Tuesday, December 18, 2012
A gun buyback held at two locations in Camden this weekend nets more than 1,100 weapons.
Camden County residents turned in more than 1,100 guns at a buyback event held at two churches in Camden this weekend. At up to $250 per firearm, the two-day event put $156,000 into the pockets of county residents, according to Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa, who announced the buyback results at Camden Police Department's Federal Street headquarters Tuesday afternoon. "I am not suggesting that gun buybacks are some sort of magic solution to the complex and multi-faceted problem of violence in our society. But we have to keep forging ahead using all of the strategies at our disposal," Chiesa said. "And while we’re at it, we have to keep thinking about new strategies as well. Here in New Jersey, inaction is not an option." Chiesa …
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
A two-day gun buyback program for county residents, overseen by the state Attorney General's Office, will be held in Camden City.
In a city with a record number of homicides—most of them gun related—the state attorney general on Thursday announced a two-day program aimed at getting the weapons off the streets. During a press conference, Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa said a two-day gun buyback program will be held in Camden on Dec. 14 and 15. The state-led “Guns for Cash” event will take place at two Camden churches—Antioch Baptist Church at 690 Ferry Ave. and Higher Ground Temple at 203 Vine St. Between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. on those dates, Camden County residents can turn in up to three firearms of any type with no questions asked and receive up to $250 per weapon. Police officers will be stationed at the two churches to collect and secure the guns. The Attorney …
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
A new mobile app from the state Division of Consumer Affairs allows potential donors to research New Jersey charities via handheld devices.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
The state Office of the Attorney General submitted the following news release: With a free, new smart phone app, the Division of Consumer Affairs has made it easier than ever to “Investigate Before You Donate” and learn how your favorite charities actually spend the money you give. The division (on Tuesday, May 29) launched the free “Charity Lookup” application for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. Built without using taxpayer money, the app is designed to help users make better-informed decisions before they donate to charities. The app is updated weekly, with information from the division’s database on the financial records of 26,000 charities and nonprofits registered to solicit in New Jersey. “Savvy consumers do their research before …
Monday, April 23, 2012
The program, being held in Atlantic City, allows people wanted for non-violent offenses to turn themselves in at a neutral location.
On Wednesday, April 25, Fugitive Safe Surrender comes to a conclusion nationwide, and the final event is currently being held in Atlantic County. Fugitive Safe Surrender Southern New Jersey Region is a program that has allowed anyone with who has committed non-violent crimes or has been ticketed for disorderly conduct offenses to surrender of their own accord in exchange for reduced penalties, including reduced fines or probationary consequences in place of jail time. Those surrendering don’t have to be from New Jersey, but the offense has to have been committed in the state. The program continues on Tuesday and Wednesday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The national Fugitive Safe Surrender program was launched by the U.S. Marshals Service out of …