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It Was a Landmark Crime Bill. Then a State Senator Added a Special Favor.

Dec 17, 2020 - The New York Times

A proposal to weaken penalties for official misconduct was tucked into legislation to end mandatory sentences for nonviolent drug crimes in New Jersey.

A proposal to weaken penalties for official misconduct was tucked into legislation to end mandatory sentences for nonviolent drug crimes in New Jersey.

Legislation that would usher in landmark changes to the criminal justice system in New Jersey has been awaiting final action for a year.

The bill stems from an 18-month effort by...