NY Post on Corzine and student murders
The NY Post gets it. In NJ, the governor reacts to the execution-style murder of three students with a call for additional gun control.
The Post asks... why was the alleged killer on the streets, when he:
1. had been arrested Oct. 1 and charged with felony agg. assault. Bail set, then reduced, and he bonded out.
2. Three months later, apparently while still on bail, he was charged with *ten* counts of aggravated sexual assault on a child, 5 counts of sexual assault on a child under five, and some other matters. Bail set and met (the article says he posted $150,000 bond, which makes me wonder if that is correct, as this wasn't Bill Gates).
3. In May he was arrested for six counts of agg. sexual assault on a child and four counts of sexual assault on a child aged 4. Uh -- something of a pattern here? And doing it while on bail? Bond set at $300K, but a judge consolidates it with his other child molestation case and rules that the bond already posted suffices, so he gets out.
4. Oh, and he's an illegal immigrant to boot, so there might be just a tiny flight risk, considering that if convicted he'd probably face about 1.5 million years in prison.
This is one of those cases where you hope it's all due to horrendous corruption. That's the best case. Worst case is there was no corruption, this is how the NJ courts function in the ordinary case.
Hat tip to Budd Schroeder.