Jersey City, NJ – A North Bergen man has been charged after allegedly stabbing a stranger multiple times and threatening to kill him during an attack that took place on February 9th.
Lester Morales, 41, of North Bergen, was charged with aggravated assault, weapons offenses and making terroristic threats. Morales allegedly stabbed a stranger multiple times in the stomach with a “sharp object believed to be a knife.” Morales also threatened to kill the man.
After his arrest, Morales made made his first appearance and was ordered released and FREE TO GO after the Arnold Foundation’s “Pretrial Risk Assessment” tool determined he was not a danger to the community or a flight risk and therefore should not be subject to any accountable release – just a “promise” to appear.
The release is just another example of the thousands of unaccountable and FREE TO GO pretrial releases for those criminally charged under the NJ Bail Reform Act.
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More “validated pretrial risk assessment” Failures.
New Jersey Bail Reform, Risk Assessments, and Pretrial Release Services…
ZERO concern for victims
ZERO Bail…just a “pinky promise” to return
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(reported by NJ.com – Feb 17 2018)
A 41-year-old North Bergen man was arrested Tuesday on charges he stabbed a stranger multiple times while threatening to kill him last week, officials said.
Lester Morales, of the 4200 block of Kennedy Boulevard, is charged with aggravated assault, weapons offenses and making terroristic threats in connection to the indent that occurred on Feb. 9 in North Bergen, the criminal complaint says.
He allegedly stabbing the man “multiple times in the stomach with a sharp object believed to be a knife,” the complaint says.
Morales made his first appearance on the charges on Wednesday in Criminal Justice Reform Court in Jersey City via video link from Hudson County jail in Kearny.
You’re being lied to…
Unaccountable pretrial release is reckless and dangerous – with zero regard for victims or criminal accountability.