April 13, 2012
Newark Mayor Cory Booker Rescues Woman From a Burning Building

The mayor of Newark, New Jersey, suffered smoke inhalation and minor burns to his hands after rushing into a burning building last night to help a rescue a woman inside. Cory Booker arrived home on Thursday night to find that the two-story building next door was on fire and immediately rushed inside, followed by two members of his security detail. The mayor found a woman in an upstairs bedroom, “whipped her out of the bed,” and led her outside. 
A third guard — police Detective Alex Rodriguez, who was posted at Booker’s home for security — attempted to stop Booker from going inside, but Booker reportedly fought his way past him. Rodriguez himself had already been inside the building to rescue one man and warn other residents to get out, saving a few lives himself.
Booker, the woman, and all three of his guards were taken to the hospital for treatment, but none of that stopped Booker — whose political star could not be shooting any higher — from tweeting from the scene:

Thanks 2 all who are concerned. Just suffering smoke inhalation. We got the woman out of the house. We are both off to hospital. I will b ok

Read more at The Atlantic Wire. [Image: @PatrickKwan]

Newark Mayor Cory Booker Rescues Woman From a Burning Building

The mayor of Newark, New Jersey, suffered smoke inhalation and minor burns to his hands after rushing into a burning building last night to help a rescue a woman inside. Cory Booker arrived home on Thursday night to find that the two-story building next door was on fire and immediately rushed inside, followed by two members of his security detail. The mayor found a woman in an upstairs bedroom, “whipped her out of the bed,” and led her outside. 

A third guard — police Detective Alex Rodriguez, who was posted at Booker’s home for security — attempted to stop Booker from going inside, but Booker reportedly fought his way past him. Rodriguez himself had already been inside the building to rescue one man and warn other residents to get out, saving a few lives himself.

Booker, the woman, and all three of his guards were taken to the hospital for treatment, but none of that stopped Booker — whose political star could not be shooting any higher — from tweeting from the scene:

Thanks 2 all who are concerned. Just suffering smoke inhalation. We got the woman out of the house. We are both off to hospital. I will b ok

Read more at The Atlantic Wire. [Image: @PatrickKwan]

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  1. politicalthought1776 reblogged this from theatlantic and added:
    Wow that is crazy. I watched the documentary of his first run for mayor in 2002 called Street Fight, not a bad movie.
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  3. gesinaface reblogged this from sashayed and added:
    This is late, but dude is Cory Booker the man* or what. *Not to be confused with The Man (as in “fight the”).
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  6. captainamericus reblogged this from sashayed and added:
    #hey girl i won’t make you move to newark does everyone understand how ecstatic i am that cory booker is getting...
  7. kelsey-wanderer reblogged this from theatlantic and added:
    Total BAMF.
  8. nomoretexasgovernorsforpresident reblogged this from theatlantic and added:
    Yeah, sorry Ryan. (Jk, both are heroes.)
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  10. insideachrysaliswrithing reblogged this from theatlantic and added:
    i love him.
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    [Image: @PatrickKwan]
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    I want so badly for Cory Booker to be president someday.
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    ryan gosling, i love you and you’re perfect, but NO MAN WILL EVER OUTDO CORY BOOKER. i hope the masses will now begin to...
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