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A New Jersey high school basketball coach was assaulted Tuesday night, allegedly by his own players.

It happened around 9 p.m. outside Malcolm X. Shabazz High School on Johnson Avenue in Newark.

Authorities say a school official provided police with a social media post of the school employee, a JV coach, being assaulted by members of the basketball team.

The officers reportedly observed four members of the team assaulting the victim after they exited a bus upon returning from a basketball game in Livingston.

Sources say the coach tried to stop his players from picking on another student, but the bullies turned on the coach instead.

“Our detectives are investigating this incident to identify and to appropriately charge those individuals involved,” Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose said. “Because high school students are typically juveniles, the names of the suspects will not be released. But those found to have participated in this senseless act of violence will face criminal charges.”

All of the students involved in the incident have been suspended from the school.

The victim declined medical attention.

“I spoke to the superintendent, principal, coaches and team,” Newark Mayor Ras Baraka said. “The actions of these students will not be tolerated, and they don’t represent the majority of the school. The school and team have many great kids, who go on to college and do great things, and we’re proud of them. We support the superintendent and principal and will do whatever we can to make the rest of the year successful.”

The video was shared across social media throughout the entire student body and most said they were embarrassed by the behavior shown in the video.

“It’s kind of embarrassing,” student Nashawn Holmes said. “We should be getting seen for better things like our community, our teams.”

Parents and students say the troublemakers should get what they deserve. While many students say the melee is shameful, they admit that other similar incidents have taken place after the kids walk away from the school.

Sunday, September 17, marks three years since former Columbia High School (CHS) teacher Nicole Dufault was arrested for allegedly having sex with at least six CHS students, most of them age 16 or younger.

But don’t expect the case to be resolved anytime soon, according to her lawyer.

Attorney Timothy Smith, who has represented Dufault since she was taken into custody on Sept. 17, 2014, said a trial date that had originally been scheduled for this coming Monday has been postponed.

“This is not your usual case, you cannot set the deadlines,” Smith said recently by phone, adding that it will be delayed “until we get the remaining discovery. (The judge) had to put the date off because the case wasn’t ready.”

Dufault, a veteran language arts teacher at the school and the mother of two, has been accused of the unlawful sexual acts spanning several months back in 2013 and 2014.

Investigators have revealed that video exists of at least some of the acts, which occurred on campus and in a parked car.

Dufault, 35 at the time of her arrest, has been out on $500,000 bail since late 2014 and is facing 40 counts of aggravated sexual assault and endangering the welfare of children.

Smith has said prosecutors offered a 15-year plea deal, but she has refused. He has maintained all along that Dufault suffers from frontal lobe issues that affected her judgement and made her vulnerable to the students’ advances and demands.

A woman Kathleen Ayala, 30, is accused of using a nail clipper to stab her husband has been charged with murder, authorities announced Tuesday.

She also faces weapons charges stemming from the attack that occurred early Sunday at a mobile home complex in Millville, New Jersey.

Ayala and Axel Torres, 35, were arguing in their trailer when the dispute turned physical, according to the Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office.

A New Jersey mother was charged after she admitted giving unprescribed medications to her 11-year-old daughter, who was found dead in her apartment Monday, court documents show.

Shay Mooney, 34, was charged with child endangerment after police responded to a call of a deceased child and found Mooney’s daughter unresponsive next to a bottle of prescription drugs, according to an affidavit of probable cause.

Mooney told police that her daughter suffered from a medical condition causing pain, but that she had not been prescribed medication by physicians due to her age, the affidavit said.
Mooney was allegedly prescribed the pills and had been giving her daughter the drugs for several months.

One of the medications, Seroquel, is an antidepressant that is used to manage pain.

Both she and the 11-year-old suffer from an unspecified medical condition that causes pain, but doctors refused to prescribe the minor with pain medication, the mother told police.

Officers reporting to the scene described the family’s apartment as being ‘in serious disarray’ with medications, pill bottles and syringes all over.

A fairly worrisome video has been shared with the Free Thought Project this week purporting to show a man being arrested after police stopped him for riding a bike without a bell.

The video, posted to Facebook by user A Dot Norwood, shows officers from the Seaside Heights police department temporarily detaining a man who was riding his bike.

In the first brief video, the officers appear to stop the man and then let him go. However, in the second video, we see them stopping him again.

According to Norwood and the man being arrested, police stopped him for riding his bike without a bell on it. As the video shows, however, police quickly escalated charges as the man became agitated after he was stopped for such a ridiculous reason.

Within just a few seconds, the police officers are telling the man that he will be arrested for obstruction of justice because he is upset that he is currently facing harassment for lack of a bell on his bike.

