Like the rest of the country, Newark, N.J., has seen an increase in violent crime. In fact, the city is on its way to setting a record for murders this year. Mayor Corey Booker, who took office in July, lived in a housing project in one of the city's grittiest neighborhoods.
Shortly after he was elected to the city council, Booker went on a 10-day hunger strike and moved into a tent in front of a notorious housing project to call attention to an open-air drug market. Then he quieted critics who dismissed the move as a publicty stunt by moving permanently into the Brick Towers -- a housing project in Newark's Central Ward.
Booker moved out recently, but only because he and a dozen other holdouts were evicted to make way for bulldozers.
Michele Norris talks with Booker about crime and his life in Brick Towers.