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Newark has a murder free month…….Kudo’s to the Cops and Cory Booker!

The Cops get the bigger photo cause they are out there doing the grunt work…….But Corey Booker, the Mayor of Newark, New Jersey get props also…….He has made it his business to bring in a Police Chief from New York City to take over the Department that he found dispirited and overwhelemed…he has sought to inject himself into the lives of his city when most had given it up ………

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Here’s a piece from the Atlantic Magazine on the Newark Crime decline……

When no one is murdered in Newark, New Jersey that’s big news. When it stays that way for an entire month, it’s a milestone. The city just achieved its first homicide-free month in over 40 years. Newark has a murder rate that’s 3.8 times the national average, and the city has previously been dubbed “The Most Dangerous City in America.” But recent efforts by Newark Mayor Cory Booker and the police department seem to be making a difference. Today, the blogosphere has been giving the city’s affable young mayor high praise.

  • This Is Cory Booker Success Story, applauds Matt Kelley at Change.org: “Newark Mayor Cory Booker deserves a big piece of the credit. Booker, who last night was celebrating the achievement by quoting Nelson Mandela on Twitter (“It always seems impossible until it’s done”), has made crime reduction a central piece of his administration. He’s launched regular citizen night patrols, and usually walks the streets along with residents. He’s the kind of sleeve-rolling mayor our embattled cities need. If you haven’t seen the fantastic documentary Street Fight, you may not know the depth of this guy’s resolve. Watch it this weekend — I guarantee you’ll come away with a dose of respect for Newark’s tough, innovative young mayor.”

More Blogging stories on the drop in crime and Corey Booker……

and Here…….….

April 3, 2010 - Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Counterpoints, Crime, Government, Home, Law, Media, Men, Other Things, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, The Economy, Updates | ,


  1. Personally I’d like to see Booker running for Governor of NJ in 2013.

    Comment by Daniel G. | April 3, 2010 | Reply

  2. so would I!

    Comment by jamesb101 | April 3, 2010 | Reply

  3. I actually voted for Christie BUT that was because I WANTED CORZINE out of Office AND Christie seemed the better bet of two Evils.

    I’ve to see how Christie develops. If Obama wins again the Dems are unlikly to buck the States History.

    Comment by Daniel G. | April 3, 2010 | Reply

  4. I admitted to you that Corzine WAS damaged goods…..

    Comment by jamesb101 | April 3, 2010 | Reply

    • Oh yes he was. I know my State well enough to assure you that.

      Comment by Daniel G. | April 3, 2010 | Reply

  5. you was right…enjoy that….

    Comment by jamesb101 | April 3, 2010 | Reply

  6. It’s great to see this guy succeed.. and the political documentary of his 2002 race for mayor is a classic!

    Governor one day maybe – but he recently turned down a federal position on urban development for obama, and he might be more of a street-guy, fixing things on a concrete scale. Following his twitter account, it sounds like he just loves his morning jog, greeting people and checking up pot-holes in the street.

    And he sure is a great inspiration..

    Comment by talkandpolitics | April 4, 2010 | Reply

  7. He’s a politician…so going to Washington to work as a small fish in a big pond isn’t going to be him…..

    Don’t be surprised to see go for Governor like you suggest…..He’s young enough to have hopes to follow Obama to DC…..as the boss…not working for someone……

    He could stop over at the senate maybe….

    Comment by jamesb101 | April 4, 2010 | Reply

    • You know, I’ve gotten the impression he might be a slightly hyperactive guy, and his tweet just a few minutes ago now gives a hint..

      “4 hrs sleep + 4 cups of coffee = 8 something RT @cascheller: Four hours does not a night of sleep make … unless you’re @CoryBooker.”

      He’s often up running around 4am.. good thing his job takes of some of the steam!

      Comment by talkandpolitics | April 5, 2010 | Reply

  8. he’s a politician with a huge future!

    Why rest?

    Comment by jamesb101 | April 5, 2010 | Reply

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