Released for free thanks to NJ Bail Reform without any accountability for robbing an Elmwood Park Walgreens Drug Store on February 24, 2017, goes in crime spree kidnaping and car jacking a young student.
On April 21st, 2017, New Jersey State failed to provide safety for a Passaic County Tech student. Accused defendant Travis Mann was released without any accountability on an armed robbery charge. The only thing keeping him away from society was an ankle bracelet.
The New Jersey Bail Reform applies a Risk Assessment program, where a defendant’s information is plugged into a computer and the machine gives the defendant a score of 1 through 6, 1 being the lowest and 6 being the highest. Despite the heinous charge (armed robbery), the defendant did not score high enough and was set free without any accountability. In defiance of his curfew, he was detained around 3:00 a.m. with a fearful student acting as his henchman. The State failed to enforce his curfew but more importantly, they did not bother to monitor his ankle bracelet.
Releasing violent repeat criminal offenders that have shown they will re-offend is harming the infrastructure of our society. I would humbly ask our legislators to develop a more efficient judicial system. That way we could protect our community but more importantly, save our kids.