Statements about Crime

"Violent crime is up since the last year of Sharpe James’ administration. This year it’s higher. … The unemployment rate is almost 15 percent. The high school dropout rate is over 50 percent."

Says under Mayor Cory Booker, Newark has seen "violent crime up five years in a row, murder up five years in a row."

"You see 34 people (are) murdered every single day" by gunfire in America.

"There’s 21 congressmen and senators that have been convicted of felonies that still get their retirement, even in jail. They don’t have to wait until they’re 65."

Says Rep. Jon Runyan "voted to redefine rape."

"When I was U.S. Attorney we wound up putting 10 percent of the state Legislature in jail during my seven years."

Says "in our gun laws we’re allowing domestic abusers to sidestep this ban on getting a gun. The loophole allows a convicted abuser to walk into a gun show and walk out with a gun, no questions asked."

Says "if you are shot in the city of Newark, you have over an 80 percent chance that you've been arrested before an average of 10 times."

Says "160,000 kids stay home every day because they are afraid to go to school because of bullying."

Says a Senate resolution would restore $140 in monthly general assistance payments and prevent people from committing crime.

Says unemployment in Trenton is "twice as much as what we see in every other area of the state" and, as a result, "we have seen an increase in crime."

Says "the most dangerous time for children" is from "3 to 6 p.m., during which time juvenile crime rates triple"

The ACLU didn't call for an investigation (of the Newark police department), they called for an immediate federal monitor.

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