Newark's Mayor Calls Shooting Immigration Status "Irrelevant"
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
WNYC Newsroom —
Newark's Mayor, Cory Booker, says he has no plans to change police policy, in the wake of a triple murder where two undocumented immigrants are the prime suspects.
BOOKER: In no way is obligation of city police department to be going around and doing the work of INS.
REPORTER: Booker's director of police, Garry McCarthy, says the immigration status of the suspects is "irrelevant." He also is dismissing reports that the execution-style murders were related to the violent Central American gang, MS-13.
Booker and McCarthy announced today extra video cameras for Newark's high crime neighborhoods. The cameras will be equipped with sensors, to allow them to swivel toward the sound of gunshots.