Essex County Gun Buy-Back "Successful"?
Continuing into 2014...You Decide.

East Orange Homicide Casualty List for 2014

*Dana Jinks, age 46, found murdered on Park Avenue in EO 03/10/14

Isa Johnson of EO, age 24, shot to death on Fabyan Place & Hawthorne Avenue NWK, 03/29/14

Raheem Hughee of EO, age 33, shot to death on Mountainview Ave, NWK, 06/28/14

Kjuan Hall of EO, 25, shot to death on South 20th St, NWK on 07/29/14

*Edwin Gibson of EO, age 32, shot to death outside his home at Rhode Island Avenue EO, 09/5/14

Zoungo Sou-Oud of EO, age 34,shot to death at car wash on 18th Avenue, NWK, 10/12/14

Nafis Johnson of EO, age 34, shot on Avon Avenue, NWK 11/24/14

*Only two victims appear on the "official list" because they were within the borders of EO when they were murdered.

East Orange Murderers List for 2014

Samad A. Livingston of EO shot and murdered Charles Walker of NWK on South 20th St NWK, 01/16/14

Richard Carrera of Elmwood Avenue, EO, shot and killed Reylin Torres, age 26, of NWK on North 7th St NWK 02/08/14

 

NEWARK 2014 BUY-BACK

02/28/14 Newark Proclaims 2014 Gun Buy-Back a "Great Success"

174 guns for $25,200 seems to us more like a "Dismal Failure." You decide.

The Essex News Headline claims:
Gun buyback program proves very successful.

New Jersey Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa announced on Tuesday, Feb. 19, that more than 1,700 guns were turned in by Essex County residents during last week’s state-sponsored gun buyback event, which took place at six churches in five Essex municipalities on Feb. 15 and 16, 2013. Irvington, Orange, East Orange, Montclair, and Newark participated.

IRVINGTON'S
SCORE for
JAN - JUN, 2014
P. 191

Murders: 6 (DOWN from 9 in 2013)
Robbery with Firearms: 103 (DOWN from 105 in 2013)
Assault with Gun: 28 (DOWN from 43 in 2013)
Violent Crime Decreased from 2013

TRENTON'S
SCORE for
JAN - JUN, 2014
P. 191

Murders 19 (UP from 18 in 2013)
Robbery with Firearms: 74 (DOWN from 123 in 2013)
Assault with Gun: 121 (DOWN from 143 in 2013)
Violent Crime Decreased from 2013

NEWARK'S
SCORE for
JAN - JUN, 2014
P. 536

Murders: 43 (UP from 41 in 2013)
Robbery with Firearms: 516 (DOWN from 601 in 2013)
Assault with Gun: 140 (DOWN from 220 in 2013)
Violent Crime Decreased from 2013

EAST ORANGE'S
SCORE for
JAN - JUN, 2014
P. 188

East Orange Homicides (2013) 11 ; (2012) 5 ; (2011) 7 ; (2010) 8 ; (2009) 11
Murders: 2 (DOWN from 6 in 2013)
Robbery with firearms: 40 (same as last year)
Assault with Gun: 27 (UP from 10 in 2013)
Violent Crime Increased 17 % from 2013.

FBI Statistics from 2013:
Population 64425
Violent Crime 405
Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter 6
Rape 12
Robbery 184
Aggravated Assault 203
Property Crimes 1205
Burglary 357
Larceny 578
Motor Vehicle Theft 270
Arson 9

ORANGE'S
SCORE for
JAN - JUN, 2014
P. 198

Murders: 0 (DOWN from 3 in 2013)
Robbery with Firearms: 46 (7% INCREASE from 2013)
Assault with Gun: 10 (DOWN from 16 in 2013)
Violent Crime Decreased from 2013

MONTCLAIR'S
SCORE for
JAN - JUN, 2014
P. 195

Murders 0 (DOWN from 2 in 2013)
Robbery with Firearms: 4 (DOWN from 7 in 2013)
Assault with Gun: 0 (DOWN from 4 in 2013)
Violent Crime Decreased from 2013

New Jersey Homicides 2009-2011

Let's see, if we close our eyes and count only bodies, maybe we can spin this thing into a "success."

