Newark Police Layoffs Versus Rise in Crime
January 21, 2011 Leave a comment
By Marie DeNoia Aronsohn
A spike in gun violence in Newark has sparked a war of words between the city and the police union. Union leaders link the crime wave to the November layoff of 167 officers. Newark’s mayor says the union is fear-mongering to gain public support for their cause. They want those officers reinstated. Meanwhile, Newark is experiencing an outbreak of murders and drive-by shootings. One of the latest incidents involved a school bus.
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