“We simply don’t have the jail space to arrest everyone that’s underage drinking,” the Wildwood mayor said after a video went viral of two police officers punching a girl in the head.
Sincere question: What does it say about the law if so many people ignore it that it’s not feasible to enforce? And if you did enforce it, the local economy would maybe collapse?
Elsewhere in tourist economies, “Thousands of young people made their annual senior week pilgrimage to the Decatur Avenue beach,” and it was such a catastrophe you’d think they were going to call the National Guard.
“No one was injured, there was no property damage, and the police looked out for everyone’s welfare,” the Margate police chief told Nanette LoBiondo. “They issued citations and that’s what they are supposed to do when someone violates the law.”
I wonder if any of them will end up doing 15 months in jail before being acquitted.
For more news from across your region, see below:
BILL TO END BANKING OF SICK DAYS DRAWS ANGRY OUTCRY FROM PUBLIC-SECTOR UNIONS–Most New Jersey public workers would no longer be paid for future unused sick leave and would only be eligible to get $7,500 to pay for healthcare expenses after retirement under legislation that has begun moving through the Legislature, despite complaints from angry union leaders. www.njspotlight.com
80’s Star Thomas Dolby to Play Dante Hall–Thomas Dolby — musician, video director, author, and now a university professor — is set for a short U.S. tour in July and August 2018 with a show titled An Evening of Music and Storytelling With Thomas Dolby. acprimetime.com
BARTMAN-LIKE FAN INTERFERENCE ENDS SPIRIT RALLY, SETS UP TOWNSHIP’S WALK-OFF WIN AT DIAMOND CLASSIC–DEPTFORD — Most of the players on the Holy Spirit and Washington Township baseball teams were just toddlers when Steve Bartman became famous for being a Cubs fan who interfered with a fly ball down the left-field line on Oct. 14, 2003. That now-infamous play may have cost Chicago a chance at a World Series berth, and Holy Spirit players now know how Cubs left fielder Moises Alou felt — albeit on a much smaller and less dramatic level. glorydaysonline.com
When It Comes To Sniffing Out Explosives, Stockton Has Nation’s Top Dog–Stockton University had a lot of firsts in getting to the nation’s top dog in sniffing out explosives.
The Galloway Township university’s first K-9 officer and her partner were named 2018 National Explosives Detection Team Champions at the 2018 United States Police Canine Association National Detector Dog Trials held at the campus this week. breakingac.com