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Call for bodega workers to wear bulletproof vests

Monday, September 17, 2012

There is a call for area bodega workers to receive and wear bulletproof vests.

The idea comes after Jamil Bader Junior was killed during an attempted robbery at his family's store in Newark on Thursday.

Bodega Association Spokesman Fernando Mateo met with Newark Mayor Cory Booker Sunday about the proposal.

Mateo also said that bodega owners should be encouraged to own firearms.

Members of Bader's family joined Mateo at the meeting at Newark City Hall.

The mayor did not make any public comments.

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