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Common Law Case Law Causes Jury to Acquit African American Afraid of Another Ferguson Situation

By- respadmin

ELIZABETH, NJ –History was made on June 1, 2017, in Honorable Stuart Peim’sElizabeth, NJ Superior Court, when attorney Martin “Champ” Goldman, Esq., currently of North Caldwell, and formerly a long-time resident of Livingston, used a common law Necessity Defense to attain a not guilty verdict for his client Keith Atkinson, 43, of Bloomingdale. Atkinson was indicted with four serious charges stemming from a Nov. 2, 2014 arrest involving racial tensions and fear of a possible repeat Fergus.