You can make this claim or that claim over his perfectly legally if not tone-deaf appointment of ally Shanique Davis Speight over the will of the residents of Newark and others on the board. But by doing this Booker had to know pretty much what was coming, an angry mob. Well Cory, it happened. Like we said you can argue the merits of this person over that person but in waiting for such a dramatic time (Cory's not often seen at city council meetings in Newark) and showing up in person to do the deed was going to set a lot of people off. Sorry about the ad at the beginning of this video of the "Ruckus in Newark" but you can skip it after 5 seconds. You can move the clip up to about the 2:30 mark for the fireworks and see Rahaman Muhammad, president of SEIU's 617 local act like a complete and total ass in "allegedly" shoving Speight to the ground while her son watches. Muhammad was arrested for these actions and charged with assault, resisting arrest and inciting a riot.
Cory, Cory, Cory, we like you, we do, but this was slimy and there's no excuse for that. You're going to wind up a mayor without a city if this blows up. Forget challenging Chris Christie for governor now. The odds were gonna be long even before Christie's 16 point jump in the polls after Superstorm Sandy but now? Pffffft, forget it.