A year later, triple slayings still echo in Newark

A year later, triple slayings still echo in Newark

Mounds of dirt dot the playground where three college-bound friends were gunned down and a fourth gravely wounded a year ago, symbol of a transformation that will wipe away most of the physical remnants of the horrific events of Aug. 4, 2007.

As the one-year anniversary approaches, the lingering effects of the grisly crime also can be gauged by the numerous anti-crime measures it spawned and by the unprecedented philanthropic outpouring that followed.

“Out of that tragedy came collective action and a collective will to get things done,” Mayor Cory A. Booker said last week

Author: Ken Walker

Husband, Father, Newarker, PCA Elder, Business Analyst. In a glass case of emotion since 1978.

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