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Why The Militarized Police Response In Ferguson Should Matter To You And Your N.J. Town

Why The Militarized Police Response In Ferguson Should Matter To You And Your N.J. Town
BY MICHAEL HAYNE
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
OPINION/COMMENTARY

If you've been watching the 24-7 horror fest that is the news as of late, you may not be able to tell the difference between what's war-torn Gaza in Israel and what's a small Midwestern town in Missouri. The small town of Ferguson, Missouri got international focus after its local police responded to week long protests of the Michael Brown shooting as though it was Al-queda in the streets. Police shot of tear gas, rubber bullets, and rolled around in heavily-armored MRAVs (Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected Armored Vehicles) like they were marines seeking out brutally violent Taliban in Afghanistan. Worse yet, the police force employed Gestapo tactics when they brazenly (and unconstitutionally) placed two journalists under arrest who were charging their equipment in an area McDonalds.

 

This Sick Plan for Sick Leave Would Be Death Knell for N.J. Business

This Sick Plan for Sick Leave Would Be Death Knell for N.J. Business
BY JOE SINAGRA
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
OPINION/COMMENTARY

I’m still trying to figure out how State Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto (D-32) came up with a proposal for one hour of sick leave for e...

Jersey Shore at Risk?

Jersey Shore at Risk?
BY DOUG O'MALLEY
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Shocking news: President Obama just took a huge step towards allowing offshore drilling on the Atlantic coast for the first time in more than 30 years. ...

Christie’s New White House Strategy: Blame Public Workers For New Jersey’s Bad Economy

Christie’s New White House Strategy: Blame Public Workers For New Jersey’s Bad Economy
BY MICHAEL HAYNE
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
OPINION/COMMENTARY

Coming off the heels of a showdown with the Rock over improperly using the actor in his "No Pain No Gain" video, Christie didn't appear to miss a b...

New Jersey Hypocrisy at its Finest

New Jersey Hypocrisy at its Finest
BY JOE SINAGRA
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
OPINION/COMMENTARY

Isn’t it amazing how the Democrats are trying their hardest leaving no stone un-turned, all in order to implicate Governor Chris Christi...

6 Reasons NYT Endorsed Marijuana

6 Reasons NYT Endorsed Marijuana
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Congress essentially banned the use of marijuana in the United States with the Controlled Substances Act of 1970. The law was intended to prevent drug abuse, and to str...

Attempts to Keep New Jersey Pension System Solvent Threatens Retirees

Attempts to Keep New Jersey Pension System Solvent Threatens Retirees
BY SALVATORE PIZZURO
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
OPINION/COMMENTARY

It is evident from hearing from retired public pension recipients that the “freeze” on “Cost of Living Adjustments” (COLAs) will have an impa...

Leadership is not Chris Christie

Leadership is not Chris Christie
BY LOUIS GREENWALD
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
COMMENTARY

Leadership can include effectiveness, honesty and the ability to do the right thing, no matter the consequences.

It does not include panderin...

New Jersey ‘farm to table’ eating makes for a healthier state

New Jersey ‘farm to table’ eating makes for a healthier state
BY MICHELE S. BYERS
FOR NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
OPINION

The Garden State is living up to its name! Following a frigid winter and cool spring, crops like spinach, lettuce, asparagus and strawberries are rea...

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