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Camden rehiring cops amid surge in crime

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posted on Mar, 23 2011 @ 01:37 AM

CAMDEN, NJ -- Mayor Dana Redd yesterday revealed a plan to rehire 50 of the 167 cops laid off in January -- in a city where crime has since spiked.

The state government is providing $2.5 million to bring back the cops and 15 of 68 laid-off firefighters through June 30, the mayor said, adding that she expects to adopt a city budget, effective July 1, that will make the rehires permanent.

"It's time for all of us to assert leadership and work together on a new approach to combine and maximize public-safety resources, eliminate redundancies and inefficiencies, and provide a long-term solution," Christie said in a statement.

Well, it didnt take too long for the government to say "okay, we actually need these people." I think it was a month or 2 ago when Camden cut half of its police force. Since then, crime has spiked.

Just thought this would be something interesting to post.

posted on Mar, 23 2011 @ 01:52 AM
Thanks for posting this I live in camden Nj and I hadnt heard about this yet but it is needed the city has gotten significantly worse since the cops got fired

posted on Mar, 23 2011 @ 01:54 AM
They should pass a mandatory gun carrying law like one city did...

It is proven to lower crime statistics.... especially in prevention....
edit on 23-3-2011 by ripcontrol because: (no reason given)

posted on Mar, 23 2011 @ 01:55 AM
'the only thing that will save us from the bureaucracy is it's inefficiency"

now i'm not so sure

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