NEW JERSEY’S SHITTIEST SHITHOLE

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Posted on 24th September 2012 by Administrator in Economy |Politics |Social Issues

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Just when you think it can’t get any worse than Philadelphia, PA, you just need to cross the Ben Franklin Bridge into beautiful Camden on the Delaware to see it can get much much worse. Don’t ever make a wrong turn in Camden. It will be your last. Decades of Democrat “solutions” in full bloom.

America’s Deadliest And Poorest City Set To Disband Its Entire Police Force Over Budget Crisis

 
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Submitted by Tyler Durdenon 09/24/2012 10:51 -0400

While the stock market in the US continues to surge (if not so much in China where the composite is back to 2009 lows) as the relentless liquidity tsunami makes its way into stocks, and other Fed frontrunning instruments, and only there, reality for everyone else refuses to wait. Last week we saw reality striking in Greece, where a section of Athens literally shut down after it ran out of all cash. Today, reality comes to the US, and specifically its poorest city, Camden, which is a twofer, doubling down also as America’s deadliest city. It turns out Camden is about to become even deadliest-er, as its police force is set to be disbanded following a budget crisis in this effectively insolvent city.

AP reports:

This city, long among the nation’s poorest and most crime-ridden, is on the verge of dismantling its police department and starting anew with a force run by the county government.

 

City officials are making the move to increase the number of officers while keeping the cost the same by averting rules negotiated with a union that city officials have seen as unwilling to compromise.

 

Unless the union – which is skeptical of the stated motivations for the change – reaches a deal with the county, no more than 49 per cent of the city’s current officers could join the new force and those that do will get pay cuts.

 

John Wilson, a 57-year-old unemployed baker who’s lived in the city his whole life, thinks it’s worth a try.

 

‘The police in Camden clearly haven’t been doing their job,’ he said last week as he walked to his home in the Parkside neighborhood, which has seen six homicides since the start of 2011.

 

‘Any change has to be better. It can’t get worse now.’

Oh yes it can. Here’s why:

Officials say there are about 170 drug markets operating in this city of 77,000 near Philadelphia, more than 700 people on parole and 600 registered sex offenders.

 

The murder rate is unthinkably high. In 2007, Newark attracted national attention for a record number of homicides.

 

As of Friday, there had been 47 murders this year. The city record of 58 was set in 1995.

One can only hope this is not a harbinger of what is coming to all American cash flow, not money dilution ability, ends. Sadly, for Camden there is no more hope.

The city has the nation’s highest poverty rate with more than two residents in five living in poverty, census data show.

 

The big factories that once made Camden an industrial boomtown have been gone for a generation.

 

Over the past decade, revitalization efforts focused on expanding hospitals and universities, which brought some life to downtown but had a less discernible effect on neighborhoods where even the best-kept blocks have abandoned homes.

 

The city expects only $25 million of its $150 million next proposed budget to come from property taxes. Most of the rest is supplied by state aid – and that’s declining.

Think massive ECB bailouts, which in the US are far more streamlined. As for the local residents who still are paying property taxes, it may be prudent to just take your real estate losses and move on. Or else…

In January 2011, the city government conducted massive layoffs, including nearly half the police department and about one-third of the firefighters.

 

Since then, all the laid-off public safety workers have been called back, but their numbers have fallen through attrition.

 

Now, there are 270 police officers, down from 450 in 2005 and 368 the day before the layoffs.

 

Police Chief Scott Thomson, who is slated to lead the Camden County Police Department’s Metro Division, points to crime statistics for the two years before the layoffs that showed the crime declining.

 

He says it’s because of intensive community policing efforts that came about when detectives were reassigned from desk jobs to patrols and the force was able to be more proactive.

 

With the smaller force, he said, walking and biking beats are used more sparingly.

In the meantime, the local cops are all preparing to bail as entitlement funding runs out

The Fraternal Order of Police lodge that represents Camden’s rank-and-file officers is upset that they have not been presented with a formal plan.

