Skip to comments.Newark Unveils High-Tech Plan To Fight Violence
Posted on 08/14/2007 7:25:06 AM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
(CBS) NEWARK -- The city of Newark has a new high-tech plan to combat gun violence. Mayor Cory Booker is set to unveil the new crime-fighting initiative Tuesday, but it comes too late for the victims of last week's execution-style murders.
There is anger and frustration over the death of three young friends in a schoolyard. Newark residents are demanding Booker's resignation, but instead, he is planning to unveil a $3.2 million surveillance-type program.
New acoustic sensors and surveillance cameras are the latest sign of stepped-up security, as police continue to round up and charge suspects in the killing Iofemi Hightower, Deshan Harvey and Terrence Aeriel, and the attempted murder of Natasha Aeriel.
Three suspects are in custody -- two teens and 28-year-old Jose Carranza, who was actually in this country illegally from Peru and had already been arrested twice this year.
"This is someone who committed a crime and was walking around -- and was walking around free," said Newark Councilman Ron Rice.
Carranza was free on $150,000 bail and was facing charges of aggravated assault and sexual abuse of a child at the time of the Newark murders.
Because of a loophole, he was released from custody. That's because local authorities aren't required to report the immigration status of the people they arrest.
"It is important for local law enforcement officials to keep focused on issues of criminal activity, not status" said Shai Goldstein of the New Jersey Immigration Policy Network. "It is not the role of local law enforcement to be involved in federal immigration policy."
An Immigration and Customs Enforcement official told CBS 2 News:
"Could we have done something? Absolutely. Would we have done something? Yes. The system works very well when it's done the right way, but ICE wasn't contacted about Mr. Carranza until last Thursday after the Newark shootings. If we had known earlier, he would have been detained."
Police are still searching for several additional suspects in the students' murders.
*** Carranza was free on $150,000 bail and was facing charges of aggravated assault and sexual abuse of a child at the time of the Newark murders. ***
Who paid for that?
Well, they don’t want to waste their milk&cookies-we-can-rehabilitate-you-you-just-weren’t-hugged-enough-as-a -child programs on just anyone, you know!
Thanks to the NJ Supreme Court, NJ has a sanctuary state policy which the voters never decided on.
Sooooo, the DEATH PENALTY doesn't deter crime, but cameras will? Maybe it's just supposed to make me feeeeeeeeel safer?
Shai Goldstein is a conspirator to these crimes.
It’s not too difficult to scrape up 15K if you are a drug dealer.
Sanctuary city policy killed those kids just as much as the bullets.
What would a camera really do? “stop! if you kill them I will send you some really nice glossy pictures!”
gives the families real comfort there.
Outlaw certain gangs and make it illegal to belong to them. Remember the Purple Gang? I believe they did this and totally broke up the gang. Some times the old ways work better than the feel good ideas.
Cameras don’t stop crime, they only make prosecuting them easier.
What is happening in liberal Newark is no surprise, liberalism in it’s attempts to destroy God and replace him with the State are always going to fail because if man won’t be obedient to God, why would they be obedient to the human creation of the State?
For all of the outrage over Carranza et al, they are merely the ones who got publicity, there were more murders then those three over the same time period that the media has been hand wringing over this, yet they hype those deaths and issues “Calls to Action” that really amount to “More failed Govt intervention”.
They never seem to learn do they?
150k...yes, drug dealer sounds right, though. They say the suspects might be connected to MS13....no sure, though. Either way, they shouldn’t be here or atleast they should have been in jail without bail.
Yeah, that’ll help!
And, as always, the cops will arrive in time to string up the yellow tape, draw some chalk outlines around the bodies, take a few photos and — if they’re feeling particularly good — may even help load the victims in the Coroner’s van.
Go here to see WHY so many of the political elite want us disarmed:
It was $150k.
If CAMERAS were effective in stopping crime, there would be no bank robberies or convenience store robberies.......
Apparently he raped the child again and they gave him a 300k bond....but they let him out again. This guy is a moron, and should be dropped in the ocean for fish bate.
That’s about as nice as I can get...now.
Generally they’re good for evidence. Not sure they should be in the public square, though.
You hit the nail on the head. Politicians and cops keep talking about preventative measures, but all that they suggest are ways of making their job of finding the perps easier.
Meanwhile, the preventative measure that would actually prevent crime, the liberalization of conceal carry laws in New Jersey, hasn’t got a chance of passage.
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