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John Montone

Radio Free Montone: Jersey City Cop Killer Was A THUG

Had I been reporting the story, I would not have mentioned his name there — by denying him what he craved most. In fact, when I returned to work Wednesday morning I took to referring to the cold-blooded cop killer as the THUG.

07/18/2014

Mourners gather outside the wake for Jersey City police officer Melvin Santiago on July 17, 2014. (Credit: Jim Smith/WCBS 880)

Wake Held For Jersey City Police Officer Melvin Santiago

During the service, Mayor Fulop promoted Santiago, who had been on the job since December, to the rank of detective and awarded him the Medal of Honor.

07/17/2014

Police and ambulances arrive on the scene outside a Jersey City Walgreens, where a police officer was killed in the line of duty July 13, 2014. (Credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Jersey City Cop In Trouble For Allegedly Posting False Claims About Gang Retaliation

A Jersey City police officer who authorities said was gunned down on Sunday will be posthumously promoted to detective, Mayor Steven Fulop said Wednesday.

07/16/2014

Police and ambulances arrive on the scene outside a Jersey City Walgreens, where a police officer was killed in the line of duty July 13, 2014. (Credit: Glenn Schuck/1010 WINS)

CBS 2: Gang Threat After Police Shootings Prompts Increased Patrols In Jersey City

Jersey City police have stepped up patrols following two police-involved shootings this week.

07/15/2014

Authorities investigating a police-involved shooting in Jersey City on July 15, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Prosecutors: Jersey City Police Shoot Man Who Attacked Cops With Fence Post

Two emergency services police officers were on patrol when they spotted a 25-year-old man carrying a six-foot long, wooden fence post with a sharpened end, authorities said.

07/15/2014

Top: The memorial for Lawrence Campbell is seen in Jersey City on July 14, 2014. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880) Bottom: The same space is seen on July 15, 2014. (credit: Glenn Schuck/1010 WINS)

Jersey City Removes Memorial For Man Who Gunned Down Rookie Cop

The memorial went up in the neighborhood where Campbell, 27, lived. It included candles, balloons and empty liquor bottles. A pair of white t-shirts were taped to a red brick wall, with handwritten messages on them including “thug in peace” and “see you on the other side.”

07/15/2014

A memorial for Lawrence Campbell is seen in Jersey City. Campbell was killed in a shootout with police after he fatally shot Officer Melvin Santiago. (Credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop: Memorial Honoring Cop Killer ‘Disgusting’

A temporary memorial was on display Monday in the neighborhood where Lawrence Campbell, 27, lived. It includes candles and balloons.

07/14/2014

(Credit: Clipart)

Police: Woman Killed In Jersey City Row House Fire

Three others in the single-family home were able to escape the flames at 296 Fifth Street.

07/11/2014

Gregory Schaffer

N.J. Man Convicted Of Luring Girl, 15, To Office For Sex

A federal jury in Brooklyn convicted a man Wednesday of luring a 15-year-old girl for sexual activity under the false pretense of offering her a job.

07/09/2014

Fireworks in Jersey City on Fourth of July, 2014 (Credit: Veronica Posse/Facebook)

Spectators Surprised At Liberty State Park Fireworks Display

It was like a fireworks ambush as thousands of people looking out toward the Statue of Liberty were suddenly surprised by fireworks much closer.

07/04/2014

PATH trains pulls into new WTC Platform A (Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

PATH Service Between Exchange Place, World Trade Center Stations Closed For Weekend Repairs

PATH service between Jersey City’s exchange place and World Trade Center stations is closed this weekend for repairs and upgrades needed to install a new safety system.

06/28/2014

Police lights (credit: ClipArt.com)

Cops: 3 Women Injured In Jersey City Housing Complex Shooting

Three women were shot early Sunday after two gunmen fired into a crowd outside a housing complex near Jersey City’s downtown, police said.

06/22/2014

Jersey City: Darren Talington Surveillance Video

CBS 2 Exclusive: Prosecutors Hope Video Will Solve April Murder In Jersey City

Prosecutors on Thursday hoped a surveillance video released exclusively to CBS 2 would help solve the murder of a man who tried to help a stranger in Jersey City back in April.

06/19/2014

St. Aloysius Elementary School students (Credit: CBS 2)

New Jersey Students Win Online Math Competition

A group of students at St. Aloysius Elementary School in Jersey City were celebrating Friday after they won a national online math competition, beating more than 6,000 schools.

06/06/2014

Jaden Thaxton (Facebook)

Teen Suspect Arrested In Shooting Of 5-Year-Old Jersey City Boy

The 16-year-old suspect, who has not been identified, has been charged with aggravated assault, possession of weapon by minors and other charges.

06/06/2014

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