New Jersey Prisoners to be released to help slow the spread of Covid-19

March 17, 2021

The New Jersey Supreme Court has ruled that as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, some people who are currently in the state’s jails while awaiting trial will be released. The ruling, which came in early February 2021, is another reflecting New Jersey’s progressive stance on judicial reform. While the move by the NJ Supreme Court was actually a rejection of a proposal to release hundreds of people currently residing in the state’s jails while awaiting trial, the high court […]

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Passaic County pair charged in North Bergen armed robbery

December 20, 2016

Last month, two men were arrested and charged in a North Bergen, NJ robbery.  The men allegedly used a gun to threaten and rob a car salesman while negotiating for the purchase of the car.  The two men then attempted to evade the police but were subsequently detained. The suspects, Charles Umstead, 23, of North Haledon, and Wanya M. Gore, 21, of Paterson, were arrested and charged with robbery, conspiracy to commit armed robbery and obstructing a governmental function for […]

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