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Sen. Cory Booker Receives Death Threats


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December 18,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Newark NJ, Newark police have deployed extra security to protect Sen. Cory Booker in response to a death threat against the former mayor, officials said Saturday.

In a statement, Newark Mayor Ras Baraka said police were working with U.S. Capitol Police to protect the New Jersey Democrat.

“The Newark Police Division has been notified by the United States Capitol Police (USCP) regarding a threat on the life of New Jersey Senator Cory Booker and his family members,” Baraka said. Members of the police division’s executive protection unit were assigned to provide security.

NJ Senator Cory Booker had slammed the ‘repugnant’ call for killing of Jews by Imam of Jersey City Mosque. In his letter to Ahmed Shedeed — the president of the Islamic Center of Jersey City, Booker excoriated Elkasaby’s remarks as “repugnant,” “dangerous,” and “unconscionable.” Death threats followed, a fatwa in the opinion of some experts .

The media has speculated on everything from the Alabama special election , Net Neutrality to grandstanding .

Representatives for Booker’s office and the U.S. Capitol Police would not comment on the threat.

Officials did not disclose more details on the nature of the threat or say if there were any arrests.

14 thoughts on “Sen. Cory Booker Receives Death Threats

  1. Pathetic. Why did we elect this man Senator?

  2. Clever Cory !

  3. The attention-seeking junior senator may be thanking the source of the threat because it portrays him as a victim. Ironic, considering the timing of his call for the president to resign, he could pin it on a Trump supporter.

  4. All Democrats play the victim and they play it very well.

  5. I think he’s full of shit how does a man become mayor of won the biggest cities in New Jersey and doesn’t even go up there I find it Sickening

  6. I think it’s time for one more of those stage-managed hero events where he runs into a burning house and rescues a damsel in distress!

  7. I think he still gets his manicures in Newark.

  8. I’m from Harrington Park…I’ve watched this charade for 40+ years….

  9. Listen he sounds very educated I’ll give him that. He seems like a nice guy, this is nothing personal. What’s up With this guy does he want to go to become president. Why would you want that job with all that bullshit and stress.

  10. Our “stealth senator”
    He has not done anything for nnj

  11. 8.17. I am with you. I am also very worried what would happen to Booker’s health if he becomes president and has to go through all the stress and bullshit. Hence I will pray he never becomes president.

  12. So true . Maybe you’re making a project manager

  13. No no no no 7:17 YOU elected him, not me.

  14. So he condemns Islamic Extremism and has a fatwa put out on him… and you criticize him? I do not understand you people sometimes.

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