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One of the most dangerous cities in the U.S. is getting rid of its police department.
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.
“It’s not a money-saver, it’s living within the budget you’ve got to get more boots on the ground,” Camden County spokesperson Joyce Gabriel told NBC News. “There has been an uptick in violence this year, and the city decided to go with the county’s police department.”Camden is afflicted by homelessness, drug trafficking, prostitution, robbery, and violence because of its Black population, which drove away law-abiding, community building white people. More than half of Camden's 80,000 people (largely a Black and Hispanic city) live in poverty, meaning the population is incapable of sustaining any public employees.
Afflicted by homelessness, drug trafficking, prostitution, robbery and violence, Camden has consistently ranked high among the top 10 most dangerous cities in the U.S. since 1998, according to Morgan Quitno Press, a research firm that compiles statistical data on cities. In 2010, Camden had the highest crime rate in the U.S., with 2,333 violent crimes per 100,000 people, more than five times the national average.
Now the residents of Camden get to live the libertarian dream, with the absence of state power a reminder of why the goal of the Ron Paul acolytes only makes sense in a city that is almost all-white (with an over-abundance of social capital and trust within the community -- something an all-Black city can't replicate).
Fitting that the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans (NOLA) is greeted with Hurricane Issac, with the government taking no chances in a repeat of the lawlessness and the images of Black violence, Black ineptitude, and Black dysfunction dominating the news. So how did the government respond? (Hurricane Isaac zeroes in on fortified New Orleans, August 29, 2012, Daily Star)
Earlier on Tuesday, officials from Mitch Landrieu, the mayor of New Orleans, to Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, to US President Barack Obama, scrambled to get ahead of the storm's impact, mindful of the chaos and botched relief efforts in the wake of Katrina.
Landrieu assured residents that this time around, "your city is secure," and said emergency services were ready for search and rescue missions, if needed.
"We're in the heart of this fight," Landrieu told an evening news conference. "We are in the hunker-down phase."
About 1,000 US National Guard troops in military vehicles took up positions in the mostly deserted streets of New Orleans, brandishing automatic assault rifles to ward off any threat of the looting that spread after Katrina. Police cars patrolled darkened streets with blue lights flashing.
Obama urged residents to take cover and heed warnings, saying that now was "not the time to tempt fate." . He issued emergency declarations for Louisiana and Mississippi earlier this week.The threat of Black people engaging in a repeat performance of the actions we saw in 2005 was enough to bring out roughly 1,000 US National Guardsmen to keep the natives at bay.
Think about that for a second.
So many good people talk about America becoming a third-world nation; guess what - it already is a third-world nation. Now, all we do, is survive what is coming.
Camden should be the city that the Free-State Project that Libertarians have long championed migrate toward. The state is completely inept there, removed because of the inability of the majority Black and Hispanic population to sustain any semblance of economy that can provide tax-revenue to pay public employees.
Violence is the only form of capital left, with the state-monopoly on violence (the police) now completely removed, though Camden's place as - for decades - one of America's most violent cities illustrates perfectly the point that the majority Black and Brown population there were already in control of the streets.
So, when do we see National Guard troops deployed into Camden? Or cash-strapped Baltimore? Birmingham? Memphis? Detroit? Or New Orleans on a full-time basis?
All the aforementioned cities are afflicted with the same problem -- a majority Black population subsisting on individual welfare, and a redistribution of state and federal tax-revenue to keep these shanty towns alive. Concentrated poverty (interesting, this phenomenon seems to plague all communities that go majority Black in whichever geographic region of the country it occurs) that is the hallmark of the Black community means that EBT/Food Stamps and Section 8 Housing (not to mention TANF/Welfare) will be the bedrock of the economic activity found in these areas.
Whereas white poverty is spread throughout the nation, with pockets of majority white communities in need of state and federal assistance, every majority Black city/community has abnormally high rates of government dependent citizens, meaning that eventually the "Camden Option" (the removal of police due to budgetary cuts) will happen in each city that becomes a shanty-town in America.
The future is now.