 

Cappelli says officers in the new department would have base salaries that are the same or higher than what they make now – ranging from $31,000 for a rookie to about $80,000.

 

Officers’ health insurance contributions would increase, and officers would also lose longevity and shift differential payments that combined can boost their pay up to 22 per cent.

 

The plan is to start hiring for the new force in October and have a mix of city and county police patrol the city during a training period before shutting down the city department sometime in the first few months of 2013.

The plan will not work. Good luck Camden: you will need it in your transformation to the first circle of US hell, soon to be joined by many more.

And here are some pictures of just what Dante would see in his modern descent into America.

Shocking crimes: A Camden police officer stands in the doorway of a home on August 22 in New Jersey's most impoverished city, where authorities say a 2-year-old boy was decapitated, apparently by his mother
Shocking crimes: A Camden police officer stands in the doorway of a home on August 22 in New Jersey’s most impoverished city, where authorities say a 2-year-old boy was decapitated, apparently by his mother
Fight: A supporter of the Camden Police Department speaks during a hearing before the New Jersey Senate Judiciary Committee, in Trenton
Fight: A supporter of the Camden Police Department speaks during a hearing before the New Jersey Senate Judiciary Committee, in Trenton
Forces dwindling: There are now 270 police officers in Camden, down from 450 in 2005 and 368 the day before the layoffs
Forces dwindling: There are now 270 police officers in Camden, down from 450 in 2005 and 368 the day before the layoffs
Run down: Crack houses have sprung up amid the boarded-up factories and burned out houses in Camden
Run down: Crack houses have sprung up amid the boarded-up factories and burned out houses in Camden

 

Abject poverty: The unemployment rate in Camden skyrocketed from less than 9 per cent to more than 20 per cent during the recession
Abject poverty: The unemployment rate in Camden skyrocketed from less than 9 per cent to more than 20 per cent during the recession
Gone: Camden police officers will lose their jobs at the end of the year when the department is disbanded
Gone: Camden police officers will lose their jobs at the end of the year when the department is disbanded

 

Decay: The Camden police have struggled to keep up with the soaring murder rate, amid layoffs and budget cuts
Decay: The Camden police have struggled to keep up with the soaring murder rate, amid layoffs and budget cuts
Decay: Soaring unemployment and the flight of thousands of city residents has resulted in urban blight spreading across the city
Decay: Soaring unemployment and the flight of thousands of city residents has resulted in urban blight spreading across the city

Run-down: Residents look out over the gutter city where almost half of people are unemployed
Run-down: Residents look out over the gutter city where almost half of people are unemployed
 
 

 

MOST DANGEROUS CITIES: Camden, St. Louis, Oakland, Detroit, Flint; You Know, ALL Those Cities Run By Republicans… lol

 

Did a ‘National Endowment of the Arts’ $40,000,000,000 ‘earmark’ go to Camden NJ for this gorgeous project? How are those free market principles working out in Camden? We’re sure that MOST of the kids in Camden have strict parents who are still married and go to church on Sundays..Nation’s most dangerous city: Camden tops the list again. The top 5 most dangerous cities have Mayors who are democrats. We’re willing to bet that most, if not all of the top 20 are all run by democrats. (Get on that for us liberals, so you can justify feeling better that we might be wrong on something so irrelevant.)The annual ranking of the most dangerous cities in the nation has again listed Camden as the worst. (We can fix this problem. Give ALL law abiding citizens in Camden, all 12,000 of them, guns! Guns, guns, guns! Then elect conservatives and watch the magic that happens within ONE year..)

The annual rankings from CQ Press are based on FBI-compiled crime data and population figures for 2008. Some criminologists say the methodology is unfair.
Camden is no stranger to the top of the list. It was the most dangerous city for 2003 and 2004 and is consistently in the top 10. The bad ranking comes during a year when the number of murders in Camden has dropped amid major changes to the police department.


