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7/24/2019 Asbury Park Press front page Tuesday, Nov. 17 2015
Gov. Chris Christie said Monday he was op-posed to Syrian refugees entering the UnitedStates even orphans under the age of 5 but hedid not join the list of more than 20 other gover-nors who announced that they were taking actionsto prevent the refugees from settling in theirstates.
In a radio interview with conservative com-mentator Hugh Hewitt, Christie said he opposedhaving the refugees come to the U.S., saying when asked by Hewitt that the ban would ex-tend to orphans under the age of 5, since they hadno family to care for them.
I do not trust this administration to effectivelyvet the people who are supposed to be coming in,Christie said. We need to put the safety and secu-
HOW WILL N.J.
The Eiffel Tower is illuminated in red, white and blue on Monday in honor of the victims of Fridays terrorist attacks in Paris.
Christie says refugees should not be allowed
to enter U.S. but doesnt take further action
BOB JORDAN @BOBJORDANAPP
See CHRISTIE,Page 10A
Aftermath of attacks
Islamic State issues videothreatening to attack all nationsinvolved in bombing its posi-tions in Syria and Iraq, includingto strike America on its groundin Washington. Page 1B
Obama administration andRepublicans battle over U.S.strategy against Islamic State,fate of Syrian refugees. Page 1B
France IDs notorious 27-year-old Belgian terrorist as master-mind of the attacks. Page 2B
In New Jersey
Refugee issue splits N.J. con-gressional delegation. Page 12A
Port Authority airports andcrossings on alert. Page 12A
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HOWELL - Township police trying to subdue an ine-
briated Belmar man at a summer music festival endedup breaking the mans neck and choking him to death, alawsuit claims.
The 20-page wrongful-death complaint by relativesof 38-year-old Timothy J. Harden claims security offi-cers and possibly staff at the Sept. 5 Souper Groove mu-sic festival used excessive and unreasonable physicalforce when they restrained Harden, who experienced a
medical episode after consuming alcohol and co-caine.
Responding township police then used deadly force,
choking Harden to death, according to the complaint.We dont condone the drug use or any of that, butthat certainly did not give anyone an excuse to do thisto him, said Thomas J. Mallon, the attorney represent-ing Hardens family. The claim alleges that Harden,who was volunteering at the festival, suffered frac-
Family of man who died in custodyfiles lawsuit against Howell policeSTEPH SOLIS @STEPHMSOLIS
See LAWSUIT, Page4A
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TRENTON - A proposal to allow immigrants who
arent legally in the country to drive legally on NewJerseys roads took a first step forward Monday,though Gov. Chris Christie quickly made clear hewont let it become law.
The Assembly Homeland Security and State Pre-paredness Committee voted on party lines to advancelegislation, A4425, which would establish drivers li-
censes for people who cant prove theyre in the coun-try legally. The licenses would look slightly differentfrom regular licenses, cost up to $50 more and bemarked in such a way that they couldnt be used for
purposes like boarding an airplane.Fridays terrorist attacks in France were men-
tioned often by opponents of the bill, to the dismay of
supporters of the proposal.What happened in Paris is awful. Its dreadful. We
Bill to give licenses to illegals advances; veto vowedMICHAEL SYMONS @MICHAELSYMONS_
See LICENSES, Page10A