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Crime On The Rise In Newark

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In the last ten days, ten different bodies have been found dead in Newark.  This count doesn’t even include the recent burned and mutilated body found off of Interstate 78 in Newark’s South Ward because prosecutors have still not determined that to be a homicide.

With crime in Newark on the rise mothers of the victims are gathering together speaking out, like Maria Torres whose son was killed while delivering pizza on Sunday night.  She says “My heart is empty right now. I feel like I lost a piece of me.”

A group of parents gathered together to fight for justice for their loved ones that were lost due to the ongoing violence in New Jersey’s biggest city. Local Councilman who are running for Mayor of Newark showed up to talk to the grieving family and friends.

Ras Baraka of the Newark Municipal Council and Mayoral candidate found time to make a dig at Cory Booker for his late responses to the killings, saying, “The patrols probably should have happened prior to the shootings going on, but we are grateful for the patrols that are going on right now.”

Local residents are looking for some leadership and direction to help stop the violence and murders that are plaguing Newark. Many are even turning to social media before law enforcement to plead for help.

This year to date there has been a total of 60 murders in Newark alone.  

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