PRESS RELEASE: The NJ Libertarian Party Remains Committed to Protecting the Natural Right to Self Defense
- Written by Michael Manieri
- Category: Press Releases
New Jersey Libertarian Party
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The NJ Libertarian Party Remains Committed to Protecting the Natural Right to Self Defense
New Jersey – May 23, 2022:
On Saturday, May 14, 2022, the lives of ten innocent people were senselessly taken and we join the nation in mourning this unimaginable loss. In the wake of this tragedy, we must remain committed to protecting the natural rights of citizens to own firearms to protect themselves and their loved ones. In New York and New Jersey alike, police departments have significant discretion in denying people carry permits. Since, as the Supreme Court has ruled, police officers have no duty to protect citizens, innocent people are often left without any means to protect themselves against violent individuals. No one else should have to die before the state stops violating citizens’ natural rights to self-preservation by repealing gun laws.
Libertarians for Transparent Government Win NJ Supreme Court Case
- Written by John Paff
- Category: Open Government Advocacy Project
On Monday, March 7, 2022, the New Jersey Supreme Court held that settlement agreements that resolve disciplinary charges against public employees, redacted as necessary, are disclosable under the state's Open Public Records Act (OPRA). The case is Libertarians for Transparent Government v. Cumberland County. I have already used the newly minted ruling to dislodge a previously-denied separation agreement involving a Somerset County police sergeant.
NJLP Police Accountability Project files IA Complaint Against State Police
- Written by Webmaster
- Category: Police Accountability Project
On February 7, 2022, I filed the following Internal Affairs complaint against three New Jersey State Police Detectives.
New Jersey State Police
Office of Professional Standards
Intake and Adjudication Bureau
P.O. Box 7068
West Trenton, NJ 08628-0068
Dear Sir or Madam:
Please accept this e-mail as my complaint against Detective Carlos Estevez and, to a lesser degree, Detective Sergeant James Sansone and Detective Kartik Birudaraju. The facts related to the February 20, 2016 stop of Jeffrey Van Queen are set out in a February 7, 2022 Appellate Division decision, which is on-line here. The motor vehicle stop led to Van Queen’s arrest and ultimate plea to a weapons offense which caused him to be sentenced to seven years in prison with a three and one-half year parole disqualifier.