Also: Covid cases bounce back up after holiday.
Fourteen corrections officers from a New Jersey women’s prison are facing criminal charges for terrorizing inmates, leaving two seriously injured. According to the indictment, it was early last year at the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility in Hunterdon County when inmates were removed from their cells after officers were splashed with unknown liquids. Prosecutors say the officers responded with brutal force, punching one woman nearly 30-times, while being held down by four others. She suffered a concussion. Another had her skull broken around her eye, and boot marks were found throughout her body. A state grand jury handed up indictments on the fourteen officers Tuesday, and all fourteen officers could face lengthy prison sentences if convicted.
More details about the deadly car rally in Wildwood. Police have charged a 22 year old from Linden with aggravated assault and assault by auto after going out of control doing burnouts. Cops say Eryk Wnek hit a golf cart that carried two adults and two kids. One of the adults had to be airlifted to the hospital with serious injuries. Two people lost their lives in other accidents during the pop up car rally.
Covid case reporting was, indeed, reduced due to the religious holiday Monday and Tuesday. Back up near 2000 new cases reported in the state. 1906 by PCR test and another 783 by rapid test.
Police are stepping up patrols after a historically Jewish fraternity house on the Rutgers University campus in New Brunswick was egged during Rosh Hashanah. This is the third time it’s happened, with the last two times happening on National Holocaust Remembrance Day. Members of Alpha Epsilon Pi say they want the school to say clearly “this is not okay.”