One of most dangerous cities in US plans to ditch police force

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  1. Reader

    Reader New Member

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    http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/201...cities-in-us-plans-to-ditch-police-force?lite

    ..........Amid what they call a “public safety crisis,” officials in Camden, N.J., plan to disband the city's 141-year-old police department and replace it with a non-union division of the Camden County Police.

    Camden city officials have touted the move as necessary to combat the city’s growing financial and safety problems. The entire 267-member police department will be laid off and replaced with a newly reformatted metro division, which is projected to have some 400 members. It will serve only the city of Camden starting in early 2013.............

    “We’re concerned, we’re definitely concerned,” Camden Fraternal Order of Police President John Williamson told NBC News. “You’re going to create a police department and staff it with people who are unfamiliar with the city and say, ‘Go ahead and fight crime.’ That’s a recipe for disaster.”..........
     
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  3. passionflower

    passionflower Just 1 tip to find a killer

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    where are their brains??? Ever listen to a scanner even in a small town???
     
  4. Gardenlady

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    Just more union busting, 2012 version. Call it "consolidation", or "streamlining" or what have you, but it amounts to the same thing. :maddening:
     
  5. STANDREID

    STANDREID A slacker when slacker wasn't cool

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    They are replacing one police force with another and spreading the cost out over the county is how it looks to me. I don't see that as necessarily bad. If the town takes bankruptcy, all the union contracts go out the window anyway.
     

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