Animal fighting crimes, N.J.S.A. 4:22-24

NEWARK—The nj dot com headline declares, 2 charged in massive cockfighting bust in Newark. Whoever wrote it has an…interesting…sense of humor. Additionally, this certainly reveals what was on the author’s mind. Interestingly, the news item indicates the content comes from a government issued press release. Furthermore, I wonder how much keyword research went into this headline. Read more

Animal Cruelty, N.J.S.A. 4:22-17

animal cruelty, inflicting unnecessary cruelty on a living creature, needlessly killing a living creature, N.J.S.A. 4:22-17, New Jersey, NJ, Criminal Defense, Lawyer, Attorney, Mount Laurel, dog, cat, Gloucester County, Cumberland County, Salem County, Camden County, Burlington County, Atlantic County, Ocean County, Monmouth County, Mercer County, Union County, Essex County, Hudson CountyNew Jersey takes the SPCA seriously. Indeed, state law makes SPCA humane law enforcement officers similar to police. First, they issue summons and make arrests. Additionally, they investigate any alleged act of animal cruelty. Furthermore, they enforce all laws for the protection of animals. Remarkably, they may possess, carry, or use a firearm while on duty or on call. I wonder how New Jersey Attorney General Law Enforcement Directive 2006-5 applies to SPCA officers. Like most New Jerseyans, however, bail bondsmen cannot get a permit to carry here. Before January 1, 2017, bail bondsmen routinely entered situations without firearms to recover ostensibly dangerous fugitives. Read more