08/23/11 Down Memory Lane with Mayor Cory Booker's Toy Gun Exchange

04/17/13 Here we go again. We do NOT learn from history.

04/30/13 Newark takes 210 guns "off the streets."

05/6/13 "Something" has to be done to stop gun violence
Let's try that "something" again. Maybe it will work this time.

Interactive Map of NJ Homicides for 2013

2012 NJ Crime Report - 2013 NJ Crime Report

Essex County Gun Crime SCOREBOARD
Continued for 2014

Date after Buyback

Incident and link to news verification. EAST ORANGE related reports are highlighted in YELLOW. (8 Incidents in the EO 3rd Ward)

Guns used

 

Total guns used in crimes since February 2013 buyback (not necessarily recovered by police)
Click HERE to see the full 2013 Scoreboard
Click HERE to see the 2015 Scoreboard in progress.

2013
Total

343

01/01/14

Motor Vehicle Stop Shooting

1

01/04/14

Willie Brooks Wounded During Arrest

1

01/05/14

Man Shot at Scotland Road in Orange

1

01/08/14

Four Guns Recovered from Newark Dealer

4

01/08/14

Newark Man Charged in Shooting of Teen

1

01/11/14

Montclair Woman Robbed at Gunpoint

1

01/13/14

Weather Warms Up; Crooks Back in Business

2

01/13/14

Central Ward Shooting

1

01/14/14

Police Investigate Man Hit by Gunshot

1

01/15/14

Orange Killer Arrested in East Orange

1

01/16/14

Two Thieves and One Gun Recovered

1

01/16/14

West Ward Man Shot and Killed Follow-Up: 01/31/14 Samad Livingston of EO Arrested For Murder - #1

1

01/16/14

Two More Shot in the West Ward

1

01/16/14

Unidentified Man Shoots at Police

1

01/17/14

Family Dispute Results in Shooting

1

01/19/14

Irvington Teen Shot in Newark

1

01/21/14

Shooting on Springfield Avenue - Two killed

1

01/29/14

Newark Shootings Resume After Cold Snap

1

01/30/14

Newark Man Shot on Thomas St.

1

01/31/14

Woman Carjacked at Gunpoint in Millburn

1

02/02/14

Pre-Dawn Shooting in Newark 02/10/14 Follow Up: Najie Hendricks Arrested for Murder

1

02/05/14

Man in Newark's West Side Shot

1

02/06/14

Loaded Gun Tossed Out Window During Drug Bust

1

02/06/14

Newark Man Arrested on Weapons Charges - 3 Guns Recovered

3

02/07/14

Two Drug Arrests and One Gun

1

02/08/14

Shots Fired Near Prudential Center in Newark

1

02/08/14

Shooting Death in Newark's Central Ward

1

02/08/14

Three Drug Arrests and Two More Guns - Hasson Washington of EO Arrested for Drugs and a Gun

2

02/14/14

Here We Go Again - Another Gun Buy-Back Planned
Read the comments; people are no longer fooled by this nonsense. Politicians be warned!

 

02/15/14

Warmer Weather = Double Homicide

1

02/15/14

Joshua Higgins Arrested with Handgun

1

02/15/14

Armed Chicken Thief in Belleville

1

02/16/14

Darnell Quinones Arrested with Handgun

1

02/16/14

Fourteen Charged with Selling and Buying Drugs - 3 Guns

3

02/15- 02/16/14

One Year Anniversary of Essex County Gun Buy-Back

385

 

Continuing the Scoreboard in 2014

Total guns used in crimes (not necessarily recovered by police)

Remember this? 04/30/13 Newark takes 210 guns "off the streets." Look where we are now! >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Note: ALL of the guns on this list culled from Essex County news media sources were used to commit crimes >>>>>>>>

2014
Total
Since
Buy-Back

385

02/17/14

Armed Newark Man Arrested at Airport

1

02/19/14

Newark "Most Wanted" Plus One Arrested (The shooting should have been reported on 8/15/13 - but it was not. What other shootings have gone unreported?)

