Cory Booker Addresses Violence in Newark For First Time Since Leaving City Hall

2013, Booker's last year as mayor, saw the highest number of murders in Newark in 23 years


As homicides surge in the city he governed for seven years, U.S. Sen. Cory Booker today addressed the killings in Newark for the first time since leaving City Hall in October.

"It's grievous," he said at an event in Edison, where he attended the swearing-in of Mayor Thomas Lankey. "Any time you have over 100 people murdered in Newark, it should capture the focus of everyone who represents it."