Friday, May 14, 2021

Tag: New Jersey

New Jersey becomes 13th state to legalize marijuana

The three bills were in response to more than two-thirds voter support of a ballot question regarding marijuana legalization.

Hoboken, New Jersey sues oil industry for climate impacts from its...

“We want to be compensated for the costs of climate damages both past, present and future.”

New Jersey becomes the first state to add the climate crisis...

“This generation of students will feel the effects of climate change more than any other, and it is critical that every student is provided an opportunity to study and understand the climate crisis.”

New Jersey will require building permits to consider climate change

“This is a big deal. For New Jersey to step to the forefront and say, ‘We’re going to look at future climate impacts, and that it’s going to be a driver of our decision-making’ — that’s exactly what all 50 states need to be doing.”

Former New Jersey police officer sentenced to federal prison after recording...

On Tuesday, Then was sentenced today to six months in prison for concealing the assault of an attempted suicide victim by another police officer at St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Paterson, New Jersey.

6th New Jersey police officer arrested in FBI corruption probe

Charged with conspiring to deprive individuals of civil rights under color of law, Daniel Pent faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a fine of $250,000.

New Jersey becomes first state to ban the use of wild...

"Today, I am proud to sign a law that will ensure that New Jersey will not allow wild and exotic animals to be exploited and cruelly treated within our state."

Former cop sentenced to prison for beating handcuffed man with flashlight

“This is an assault on a helpless man by a police officer,” the judge said at the sentencing. “This is a very serious offense indeed, from my point of view.”

Terrorizing the vulnerable

“We only want to live in peace, work, have a home, be a family.”

Former Chris Christie allies convicted in bridge scandal

Although federal prosecutors claim they do not possess enough evidence to convict Christie of a crime, critics of the New Jersey governor suspect Christie had initiated the Bridgegate scandal and used his subordinates to take the fall for him.

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What America can learn from China—Lessons from the pandemic

While the China model cannot be transplanted to the West, there’s a lot that America can learn from China.

What’s up with the herd?

The United States won’t achieve herd immunity because a significant portion of the herd is suffering from mad cow disease.

A pesticide linked to brain damage in children could finally be banned

A court has ruled that the EPA must ban the controversial pesticide chlorpyrifos—or prove its safety.

A leaking oil refinery on St. Croix gives Biden his first environmental justice test

Nearly 100,000 people have signed a petition calling for the closure of a controversial oil and gas facility that has sickened residents of the U.S. Virgin Island.

Sanders, Omar, and others introduce permanent universal school meals program

“No child in the richest country in the world should face hunger.”