HOBOKEN– Mayor Ravi Bhalla has called for a special meeting of the Hoboken City Council on Wednesday, Feb. 28 and will begin with closed session at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall.The meeting was called to consider authorizing the acquisition of the former Union Dry Dock property for the purpose of completing the Hudson River Waterfront Walkway within Hoboken and for public open space and recreation.The city hired an appraiser which determined that the property has a value of $11,630,000. The council will consider an ordinance on first reading to authorize the acquisition of the property through a negotiated purchase in the amount not to exceed $11,630,000 or by condemnation if a negotiated purchase can not be achieved.“Our community’s decades-long vision for a continuous, public waterfront park is finally within reach,” said Bhalla in a press release. “I thank all of the elected officials and advocates who have put so much time and energy into protecting our waterfront and look forward to completing the transformation of our formerly industrial waterfront into a world-class park system.” ×
The St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s office has charged both Mark and Patricia McCloskey with a felony unlawful use of a weapon-flourishing charge.The pair were photographed holding guns after demonstrators broke down their gate and threatened them in front of their home on June 28th.1/ Statement from Circuit Attorney Kimberly M. Gardner – Today my office filed charges against Mark and Patricia McCloskey following an incident involving peaceful, unarmed protesters on June 28th. Full statement below: pic.twitter.com/zPucQ3MHs5— Circuit Attorney (@stlcao) July 20, 2020 This is what Mark McCloskey told Tucker Carlson last night on FOX News.McCloskeyCircuit Attorney Kim Gardner explained it is illegal to “wave weapons in a threatening manner” against those taking part in a nonviolent protest.Governor Mike Parson has already hinted he would pardon the couple if charges were filed.
Jacob Blake, the unarmed Black man who was shot 7 times in the back by Wisconsin police, is paralyzed from the waist down, Blake’s father told the Chicago Sun-Times.The incident took place on Sunday in Kenosha, and the shooting of Blake was captured on video and has since gone viral which has sparked new protests over racial injustice in several cities.The family’s attorney is calling for the officer who opened fire to be arrested and others involved to lose their jobs.President Donald Trump has called for federal law enforcement and National Guard troops to make their way to Kenosha, Wisconsin, the site of violent protests, to “restore LAW and ORDER!”Trump says federal law enforcement, National Guard on way to site of violent protests in Wisconsin