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Gov. Chris Christie signs bill aiming at overhauling New Jersey's bail system

Gov. Chris Christie has signed legislation aimed at

Gov. Chris Christie has signed legislation aimed at overhauling New Jersey's bail system. (August 11, 2014 8:39 PM)

Gov. Chris Christie has signed legislation aimed at overhauling New Jersey's bail system.

The bill will allow judges to release non-violent suspects as they await trial, even if they cannot afford to pay. It also gives judges the freedom to withhold bail from suspects with a violent history.

The governor signed the bill on the steps of Trenton's City Hall, something that many say would...

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