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Trenton, NJ - In Historic Nomination, Bergen County Prosecutor May Become Nation’s First Sikh AG

Published on: December 13, 2017 12:19 PM
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FILE - New Jersey U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman (C) speaks to the media next to U.S. Secret Service Special Agent James Mottola (L) and assistant New Jersey Attorney Gurbir Grewal during a news conference in Newark, New Jersey, July 25, 2013.  ReutersFILE - New Jersey U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman (C) speaks to the media next to U.S. Secret Service Special Agent James Mottola (L) and assistant New Jersey Attorney Gurbir Grewal during a news conference in Newark, New Jersey, July 25, 2013.  Reuters

Trenton, NJ - New Jersey governor-elect Phil Murphy made history on Tuesday, nominating Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir Grewal as his choice for the Garden State’s next attorney general. If confirmed by the Senate, the 44 year old Grewal would be the first Sikh ever to serve as attorney general anywhere in the United States.

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Grewal, the son of immigrants, left private practice over a decade ago hoping to be able to give back to the country he called home, reported NJ.com (http://bit.ly/2z8thRW ).  Standing next to Murphy at a Tuesday press conference in Trenton, Grewal said that he hoped to show that those who may look and pray differently can still be committed to the United States.

Discrimination was another motivating factor for Grewal.

“As someone who has experienced hate and intolerance throughout my life, I want to work to ensure that we all live in a fair and just society,” said Grewal.

Grewal made headlines in July as the first public official to oppose the Mahwah parks ban that was intended to keep Orthodox Jews out of the township’s recreational areas, ordering Mahwah Police Chief James Batelli to ignore the ordinance.  According to NorthJersey.com (https://njersy.co/2z9ChGq ) Grewal said that the practice could lead to racial profiling and other unlawful activities in addition to illegally targeting out of state Orthodox Jews.

Grewal’s actions led to an investigation by New Jersey Attorney General Christopher Porrino which ultimately sued Mahwah to block the ordinances and asked for the return in $3.4 million in state grants that were used to construct the public parks as previously reported on VIN News (http://bit.ly/2z9jZVZ ).

Grewal is Murphy’s first cabinet level pick, reported CBS News (http://cbsloc.al/2z8QSlA ).  Murphy, a Democratic, had vowed to create a diverse administration.

Grewal said that he hopes to create a stronger and safer New Jersey,  and his nomination was endorsed by Governor Chris Christie.

“His tenure, almost without exception, has been exemplary,” said Christie “I am confident he has the skills necessary to be an attorney general that we can be proud of in New Jersey.”



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 Dec 13, 2017 at 12:29 PM triumphinwhitehouse Says:

Deport him! We don't need another muslim

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 Dec 13, 2017 at 01:26 PM Sikh Says:

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triumphinwhitehouse Says:

Deport him! We don't need another muslim

Your are truly ignorant. This guy is Sikh not Muslim. You lack basic world knowledge, no doubt a result of your heimishe school education. Your comment now proves that your views are not because you are retarded, but rather you have the education level of a 6 year old and a worldview of caveman.

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 Dec 13, 2017 at 01:33 PM Anonymous Says:

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triumphinwhitehouse Says:

Deport him! We don't need another muslim

Wow. Either you're being sarcastic, or your ignorance is breathtaking.

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 Dec 13, 2017 at 01:34 PM triumphinwhitehouse Says:

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triumphinwhitehouse Says:

Deport him! We don't need another muslim

Stop using my name, I have no racist bone in my body. Only ignorant people think Sikhs are Muslims, they are in fact the opposite they are allies in the war against them. Liberals always ignore facts like Muslims ARE likely to commit terrorism.and therefore are ignorant. get your own name I suggest liberalclintonsoreloser.

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 Dec 13, 2017 at 01:50 PM not our enemy Says:

If he is a Sikh he is not Moslem any more than Trump is. It is truly an embarrassment to have to state this. I assume that this is good for most people and bad for criminals.

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 Dec 13, 2017 at 02:48 PM yaakov doe Says:

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triumphinwhitehouse Says:

Deport him! We don't need another muslim

You are an ignorant Trumpanzee which is not at all surprising. A Sikh is as much a Moslem as you are. Any educated person knows that Sikh belongs to a monotheistic faith that originated in Punjab province in India. The fully observant ones do not cut their hair or beards and carry a tiny symbolic dagger. Singh is a very common Sikh name.

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 Dec 13, 2017 at 03:03 PM triumphinwhitehouse Says:

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triumphinwhitehouse Says:

Stop using my name, I have no racist bone in my body. Only ignorant people think Sikhs are Muslims, they are in fact the opposite they are allies in the war against them. Liberals always ignore facts like Muslims ARE likely to commit terrorism.and therefore are ignorant. get your own name I suggest liberalclintonsoreloser.

It's fun to piss you off.

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 Dec 13, 2017 at 03:17 PM triumphinwhitehouse Says:

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yaakov doe Says:

You are an ignorant Trumpanzee which is not at all surprising. A Sikh is as much a Moslem as you are. Any educated person knows that Sikh belongs to a monotheistic faith that originated in Punjab province in India. The fully observant ones do not cut their hair or beards and carry a tiny symbolic dagger. Singh is a very common Sikh name.

" A Sikh is as much a Moslem as you are" \
So you consider Sikhs Moslem? Allah help us all.

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 Dec 13, 2017 at 03:18 PM Anonymous Says:

I work in an office where I would know. Nobody who has worked with Grewal as anything but very strong praise for the man, and we welcome him.

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 Dec 13, 2017 at 04:05 PM Educated Archy Says:

VIN l please provide sanity and Ban this mad men acting as an imposter using other people's user name. Please block his user ID immediately. This zalmy guy must be put to a stop. Please end his spamming, stealing and even more so slandering others.
He even once engaged in pure richols and slander by using my name to degrade a lady who helped others on an airplane.

