New York Times: Frustration at Shootout on Streets of Newark

Frustration at Shootout on Streets of Newark
Details emerge around the recent South Ward shooting that took the lives of an adult and teenager in the city streets at daylight.

Mr. Booker moved to his apartment in a three-story house with a two-car garage on Hawthorne Avenue in November 2006. The mayor, who was not home at the time of the shootings, said he had no intention of leaving the South Ward. Shootings in the neighborhood have dipped sharply, he said, and cameras are scheduled to be installed throughout the area in the coming months.

“We’ve made significant strides this year,” Mr. Booker said. “But don’t fool yourself. The battle isn’t over.”

Author: Ken Walker

Husband, Father, Analyst. In a glass case of emotion since 1978.

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