Comment: I like Booker

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I like Booker

In 2006 my wife showed me a documentary called Street Fight. It shows councilman Booker (A Rhodes scholar) living in the projects of Newark taking on the well entrenched Newark political machine.


http://youtu.be/fNrT2utrpAA

As a Detroiter I could sympathize as the documentary shows an old time dirty style of street politics in the modern setting. It's quite fascinating. Booker comes off as authentic. He later defeated and replaced the Newark Democratic machine against an incumbent backed by Sharpton and Jackson. He has many enemies among the New Jersey Democrats because he doesn't toe the party line.

Fixing the systems approach to drugs and incarceration is a major issue and a great place for libertarians and social liberals to build a bridge and improve the American justice system.