OPRA warrior Harry Scheeler comes down on Bridgegate

Recent interview on regarding many transparency issues concerning NJ's Open Public Records Act, my lawsuit against Gov. Chris Christie and the State Government Records Council. Click here.

Government Records Council Violates Open Public Meetings Act

The New Jersey Government Records Council has been violating the states Open Public Meetings Act since the summer of 2014. Even after a warning they continue to violate New Jersey's Sunshine Law. A complaint has been filed with the Mercer County Prosecutor's Office.

You can read more about the complaint here on my attorney's blog which includes a copy of the complaint.

Vineland, NJ Police Release Censored Facebook Page Comments

The Vineland, NJ police department has released previously censored public Facebook comments posted on the departments wall in response to the death of 32-year-old Phillip White.

" In response to your request dated April 8, 2015, effective April 10, 2015, the Vineland Police Department made all posts/messages on their Facebook page available for public viewing. The department also provided the attached posts made to the Facebook page since April 2, 2015. Messages made prior to April 2, 2015 were not hidden, and have been available for public viewing."
Press of Atlantic City article can be found here.

Vineland, NJ Police Release Names of Officer's Involved in Death of 32-year-old Phillip White

The City of Vineland has release the names of the officers who were at the scene of a March 31, 2015 incident in which 32-year-old Phillip White died. An official records request was submitted after the hacker group 'Anonymous' made public demands for the names to be released.

Township of Hamilton Files SLAPP Lawsuit

The Township of Hamilton has filed a SLAPP (strategic lawsuit against public participation) in response for a records request for building surveillance video. The request was filed after learning the township was unlawfully destroying surveillance video every 30 days in violation of state records retention laws. A copy of the lawsuit can be found here.

The Township has been sent a Frivolous lawsuit notice.

Records Request Filed in Vineland in Support of 'Anonymous' Demands

A public records request was filed with Vineland City on April 6, 2015 seeking a use of force report in the death of 32 year of Phillip White. On the same date the hacker group Anonymous publicly demanded the identities of the Vineland Police Officer's involved be released. The use of force report is a public record which is disposable and will reveal anyone at the scene who was involved in any counter assault on White. 

The deadline for the request is April 16, 2015.
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