NJ attorney general will report bias stats monthly

With hate and bias crimes on the rise in the state, New Jersey Attorney General Gerbir Grewal announced that his office will begin releasing statistics on these crimes monthly beginning in April.

“We don’t have the luxury to wait an entire year, to let 2020 go by … and look back and try to figure out solutions,” said Grewal. “I’ll do it on a monthly basis going forward so we can act now to keep our communities safe and make it easier for folks to report what they’re seeing happening and making sure that our cops are responding.”

During an appearance on Reporters Roundtable with David Cruz, Grewal discussed the recent shootings in Georgia and Colorado. He also addressed efforts to stem the traffic of illegal guns along the so-called Iron Pipeline, the route used to smuggle illegal guns from states with less strict regulations than New Jersey. The attorney general also discussed the looming eviction crisis and the status of the state’s court system, which has been functioning virtually during the pandemic, resulting in a growing backlog of cases.

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