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John Paff
Attended Rutgers University, '79
Lives in Somerset, New Jersey
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Nutley lawsuits: Various allegations including police sergeant's claim that deputy police chief struck him in the eye with "pink breast cancer plastic duck."
Alphonse Petracco Mayor of Nutley On March 24, 2015, I blogged about a retired Nutley police officer's acceptance of $40,000 to settle his lawsuit against Mayor Alphonse Petracco, who the officer claimed was on a power trip and lived "above the law." After ...
Alphonse Petracco Mayor of Nutley On March 24, 2015, I blogged about a retired Nutley police officer's acceptance of $40,000 to settle his lawsuit against Mayor Alphonse Petracco, who the officer claimed was on a power trip a...
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Fire District secretly pays $50,000 to settle female firefighter's sexual harassment suit.
On September 5, 2014, the Franklin Township Fire District No. 3 (Somerset County) agreed to pay $50,000 to a former female volunteer firefighter who claimed that she was forced from her position because of pervasive sexual harassment. According to her lawsu...
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Atlantic City pays $160,000 to settle police excessive force lawsuit.
On May 15, 2013, the City of Atlantic City (Atlantic County) agreed to pay $160,000 to a local man who alleged that seven members of the Atlantic City Police Department pepper-sprayed and beat him when he tried to explain to them that another man they were ...
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Hillside pays $100,000 to settle reverse discrimination suit.
On August 21, 2014, the Hillside Board of Education (Union County) agreed to pay $100,000 to its former security chief who sued the Board, Superintendent Thomas M. Kane and Business Administrator Kenneth R. Weinheimer and all the individual Board members cl...
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Mantua pays $75,000 to settle police excessive force lawsuit suit.
On February 9, 2015, the Township of Mantua (Gloucester County) agreed to pay $75,000 to the estate of local man who alleged that members of the Mantua Police Department fractured his spine by knocking him down and then kicking him while he was laying on th...
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An ordinance for all seasons. All types of illegal conduct fit into a South Jersey Township's vague proscription.
The Township of Upper Deerfield (Cumberland County) has Ordinance §259-3 (formerly §67-3) on the books entitled "Offenses against peace, safety and morals."  §259-3 states, in its entirety: It shall be unlawful for any person to commit an offense against th...
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Stafford Officer's report, written 9 months after arrest, justifies warrantless search of home.
I hope that Chief Dellane can clarify why his officer apparently did not file his written report until nine months after an arrest was made.  My letter to the Chief follows: ------------------------ April 20, 2015 Thomas Dellane, Chief Stafford Township Pol...
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Stafford claims OPRA suit is "frivolous" and brought in "bad faith" to "harass the Township."
In an earlier post , I wrote about my lawsuit against Stafford Township (Ocean County) seeking records pertaining to alleged "unlawful acts" by a Stafford officer which were allegedly not acted upon by the police chief.  Township Attorney Christopher J. Das...
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After a decade of appeals, the third time's a charm for Somerset Prosecutor.
In an unpublished opinion released today, March 31, 2015, the Appellate Division of the New Jersey Superior Court affirmed a conviction against Raymond R. Martin for selling a Somerset County Prosecutor's Office undercover detective $80 worth of crack cocai...
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South Jersey Regional Municipal Court used superseded code numbers to register violations.
The following letter delives into the the inside baseball (i.e. inner workings) of the municipal court system.  It might not be of interest to many people, but the problem that I'm addressing has the potential of allowing municipal courts to continue convic...
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New OPRA suit: Stafford challenged for not describing denied documents.
A common problem that records requestors face is being denied access to documents that the records custodian refuses to identify or describe. A lawsuit that I filed today against Stafford Township (Ocean County) seeks to enforce the rule that requestors hav...
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Self Employed - Real Estate
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  • Self Employed - Real Estate, present
  • City Line Insurance, Inc.
    Owner/Insurance Broker, 1979 - 1988
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Somerset, New Jersey
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Bridgeton, New Jersey - Pompano Beach, Florida - New Brunswick, New Jersey - North Jersey, New Jersey
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Presently serving as Chairman of the New Jersey Libertarian Party's Open Government Advocacy Project as well as the NJLP's Preempted Ordinance Repeal Project. 

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  • Rutgers University, '79
  • Bridgeton High School, '75
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Postal Service Goes Negative on These Newfangled Electronic Mails
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The U.S. Postal Service is royally screwed. Mail volume is down, benefits and pensions are out of control, and the USPS is Out of Money. Aft