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Posted by Stringer on 2017/3/30 22:08:49

Fulop slams N.J. bail reform in state of the city speech

By Terrence T. McDonald | The Jersey Journal
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on March 30, 2017 at 9:20 PM, updated March 30, 2017 at 9:52 PM

JERSEY CITY -- Mayor Steve Fulop took a shot at New Jersey's bail reform during his sixth and final state of the city address tonight, saying the system is keeping the city from "turning a corner" on preventing gun violence.

Fulop, in a 30-minute speech delivered in the Casino in the Park banquet hall, slapped state lawmakers for devising a system that makes it easier for people picked up with illegal guns to be charged and released instead of held behind bars.

Fulop cited the Tuesday murder of 19-year-old DaJour Riley as an example of what he sees as a flawed system, which went into effect in January.

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