New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal announced four more business owners have been charged with the crime of trying to put food on their table. It’s not just hair salons in Texas being shut down, it’s also small businesses across New Jersey. While the state has released criminals from prison during COVID-19, here’s a list of COVID-19 “criminals” that are now the new perceived threat to the people of New Jersey. Do you agree with the state’s aggressive enforcement against people who have no other way to financially support themselves during this waning pandemic?
- Sharda Ramjug, 61, of Jersey City, was charged on May 2 by the Roselle Police Department with violating the emergency orders. Ramjug, the owner of Michelle’s Beauty Supply, had been warned several times, but remained open and was sneaking customers in through a rear entrance.
- Thong Q. Tran, 45, of Fairless Hills, Pa., was charged on May 4 by the Hamilton Police Department in Mercer County with violating the emergency orders for opening his business, Diamond Nail Salon on South Broad Street, despite having been charged previously.
- Dragan Dinic, 50, of Emerson, was charged on May 5 by the Teaneck Police for opening his business, Teaneck Hand Car Wash, where employees wash the exterior of the car and then enter the vehicle to clean the inside. This was the sixth time that police were called to this car wash.
- Anthony Monte, 50, of Jackson, was charged by the Point Pleasant Police with violating the emergency orders by opening his vape shop, E-Cig Outpost, and advertising curbside pick-up. Monte was previously warned by police.