Disruptive teens still a problem in Margate. Some say it’s only getting worse. What will Mayor Becker do? Listen to the podcast.
Residents of Shore Club and Ivory Beach Condominiums in Margate addressed the Mayor and City Commissioners on Oct 20. Representing well over 100 condo owners, homeowners are pleading with the Mayor for help. This public safety challenge has been going on for years.
Resident concerns over escalating teen chaos. Current ‘hands-off’ approach to policing as per Governor Murphy not working.
Listen: Margate Public Comment. OCT 20, 2022.
NEWS: NJ Senator Vince Polistina, along with Assemblyman Guardian and Assemblywoman Swift announced legislation that will aid law enforcement in addressing juvenile crime issues within the State of New Jersey.
“Following the decriminalization of marijuana and the changes to the juvenile justice laws, many law enforcement officers are being left with unclear direction as to what, if anything, they can do to combat some of the offenses and issues being caused by some juveniles primarily in our shore communities,” Senator Polistina said.
- The proposed law would allow for law enforcement officers to identify and verify age for persons in possession, and or use, of marijuana or alcohol.
- The proposed legislation does not require an arrest or citation for underage use but allows for confiscation and notification to a parent or guardian for any individual under 18 years of age.
‘This new law will give some power back to the police, and hopefully help to quell any issues before they arise.’
Taunting residents. Brick throwing thru a window. Can’t approach the kids. Why? Fear of retribution from parents?
Without deterrent, penalty, fines or even jail time, bad behavior will continue to increase nationwide. The Jersey Shore too.
Law enforcement addressing juvenile crime issues within New Jersey.
More public comment.
I saw a 14 year old girl being carried off the beach in a stretcher. The parents were called. Their answer was ‘we’re out to dinner.‘
There’s going to be an altercation at some point. Something is going to happen. One resident won’t take it so kindly and one kid is going to throw a punch.
I saw a mother dropping 4 kids off. 13-14 year old girls. 11:30 at night. I said to her: What do you think is going on out on the beach? You may want to walk down and explore. It’s a disgrace.
If a kid drinking, dives into the pool and breaks their neck. A tragedy. We’re liable if someone gets hurt on our property. It’s our insurance carrier. We can’t confront the kids because there might be some type of altercation.
Reports of people being taunted by juveniles. A kid was chased from the pool, they thought the same kid came back and threw the brick. Owner at Ivory Beach on the receiving end of a rock that went through his window where his 2 year old granddaughter usually sleeps.
A young girl had to be picked up at Shore Memorial by the mother. The nurse releasing 7a the next morning asked the mother why she was on the beach at 2:30am? The mother’s response was: ‘she can do whatever she wants.’
Absentee parents. Gov Murphy restricting what cops can do. Bail reform and Murphy’s juvenile justice laws not working.