Ex-con charged with drug distribution near child center, school Free-to-Go under NJ Bail Reform

Ex-con charged with drug distribution near child center, school Free-to-Go under NJ Bail Reform


(excerpt from the Daily Voice - reported Aug 24 2019)

LOCATION, LOCATION: Hackensack drug detectives early Friday arrested an ex-con who they said was dealing pot and cocaine from a house next door to a  childcare center, down the block from a middle school and around the corner from police headquarters.

David Hamblin, a 56-year-old British national, was charged with various drug counts and sent to the Bergen County Jail pending a detention hearing.

Investigators obtained a warrant after Detective Nart Marza received complaints about drug dealing at the Union Street home, Capt. Peter Busciglio said.

Hamblin has a criminal history, mostly involving drug possession and distribution offenses, records show.

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Hamilin was released the next day and FREE TO GO under NJ Bail Reform 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 yet another example of the thousands of unaccountable pretrial releases of those criminally charged under the NJ Bail Reform Act.


More “validated pretrial risk assessment” Failures.

New Jersey Bail Reform, Risk Assessments, and Pretrial Release Services…

ZERO Accountability
ZERO Deterrent
ZERO Supervision
ZERO concern for victims
ZERO Bail…just a “pinky promise” to return
Bail Reform – Dangerous, Reckless, and a Taxpayer Burden


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