New Jerseyan gets 10 years in prison for sex trafficking in North Carolina

A Bergen County man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for engaging in sex trafficking, said federal prosecutors in North Carolina. The U.S. Attorney’s Office said in a news release that Mark Daniel Benavidez, 40, of Elmwood Park, New Jersey, also was ordered on Wednesday to pay $32,800 in restitution to his victims.Continue reading “New Jerseyan gets 10 years in prison for sex trafficking in North Carolina”

Capitol Police officer indicted for aiding attempted Trump coup d’état terrorist

A U.S. Capitol Police officer has been indicted on obstruction of justice charges after prosecutors say he helped to hide evidence of a terrorist’s involvement in January’s attempted coup d’état. Capitol Police Officer Michael Angelo Riley was charged Friday with trying to protect someone later accused of illegally entering the Capitol during the riot. Riley,Continue reading “Capitol Police officer indicted for aiding attempted Trump coup d’état terrorist”

John Deere workers go on strike

UAW John Deere members struck at midnight on October 14, after the company failed to present an agreement that met the members’ demands and needs prompted the largest private-sector walkout since 49,000 UAW members struck General Motors for forty-one days in 2019. “Our members at John Deere strike for the ability to earn a decentContinue reading “John Deere workers go on strike”

Non-COVID patients suffer as Delta & unvaccinated patients swamp hospitals

A Boy Went to a COVID-overwhelmed ER. He Waited for Hours. Then His Appendix Burst. by Jenny Deam | ProPublica What first struck Nathaniel Osborn when he and his wife took their son, Seth, to the emergency room this summer was how packed the waiting room was for a Wednesday at 1 p.m. The FloridaContinue reading “Non-COVID patients suffer as Delta & unvaccinated patients swamp hospitals”

President Bill Clinton recovering in hospital from infection

Former President Bill Clinton remained in a California hospital on Friday, where he was recovering from an infection three days after he was admitted. Clinton was admitted to the University of California Irvine Medical Center’s intensive care unit for a urinary tract infection that spread to his bloodstream, his doctors who said his ailment wasContinue reading “President Bill Clinton recovering in hospital from infection”

Murphy’s millions mix-up media, muddle message & misrepresent nemesis

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has raised a total of $57.4 million in the course of his two campaigns for governor, while in five races for public office, former Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli has raised a total of $19.2 million—almost 90 percent of that amount in the course for his gubernatorial candidacy—but since the GOP contenderContinue reading “Murphy’s millions mix-up media, muddle message & misrepresent nemesis”

Sgt. John Peck guides people back from a dark place after surviving his own

Retired Marine Sgt. John Peck lost both legs and both arms when he was hit by an improvised explosive device on patrol in Afghanistan in 2010. Coming home and facing life as a quadriplegic was hard, Peck said. But his lowest point emotionally stemmed from feelings of loneliness. He realized that, among a handful of otherContinue reading “Sgt. John Peck guides people back from a dark place after surviving his own”

America’s very wealthiest likely pay less in taxes than you do

The rich really are different from you and me: They’re better at dodging the tax collector. Amazon founder Jeff Bezos paid no income tax in 2007 and 2011. Tesla founder Elon Musk’s income tax bill was zero in 2018. And financier George Soros went three straight years without paying federal income tax, according to aContinue reading “America’s very wealthiest likely pay less in taxes than you do”

Police seek missing Roselle teenager

Authorities are asking the public for help to try and find Marvens Adolphe, a missing Union County teenager who was last seen by his family about a week ago. Roselle Police described 19-year-old Marvens Adolphe as 6-foot-2-inches tall, weighing 150 pounds, wearing a black sweater and black sweatpants. He was seen on Thursday, Oct. 7Continue reading “Police seek missing Roselle teenager”

CREW: Government should cut off contracts with Trump Organization

The Trump Organization should be suspended from all federal contracts and programs, according to a referral sent today by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, the Project on Government Oversight and government contracts expert Professor Steven L. Schooner, the Nash & Cibinic Professor of Government Procurement Law at The George Washington University’s Law School.Continue reading “CREW: Government should cut off contracts with Trump Organization”

