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Newark citizen patrols flood streets as crime-fighting tactic

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October 30, 2009
Homeland Security News
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“Convoys of white vans led by Newark’s mayor and filled with more than 100 of its employees and residents are flooding the city’s neighborhoods in the middle of the night as a way to reduce crime.

As part of Community Caravan Night Patrols, more than 120 volunteers have patrolled city streets with Mayor Cory Booker and a crew of off-duty police officers since Sept. 29. Each weekend and a few nights each week, they pile into long caravans of glaring white vans, which weave through the city’s wards, focusing on areas where 85 percent of the city’s shootings have been recorded. “

(Source: Newark citizen patrols flood streets as crime-fighting tactic | New Jersey Real-Time News – – NJ.com)