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Fiocchi Joins Effort to Fight Violent Crime by Sponsoring Bail Reform Legislation

Citing the need to protect the public from dangerous offenders, Assemblyman Sam Fiocchi has signed on as a sponsor of bail reform legislation.

“We need to arm our law enforcement community with every reasonable tool to fight violent crime. That includes giving New Jersey judges the ability to deny bail to a defendant who poses a danger to the community,” said Fiocchi, R-Cumberland, Cape May and Atlantic. “Keeping violent offenders behind bars while awaiting trial will not only reduce the risk of violence in our communities, but it will prevent them from further hurting or intimidating their victims or witnesses.”

Fiocchi co-sponsors ACR-22, which would permit voters to decide if New Jersey judges should be allowed to deny bail for dangerous defendants. The legislation, which mirrors current federal law, is sponsored by Assembly Republicans Donna Simon, Dave Rible, BettyLou DeCroce and Anthony M. Bucco.

Noting a federal Bureau of Justice Statistics study that shows one in six offenders released on bail commits another crime before trial, Fiocchi said he is pleased that Gov. Christie is making bail reform a priority in the new legislative session. In his recent State of the State address, the governor called on the Legislature to pass bail reform legislation.

“In December, a husband, out shopping with his wife, was shot in the head and left for dead in the Short Hills mall parking garage by four suspects, all of whom had previous criminal records,” stated Fiocchi. “We must take action now to help prevent such senseless and tragic deaths in the future. I’m certain the people of New Jersey will overwhelmingly support this measure if given the opportunity.”

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