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Jersey City Violence

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One Chaser looks into the growing violence in Jersey City where an on-going shooting spree has residents calling for drastic measures, even asking for the National Guard to step in.  She got a first-hand look at one of the worst cross-streets in America for violence, Burlington and Lexington.

She talks to different community leaders about the importance of public safety.  Members of the Jersey City Police Department claim that they are understaffed and need help.  The Mayor's office told her that there have been 5 homicides in Jersey City this month alone, and 12 so far this year and it's only August. 

Residents are scared and children can't even play outside.  They are urging new administration to implement recreational opportunities for the city's kids and new job training and opportunities to help get people off the streets.

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