2

02/22/14

Woman Shot in Newark's West Ward - 02/24/14 Follow Up: Chancelle Young Arrested For Homicide

1

02/22 - 02/23/14

Newark Gun to Jewelry Buy-Back - 174 guns turned in, $25,200 paid out

 

02/24/14

Charles McKinney Shot and Killed in Car

1

02/24/14

Rashon Bryant Arrested On Gun Charge

1

02/26/14

EO Teen Shot (3rd Ward)

1

02/26/14

Man Shot and Killed in Newark's East Ward

1

02/28/14

02/28/14 Irvington Man Shot and Wounded - Follow-Up: 03/25/14 Drayvon Rogers of EO Charged with Shooting

1

03/03/14

Three Shot After Car Crash in Newark - 03/06/14 Follow up on Victims

1

03/03/14

Another Newark Shooting Follow-up: 04/08/14 Murderer Arrested - 04/17/14 Second Man Arrested

1

03/06/14

Man and Woman Shot on Street in Newark

1

03/07/14

Man Found Shot Dead in Car

1

03/07/14

Franklin Noble of EO Arrested for Theft/Gun

1

03/08/14

Fifteen-Year-Old Boy Shot in Newark

1

03/10/14

Shooting on Halsted Street & Freeway Drive (3rd Ward)

1

03/10/14

Dana Jinks Found Murdered Outside Park Avenue Apartment #2

 

03/12/14

Man Found Shot to Death in Irvington

1

03/17/14

Shooting on Amherst St. in East Orange (3rd Ward)

1

03/18/14

Two Men Shot in Newark Follow-Up: 3/20/14 Victim Identified

1

03/18/14

South 10th Street Shooting

1

03/19/14

Sheriffs Seize Handgun and Marijuana

1

03/20/14

Two Newark Teens Arrested for Carjacking

1*

03/20/14

Man Shot and Killed on Sixth Street Follow-Up: 3/21/14 Man Identified

1

03/21/14

Two Shot - One Killed in Newark

1

03/21/14

Teen With .22 Loaded Revolver Arrested

1

03/21/14

Man From Orange Arrested ... Again!

1

03/22/14

Two Men Charged With Weapons Offenses

2

03/23/14

Gun Fired at Vehicle - 1 Dead

1

03/25/14

Mail Carrier Robbed in Maplewood

1

03/27/14

Carjacking at Gunpoint in Irvington

1

03/28/14

East Orange's Tyree Blount Arrested After Pkwy Crash

1

03/29/14

Isa Johnson Shot in Newark - - #3

1

04/01/14

Newark Man with Gun Arrested

1

04/03/14

Shooting Wounds Man, Hits School Bus - Follow Up: (4/5/14) Two Arrested; Wounded Man from EO

1

04/04/14

EO Police Arrest Five and Take 3 Guns

3

04/04/14

Newark Raid Turns Up Drugs and a Gun

1

04/07/14

Stolen Car Arrest Yields Gun

1

04/08/14

Drug Bust Yields Gun

1

04/09/14

Man Shot and Killed on Brunswick St. 04/10/14 Follow-Up: Victim Identified

1

04/10/14

Three People Shot Near Irvington High School

1

04/18/14

Three EO Men Arrested for Robbery

1

04/19/14

Armed Robbery at Irvington Gas Station

1

04/19/14

Carjacking in South Orange at Gunpoint

1

04/21/14

Armed Robbery at McCarter Hwy Gas Station

1

04/22/14

Six Indicted for Ten Illegal Weapons Sales

10

04/22/14

Man Shot in Face in Newark

1

04/22/14

South Ward Shooting Wounds Man in the Leg

1

04/23/14

Man Shot in the Back on N.12th St.

1

04/23/14

Jason Dunell Arrested for Drugs and Handgun

1

04/24/14

Bank Robbery Claiming a Gun

1*

04/25/14

EO Teen Arrested and 3 Guns Seized

3

04/26/14

Early Morning Shooting Wounds Two

1

04/27/14

Another Early Morning Shooting, South Ward

1

05/03/14

Shooting at Tremont and Shepard in EO (3rd Ward)

1

05/04/14

Newark Man Shot at Home

1

05/05/14

Two Men Arrested for Murder - Richard Carrera of EO Arrested for Murder - #4

1

05/05/14

Newark Police Arrest 4 - Take 3 Guns

3

05/05/14

Four Irvington Men Arrested in Bloomfield

2

05/06/14

North Munn Avenue Shooting

1

05/07/14

Police Arrest Two on Weapons Charges

2

05/07/14

Newark Police Arrest Three, Seize 2 Weapons

2

05/09/14

Two Men Rob Livingston Gas Station at Gunpoint

1

05/11/14

Shots Fired on Avon Avenue, Newark

1

05/11/14

Person Shot on Elizabeth Ave., Newark Follow-up: Yasin Bell was the Victim.

