Tag: New Jersey

Police Officer Shoots Unarmed Black Man in Front of His Two Children

Black Lives Matter protesters and a man’s loved ones are looking for answers after an unidentified female police officer shot an unarmed Black man in the abdomen on Saturday night.The mansurvived the shooting and was in critical condition over the weekend. According to the victim’s girlfriend, Tasha Wade, the officer…

NJ Transit Settles $3.65 Million Discrimination Suit

NJ Transit recently settled a $3.65 million racial discrimination lawsuit with seven former African American employees, who cited racial insults from supervisors as the cause for legal action. In January 2014, accusations surfaced after a supervisor, no longer employed by the agency, put a makeshift noose around an employee’s neck…

Court Rules Being Gay Not a Disorder

A New Jersey judge last month handed down a landmark decision that marked the first time a U.S. court found that homosexuality is not a disease or disorder. A jury in New Jersey last summer reached a unanimous verdict finding that a firm that promised to convert young gay men…

Cop’s Racist Tirade Against Latinos Stirs Community

By Sheryl Estrada Photos of Jasmine Vidal and her boyfriend taken from the cellphone video of their encounter with Sgt. Roy Bordamonte. A cellphone video recording a police sergeant hurling racial insults at Latino teens has surfaced, causing protests and a petition to get him fired. In September, Jasmine Vidal…