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Citizens rush council members as
chaos erupts at Newark City Hall
meeting

Newark Star-Ledger, by David Giambusso and James Queally

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Posted By:jackson, 11/21/2012 10:26:26 AM

NEWARK — A behind-the-scenes political maneuver by Newark Mayor Cory Booker to fill a vacant council seat with his choice led to a near-riot in city hall tonight, with dozens of residents rushing the council stage and police responding with pepper-spray.After weeks of jockeying for Rep. Donald Payne’s successor, Booker made an unprecedented personal appearance to cast the deciding vote with his council allies for Shanique Davis Speight, a longtime ally of power broker Stephen Adubato, over the angry objections of residents. "In the absence of a quorum, I have an obligation to sit in," Booker said

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The latest news from Zimbabwe... Oops, I mean New Jersey.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: civilservant, 11/21/2012 10:57:28 AM     (No. 9027568)

Thanks to all the democrat voters; alive or dead, THIS is the future of America.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: DARling, 11/21/2012 10:59:37 AM     (No. 9027575)

Why does it seem that any place called a "ward" is poverty-stricken ghetto?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Rakasha, 11/21/2012 11:03:37 AM     (No. 9027584)

I´m not sure who to side with here. I seem to have a choice between SEIU thugs and conniving politicians. Can some of our NJ Ldotters help me out?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Donna M, 11/21/2012 11:06:05 AM     (No. 9027594)

The fall of Cory Booker continues. The left continues to eat its own...

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Donna M, 11/21/2012 11:12:23 AM     (No. 9027615)

The Adubato family (and Steve Adubato, who manages to get away with styling himself an independent journalist) are what is left of the old Dem Addonizio machine that ran Newark into the ground before Ken Gibson, Sharpe James and their crowds put paid to Newark. Booker is clearly allying himself with Adubato, and against the former LeRoi Jones (racist, anti-Semite ´poet´)now known as Baraka and his crowd. That at least you have to give him credit for.... (FYI, grew up in NJ, still live in area and worked there last year)

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Reply 6 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 11/21/2012 11:30:26 AM     (No. 9027658)

#2: ´ward´ as in "wards of the state".
*wink*

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Reply 7 - Posted by: calgrammy, 11/21/2012 11:58:55 AM     (No. 9027733)

Shaneique?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Question_Assumptions, 11/21/2012 12:27:39 PM     (No. 9027807)

It´s Amiri Baraka was originally LeRoi Jones. He was an old guy when I took a class with him as an undergraduate in the 1980s so he must be ancient now. Whenever he pops up in the news, I find it a shame that he can´t be the nice old guy who taught that class all the time, instead of turning into a nasty lunatic in front of the media. While Newark is bad, I still think they´re pretty mild compared to what´s gone on (and still goes on) in Hudson County.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: FL_Absentee_Voter, 11/21/2012 1:08:14 PM     (No. 9027871)

Cory Booker - one of the rising stars of the Socialist Party.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: greg1a, 11/21/2012 2:34:59 PM     (No. 9027990)

Heh-heh. Looks like the "gimmies" are having a power struggle. Newark, nothing but a giant Camden.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Not your typical New Yorker, 11/21/2012 6:43:57 PM     (No. 9028328)

This´ll make a great campaign commercial when he runs for Preezy of the U. S.

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