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In the beginning, my drive and determination all came from New Jersey. Marvin Hagler, The Kings III: The Will to Win, DiscoveryPlus 2021
Deep in the wilderness of New Jersey residents have been encountering something much more terrifying for more than three-hundred years. And if these woods could talk they might tell you about a winged creature known the world over as the Jersey Devil ... Hundreds of people are still today reporting frightening encounters with something very real. Destination Truth s3e12, Skyfy 2009
An entire museum devoted to the Jersey Devil. ibid.
A Republican who took money from the KKK. Sharpe James, Mayor of Newark, re Cory Booker
Newark, New Jersey, 2002: Cory Booker is a thirty-two-year-old first-term city council man running for Mayor of Newark, New Jersey’s largest city. He is hoping to unseat the long-time incumbent Sharpe James. Marshall Curry, Street Fight 2005
No-one was giving Cory much of a chance. ibid.
There’s an old joke in Newark that the only way an incumbent ever leaves office is death or conviction. ibid.
I soon discover that I’m not the only one having trouble with spending too much time with Cory Booker. ibid.
Over the next few weeks I meet a policeman whose support for Booker got him transferred to night patrol in a dangerous neighbourhood; a minister whose church was threatened by code enforcement as he criticised the mayor; a woman who fears she’ll lose her public housing as she hangs a Booker sign in her window. ibid.
Running as a reformer he [Sharpe James] was elected mayor. But in the nineties corruption scandals plagued his office taking down his closest aides. ibid.
In Newark giving stuff away is a big part of campaigning. There’s a saying: If you feed them, you can lead them. ibid.
When Cory was first elected it was discovered his home phone was being tapped by the police. ibid.
What it means to be black is now becoming a major campaign issue out on the streets. ibid.
I show up at the debate with my camera but the police tell me I can’t film. ibid.
Each campaign has around 1,500 workers on the streets. ibid.
Sharpe James got 28,300 votes; Cory got 24,800. ibid.
Cory Booker ran for Mayor again in 2006. ibid.
Eight weeks later, Cory Booker was elected Mayor in the biggest landslide in Newark history. ibid.
We have almost a third of our people living below the poverty line. Cory Booker
They sent code enforcement down to Bergen Street to threaten people. Cory Booker
Drug dealers don’t own this city – we do. Cory Booker
In the last ten years 10,200 homes have been destroyed and only 2,500 homes have been replaced. Cory Booker
This Newark, New Jersey, and cities like it are frontiers of the American dream. Cory Booker
If you are in the city you have to be very careful if you take on Sharpe James. Everything is at his power, his bequest. Pablo Fonseca, Booker aide
So in America when the sun goes down and I sit on the old broken-down river pier watching the long, long skies over New Jersey and sense all that raw land that rolls in one unbelievable huge bulge over to the West Coast, and all that road going, and all the people dreaming in the immensity of it, and in Iowa I know by now the children must be crying in the land where they let the children cry, and tonight the stars’ll be out, and don’t you know that God is Pooh Bear? The evening star must be drooping and shedding her sparkler dims on the prairie, which is just before the coming of complete night that blesses the earth, darkens all the rivers, cups the peaks and folds the final shore in, and nobody, nobody knows what’s going to happen to anybody besides the forlorn rags of growing old, I think of Dean Moriarty, I even think of Old Dean Moriarty the father we never found, I think of Dean Moriarty. Jack Kerouac, On the Road
The curtain rises on a vast primitive wasteland, not unlike certain parts of New jersey. Woody Allen
1September 1983 ... The frozen corpse was authorities’ first glimpse into the ice-cold world of the one of the country’s most prolific and sophisticated murderers – Richard Kuklinski, aka the Iceman. Mobsters: The Iceman: Richard Kuklinski s4e2
Richard defaulted on his loan to the Gambinos, crossing one of their most feared enforcers, a man who is suspected of killing more than seventy people – Roy DeMeo. ibid.
A ruthless contract killer for the New York mob. ibid.
Within two years DeMeo would turn up dead in the boot of his own car. ibid.
Kuklinski also kept his pockets full with another racket – auto theft. ibid.
He was charged with five counts of first-degree murder. ibid.
His most startling claim was that he’d killed over one hundred men. ibid.
New Jersey is under siege. By a ruthless gang. They flash cash. And deal in death. They are Sex, Money, Murder. Gangland s6e11: Sex, Money, Murder, CI 2014
Trenton ... the city’s unemployment rate is 17%. ibid.
The war between Sex, Money, Murder and G-Shyne has raged for years. ibid.
SMM flies the colours red and green. ibid.