New Jersey COVID-19 Police Crack Down on Bars, Restaurants for Social Distancing Violations


TRENTON, NJ – The NJ Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control is continuing their crackdown against bars and restaurants violating “Murphy’s Law”, a series of executive orders that dictate rules for restaurants in New Jersey.   Governor Phil Murphy has weaponized the ABC as a police force to enforce his executive orders after many local police departments quietly refused to police social distancing laws.

New Jersey State Police Superindented Patrick Callahan on Friday said 8 businesses were cited in the most recent special operations task force mission across the state.

“Good afternoon. Just very briefly on compliance, ABC investigators, in partnership with Division of Criminal Justice investigators went out last night on compliance inspections in Hudson County,” Callahan said. “They visited 51 licensed establishments and of those 51 visited, eight of those licensed establishments were cited for EO violations concerning capacity, facial coverings, and no social distancing.”

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