Why Virgil, it has been recorded in The DECOY 409 Post, last entry. This is styling while profiling! Light her up at various places and see what happens and where the new family decides to move to first.
And for those that thought Compton, Miami,Houston, etc. were bad to the bone underground. Of course don't read the post if you don't care to know. Listen to the Pumpers instead as they have been though this before. Oh really....? I will take my street smart's over the pumpers in this area anytime.
Quote: CAMDEN — Some police officers are turning in their badges as part of deep municipal layoffs that began today and that could be a blow to the quality of life in this city, one of the nation's most impoverished and crime-ridden.
As many as 383 workers, representing one-fourth of the local government's work force, are expected to lose their jobs, including about half the police force and one-third of the city's firefighters.
Firefighters are planning to march to City Hall today, and Mayor Dana Redd is planning a noon news conference to talk about the layoffs in a city facing a huge budget deficit and declining state aid.
The officers began turning in their badges Monday as it became clear that no last-minute deal was going to save many jobs.
Located directly across the Delaware River from Philadelphia, Camden is rampant with open drug-dealing, prostitution and related crimes. More than half of Camden's 80,000 residents, mostly black and Hispanic, live in poverty.
• Guardian Angels to send members to Camden in light of police layoffs
• Large cuts in staff for Camden, Newark police could threaten anti-crime progress
• Camden considers the effects of pending police layoffs
• N.J. approves plan to lay off more than 300 Camden public workers
A local pastor says "the fear quotient has been raised," and a police union took out a full-page newspaper advertisement last week warning that Camden would become a "living hell" if layoffs were not averted.
The city was the nation's second-most dangerous based on 2009 data, according to CQ Press, which compiles such rankings. Camden ranked first the previous two years. In 2009, the city had 2,380 violent crimes per 100,000 residents — more than five times the national average, the FBI said.
The anti-crime volunteer group Guardian Angels also says it will patrol Camden, as it has Newark, where there were major police layoffs in November.
The fire department, meanwhile, has already been relying on help from volunteer departments in neighboring towns. Interim fire chief David Yates, who retired Jan. 1, has warned that that layoffs will increase response times.
I've been following this closely as Camden is fairly close to me. This city has been a money pit for years with corrupt city leaders sucking at the teat of the state. In my opinion they should layoff all the fire fighters and then set fire to the city. It would make a great park after the debris is cleared.
Well then for those of you near the area or in the area, should be a real treat for you! Or I should say for those of you that say "we have done this before" because no you have not done this before and you will see what I mean.
Virgil, Perhaps you should speak with Moonbeam about your comment,
I See, I have spoke with Moonbeam and more than once. The DECOY 409 POST is a rare type post apparently as unlike the rest of the members of your board, why I have the only one that the title can not be Modified/Changed unless done by Moonbeam. That's REALLY FUNNY!!! Why Moonbeam even comments as to 'that's weird.' Indeed it is weird. Did you target me before I even joined this site? Why would I not have a Modify button to click on in order to post as I did at MSN?
Oh, and a slight update to this post. As of yesterday the toll of cops gone in Camden now stands at just shy of 50% and not the 45%.
To explain the "60's" component... in that era we were THICK with establishment that thought the Status Quotient was the legal mandate. A "loose" generation proved otherwise (and then became "it" for our current era). Both a rigid authority and too loose society breed CRIMINALS who are violent and abusive. This is the WAR I've been warning about. We all want change but change can come like a starved rabid dog in a butcher shop full of fat people. We don't need THOSE civil servants terminated, we need inept government eliminated at all levels. Whether Camden gets razed or not, can it become self-sufficient with local food growth and intelligently-designed industry, commerce, education, housing and transportation? These are the challenges of "change".
V_L, this was all destined to be or it would have been stopped years and years and years ago. The Mexico border would have been dealt with more than 60 years ago.
Gangs across the U.S. are at best, out of control. You name the gang, and you will find at least one of their members who joined the Military for nothing more than combat training. Then once learned, POOF! Like magic AWOL. Returns to the hood and trains other members who then break down and train the members. Are the Guardian Angels packing? Not to my knowledge. So they are carnival targets for member initiation. 2nd worst hole in the U.S. for crime. My bet has it that National Guard support will be brought in when the stats start going up. Of course it won't stop there and somebody best start figuring out the TRILIONS in revenue to keep the house up. But then again if they were going to do that, would they not have long ago already instead of the game of escalation before cause to justify.