Texas Fried Chicken and Pizza in Newark N.J., was the scene of a fatal shooting in late May, sparking the city council to author an ordinance to force small restaurants to post armed guards after 9 p.m. If the restaurant could not afford to hire a guard, it would be forced to shut down for the evening.

However, Newark Mayor Cory Booker vetoed the idea that had been dubbed "the chicken shack ordinance" and asked for the council to submit a "more cost-effective" plan in partnership with law enforcement officials, according to The Patch.

From the story:

"I believe that if the council can work together with our police to come up with pro-active legislation like they want, then it's a win-win-win: a win for our community, a win for our business community, a win for our public safety, most importantly," Booker said.

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