The child porn sweep, dubbed Operation Ever Vigilant, began three months ago with a focus on uncovering the distribution of videos and other illegal materials.
New Jersey State Police announced this morning that 25 arrests were made with the suspects ranging in age from 17 to 66 years old in 11 counties.
The victim's range in age from toddlers to 10-year-olds, according to the officials.
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Watch:The video was uploaded Tuesday with this description: "Marijuana activist Ed 'NJWeedman' Forchion was arrested in Evesham and charged with possession for have two pills of marijuana in a prescription bottle. This is the video he took of his arrest and shared on social media sites afterwards." The Burlington County Times confirms the arrest.
CBS Philly reports that a 4-year-old child in Toms River, N.J., "grabbed a .22 caliber rifle from inside a home" and took it out to the yard, where the gun fired—investigators don't know if the trigger was pulled, or the discharge an accident—striking a 6-year-old, who was last reported in stable condition. 6ABC adds that the older child was reportedly shot in the head.The incident comes a couple of days after a Tennessee incident, in which another 4-year-old grabbed a loaded gun on a bed—a deputy was showing off his gun collection to friends at a barbecue—and shot the deputy's
This can't be good for the troubled Atlantic City resort: NBC 10 reports two people—a 56-year-old man and a 21-year-old woman—were found dead over the weekend in a seventh-floor hotel room at the Revel Resort. Both are New Jersey residents; officials say it's too early to determine if the deaths are suspicious. The Revel, of course, filed for bankruptcy last month, less than a year after it opened.
The Inquirer dives into Steven Goff's surprise confession this week that he murdered 15-year-old Frederick Hart, of Galloway Township, N.J. in 1990."I did the crime and I'm prepared to do . . . whatever I gotta do," Goff said at his first court appearance before Atlantic County Superior Court Judge Michael A. Donio in Mays Landing."I was prepared to enter a guilty plea right here and now," Goff said.The judge interrupted, "Whoa, let's back up . . ." advising Goff he had been charged - not yet indicted - and was entitled to a lawyer.Note: There's almost no judge in
NBC Philadelphia reports today's news that 25 New Jersey men have been arrested on child porn charges.Only five of the men had "direct contact" with children, officials said.
An estimated 2,500 people turned out for the funeral Saturday of Autumn Pasquale, the young girl who was killed last week two days before her 13th birthday. Two brothers, ages 15 and 17, are accused of the murder—prosecutors say they invited her to exchange bicycle parts. On Saturday, many mourners wore blue-and-gold T-shirts with the emblem: "Autumn Pasquale: Forever in Our Hearts." Monsignor Michael T. Mannion told mourners. "Let her spirit and her soul connect with yours. There are so many ways that you can guarantee that this little girl didn't die in vain." [Philly.com]
Rock and roll is dead. Instead of going on drug-fueled, late-night tours of America's shithole after hours joints and throwing televisions through hotel windows, today's musicians are hospitalized for exhaustion and make promotional appearances at department stores in incredibly remote locations because the Internet tells them to. But, in this bleak, post-apocalyptic musical landscape, one man stands for all that once was. He stands alone in his fight against the mainstream, autotune, Radio Disney, wussification (h/t: Ed Rendell) of American rock music. His name is Ronnie Radke and he's the 28-year-old frontman of the the post-hardcore band Falling in Reverse