The saga with Shawn Todd, 47, and NJ Bail Reform continues – Todd was arrested again after a he attempted to rob a 7-Eleven in Hackensack at knifepoint over the weekend – and got away with only a barcode scanner.
Todd has been arrested and charged by police in no fewer than five different towns in Bergen County over the past nine months – each time released by NJ Bail Reform.
The latest incident follows his arrest in back to back burglaries in Rochelle Park earlier this month – and a Maywood arrest for a copper burglary prior to that.
Each time, Todd was released and FREE TO GO after his first appearance under NJ Bail Reform after the Arnold Foundation’s “Pretrial Risk Assessment” tool determined that 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.
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
(reported by Jerry Demarco of the Daily Voice)
The ongoing bail-reform saga of two ex-con brothers continued when one of them tried to rob a 7-Eleven in Hackensack at knifepoint over the weekend — and got away with only a barcode scanner, authorities said.
A judge earlier this month freed Shawn Todd, 47, less than 48 hours after he was arrested following back-to-back burglaries at an auto repair shop in Rochelle Park and a gas station in Maywood .
Three weeks earlier, Maywood police responding to a call of a suspicious person on a bicycle said they found him carrying a power drill and copper piping taken from a house under construction .
On Sunday morning, authorities said, he pulled a knife on a clerk at the 7-Eleven on State Street.
The clerk refused to give him any money — so he took the barcode scanner, they said.
Surveillance video helped detectives identify Todd, whose criminal record stretches back more than 20 years.
Altogether, Todd has been arrested and charged by police in no fewer than five different towns in Bergen County over the past nine months.
He also was arrested in South Hackensack last winter after authorities said he assaulted an emergency medical technician.
Each time a judge has released him under New Jersey’s 2017 Bail Reform & Speedy Trial Act .
Daily Voice has reported several incidents involving such defendants since judges in New Jersey began using a “risk assessment tool” to determine whether defendants go free or remain jailed without bail based on the possibility that they:
You’ve been LIED to New Jersey…NJ Bail Reform is RECKLESS, DANGEROUS, and YOU are PAYING for it.
Defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.