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prodigals0n Donating Member (174 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-03-10 09:26 AM
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Camden council approves laying off nearly half of police force
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More real world results of Chris Christie's draconian cuts (yet magical still rising taxes).

And just as Camden lost the number one spot as the nation's most dangerous city.

http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2010/12/camden_approve...

Camden council approves laying off nearly half of police force
Published: Friday, December 03, 2010, 9:41 AM Updated: Friday, December 03, 2010, 9:53 AM

"CAMDEN New Jersey's most impoverished and violent city plans to lay off one-fourth of city government workers, including about half the police department."

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"The layoffs are to be effective Jan. 18. The state Civil Service Commission has already approved them.

There could be fewer layoffs if public employee unions agree to concessions."


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"With a tiny tax base, it relies on the state for most of its funding. The state slashed aid this year because of a fiscal crisis of its own."

That state fiscal crisis referred to in the last line is aka "Chris Christie".
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