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David Matthau, Townsquare Media NJ
David Matthau, Townsquare Media NJ
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If you can afford to pay, should you be let out of jail? NJ court will decide

Is buying your way out of jail guaranteed by the U.S. constitution? A new lawsuit argues it is.

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Christie on ‘Dog the Bounty Hunter’ bail reform lawsuit: ‘Bring it on’

Gov. Chris Christie defended the reforms that have practically eliminated bail in New Jersey and said he looks forward to the state doing the same in court.

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Dog the Bounty (right) Hunter and Bill Spadea
Dog the Bounty (right) Hunter and Bill Spadea
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Why ‘Dog the Bounty Hunter’ told me Christie’s legacy is ‘stained with blood’

Dog the Bounty Hunter and wife Beth are back in NJ, to stand against bail reform they say puts violent criminals on the street.

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Photo Credit: Chris Swendeman NJ1015
Photo Credit: Chris Swendeman NJ1015
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Dog the Bounty Hunter and Beth Chapman join NJ’s bail reform battle

Had a great conversation today on the air with Dog the Bounty Hunter and his wife Beth Chapman regarding bail reform in the Garden State.

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NJ bail reform changes aim to keep sex offenders, violent criminals behind bars

Under the changes prosecutors would be encouraged to seek detention for people accused of serious gun crimes, those with a history of being a sex offender, as well as those already on parole or on pre-trial release for another crime.

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Judge Glenn Grant, acting administrative director for the New Jersey courts, speaks to the Senate budget committee. (Michael Symons/Townsquare Media NJ)
Judge Glenn Grant, acting administrative director for the New Jersey courts, speaks to the Senate budget committee. (Michael Symons/Townsquare Media NJ)
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‘Make a mistake with this, somebody dies’ — NJ to modify bail reform this month

New Jersey’s bail reforms are likely to be modified by month’s end, to increase the likelihood defendants with a history of weapons offenses are detained until trial.

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Bergen County Courthouse in Hackensack
Bergen County Courthouse in Hackensack (Google Street View)
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NJ may tweak bail reform to keep more suspects behind bars

New Jersey officials say the near-elimination of cash bail has been a success – though it could be in for some changes. It's also running short of money.

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Attorney General Christopher Porrino discusses a fugitive sweep and directive regarding witness intimidation. (Michael Symons/Townsquare Media NJ)
Attorney General Christopher Porrino discusses a fugitive sweep and directive regarding witness intimidation. (Michael Symons/Townsquare Media NJ)
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These bad guys got out, yet AG wants automatic jail for simple gun offenses

Were Carlo Bellario and Shaneen Allen actually more of a public threat than these creeps? Deminski doesn't think so.

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NJ needs more jails, longer sentences and no bail for violent offenders

So I went on a bit of a rant today about the new bail reform that has taken place in New Jersey.

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Drug Court Bill
Office of the Governor
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Immigration, accidents & bail reform — NJ Decoded

The groundhog has let us down. But here are six extra nuggets of New Jersey news worth knowing -- one for every additional week of winter.

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