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Drone Bot Works Flys Into Bell

Holmdel, NJ: The 2015 DroneBot Works, drown and robot conference,  flys at Bell Works on September 17th. The latest in technology and innovations gathered along with several speakers. Homdel, NJ:—Experience the latest in drone and robot technology that the region has to offer. NJ Tech Council is hosting the DroneBots Works Conference at the former Bell Labs facility now being renovated by Bell Works on Thursday, September 17th . The drones and bots will be flying and roaming about the million…
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EPA Addresses Stormwater Concerns with DEP

Sierra Club , NJ: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has written to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) over their concerns with the proposed changes to the Flood Hazard Area Control Act rules. Their concerns have coincided with many of those of the Sierra Club. The EPA’s concerns include changes to pollution permits, stormwater discharges, anti-degradation requirements, Municipal Stormwater Plans, Category 1 streams and Special Protection Water Areas, and other requirements of the Clean Water Act. “This letter…
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Body Camera Directive for Police

  NEWARK via ACLU NJ:– The Statehouse today announced an initiative to equip the New Jersey State Police with body-worn cameras, and provided state funding to help municipal police departments purchase the cameras. “The use of body-worn cameras will bolster trust and better provide for the safety and protection of residents and officers alike," Christie said. The announcement included the release of a 24-page directive (PDF) to law enforcement from Attorney General John Hoffman that spells out policies and practices for…
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Rutgers University Spending up to $3 Million to Stop Next Cyber Attack

The identity of the hacker or hackers who crippled Rutgers University computer networks at least four times during the last school year is still a mystery. But Rutgers is spending big money to make sure cyber attackers don't knock the school offline again. The state university has hired three cyber security firms to help protect the school against another attack, according to Rutgers officials and documents obtained through the state's Open Public Records Act. The firms -- FishNet Security, Level…
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Criminal Copyright Infringement

A North Carolina man pleaded guilty today to reproducing and distributing without permission millions of infringing digital copies of copyrighted works, including copies of popular songs and albums before they were commercially available. Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, Attorney Dana J. Boente of the Eastern District of Virginia and Special Agent in Charge Clark E. Settles of Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations (ICE-HSI) in Washington, , made the announcement. Rocky P.…
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JUVENILE JUSTICE REFORM LEGISLATION SIGNED

Trenton, NJ: via ACLU: Landmark legislation, Senate Bill 2003 — passed by the Democratic Legislature and signed by the Republican governor — will make significant reforms in our juvenile justice system. Among other reforms, the law: Raises the minimum age for prosecuting a child as an adult from 14 to 15. Requires due process, including legal counsel, before a young person in a juvenile facility can be moved to an adult prison. Eliminates the use of solitary confinement as a…
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Virginia Tech Shooting Survivor Makes Case for Change at Safety Meeting

One survivor of the 2007 Virginia Tech University shooting can recall vivid images of the day she was hit by three bullets as a gunman methodically worked his way through her class. On Tuesday, Kristina Anderson, 28, of Washington, offered chilling details of that day and shared its lessons with about 450 law enforcement officers, rescue workers, and education officials gathered at Washington Township High School for the South Jersey School Safety and Security Conference. "Brace yourself," she recalled thinking…
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No More Utility Shut Off Awareness Campaign at Statehouse

Trenton, NJ. 8/13/2015: The New Jersey Service Workers handout a newspaper to passersby at the Trenton Statehouse Annex. They are raising awareness about Gas  & Electric Company shutoffs in homes that cannot afford to pay full rates as the US economy is widening  pay and loosing employment opportunities. NewJerseyStrong-com Photo / Stanley Brick (C)2015  
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