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Booker criticized after vote at Newark City Council

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Mayor Cory Booker did again on Wednesday what he did two weeks ago, casting the vote to put his choice, Shanique Davis Speight. She's an educator now on City Council.

The last attempt turned into chaos.

Several people were pepper sprayed by police last month when they tried to block Mayor Cory Booker from appointing a replacement for outgoing Donald Payne, Jr.

The mayor claims he legally stepped in because there weren't enough members in the chamber to vote.

The mayor and the council have agreed to hold a new vote.

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