1

05/13/14

Guns and Running in Newark

5

05/15/14

Man Shot in Leg Runs Away

1

05/17/14

Murder/Suicide in Newark

1

05/17/14

Four Arrested - Four Guns Involved - Jonathan Smith from EO Arrested

4

05/18/14

West Orange Gas Station Robbed at Gunpoint...Again

1

05/19/14

Newark Man Faces Two Gun Charges

2

05/20/14

Man Shot and Killed on Elizabeth Ave. Update: Victim Identified

1

5/23/14

PA Murdering Teen Bought His Gun in Newark

1

05/27/14

Off Duty Policeman Shoots at Gunman

1

05/27/14

Newark Teen Shot in Neck

1

05/31/14

Shooting on S. 20th St., Newark - 06/01/14 Follow Up Information

1

06/02/14

Tajee Smith Arrested for Gun

1

06/03/14

Karl Randolph Arrested for Drugs and Gun

1

06/03/14

Newark Man Shot and Killed

1

06/03/14

Quadir Wheeler Arrested on Gun Charges

1

06/04/14

Carjacking at Gunpoint

1

06/06/14

Kareem Jones Shot and Killed

1

06/06/14

Jermaine Gamble Shot and Killed

1

06/09/14

Rashon Blue Arrested For Gun

1

06/10/14

Man Shot in Shoulder in East Ward

1

06/10/14

Fifteen-Year-Old Shot and Killed Follow Up: 6/12/14 Seventeen-Year-Old arrested.

1

06/12/14

Two Separate Shooting Attacks in Newark

2

06/13/14

Newark Number 34 Gunned Down in Newark's Central Ward Follow-Up: 7/15/14: Suspect Arrested and Charged with Murder

1

06/16/14

Gas Station Attendent Shot in West Orange - Follow-Up: (6/24/14) Armed Robber Arrested

1

06/16/14

Man Threatens With a Gun

1

06/17/14

Hillside Man Shot and Killed in Irvington

1

06/17/14

Armed Drug Dealer Arrested in Newark

1

06/21/14

Carjacking at Gunpoint

1

06/22/14

Multiple Shots Fired Near Home Depot in Newark

1

06/23/14

Newark East Ward Shooting

1

06/24/14

Three Newark Men Arrested in 3 Separate Incidents

3

06/24/14

Shooting at Sanford Ave and S.Orange Ave

1

06/26/14

Livingston Teen Shot in West Orange

1

06/26/14

Armed Robbery - Gun Tossed but Recovered

1

06/28/14

Two Porch Shootings in Irvington

1

06//28/14

Armed Bank Robbery Foiled in Irvington

1

06/28/14

Fourteen-Year-Old Shot and Wounded

1

06/28/14

Raheem Hughee of EO Found Shot in Newark Follow-Up: 7/21/14 Two Newark Teens Arrested - #5

1

06/29/14

NY Woman Shot and Killed in Newark

1

06/29/14

Two Teens Shot in Newark

1

06/30/14

Teenager Shot in Legs in Maplewood

1

07/01/14

Shooting on South Sixth St., Newark

1

07/01/14

Newark Man Killed in Irvington

1

07/02/14

Newark Man Critically Injured in Shooting

1

07/04/14

Newark Man Gunned Down Near Branchbrook Park

1

07/11/14

Two Shot in North Ward

1

07/11/14

Irvington Man Arrested In Newark Car Stop

1

07/13/14

Man Shot - Expected to Survive

1

07/19/14

47th Newark Homicide This Year Follow-Up: Shooter Arrested.

1

07/19/14

Shooting on Alexander St.

