NATION IN BRIEF
Mayor Calls for End To Newark Killings
NEWARK -- The mayor of New Jersey's largest city pounded a lectern and yelled, "Enough is enough!" at the funeral Saturday for one of the three friends killed by shots to the head in a schoolyard.
Mayor Cory A. Booker was applauded at Metropolitan Baptist Church as he urged Newark residents to help fight the city's alarming murder rate.
"We need to raise our children," he said at the service for Dashon Harvey, 20.
Services for another victim, Terrance Aeriel, 18, were held at New Hope Baptist Church. The funeral for the third victim, Iofemi Hightower, 20, was to be held at Grace Temple Baptist Church.
State political leaders were among the mourners.
"As a human being, not just your governor, I am here with a broken heart, a sad heart, a heavy heart," Gov. Jon S. Corzine (D) said at Harvey's funeral. "These children deserved better."
The friends were shot on the playground of an elementary school last weekend during an apparent robbery attempt.
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