ALEC Scraps Task Force Behind Support For Voter ID, ‘Stand Your Ground’ Laws Nationwide


The American Legislative Exchange Council — facing heavy pressure for backing voter ID and ‘Stand Your Ground’ laws — has announced it is eliminating the task force that deals with such issues, and will focus instead on economic matters. The group’s controversial stands on voting rights and self-defense have been the subject of recent stories by the Center for Public Integrity.

Reward Offered For Information On New Brunswick Shooting

NEW BRUNSWICK — Crime Stoppers of Middlesex County Inc. is offering cash rewards for anyone who anonymously provides information that leads to the arrest of a suspect in the fatal shooting of a New Brunswick man on April 16, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and Anthony A. Caputo, director of the New Brunswick Police Department, announced today.

Child Porn Sweep Nets More Than 2 Dozen In NJ

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HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa today announced the arrests associated with a large-scale child porn investigation dubbed Operation Watchdog. The three-month, multi-agency effort resulted in 27 men and one woman being charged with distribution and possession of child pornography.

Report Finds State Police In Compliance With Professional Standards

STATE — An Office of the State Comptroller (OSC) review released today found the New Jersey State Police is continuing to effectively handle allegations of trooper misconduct. The OSC review also identified a number of steps that can be taken to further improve state practices in this area, such as ensuring that the prosecution of trooper discipline cases and the impartial monitoring of those cases are not handled by the same office.