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Murphy Administration Pushing to Amend NJ’s Law against Discrimination to make violent offenders, including murderers and rapists a protected class

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Trenton NJ, Murphy Administration Pushing to Amend NJ’s Law against Discrimination to make violent offenders, including murderers and rapists a protected class.

Assemblywomen Holly Schepisi said yesterday on Facebook ,”I feel like I’m in the Twilight Zone. The NJ Division on Civil Rights (the arm of the Governor’s Office) is currently arguing in our Housing Committee meeting that NJ’s Law against Discrimination should be the first in the nation to be amended to make violent offenders, including murderers and rapists a protected class in the State of NJ and that if a landlord refused to rent to such a person because of their criminal background the landlord could be sued under NJ’s Law Against Discrimination , receive attorneys’ fees, penalties, etc. An interesting side note is crime victims in Nj are not provided with the same protections.”

The promoters of this type of legislation are are old friends at Fair Share Housing Center, the promoters of forced over development  and urbanization.

Fair Share Housing Center Director of Racial Justice Policy James Williams issued the following statement in response to the Assembly Housing Committee’s decision to advance A1919, the New Jersey Fair Chance Housing Act, without key protections:

We are disappointed that the Assembly Housing Committee voted today to advance a deeply flawed version of the New Jersey Fair Chance Housing Act that would fail to protect Black and brown residents from discriminatory housing practices that drive intergenerational poverty.

A1919 was meant to “ban the box” by preventing landlords from discriminating against prospective tenants with prior criminal records. For decades, landlords have used applicants’ pasts to deny them access to safe, affordable housing.

North Jersey resident Judy Björkman Parker stated the obvious , “Landlords are going to divest of their properties due to all this government intrusion (eviction moratoriums, tenants not paying rent with blessing of government, being forced to rent to people with bad credit, eviction filings, criminal records), etc. Not worth it. Properties will be sold to big conglomerates, or rental houses will be sold to Owner occupants. There will be less units available, stricter requirements, and high market rents. Unintended consequences when government interferes in private property.”

 

15 thoughts on “Murphy Administration Pushing to Amend NJ’s Law against Discrimination to make violent offenders, including murderers and rapists a protected class

  1. Can’t wait for this governor to leave office! Wouldn’t happen if the government officials had to live next to the criminals they want to protect!

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  2. LoL!

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  3. Beautiful! Just what we need.

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  4. This Governor is no different to any of the others. We got a break of sorts with CC where he basically did what he was constitutionally allowed to do to hold back a lot of the crap.

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  5. I guess it is time to look for a new governor. HE is the governor and it is his job to protect the people in the state that elected him. Ask him if he would like to live next door to a murderer or rapist.

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  6. It’s a give-away trinket to communists. It won’t work in real life. Landlords will find other reasons to keep degenerates away from their property. Guv’nor knows it.

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  7. This Governor should be impeached for murdering thousands of innocent people by putting them in assisted living and Shutting down any access to Resources to in that hostage situation. Along worh Destruction of all small buisness Meanwhile the AMAZON pays no Taxes and made 200 Billion this last 9 months thank you Corporate Communism

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  8. Not to worry.
    Your Ridgewood neighbors will OVERWHELMINGLY vote this guy back into office.
    You can’t fix clueless…

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  9. Don’t blame Murphy for this lunacy. He may be captain of the ship, but the ship is full of loons.
    But hey, don’t worry, keep voting the way you do.
    Democrats Good, Republicans Bad.
    Worked great in CA, IL, NY and MI.

    To the New Yorkers that relocated to the suburbs. Please go back to the last place you screwed up.

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  10. What I dont understand how did this guy get voted into office? Obviously the majority of New Jersey Citizens believe in the same garbage as the unfit governor. Very sad!!! Mj shame on you.

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  11. The governor, evidently has never been a landlord. If he were a property owner depending on rental income to satisfy the mortgage and expenses it be singing a different tune

  12. Woe is me, woe is me — who will save the landlords!

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  13. remove all landlords results in removal of all rental housing.
    Typical backwards Dem logic.

  14. Those people are his votes. We the people know that

  15. Since Governor Murphys’ home is so big. He should open his doors for the criminals, rapists, pedophilles to stay since he is protected with his security detail 24/7. Let any of these criminals hurt his children and then you’ll see how his tone would change.

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