TRENTON-It’s that time of the year when Trenton politicians pat themselves on the back for a job well done in 2018. One of those doing so on New Year’s Eve was Attorney General Gurbir Grewal. Grewal, sometimes identified as New Jersey’s top law enforcement officer, despite the position being a political appointment, touted his office for their lawsuits against the federal government and offshore drilling and protecting New Jersey’s DREAMers.
Aside from the usual crime-fighting activities associated with his office, Grewal also touted his sanctuary state directive which bars law enforcement from identifying possible illegal aliens after they have committed crimes and reducing the overall cooperation between New Jersey law enforcement officers and the Immigration and Customs service.
Here’s what Gubir Grewal said about 2018…
“2018 was a big year at @NewJerseyOAG. In addition to the great work our employees do every day, we focused on 4 initiatives: expanding affirmative litigation, fighting the opioid crisis, reducing gun violence & strengthening police-community relations. Some highlights:
We filed lawsuits to defend the rule of law and protect New Jerseyans from harm.
Fought offshore drilling
Held polluters accountable
Sued financial fraudsters
Defended net neutrality
Challenged the SALT tax cap
Protected NJ’s DREAMers
We continued to fight the opioid crisis.
Sued opioid makers
Charged fentanyl traffickers
Cracked down on indiscriminate prescribers
Diverted addicts to treatment
Promoted safe drug disposal
We worked to reduce gun violence across New Jersey.
Arrested violent gang members
Dismantled gun trafficking networks
Identified out-of-state sources of crime guns
Stopped the spread of 3D printable guns
Fought sale of “ghost guns” to NJ
And we strengthened ties between law enforcement & the communities they serve.
Hosted statewide policing forums
Ensured transparency after police shootings
Mandated “early warning systems” for NJ cops
Built trust with immigrants
Launched accountability office”