1

07/20/14

Sunday Shootout in Irvington

2

07/21/14

Number 48 Shot and Killed in South Ward

1

07/25/14

Michael Franklin Shot Multiple Times

1

07/27/14

Shooting on Avon Avenue

1

07/29/14

South 20th Street Shooting - Follow-Up: Kjuan Hall of EO Killed in Newark Shooting - #6

1

07/30/14

Newark Police Officer Shot 7/31/14 Follow-Up: Shooter Identified

1

07/31/14

Two Montclair Men Charged with Shootings 8/5/14 Follow-Up: Arrests Made

1

08/02/14

Newark Victim #52 Shot and Killed

1

08/03/14

Shooting at 11th & 11th, Newark Follow-Up: #53 Dead

1

08/05/14

Wake Up Call For Newark Teen With Gun

1

08/08/14

Nighttime Shooting in Newark

1

08/09/14

Shooting in Irvington

1

08/13/14

Convicted Felons Found in Newark with Guns

2

08/15/14

Shooting on Central Ave, Orange, Near EO - Follow-up: EO Man Shot in the Leg

1

08/15/14

Armed Robbery by Perp with Shotgun

1

08/16/14

Shots Fired, Man Stabbed at Party in Orange

1

08/17/14

Two Armed Robberies in Montclair 8/19/14 Follow-Up: Almid Edwards of EO Arrested

1

08/17/14

Shooting on Sunset Avenue in Newark

1

08/17/14

Another Shooting in Orange

1

08/17/14

Man Shot in the Leg in Irvington

1

08/17/14

Man Shot in Face During Newark Carjacking

1

08/18/14

Woman Shot in Irvington

1

08/19/14

Yet Another Shooting in Orange

1

08/19/14

Homicide #54 in Newark - 08/20/14 Follow-up: Arrest Made

1

08/20/14

Shooting on Avon Ave. in Newark

1

08/20/14

Drive by Shooting in Newark

1

08/20/14

Shooting in Orange Near Cleveland Street

1

08/20/14

Shooting on Telford St Bordering EO (3rd Ward)

1

08/20/14

Shots Fired on Smith Street in Newark

1

08/21/14

Homicide #56 in Newark

1

08/21/14

Shooting in Newark West Ward Update 8/22/14: Homicide Victim #57

1

08/22/14

Homicide Victim #58 for Newark

1

08/22/14

Carjacking at Gunpoint in Newark

1

08/22/14

Store Robbed at Gunpoint in Newark

1

08/24/14

Four Gunmen Rob in South Orange

4

08/24/14

Man Robbed at Gunpoint in Bloomfield

1

08/25/14

Morning Shooting at Irvington Gas Station

1

08/25/14

Five Gunmen Rob in Bloomfield

1

08/26/14

Shooting #59 Followed by Quick Arrest

1

08/26/14

Three Essex Cty. Masked Armed Robbers In Elizabeth

1

08/26/14

Shooting on Cleveland St in Orange

1

08/31/14

Robbery Shooting in Irvington

1

09/02/14

Man Shot at S.Orange Ave and Telford

1

09/02/14

Broad Daylight Shooting in Newark

1

09/04/14

Irvington Street Shooting

1

09/05/14

Edwin Gibson Shot on Rhode Island Ave & Freeman Ave - News 12 Report - #7 (3rd Ward)

1

09/05/14

Fourteen-Year-Old Shoots Self in Leg

1

09/06/14

Two Separate Shootings in Newark

2

09/06/14

Bergen Street Shooting in Newark

1

09/06/14

Gunman Opens Fire on S. 9th St.

1

09/08/14

Man Shot on South Orange Ave in Newark

1

09/10/14

Armed Robbery on S. Munn Ave.

1

09/11/14

Shooting in Newark's S. Ward

1

09/12/14

Gunpoint Carjacking in Newark

1

09/12/14

Police & Perpetrators Gun Fight in Newark

1

09/12/14

Gunman Emmanuel Soto Arrested

1

09/13/14

Gunman Tyree James Arrested

1

09/14/14

Car on Sanford Avenue Hit by Gunfire

1

09/14/14

Man Shot in Face on Norwood Place (3rd Ward)

