Thursday, January 02, 2014

Wonderful Show of Cory Booker's Newark

Cory Booker seems like an awfully nice guy and did a few good things for the city of Newark, New Jersey while Mayor, including standing up to the teacher's unions. However, his overall record is lacking-- especially compared to the aura that has been built up around him. Officials are concerned about an increase in carjackings in the city.

In 2007, there were 208 reported carjackings in all of New Jersey. In 2012, there were 345 in Newark alone, 56 of which took place in December, according to the Newark police.

Already this year, there had been 475 carjackings in Essex County as of Friday, the vast majority of those in Newark, according to the Essex County prosecutor’s office. In contrast, New York City had seen 159 carjackings this year as of Friday, and there has been a general decline over the last five years, the Police Department said.

One law enforcement official in New Jersey, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, likened the trend in Newark to a “ride-share program” for criminals.

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