Indictments says 5 fleeced AC casinos

Five people have been indicted for allegedly conspiring to steal a total of more than one million dollars from five Atlantic City casinos by presenting fraudulent bank checks in exchange for an equivalent amount of gaming chips. The Division of Criminal Justice Specialized Crimes Bureau obtained an Atlantic County grand jury indictment yesterday, Oct. 13,Continue reading “Indictments says 5 fleeced AC casinos”

Drug ring conspirator pleads guilty

A Bronx, New York, man today admitted participating in a conspiracy to distribute heroin and fentanyl from a drug mill in the Bronx to locations in New Jersey. Reimon Genao Rosario, 25, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Esther Salas in Newark federal court to an indictment charging him with one count of conspiracy toContinue reading “Drug ring conspirator pleads guilty”

New Yorker sentenced to 33 months in prison for illegal firearm possession

A Suffolk County, New York, man was sentenced today to 33 months in prison for illegally possessing a firearm, by Judge Kevin Charles McNulty of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. Keith Richter, a/k/a “Conan,” 62, of Bay Shore, New York, previously pleaded guilty to an information charging him withContinue reading “New Yorker sentenced to 33 months in prison for illegal firearm possession”

Study disputes view that Americans workers are insecure in their jobs

Contrary to the prevailing narrative that job insecurity is on the rise due to new “industry 4.0” technologies, jobs across the U.S. economy are more secure now than at any point in the past two decades, according to a new report from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), the leading think tank for science and technologyContinue reading “Study disputes view that Americans workers are insecure in their jobs”

The Taliban are committing cold-blooded executions in Afghanistan

Taliban forces unlawfully killed 13 ethnic Hazaras, including a 17-year-old girl, in Afghanistan’s Daykundi province after members of the security forces of the former government surrendered, a new investigation by Amnesty International has revealed. Another civilian, Fayaz, a newly-wed in his 20s, was also among those killed. The killings happened in Kahor village of KhidirContinue reading “The Taliban are committing cold-blooded executions in Afghanistan”

Senate Democrats revive push for long-shot voting rights legislation

Democrats are making a fresh push for voting rights legislation in the Senate, and if the filibuster guarantees it will go nowhere there’s a fair chance that the arcane legislative rule will be the casualty of this critical fight for democracy. Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont introduced the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act onContinue reading “Senate Democrats revive push for long-shot voting rights legislation”

Biden Is First President to Mark Indigenous Peoples Day

President Joe Biden on Friday issued the first-ever presidential proclamation of Indigenous Peoples Day, lending the most significant boost yet to efforts to refocus the federal holiday celebrating Christopher Columbus toward an appreciation of Native Americans. The day will be observed Oct. 11, along with Columbus Day, which is established by Congress. While Native AmericansContinue reading “Biden Is First President to Mark Indigenous Peoples Day”

New Jersey study leads to Nobel prize

In a study published in 1994, David Card of the University of California, Berkeley, looked at what happened to jobs at Burger King, KFC, Wendy’s and Roy Rogers when New Jersey raised its minimum wage from $4.25 to $5.05, using restaurants in bordering eastern Pennsylvania as the control — or comparison — group. Contrary toContinue reading “New Jersey study leads to Nobel prize”

Princess Blanding endorses Madelyn Hoffman for New Jersey governor

Princess Blanding endorsed the Green Party candidate for New Jersey governor, Madelyn Hoffman, one of three candidates vying for attention in the race besides incumbent Democrat Phil Murphy and Republican Jack Ciattarelli, a former state legislator. The Virginia gubernatorial candidate and Hoffman actually endorsed each other, but Murphy holds such a commanding lead that independentContinue reading “Princess Blanding endorses Madelyn Hoffman for New Jersey governor”

Senate Democrats criticizing inhumane treatment of Haitian migrants by US

United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) and 14 of their colleagues in sending a letter to Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas and Secretary of State Antony Blinken to express their disappointment over the United States’ inhumane treatment of Haitian migrants at the southern border andContinue reading “Senate Democrats criticizing inhumane treatment of Haitian migrants by US”