industry officials have told lawmakers and congressional staff that they already ban grisly content like beheadings and alert law enforcement if they suspect someone might get hurt, as soon as they are aware of a threat. But tech officials also said they worry that the proposed legislation is too broad and would potentially put companies on the hook legally if they miss a tweet, video or blog that hints of an attack. They said the result would probably be a deluge…
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NJ Transit to Buy Train Cameras Recommended by Federal Safety Board

NJ Transit's board will vote on a $7 million contract Wednesday to install inward facing cameras in locomotives and rail cars with engineer's cabs. Inward facing cameras have been recommended by the National Transportation Safety Board after several train crashes, including the fatal May 12 Amtrak derailment outside Philadelphia that killed 8 passengers and injured 200. NJ Transit started the process to buy the cameras earlier this year, prior to the Amtrak crash, said Jennifer Nelson, an NJ Transit spokeswoman. NJ Transit already has outward facing cameras on dual power, electric locomotives and multi-level cab cars. This purchase would also equip the remainder of the fleet with outward facing cameras, Nelson said. The new inward cameras would face crews operating…
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