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Unconstitutional Punishment to Jail Homeless

Washington, DC: The Department of Justice filed a statement of interest today arguing that making it a crime for people who are homeless to sleep in public places, when there is insufficient shelter space in a city, unconstitutionally punishes them for being homeless.  The statement of interest was filed in federal district court in Idaho in Bell v. City of Boise et al., a case brought by homeless plaintiffs who were convicted under Boise ordinances that criminalize sleeping or camping in…
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New Jersey State Troopers to Wear Body Cameras

The New Jersey State Police will spend $ million to acquire 1,000 body cameras for troopers, Gov. Christie's office said Tuesday while also announcing new guidelines aimed at expanding disclosures about investigations of officers' use of force. While state police cruisers have had dashboard cameras for years, this will be the first time troopers will wear cameras. The equipment is expected to be rolled out during the next few months, with all troopers on patrol getting the gear by the…
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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…
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CSIS, Lawmakers Launch Cyber Task Force for Next President

The next president won’t take office for another 18 months, but there is already a task force to advise him or her on the critical job of improving the nation’s cybersecurity. The Center for Strategic and International Studies’ panel, comprising technical experts on each coast, plans to issue recommendations for executive action to the next president. The task force has bicameral and bipartisan backing: Its co-chairs are Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (), ranking member of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and…
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SEC Hunts Hackers Who Stole Corporate Emails to Trade Stocks

SEC Hunts Hackers Who Stole Corporate Emails to Trade Stocks. US securities regulators are investigating a group of hackers suspected of breaking into corporate email accounts to steal information to trade on, such as confidential details about mergers, according to people familiar with the matter. The Securities and Exchange Commission has asked at least eight listed companies to provide details of their data breaches, one of the people said. The unusual move by the agency reflects increasing concerns about cyber…
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DEFEND NEW JERSEY INFRASTRUCTURE FROM CYBERSECURITY THREATS

Trenton, NJ – Ensuring that the 21st century threats against New Jersey’s cyber and digital security are met with 21st century solutions and a coordinated, prepared response across government and with the private sector, Governor Chris Christie today signed Executive Order 178 creating the State’s first-ever New Jersey Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Cell (NJCCIC) within the Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness. “Cybersecurity is not just a national issue – it’s a local one that demands shared responsibility, collaboration, and constant vigilance across industries and sectors,…
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Boardwalks Beaches Gallery’s Eats Ready

Asbury Park, NJ: The boardwalk is open and shops at Historic Convention Hall are exhibiting contemporary and historic fine art, clothing, postcards, and a wide array of beach accessories at the Asbury Galleria. Wall Art lines the  gallery walls. Framed Canvas Giclee's are a premium find. Jewelry and even Asbury Park decals. Food and beverage businesses are also open and rated at above the average seacoast standard.
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