Real-life superhero and Newark, N.J., mayor Cory Booker is the man to tweet if anything (aside from a Hot Pockets shortage) isn’t quite right in your neighborhood. A pothole? Filled. That shady-looking guy on the bike? Booker’s on it.
I think @CoryBooker might be some kind of superhero. Awesome-Human-Man?
— Jodi (@KarmicEvolution) January 4, 2013
@CoryBooker Your new name is Mayor Dad, because that's exactly what my dad would do, come right over and stare the guy down.
— Jelena Woehr (@jelenawoehr) January 4, 2013
Um, isn’t this what police are for?
@CoryBooker Or the cops. The cops might be good in this situation. Can't do everything, Cory.
— Mia (@Mia_Ria) January 4, 2013
— Karen K (@kreativekonnect) January 4, 2013
— Cheryl Heuton (@CherylHeuton) January 4, 2013
Maybe not. One constituent asserts that the Newark Police Department has a bad habit of harassing African-American men, and Booker doesn’t seem to disagree.
You speak to me. I sent you my cell #. Text me. We'll also hopefully be getting Federal support from DOJ soon 2 improve practices @YvetteeeW
— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) January 4, 2013
Uh oh. The DOJ, as in Eric “My People” Holder’s Department of Justice? Were the Newark Police aware that the feds might be paying a visit to “improve practices”? If not, they are now.
In the meantime, if some guy on a bike needs to be harassed, you know the Twitter handle.