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    Cory Booker Part of New Rescue

    Newark Mayor Cory Booker opens the Newark Peace Education Summit early Friday, May 13, 2011, in Newark, N.J. The three-day summit on the power of nonviolence will include Nobel laureates, international leaders, local anti-violence activists and the Tibetan Buddhist spiritual leader the Dalai Lama. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

    Mel Evans / AP Photo

    Another Newark resident has Cory Booker to thank. The smoke-eating, crime-fighting, Obama-proxying New Jersey mayor was on the scene Saturday morning when citizen Michael Davidson rushed to the aid of a pedestrian who had been hit by a moving car. Booker tweeted that he, Davidson, and others “got man stabilized & into ambulance. He’ll b OK. Thanx 2 all who helped.” According a spokesman for the Essex County prosecutor, Davidson, an employee of the prosecutor’s office, “saw the victim was face down on the ground.” Minutes later “the mayor showed up, followed by an ambulance and Newark PD,” the spokesperson said.

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