Of Ghouls, Ghosts, and Vandalism

October 28, 2016 · by igniweb · in

Along with trick-or-treating, Halloween brings with it the not-always-appreciated tradition of egging and toilet papering homes and cars. While the rowdy kids who commit such acts often think of it as harmless fun, for homeowners it can be quite the nuisance. But is it criminal? According to New Jersey law, the act of throwing eggs […]

Man Arrested for Lewdness Over See-Through Bikini

October 19, 2016 · by igniweb · in

Some things are better left to the imagination. Case in point: A sunbather on Long Beach Island was arrested after beachgoers complained about his swimsuit made from plastic wrap. Stephen Wojciehowski of Stafford, NJ was taken into custody on suspicion of lewdness. On Sept. 28, police announced, “Based on the reported information, Stephen Wojciehowski spent […]

Will NJ Reinstate the Death Penalty?

October 12, 2016 · by igniweb · in

Legislators are grappling with whether or not to allow the death penalty for certain crimes. Last month, Assemblyman Ron Dancer (R-Ocean) announced plans to introduce a bill to restore capital punishment for murder convictions involving children, police, or corrections officers. It would also apply to terror suspects, he said. The announcement comes in the wake […]

NJ Could Be the First State to Ban Circus Elephants

October 10, 2016 · by igniweb · in

New Jersey lawmakers are moving forward with legislation that would make the state the first in the nation to ban the use of elephants in traveling circuses. The Senate Economic Growth Committee voted 3 to 2 to recommend passage of bill S2508, also known as Nosey’s Law. The bill is named after a 34-year-old elephant […]

NJ Could Expunge Weed Offenses Under Legalization Bill

October 7, 2016 · by igniweb · in

A new bill aims to legalize marijuana use in New Jersey. The bill would also allow individuals to potentially expunge marijuana offenses from their criminal records. The proposed law would treat marijuana sales similar to cigarettes or other tobacco products, making certain cannabis products available at convenience stores to persons over the age of 19. […]