A rise in teen crime is forcing some Jersey Shore towns to close their beaches and boardwalks early. Some use sirens to announce their 10pm curfew.
Unruly crowds of young people. The Avalon Mayor cited “unsafe and disruptive behavior”
Things getting so bad in Avalon, Mayor Pagliughi now closing beach each night at 9p, the boardwalk by 11p.
Avalon mayor says Gov. Murphy’s stance on cannabis use & justice reform to blame for tying police’s hands.
“This unfortunate measure is a direct result of Gov. Murphy’s destruction of effective enforcement of laws pertaining to juveniles, and the elimination of certain police powers. Accountability and education begins at home, and some parents need to take an active approach in managing the activities and whereabouts of their juveniles”.
Police powers restricted by Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy‘s stance on cannabis use.Avalon Mayor Martin Pagliughi
Pagliughi said NJ Gov Murphy and NJ state are “directly responsible for unlawful conduct which compromises public safety.”
- Juvenile justice reform.
- Elimination of bail in many cases.
- Threats of charging police officers for investigating potential offenses.
“State leaders approved legislation that requires police, in many cases, to issue only curbside warnings to minors for alcohol, cannabis use or possession” said Avalon Police Chief Jeffrey Christopher. Juvenile not obligated to provide their actual name.
Avalon one of many Jersey Shore towns dealing with teen crime, destruction of property and harassment of residents.
Margate Residents Endure Teen Troublemakers and Club Wa Weekends
Margate is home to the infamous ‘Club Wa’. (See video above by Ricky Reports.)
A local, Margate WAWA doubles as a nightclub for hundreds of kids each weekend during the summer.
Curfews not permitted in State of NJ, except for Atlantic City.
Mayor Marty Small too soft on Atlantic City Teen Crime?
Teen crime in Atlantic City is bad. So much so, Mayor Marty Small was forced to implement a 10pm curfew siren for those under 18 yrs of age.
NOTE: Atlantic City Boardwalk vendor recently died after being harassed by two teens, 12 and 14 yrs of age. One teen allegedly threatened the Boardwalk storeowner with a knife.
AC Mayor Small shrugs when asked about being soft on crime like NJ Governor, Phil Murphy.
When asked about out-of-control teen crime in Atlantic City, Mayor Small responds by saying, ‘it’s the culture’.