The number of juveniles arrested for marijuana possession in 2016 was the lowest it had been in more than 30 years of record keeping by the FBI. The rate dropped 62% since 2001.
Criminology professor Michael Walker said one reason is peer pressure among police. “While you’re making your dopey marijuana arrest, I have to cover your post for you.”
Some visitors to AC were denied service at a restaurant on Pacific Avenue because they were African-American and the owner, “wasn’t serving Black people today,” according to the ladies. The owner, who wasn’t named in Lynda Cohen’s story, does not seem to have denied the allegation. He said the business was being evicted.
We have a census coming up, and the GAO has already said there’s a “high risk” of its failure. Now, I have no idea what that means, but it sounds bad. Anyway, the state is forming a 27-person committee to ensure an accurate count. The end.
For more feats of journalism from across your region, see below:
NJ LEGISLATORS OFFER PLAN TO REDUCE IMPACT OF MEDICAL DEBT–Measure would require providers to work out payment plans before turning bills over to collection agencies, better protect disabled patients www.njspotlight.com
From Murphy to motor vehicle workers: What these 40 people in state government earn–So how much does it pay to work for state government and state-funded colleges and authorities in New Jersey? www.nj.com
The 15 states that supplied N.J. with the most illegal guns this year–Since he took office, Gov. Phil Murphy's administration has taken an aggressive stance on gun control in New Jersey, reversing his predecessor's move to loosen concealed carry licensing and intervening in a nationwide legal controversy over 3D-printed firearms, among other measures. www.nj.com
Why N.J. students dominate the U.S. in learning foreign languages–Bonjour! Salaam! Ni hao! Guten tag! Namaste! Konnichiwa! Merhaba!If your child goes to a New Jersey school, chances are they will know the meaning of at least some of those words. www.nj.com
N.J couple in $400K dispute with homeless vet no-shows court hearing, may take 5th–The New Jersey couple embroiled in a legal dispute over $400,000 they raised for a homeless veteran no-showed a court hearing Wednesday and their attorney told a judge they want to invoke the 5th Amendment right against self-incrimination. www.nj.com