Sam Fiocchi supports sending criminals back from whence they came. Whelan, Surace and Dunkins try to illegally get them absentee ballots, so I doubt that they would be in favor of sending the criminal element back to the counties of residence when they were arrested and sentenced. This is common-sense legislation, and something that our local D’s are dead-set against. Why?
Cumberland County’s safety has been plagued for too long by released criminals from the local based prison staying in our area rather than returning back to their hometown. Southern New Jersey towns should not be further and unfairly burdened by these individuals and their problems with recidivism.
As a life-long resident of Vineland, I was outraged by this problem after the death of a family friend and longtime business man Al Costantino who was run down in the street by a career criminal from Essex County recently released from one of our local prisons. My friend was going to work as he had every day of his working life when he was struck and killed by that released criminal with 21 convictions who was driving a stolen vehicle and engaged in a high speed chase away from the police.
This tragedy moved me to begin working with Assm. Dominick DiCicco on a bill that would send released prisoners back to their home county rather than releasing them to live among us.
This career criminal and many others like him should not be living here and causing mayhem on our streets. This return bill needs to become law so we don’t have to deal with an unfair bulk of the worst offender our state has to offer.
I support enacting this legislation to send these criminals back to their hometowns and, if I am elected to the New Jersey Assembly on November 8th, I will join with other South Jersey Republicans to sponsor this bill in the next session of the Legislature. Along with my Republican Senate and Assembly running mates Dave DeWeese and Suzanne Walters, I believe this bill will help protect our region’s residents from this growing threat. I ask for your vote to allow us to help make South Jersey a safer place for honest, hard-working families.