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Crime-plagued city lays off half its cops

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posted on Jan, 18 2011 @ 11:45 AM
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Crime-plagued city lays off half its cops


news.yahoo.com

CAMDEN, N.J. – Some police officers are turning in their badges as part of deep municipal layoffs that began Tuesday and that could be a blow to the quality of life in this city, one of the nation's most impoverished and crime-ridden.

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edit on 18-1-2011 by Americanist because: This is a repost by mistake.. Please Delete.




posted on Jan, 18 2011 @ 11:45 AM
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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 on Tuesday, 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.

Looks like it only gets worse...

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posted on Jan, 18 2011 @ 11:48 AM
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Someone already created a thread on this topic.



posted on Jan, 18 2011 @ 11:56 AM
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seems obsurd, maybe this might start a riot and then all new jersey'ers will be branded as criminals and sent to work camps to make canapes for politicians dinner partys.



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