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Newark's Mayor Calls Shooting Immigration Status "Irrelevant"

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

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.

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