I urge all VIN commentators from trumpinthewhitehouse to yonasonw to yakovdoe to send e-mails to VIN stopping him at once.

STOP THE MADMAN AT ONCE

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 Dec 13, 2017 at 04:09 PM Educated Archy Says:

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triumphinwhitehouse Says:

It's fun to piss you off.

Its lying stealing babeish, and just so low. Please stop your stupidity.

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 Dec 13, 2017 at 04:46 PM Zalmy Says:

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Educated Archy Says:

VIN l please provide sanity and Ban this mad men acting as an imposter using other people's user name. Please block his user ID immediately. This zalmy guy must be put to a stop. Please end his spamming, stealing and even more so slandering others.
He even once engaged in pure richols and slander by using my name to degrade a lady who helped others on an airplane.

I urge all VIN commentators from trumpinthewhitehouse to yonasonw to yakovdoe to send e-mails to VIN stopping him at once.

STOP THE MADMAN AT ONCE

It's cute that you think there's only one person who copies names. VIN just doesn't care. If they cared, they wouldn't have this stupid system in the first place.

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 Dec 13, 2017 at 05:16 PM Educated Archy Says:

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Educated Archy Says:

Its lying stealing babeish, and just so low. Please stop your stupidity.

You say so because you got troooooollleeed.

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 Dec 13, 2017 at 05:21 PM Anonymous Says:

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Anonymous Says:

Wow. Either you're being sarcastic, or your ignorance is breathtaking.

All you brainiacs responding to “trumpHinthewhitehouse” should know he’s impersonating the poster named Trumpinthewhitehouse, and is really a liberal piece of filth/yonason/hashomer in disguise. Don’t respond to the sick anti America, anti Trump sicko liberal drivel.

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 Dec 13, 2017 at 05:22 PM Anonymous Says:

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triumphinwhitehouse Says:

It's fun to piss you off.

You’re a typical liberal snowflake, unable to get past the great Pres. Trump’s victory, and all his huge accomplishments in just one short year!

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 Dec 13, 2017 at 07:35 PM triumphinwhitehouse Says:

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Anonymous Says:

You’re a typical liberal snowflake, unable to get past the great Pres. Trump’s victory, and all his huge accomplishments in just one short year!

I'm in love with Trump and I think he's a beautiful man, but I'm jealous of his other supporters.

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 Dec 13, 2017 at 07:38 PM Educated Archy Says:

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Zalmy Says:

It's cute that you think there's only one person who copies names. VIN just doesn't care. If they cared, they wouldn't have this stupid system in the first place.

You should care because es pas nisht . It's called cyber bullying and its Babiesh.

And it's also slander prohibited by Jewish law .

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 Dec 13, 2017 at 08:47 PM ???? Says:

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Educated Archy Says:

You should care because es pas nisht . It's called cyber bullying and its Babiesh.

And it's also slander prohibited by Jewish law .

What are you smoking? Both people are entirely anonymous. Youvas a person is totally detached from your screenname. It’s not stealing, bullying or Childish in any way.

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 Dec 13, 2017 at 09:35 PM Zalmy Says:

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Educated Archy Says:

You should care because es pas nisht . It's called cyber bullying and its Babiesh.

And it's also slander prohibited by Jewish law .

So now I'm VIN?

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 Dec 13, 2017 at 09:38 PM BeReal Says:

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Educated Archy Says:

You should care because es pas nisht . It's called cyber bullying and its Babiesh.

And it's also slander prohibited by Jewish law .

Cyberbullying is when teens are mean to each other. When grown up Educated Archies are offended by something, it's because they're fragile widdle baby snowflakes.

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 Dec 13, 2017 at 10:01 PM triumphinwhitehouse Says:

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Anonymous Says:

All you brainiacs responding to “trumpHinthewhitehouse” should know he’s impersonating the poster named Trumpinthewhitehouse, and is really a liberal piece of filth/yonason/hashomer in disguise. Don’t respond to the sick anti America, anti Trump sicko liberal drivel.

Apparently the word "triumph" is not in your dictionary. You are an utter and complete absconce.

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 Dec 13, 2017 at 11:15 PM Anonymous Says:

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triumphinwhitehouse Says:

Stop using my name, I have no racist bone in my body. Only ignorant people think Sikhs are Muslims, they are in fact the opposite they are allies in the war against them. Liberals always ignore facts like Muslims ARE likely to commit terrorism.and therefore are ignorant. get your own name I suggest liberalclintonsoreloser.

I dkbt understand how VIN allows this. It's mamesh genavah

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 Dec 14, 2017 at 12:09 AM Anonymous Says:

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Anonymous Says:

I dkbt understand how VIN allows this. It's mamesh genavah

VIN owns nobody their "names" here.

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 Dec 14, 2017 at 09:31 AM burninhellgaydonaldtrump Says:

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Anonymous Says:

I dkbt understand how VIN allows this. It's mamesh genavah

Does this look like a site that cares?

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 Dec 14, 2017 at 09:43 AM Anonymous Says:

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Educated Archy Says:

You should care because es pas nisht . It's called cyber bullying and its Babiesh.

And it's also slander prohibited by Jewish law .

Grow up. It's not even against VIN rules. Read them.

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 Dec 14, 2017 at 10:08 AM Username Says:

Reply to #17  
Educated Archy Says:

You should care because es pas nisht . It's called cyber bullying and its Babiesh.

And it's also slander prohibited by Jewish law .

How is a username your’s? It’s a name you use, but not one that belongs to you. Anybody can use whatever they like. How is this different than real life where thousands of people use the same name?

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