Can't you see thug Chris Christie, having his Newark school takeover tactics threatened by a Baraka win for mayor, joking: "Of course I was there. I bought some sugar, put it in gas tank and set the bus on fire."
The establishment, fearing a Baraka win, given his stand for teachers and parents, have pushed candidates who might split the vote out of the race, leaving a 2 man race. But why not go that little bit extra by burning Baraka's campaign bus?
Yesterday we read this:
Newark voters will decide–either Ras Baraka or Christie’s plan to close city’s public schools - Newark’s voters won’t be able to stop Gov. Chris Christie’s plan to close and sell off the city’s neighborhood public schools and expand charters unless ..Today this:
Newark mayoral candidate Baraka's campaign bus vandalized, set on fireThis story comes out soon after reading how Newark principal on leave Ras Baraka is a threat to the 3 C's: Christie/Cerf/Cami privatization plan in Newark.
One of our hero NYC principals posted this on facebook:
Ras Baraka is a threat to the corrupt Jersey political power structure, so someone sent a message. One commenter said: "people HAVE TO UNDERSTAND WHAT WE ARE UP AGAINST >>>SHARE ! ! !....THIS IS THE 1960's ALL OVER AGAIN!"
Ras is a high school principal on a leave of absence. He ran a school AND was on the City Council. Ras understands better than most what the corporate take over of education looks like and feels like. Please share!
Chris Christie's dreams come true. Pressures on the Newark community pertaining to Anderson's One Newark plan have galvanized the opposition into action under the leadership of Councilman Ras Baraka on leave from his principalship at Central High to run his mayoral campaign. The status quo, which in this case is the leadership of Chris, Chris and Cami, is inspiring acts of violence against the Baraka campaign organization. Unable to win on the merits of their case, they have resorted to the tactics of street thugs.
Look for more soon from Ed Notes reporters on the scene (sort of) in Newark.
Newark mayoral candidate Baraka's campaign bus vandalized, set on fire
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on February 16, 2014 at 11:16 AM, updated February 16, 2014 at 11:24 AM
Newark election 2014
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The bus, which was parked next to Baraka's Central Ward campaign headquarters, had been torn apart inside, according to Baraka's communication director Frank Baraff. Sugar was found in the gas tank and a small fire was set inside of the bus as well, Baraff said.
Last week, the mayoral race became a two-man fight after North Ward Councilman Anibal Ramos Jr. and Central Ward Councilman Darrin Sharif bowed out of the contest.
Baraka will now only face former U.S. assistant attorney general Shavar Jeffries in the contest to take the seat left empty when Cory Booker won a seat in the U.S. Senate. The election is in May.
Capt. John Brown of the Newark Fire Department said emergency officials were called to the scene on Central Avenue around 7 a.m. this morning.
"Upon arrival we found a small fire on the bus," Brown said. "We extinguished the fire."
Brown said the Essex County Prosecutor's Office and the Newark arson squad were on scene investigating the incident.
Baraff said the "truth is we have no idea who did it."
In a statement, Jeffries said, "This is terrible. We do not condone this type of alleged behavior and hope that anyone involved in this potential arson is prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. We are happy that no one was hurt or injured."
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