So, this is bail “reform,” huh?
In New Jersey, two men were busted for a drug deal last week. Nothing newsworthy there, but it takes a weird turn when one digs into their criminal past. It turns out that both men were already wanted for a series of alleged crimes, yet weren’t awaiting trial in jail. One man had eight outstanding warrants while the other had 4, including failure to pay nearly $30,000 in child support.
How Could This Be?
Quite simply, they were let go to await their trials. The incident underscores how well bail reform is working in New Jersey. Jails are no longer overcrowded (supposedly) and crime is down. Louis Allen and Nelson Ford, the recipients of New Jersey’s kindness toward criminals, were arrested when Allen sold heroin to Ford. Allen had a bundle of heroin and ten small bundles of crack, while Ford was already in possession of four bundles of heroin, 19 syringes, and a crack pipe.
Good stuff going on in New Jersey folks! As we’ve said in the past, it may just be best to stay away from that particular part of the country until the officials figure out the error of their ways and fix those problems. Hopefully sooner rather than later, or someone is going to get shot in the face (again).