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NJ Cities Join Forces to Fight Crime

NJ Cities Join Forces to Fight Crime
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State's three biggest cities plan to work together.

The mayors of New Jersey's three largest cities are looking at ways to pool resources to tackle violent crime.

Newark Mayor Ras Baraka, Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop and Paterson Mayor Jose Torres spoke to reporters Monday in one of Jersey City's violence-plagued neighborhoods. They discussed expanding their intelligence-sharing because criminals from one city often travel between the other two.
They also will review strategies for prisoner re-entry, the foreclosure crisis and spending on recreation to identify areas in which a joint approach could produce better results.
Paterson recently endured the death of a 12-year-old girl who was shot while riding her scooter to a family get-together. A police officer was fatally shot in Jersey City two weeks ago, and Newark has seen violent crime increase recently.