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Congressman Corey Booker isn’t the first black politician to receive death threats, won’t be the last.

ABC News reports that Senator Corey Booker added more security after receiving death threats. Police officers have been added to protect his New Jersey residence.

“The Newark Police Division has been notified by the United States Capitol Police (USCP) regarding a threat on the life of New Jersey Senator Cory Booker and his family members,” Baraka said. “As a result, members of the Police Division’s Executive Protection Unit have been assigned to provide security at the Senator’s residence in Newark. The USCP provides protection to Members of Congress and we are closely coordinating with the agency to ensure Senator Booker is able to carry out his duties of serving New Jersey’s residents in Congress in a safe manner.”

Death threats spiraled dangerously out of control once Booker called for President Donald Trump’s impeachment. Most Democrats and National Black Caucus members have tried to put a motion for impeachment in Congress. So far there hasn’t been enough votes with last efforts seen a 364-58 vote to not impeach recently.

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Source: NewsOne Now

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