Newark, N.J., mayor and rising Democrat star Cory Booker has a plan to curb gun violence in his city: Offer a $1,000 reward for information leading to the seizure of illegally owned firearms.No, really: The city has set up an anonymous hotline and everything.
“We have had a significant reduction in shootings in our city, but it is still too many,” the mayor says in a television commercial.
“There is a small group of people in our city that thinks they can walk around with guns. It is unacceptable. But we can’t just wish this would stop. We can’t just hope this will stop. We as individuals have to do something about it.”
“So we have a program in our city right now that’s completely anonymous and we will give you cash,” he continues, “$1,000 to anyone who calls our anonymous tip line.
“Give us the information about who is carrying a gun and we don’t even have to have a conviction. We arrest that individual and simply get that gun off the streets.”
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