Crime has run amok in several blue states.
The uptick in violent crime since the 2020 riots has not reversed in any major way.
And a slain Republican’s family attorney is demanding answers after one horrific murder.
The police have not made any major announcements in the murder of New Jersey Republican Councilwoman Eunice Dwumfour.
Dwumfour was shot and killed in her car outside her home over a month ago, and seemingly no progress has been made in the case.
Authorities haven’t even held a press conference regarding NJ GOP Councilwoman murder
Attorney John Wisniewski, a former Democrat state legislator and gubernatorial candidate, is serving as an advisor for Dwumfour’s parents Prince Kofi and Mary Dwumfour.
According to Wisniewski, the Dwumfours have grown frustrated with the lack of progress in the investigation.
Wisniewski said, “The silence about this and the absence of outreach prompted them through their pastor to reach out to me to help facilitate, and there will be an opportunity this week for them to sit down and learn that everything is being done and no stone is being left unturned.”
The attorney added that the lack of information from law enforcement was “mystifying and troubling.”
He compared Dwumfour’s murder to smaller cases such as vandalism where the police will post rewards in order to glean information.
Prosecutors initially sought to block public records requests
However, the police have not even held a press conference regarding a council woman’s murder.
Wisniewski added, “Here there’s a homicide and their daughter’s taken from them and in comparison, it’s crickets.”
Initially, prosecutors blocked public records requests for details involving the case.
The Middlesex Prosecutor’s Office wrote in a statement, “While the public and press have protectable constitutional interests to access pre-trial proceedings in criminal cases, access to disclosure is limited by the needs of the state to obtain just convictions and to preserve the confidentiality of sensitive information.”
The DA ultimately reversed that decision.
Dwumfour was the first of two Republican New Jersey officials that were murdered in a short time span.
Russell Heller, another councilman, was gunned down in the parking lot of PSE&G Energy by a disgruntled former employee.
Now that Wisniewski is involved, perhaps there is more pressure to get to the bottom of what happened to Dwumfour.
Governor Phil Murphy has not commented further since his initial condolences.
Murphy wrote, “I am stunned by the news of Sayreville Councilwoman Eunice Dwumfour’s murder last evening in an act of gun violence. Her career of public service was just beginning, and by all accounts she had already built a reputation as a committed member of the Borough Council who took her responsibility with the utmost diligence and seriousness. I send my condolences to Councilwoman Dwumfour’s family and friends, her governing body colleagues, and the entire Sayreville community.”
Hopefully Dwumfour’s parents can get justice for their daughter.
Stay tuned to Blue State Blues for any updates to this ongoing story.