1

09/14/14

Gunwoman Latysha Simmons Arrested

1

09/16/14

EO Man Robbed at Gunpoint in Bloomfield

1

09/16/14

Man Shoots at Tree in Watsessing Park

1

09/17/14

Jemmaine T. Bynes of EO Arrested for Carjacking

1

09/19/14

Capital One Bank Robbery at Gunpoint

1

09/20/14

Armed Robbery on Stuyvesant Ave, Newark

1

09/22/14

Shooting at Garside St. & Park Ave., Newark

1

09/23/14

Fuquan Scales of EO Arrested in Drug Bust

1

09/26/14

Man Shot and Killed on S. Orange Ave., Newark #66- Update: 12/23/14 - Damon Pratt Arrested

1

09/26/14

Shooting in Roseville Section of Newark

1

09/30/14

Newark Argument Ends in Shooting

1

09/30/14

Man Shot and Killed on Springfield Avenue, Irvington

2

10/01/14

Armed Robbery in Newark's South Ward

1

10/01/14

Shooting on Abinger Place, Newark

2

10/02/14

Armed Robbery in Caldwell

1

10/05/14

Two Victims Shot in Irvington Store Robbery

1

10/06/14

Fatal Shooting at Bergen and Avon, Newark

1

10/07/14

Marquet Dorsey of Newark, Homicide #68

1

10/07/14

Newark 15th Ave. Chase - Gun Recovered

1

10/09/14

Julio Martinez of Newark, Homicide #69

1

10/11/14

15-Month-Old Irvington Girl Killed by Stray Bullet

1

10/11/14

Newark Homicide #70 Shot on Prince Street

1

10/12/14

Newark Homicide #71, Shot in West Ward - Follow-Up: Zoungo Sou-Oud of EO Killed in Newark - #8

1

10/12/14

Armed Robbery on Grant Avenue in EO

1

10/17/14

Man Shot and Killed on Springfield Avenue, Newark #72

1

10/20/14

Two Shot in Newark's North Ward - Follow-Up: 10/28/14 Video Footage

1

10/21/14

Two Shot in Newark's East Ward - Follow-Up: 10/24/14 Victim #74 has died.

1

10/21/14

Woman Shot in Legs on Central Ave, Newark

1

10/22/14

Man Arrested for Stolen Hand Gun Possession

1

10/22/14

Shooting on Hillside Ave., Newark - NJ.COM Report

1

10/23/14

Three Shot on Norfolk St., Newark

1

10/24/14

One Shot, Two Jump on Hawthorne Avenue, NWK

1

10/25/14

Irvington Man Dies from Multiple Gunshot Wounds

1

10/25/14

Braulio Lopez Arrested and Loaded Handgun Confiscated

1

10/25/14

Ted Compere Arrested in West Side Park with Loaded Gun

1

10/26/14

Dwan Conner Arrested and Loaded 9mm Gun Confiscated

1

10/26/14

Two People Shot on Valley Street in Orange

1

10/28/14

Shooting In Orange on Lincoln & Central

1

10/29/14

Shooting on Springfield & Lyons Avenues, Irvington

1

10/29/14

Newark Man Shot in Leg

1

10/30/14

Arrests of Three Men with Illegal Guns

3

10/31/14

Three More Arrested Along with their Guns

3

11/01/14

Newark Idiot Shot in the Leg and Gets Busted For Stupidity

1

11/02/14

Woman Arrested For Drugs and a Gun

1

11/03/14

Irvington Man Arrested for Armed Robbery

1

11/04/14

Armed Man Arrested for Armed Robbery

1

11/04/14

Two Arrested in Irvington For Armed Robbery

1

11/04/14

Shooting on N.19th St. East Orange

1

11/05/14

Robert O'Neil Shoots Police Officer on N. Oraton in East Orange

1

11/06/14

Shooting Claims Newark Homicide Victim #76

1

11/06/14

Another Shooting in Newark - Victim #77

1

11/08/14

Shooting on 3rd St. in Newark #78 NJ12 Video - Update: 12/09/14 Irvington Man and Woman Charged with Shooting. Update: 01/09/15 - Last Killer Still Sought

