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Newark Police Cruiser (file/credit: Levon Putney/WCBS 880)

City Of Newark Reaches Settlement With Girl Who Was Detained For Recording Officers

The City of Newark has reached a settlement with a teenage girl who was handcuffed and detained for videotaping city police officers in an incident on a public bus back in 2010, according to the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey.

11/19/2012

Gavel (Credit: Clipart)

Officials: New NJ ID Standards Put On Hold Due To Court Motion

New Jersey officials have temporarily delayed plans to implement new federal standards for people seeking to obtain or renew driver licenses or non-driver ID’s.

05/05/2012

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Georgia Department of Corrections shows death row inmate Troy Davis. (AP Photo/Georgia Department of Corrections, File)

Georgia Death Row Inmate Troy Davis Executed; Supporters Claim Injustice

Groups around New York City, the country and the world spent the night Wednesday rallying to save the life of Georgia death row inmate Troy Davis. But in the end, the convicted killer was executed for the 1989 murder of a Savannah police officer.

09/22/2011

Graduation (file / credit: clipart.com)

School Board To Cover Religious Symbols At N.J. High School Graduation

The Neptune Township graduation will take place at the Ocean Grove Great Auditorium, but the school board has agreed to cover religious symbols and students and guests will enter through side and back doors to avoid a 20-foot cross on the building in the religious enclave.

05/26/2011

Police Headquarters - Newark, NJ - File Photo

Lawsuit: Newark Cops Illegally Detained High School Student

A lawsuit claims Newark police officers illegally handcuffed and detained a high school student who made a cell phone video of them responding to an incident on an NJT bus.

03/29/2011

Bronx classroom

ACLU Sues NJ Over Charter School Review Process

The ACLU and the Education Law Center said the state violated open records laws last year when it refused to disclose the identities of volunteers who helped assess applications for new charter schools.

03/05/2011

(File Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

NJ Town Must Pay ACLU Legal Fees In Prayer Dispute

The $11,200 that Point Pleasant Beach will pay out is much less than the nearly $38,000 in fees sought by the ACLU.

02/19/2011

Point Pleasant Beach City Council meeting (Photo/CBS 2)

Judge Voids NJ Town’s Policy On Council Prayers

Point Pleasant Beach will have to cease its practice of allowing individual borough council members to say a prayer before meetings, a judge ruled Friday.

12/17/2010

A full-body scanner is demonstrated by a woman at Fuhlsbuettel airport - Hamburg, Germany - Sep 27, 2010 - Photo: FABIAN BIMMER/AFP/Getty Images

Bill To Limit Full-Body Scan Use To Be Introduced

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is seeking to make it illegal for anyone to distribute or record the revealing images produced by full-body scanners at airports.

12/05/2010

Point Pleasant Beach City Council meeting (Photo/CBS 2)

ACLU Files Suit Against N.J. Town’s Council Prayer Policy

A small New Jersey town’s council is being accused of defying the separation between church and state by calling on its members to pray at every meeting.

11/30/2010

Police Headquarters - Newark, NJ - File Photo

A.C.L.U. Alleges Abuses At Newark Police Dept.

There are allegations of excessive force and improper arrests.

09/24/2010

A Newark Police Department cruiser. (Credit: CBS 2)

N.J. ACLU Petitions For Oversight Of Newark Police

The ACLU has filed a formal complaint with the federal government, saying the Newark Police Department has shown a pattern of excessive force and police brutality.

09/09/2010

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