The bill creates more severe punishment for child porn possession and distribution.
Tuesday, March 19
The State Senate Monday passed a bill designed to prevent child porn. The legislation, which still requires approval from the State Assembly, would widen the definition of child porn to cover all victims under the age of 18 and create more severe penalties for possession and distribution with mandatory prison sentences, according to a release from Sen. Kevin O’Toole (R-Bergen, Essex, Morris, Passaic), the bill's primary sponsor. It would also make file sharing on peer-to-peer networks count as distribution instead of possession, impose lifelong parole for convicted offenders and prevent a possession conviction from being expunged from an offender’s record. “This legislature has the duty to pass one of the most important initiatives in …
Deputy Mayor John Cosgrove said there is no truth to a news report that he is on a shortlist of potential Republican State Senate candidates.
Fair Lawn Deputy Mayor John Cosgrove dismissed media speculation Thursday that he would challenge Sen. Bob Gordon in next year's New Jersey Senate race. "I'm not going to seek nor will I accept that seat. I never even thought about it," said Cosgrove, responding to a Wednesday report on PolitickerNJ.com that tossed out his name as one of four Bergen County Republicans who might take on Gordon in 2013. "I've already called Bob and told him that I'm staying in Fair Lawn." Cosgrove, the lone Republican elected in Fair Lawn last year, said he had no idea why he'd been listed in the report and said his desire is to remain in Fair Lawn to serve out the entirety of his term. In addition to Cosgrove, PolitickerNJ listed former Freeholder John …