1

11/08/14

Drug Arrest with Handgun Involved

1

11/08/14

Teens Robbed at Gunpoint in Bloomfield

2

11/09/14

Shooting on Hawthorne Ave., Newark

1

11/09/14

Newark Man Points Gun at Police

1

11/10/14

Drive-by Shooting in Newark South Ward

1

11/11/14

Man Shot in Newark's West Ward

1

11/14/14

Overnight Shooting on S.Orange Ave & Poe

1

11/14/14

Man Murdered in Irvington #11

1

11/15/14

Nine Year Old Girl Shot with Stolen Handgun Follow-Up 11/24/14:Haleem Graham of East Orange Pleads Not Guilty to Weapons Charges

1

11/15/14

Man Armed with Handgun Arrested in Newark

1

11/16/14

Trenton Man Arrested in Newark with Loaded Handgun

1

11/16/14

Litterbug Armed with Handgun Arrested in Newark

1

11/17/14

Two Armed Drug Dealers Arrested in Newark

2

11/18/14

Irvington Teen Murdered by Gun #12

1

11/19/14

Parking Attendant Shot Near NJPAC

1

11/19/14

Amir Bey Out of Drug Business

1

11/20/14

Police Shoot Out in Newark Update: 12/23/14 Ibn Coates Charged

1

11/21/14

Kevin Stanley Arrested With 1 Stolen Handgun

1

11/21/14

David Jackson Arrested With 3 Unlawful Guns

3

11/21/14

Newark Arrest Recovers Drugs and 2 Unlawful Guns

2

11/22/14

Fatal Shooting in Irvington Update: Two Shootings Occurred #13 + #14
Update: 01/12/14 Killers arrested.

1

11/23/14

Shooting at S.Orange Ave & Brookwood St. in East Orange (3rd Ward)

1

11/23/14

Another Irvington Shooting - Victim #15

1

11/23/14

Two Newark Shootings, Three Victims

2

11/24/14

Two More Newark Shootings, Victims #80 and #81 Follow-Up: Victim #80 was Nafis Johnson from East Orange #9

2

11/24/14

Arrested Man's BB Gun Turns Out to be 9 mm

1

11/25/14

Bike Rider Caught with Loaded Gun

1

11/28/14

Anthony Crooks of Irvington Shot in Newark. Dies on Sunday, 11/30 #85

1

11/28/14

Quinzel Bellamy of Newark Shot in Irvington.
Update:
12/6/14 Bellamy Dies - Irvington Victim #16

1

11/29/14

Shooting on South 20th Street makes Homicide Victim #82

1

11/29/14

Shot Fired During Barbershop Robbery

1

11/29/14

Woman Shot in Newark Bar on S. Orange Ave #83

1

11/29/14

Newark Teen Carrying Handgun Arrested

1

11/30/14

One Dead, Two Wounded - Newark Victim #84

1

12/01/14

Ali Sabir Shot on Belmont Terrace - Newark Victim #86

1

12/02/14

Elijah Adams Shot and Killed - Newark Victim #87

1

12/02/14

Three Weapons-Related Arrests in Newark

3

12/02/14

Caldwell Man Arrested for Possession: Gun and Drugs

1

12/02/14

Five PA Drug Dealers Arrested in Bloomfield - 2 Guns Involved

2

12/03/14

Jersey City Man Arrested for Gun at Newark Airport

1

12/06/14

Attempted Robbery Leads to Drug Arrests and Recovery of a Handgun

1

12/06/14

Police Raid Marijuana Growing Facility; Two Guns Recovered

2

12/06/14

Shooting at Hillside & Clinton - 12/11/14 Update: Shooter Arrested

1

12/07/14

Drug Bust Yields Handgun As Well

1

12/07/14

Man Threatens to Shoot Woman Over Argument

1

12/09/14

Shots Fired on Ross Street in East Orange, Striking House & Auto (3rd Ward)

1

12/10/14

Masked Gunman Robs in Montclair Update: 12/13/14 Dennis Royal & Gun Arrested

1

12/11/14

Newark Homicide Victim #89 Murdered on Littleton Ave.

