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Morris County Prosecutor’s Office hosted community festival to combat bias, hate, violence

MORRISTOWN, NJ (Morris County) – The Morris County Prosecutor’s Office on Saturday hosted the first annual community festival to combat bias, hate, and violence.

This event, which has held from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 pm. within the Bishop Nazery Way Parking Lot in Morristown, was open to and attended by the public and various community leaders. Free food and beverages were provided to those who visited.

Pastor Carter provided a moving invocation to commence the event.

During the festival, primary presenters from the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, which included Supervising Assistant Prosecutor Samantha DeNegri and Sergeant Patrick LaGuerre, discussed the impact of violence on our community, combatting and reducing hate crimes, bias crimes, and the laws addressing such crimes.

Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll, Morris County Sheriff James M. Gannon, Morris County NAACP President Vanessa Brown and Rabbi Moshe Rudin also addressed attendees on these topics.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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