A Novel Solution To High Crime

The Second Most Dangerous City in the US has adopted a…unique crime enhancing fighting strategy

CAMDEN, NJ (CBS) – Camden City Council, as expected, voted Thursday to lay off almost 400 workers, half of them police officers and firefighters, to bridge a $26.5 million deficit.

That’s about a quarter of the city’s entire work force.

Five members of City Council voted unanimously to approve the layoff plan — two other members were absent. The cuts take effect in mid-January.

Exactly how many city workers will be affected is still an open question, although nearly half the city’s police and a third of the firefighters are slated to go.

I guess that’s one way to get back to being #1.

4 Responses to “A Novel Solution To High Crime”

  1. nightfly says:

    WOW. Laying off the actual people doing productive work, instead of their own mooching carcasses? THAT’S gonna be popular.

    Camden is notorious for sending its mayors and councillors to jail for their corruption… maybe they’re just trying to keep themselves at liberty?

  2. Gary from Jersey says:

    Look on the bright side. There’s nothing left in Camden worth stealing.

  3. Teresa says:

    If most of the populace have at least one gun per household. They’ll never miss the police. Ha. Whether or not those guns are legal is a different matter. 😉

  4. Jim - PRS says:

    Camden: New Jersey’s answer to post WWII Dresden.

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