“Under arrest for what?” the man asks.

To which the police reply, “obstruction.”

“Obstruction of what?” the man asks, “You’re telling me I need a bell on my bike.”

“That’s illegal,” says the officer. Moments later, police move in and place the man in handcuffs

“You see this, right?” the man asks Norwood. “They’re arresting me for not having a bell on my bike.”

If everything the arrested man said was true, police were indeed just doing their jobs. According to the ridiculous New Jersey state law, bikes have to have a bell.

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Court officials said 58-year-old Alexander Goldinsky, of Randolph, was sentenced to two years of probation and 14 hours of community service. In addition, Goldinsky paid restitution in the amount of $563.48 to an insurance company. The sentence came after Goldinsky pleaded guilty in August to third-degree insurance fraud, admitting he filed a false insurance claim for injuries he said he sustained at a business located in Woodbridge, New Jersey.

A New Jersey man Vernon resident, Richard Decker, 31, has been jailed pending trial for attempting to solicit animals from local farms and stables to have sex with.

Decker is said to have sent letters and emails to stables and farms across Sussex County in August 2018 asking if he could use their animals – mainly horses and cows – for sex.

The prosecution alleges that Decker turned nasty when farmers rejected his written requests and he left metal tire deflation devices in their driveways. He is also accused of sending abusive letters and emails.

Elyes Castillo, 45, is charged with aggravated sexual assault, endangering the welfare of a child, witness tampering and having sex while she had a venereal disease without the informed consent of the alleged victim, the criminal complaint says.

Police found out about the alleged abuse after Castillo got into a fiery argument last month with her own children who are aged 13 and 14.

The confrontation became so heated that the children’s father contacted child protective services and told them that Castillo had allegedly abused them.

Police then started investigating sex abuse claims.

The boy told investigators that he met Castillo last year when he was in the sixth grade.

In the complaint, the boy said he and Castillo had encounters on multiple occasions at Castillo’s Pavonia Avenue residence, with the last incident occurring on Aug. 2, and that they performed multiple sex acts. A warrant for her arrest was signed on Aug. 29 and she was then taken into custody.

Federal authorities have arrested a New Jersey man who they say has conned nearly three dozen women seeking romance on dating websites out of millions, leading to one committing suicide.

Rubbin Sarpong, 35, of Millville, New Jersey was the ring leader of the international swindling operation that tricked 30 women into sending him and his accomplices a total of $2.1 million, according to federal prosecutors.

He has been charged in federal court with a single count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud.

On Wednesday, the conniving Casanova asked a judge to assign him to a public defender, claiming he didn’t have enough money to pay for an attorney, according to CBS Philly.

There was a tragic discovery outside a home in Ocean County on Monday.

Police said a child was found dead inside her family’s car, CBS2’s Ali Bauman reported.

Two car seats were still strapped in the back of the black Toyota Camry, which was parked in the driveway of a Lakewood home where police say a 21-month-old girl’s body was discovered, CBS2’s Ali Bauman reported.

“It seems like wonderful parents. They have one other child that is approximately 4 1/2 years old that is also a girl, and they are very saddened,” Lakewood Mayor Meir Lichtenstein said. “I was actually at the hospital and I saw the parents. They’re extremely saddened by what happened.”

CBS2 spoke with a neighbor on Lewin Avenue who did not want to show his face. He said the baby’s mother found her unconscious just after 2 p.m.

“My wife was leaving to work and she walked out and she saw the mother crying holding the baby in her hands,” the neighbor said. “My wife walked in and said call Hatzolah, which is the local EMS, the Jewish EMS.

“I performed CPR for the first couple minutes until first responders arrived and then they came and took over,” he added.

Occurred on March 24, 2019 / Burlington, New Jersey, USA

“I was driving through Burlington city, New Jersey. There was an on-duty Police officer disguised as a pedestrian and questionably crosses the street on the crosswalk repeatedly, while her coworkers planted stops a block up and down the strip. This was done on a Sunday during church hours. It seems like entrapment to me. Not only is the area horrible for visibility of pedestrians, the ability to stop where she enters the crosswalk is about 20 feet. Going 35 mph to 0 is close to impossible.” – Original uploader.

Police have launched an internal investigation after a cellphone video surfaced showing what appears to be one of their officers punching a man in the head and dragging him across the pavement.

The video, which was posted on social media, was recorded by a woman from Pennsylvania who was waiting for a ride outside the Trenton Transit Center at around 10.30pm on Saturday.

It shows a uniformed New Jersey Transit officer roughly picking up a seemingly unresponsive man lying on the ground and slamming his body back down while yelling at him: ‘Get up and get out now!’