NJ Spotlight News

NJ mayors, lawmakers call for tightening of bail rules

Clip: 02/08/2022 | 2m 57s | Video has closed captioning.

Five years ago, NJ enacted a law that essentially did away with cash bail, only keeping those accused of a crime in jail if they were deemed a threat. After a recent increase in gun violence, some mayors and lawmakers are reconsidering that law. Newark Mayor Ras Baraka and other elected leaders on Tuesday called for reform that would keep people arrested on gun charges behind bars until trial.

Aired: 02/08/22

Rating: NR

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