Heavy-handed police bring ‘Minority Report’ to life

By   /  April 18, 2014  /  Accountability, Arizona, Featured, Issues, law enforcement, National, National News, New Jersey, News, Power Abuse, State Government  /  No Comments

PRE-CRIME: With police targeting those who intend to commit crimes, is "pre-crime" going to be the next thing to make the leap from science-fiction to reality?

From coast-to-coast, police departments are starting to crack down on individuals considered “likely” to commit a crime, even if they have yet to do so.

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NJ Watchdog salutes reporter who runs outside the pack

By   /  April 15, 2014  /  New Jersey  /  No Comments


By Mark Lagerkvist | New Jersey Watchdog
New Jersey Watchdog offers a big wag of the tail in honor of David Neese, a feisty journalist not afraid to raise hell.
After 40-odd years as a reporter and editorial writer at The Trentonian, Neese joins the growing ranks of newspaper veterans who are out of work.
“I’m being eased out the [...]

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Judge gives NJ one last chance to keep ‘Doublegate’ secrets

By   /  April 14, 2014  /  Ethics, Fraud, New Jersey, News, Open Records, Pensions, Pensions, State Government  /  No Comments


A judge is giving the state’s Division of Criminal Justice one final chance to argue why an index of records from a hush-hush criminal investigation involving Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno should not be released to a New Jersey Watchdog reporter.

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Who pays for Christie’s trips? Watchdog sues NJ for records

By   /  April 11, 2014  /  2016 Presidential Primary, campaign fundraising, Ethics, New Jersey, News, Public records, State Government  /  No Comments

Christie in Delaware

By Mark Lagerkvist | New Jersey Watchdog
Who really pays for Gov. Chris Christie’s frequent trips away from New Jersey?
A New Jersey Watchdog reporter is suing the governor’s office in Mercer County Superior Court for records of third-parties who pay for the out-of-state trips taken by Christie and his senior staff.
“There is the public interest in [...]

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Consumer beware: Regulators ‘on steroids’

By   /  April 9, 2014  /  California, Congress, Federal Government, Federal Reserve, Minnesota, National, New Jersey, News, Texas, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

RIPPING REGULATORS: Jeb Hensarling, chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, says Dodd-Frank and its regulators are the problem, not the solution.

By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Financial regulations imposed after the 2008 Wall Street crash are backfiring on consumers and pose a “compliance nightmare” for lenders.

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