In New Jersey, a man busted for counterfeiting was released from jail pending his trial. Less than a month later, he was caught (again) with close to $1,000 in counterfeit bills. Andrew Lochard, 29 … [Read more...] about New Jersey Bail Reform Strikes Again with Counterfeiter
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New Jersey has put out a Uniform Crime Report last October that suggested a decrease in crime that just so happened to occur after bail reform was instituted in that state. WNYC picked up on the story … [Read more...] about New Jersey Crime Rate Decrease – is it Real?
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 … [Read more...] about Recently Arrested Pair Running from 12 Outstanding Warrants
The argument for and against bail reform is one that consistently sees either side throw out stories as examples of how reform efforts are either far off base, or working just fine. The truth, of … [Read more...] about An Algorithm Put Him in Jail
In New Jersey, a sort of Kafkaesque nightmare has arisen for those who worked in the bail bonds industry before the state passed money bail "reform" in 2017. You see, these bail bondsmen can no longer … [Read more...] about Heavy Handedness in the Bail Reform World
It is a truly bizarre world we live in. In Fair Lawn, New Jersey bail reform took a surreal turn, as a woman charged with attempted murder was released from jail this past weekend. Sharese Peeples … [Read more...] about New Jersey Face-Shooter Out of Jail Without Bail