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Appellate panel backs decision to try Atlantic City teen as adult

The decision to try an Atlantic City teen as an adult was backed by evidence, an appellate panel has ruled. Jamaal Campbell was just 17 when he was arrested June 22, 2013, with a .45-caliber semi-automatic handgun in his waistband, according to the charges. The gun was loaded with seven rounds, including one in the chamber ready to be fired, according to testimony at a four-day hearing where the judge decided to waive him up
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Convicted Atlantic City gang enforcer and accused murderer allegedly threatens lawyer in court

The convicted enforcer for an allegedly dangerous Atlantic City drug gang got into more trouble Tuesday when a judge accused him of threatening his lawyer. Malik Derry, now 26, is already serving life in prison for his part in Dirty Blok, a drug-trafficking gang that once ruled Atlantic City’s Stanley Holmes Village and surround neighborhoods. But he still faces trial in the Feb. 10, 2013, killing of Tyquinn James, 25, who was shot and killed
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