Self-Described 'Prisoner Of Hope' Fights Violence

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Newark Mayor Cory Booker answers a question during a news conference on May 27, 2011, in Newark, N.J. where the name was announced of the off-duty police officer who was killed in a drive-by shooting at a Newark fast-food restaurant. i

Newark Mayor Cory Booker answers a question during a news conference on May 27, 2011, in Newark, N.J. where the name was announced of the off-duty police officer who was killed in a drive-by shooting at a Newark fast-food restaurant. Mel Evans/ASSOCIATED PRESS hide caption

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Newark Mayor Cory Booker answers a question during a news conference on May 27, 2011, in Newark, N.J. where the name was announced of the off-duty police officer who was killed in a drive-by shooting at a Newark fast-food restaurant.

Newark Mayor Cory Booker answers a question during a news conference on May 27, 2011, in Newark, N.J. where the name was announced of the off-duty police officer who was killed in a drive-by shooting at a Newark fast-food restaurant.

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A recent spike in violence and other crimes has hit Newark, New Jersey after successful years of reducing the city's notorious crime rate. Host Michel Martin joins Newark Mayor Cory Booker in a newsmaker interview to discuss the city's new "Safe Summer" program aimed at fighting crime.

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