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Newark Mayor Denounces Trump Administration for Withholding Police Grants

July 23, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - Mayor Ras Baraka today said the federal government was using “extortion” when it withheld grants for local policing because the city won't comply with federal immigration enforcement policies.

The mayor’s sentiments were echoed by Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura and three congressmen during a city hall press conference. The officials met in the ...

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