1

12/12/14

Newark Traffic Stop Yields Drugs and Guns

2

12/12/14

Shooting on Parkhurst St. in Newark Update: 01/22/15 Shooter Arrested with Second Gun

2

12/12/14

Newark Victim #90 - Woman Found Shot

1

12/13/14

Shoot-out With Armed Security Guard Update: 12/15/14 Thief dies, becomes #91

2

12/13/14

Shooting on S. 15th St and 9th Ave. Right on the Border of East Orange and Newark

1

12/13/14

Mission St. Shooting in Montclair

1

12/14/14

Liquor Store Robbers Caught

2

12/16/14

Attempted Gunpoint Robbery in Montclair

1

12/17/14

Two Men Shot; One Killed in Irvington - Homicide #17

1

12/17/14

Teen Arrested for Possession of a Gun and Cocaine

1

12/18/14

Search Warrant Yields Drugs and a Handgun in Newark

1

12/18/14

Teen Arrested for Possession of a Handgun

1

12/19/14

Man Wounded in Newark Shooting

1

12/19/14

Man Arrested For Possession of a Loaded Handgun

1

12/20/14

Clothing Store Employee Shot During Robbery

1

12/21/14

Belleville Radio Shack Robbed at Gunpoint

1

12/21/14

Newark Homicide Victim #92 Shot in Central Ward

1

12/21/14

Two Newark Men Arrested in Bloomfield Drug Bust

1

12/22/14

One Killed, One Wounded Outside Newark Strip Club #93

1

12/24/14

Shots Fired; Suspect Arrested

1

12/24/14

Anthony Serrano of EO Threatens to Shoot Someone

1

12/26/14

Newark Man Shot and Killed on Central Avenue #94

1

12/26/14

Two Arrests; Two Guns Confiscated

2

12/27/14

Fourteen Year Old Arrested - Gun Confiscated

1

12/28/14

Two More Arrests; One More Gun Confiscated.

1

12/29/14

SO Shotgun Robber Arrested in Newark

1

02/17/14 - 02/17/15

New Score Total for 2014

Total guns used in crimes (not necessarily recovered by police)

356

* A toy gun or BB gun "counts" because the robbery was successful; the victim thought it was real and if someone had shot the perpetrators, it would have been a legitimate "self defense" case. The criminals should be charged with armed robbery as if the gun were real.
** A perpetrator who refuses to show his hand(s) during an arrest and who is subsequently killed by police during the arrest could have had a gun concealed, and so this also "counts." There is no cure for "stupid."

This is not meant to be humorous, or make fun of the gun buyback programs. Recall that a similar Essex County gun buyback program was held in December of 2009 and the results were the same: the politicians claimed the buyback was the biggest ever and was, therefore, pronounced "successful." Yet the shootings continued, because criminals do not participate in gun buyback programs. All that has happened is that honest citizens are being deprived of a constitutional means to defend themselves when the criminals come calling.

There is another aspect of these gun buyback programs that was recently brought to my attention. The amnesty aspect, in which no questions are asked when a gun is turned in and no record is made linking the gun to the name and address of the person who turned it in, effectively makes this a "gun laundering" program. Weapons turned in that may have been used in committing crimes cannot be traced back to the crime, victim or perpetrator. We have laws against "money laundering" but apparently "gun laundering" of this sort is actually encouraged by the police of our area, since they all participate in it.

From 2009: The Truth of NJ Gun Buybacks

Albert Einstein's definition of Insanity: "Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."

PoliceOne's Gun Policy & Law Enforcement Survey

This survey was conducted between March 4 and March 13, 2013. More than 15,000 officers completed the survey, which was promoted by PoliceOne exclusively to its 400,000 registered members, comprised of verified law enforcement professionals. Only current, former or retired law enforcement personnel were eligible to participate in the survey. The survey sample size was broadly distributed by geography and rank in proportion to the U.S. law enforcement community at large. Respondents comprised a variety of ranks from departments of all sizes, with the majority representing departments of greater than 500 officers. Of those that took the survey, 80 percent were current law enforcement officers and 20 percent were former/retired law enforcement.

Here is the result of that survey.



Gun Control advice from the nation's police

3/18/13 Thousands of guns collected, but do N.J. buyback programs make a difference?

East Orange Crime Rate Statistics (2010)

East Orange Crime Rate by Year (1999 - 2011)

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Let's hear from a real expert on gun control, a student
who was shot and wounded during the Columbine massacre of 1999.

Here's another expert, who saw gun control in Austria in 1938

The actual gun laws of 1938

Gun Control Statistics from 2011

Stop the Madness. Let's seek a REAL solution.

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