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New bill may allow police to use controversial "textalyzer"

New Jersey residents may remember that in 2017, the New York legislature proposed a bill that would have allowed the use of "textalyzers," devices that scan a person's phone to check for activity. That bill was dropped, but the Nevada legislature has proposed a similar measure for its police.

Was that DUI stop legal?

The police pull you over one rainy night in New Jersey. You can tell that the officer is on edge as soon as they get to the window. They quickly ask you to step out of the car and do some field sobriety tests because they think that you are intoxicated.

RAND study highlights rising arrest rates

Young people in New Jersey and around the country are now being arrested far more often than they were in previous decades according to a study from the RAND Corporation. After scrutinizing data from the Panel Study of Income Dynamics gathered over several decades, RAND researchers discovered that adults currently between 26 and 35 years of age were 3.6 times more likely to have an arrest on their records than Americans older than 66.

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