NJ needs more jails, longer sentences and no bail for violent offenders
As you know there are plenty of law enforcement voices added to the chorus of professionals who think this is a bad idea for public safety. The intent of the new procedure was to help the less fortunate who were accused of a crime. The thinking was that it's not justice of a person has to stay in a jail cell only because they can't afford a $250 bail payment. Of course as with all good intentions, something always goes wrong.
In the most recent case, a man accused of weapons and drug charges got out after about a week and then was arrested again for shooting a gun at a home in Newark. This prompted the Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose to weigh in and call out the new policy as a problem.
I say, longer sentences, more jail and no bail for anyone accused of a violent crime. Gotta be better for public safety that what we have now. #ThanksChristie
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