Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Camden is the model ... of what exactly?

Camden has laid off nearly half of it's police force due to budget constraints, according to this article in the New York Times. Police Chief Thomson and the Mayor are trying to stay upbeat, repeating to themselves that this leaner force will eventually become a model for others facing the same situation. I suppose .... as long as they don't mean 'ideal' when they speak of 'model'.

Perhaps it's time to give the people of Camden a fighting chance against criminals by allowing them exercise their RIGHT to defend themselves with firearms. Chief Thomson admits that 911 calls for burglaries and break-ins are asked to file a report over the phone. In his own words:

“If it doesn’t need a gun and a badge at that location,” officers are not sent

How long before rape, assault, and domestic abuse victims are asked to 'phone it in'?

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