A daily occurrence in Camden N.J. That taxpayer funded free smoke detector program is really working out. That would fall under personal responsibility wouldn’t it? Don’t worry, with Obama and Pelosi’s future ‘Universal Home Owners Insurance’ bill, YOU will someday be responsible for paying for this house IF the democrats get their way. ‘Fire up those kerosene heaters!’ With ‘cap and trade’ causing heating bills to ‘skyrocket’ as Obama said, look for residents to start using fire pits in their living rooms…

(Story continued)

The study found Camden had more than 2,300 violent crimes for every 10,000 residents last year.

St. Louis, Oakland, Calif., Detroit and Flint, Mich., round out the top five.


Is this one of Valerie Jarrett’s buildings in Chicago? Oh, no, wait, it’s an apartment building in Detroit. With Fannie, Freddie and ACORN, you too can purchase a studio with no money down with a ‘NINJA’ loan; no income, no job and no assets..

WHAT’S UP WITH CAMDEN NJ?

Camden is a socialistic welfare community in New Jersey, and the largest “cost-center” east of the Mississippi. Because almost half of the residents live in poverty, Camden’s inhabitants have realized the only way they have any hope of being successful in life is by adopting the ideals of Stalinist Communism. The majority of Camden’s residents are Hispanic or Black. Camden is also one of the most dangerous cities in the United States. If you don’t believe it, then just take a stroll through downtown Camden and count how many needles and stray bullets you find lining the city streets.

This grotesque and dilapidated city lies across the Delaware River from Philadelphia, but I wouldn’t advise going in the river since you’ll come across a number of dead bodies on the Camden side.

In the early 20th century, Camden was actually not such a bad place, and was the home of major corporations such as RCA and Campbell Soup, but is now the huge mess it currently is because the last remaining conservatives fled for the more prosperous cities of South Jersey, or even North Philadelphia. Camden is one of the few parts of the United States without a Republican Party. Because of this, the Democratic Party is virtually guaranteed to win every election. They’re doing one heck of a job, aren’t they?

‘ATTENTION LIBERALS’ WILL YOU PLEASE DO SOMETHING ABOUT THE ‘HOMOPHOBIA’ IN THE CITY OF CAMDEN? (You know, that city that votes 100% democrat.)

ALL LIBERALS ARE TO REPORT TO THE WORST NEIGHBORHOOD IN CAMDEN AT AROUND 11:30 PM ON A FRIDAY NIGHT AND PROTEST DISCRIMINATION AGAINST BLACK LESBIANS.

Rachael Maddow can come too, since liberals like Maddow might think that the American people would rather NOT hear insults being hurled at a former Governor who has a kid with down syndrome, compared to a report on ‘ghetto-homophobia.’

All these tax eaters, brand new cars, no jobs and a good ole ass whoopin! Chalk up a victory for the lesbians here, as the straight black female ‘right wing republican’ homophobe chick (we’re kidding) with the big mouth that started all this, got her ASS kicked by the lesbian with the really bad weave..don’t sweat it baby, sing a song…

“To all the women in Camden…. who always seek that drama….you’re just a baby’s mama…who voted for Barack Obama…Hmmm, Hmmm, Hmmm…”

47 Comments
  1. Administrator says:

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    24th September 2012 at 12:25 pm

  2. Administrator says:

    They should load those guns on the Battleship New Jersey and turn them towards Camden and fire.

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    24th September 2012 at 12:30 pm

  3. Stucky says:

    “Officials say there are about 170 drug markets operating in this city of 77,000 ….”

    That’s one drug market per 453 citizens. Now THAT’S customer service!!

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    24th September 2012 at 12:49 pm

  4. AWD says:

    Regression to the mean.

    They don’t have cops in most African cities either. And, like some African cities, they should simply wall off Camden from everything else. Wall-off Detroit. Keep the infection from spreading. Why keep throwing money and services at these people? Let ‘em live and do as they please. This is supposed to be a free country after all.

    Just rename Camden “New West Africa”
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    24th September 2012 at 1:00 pm

  5. Administrator says:

    Four more years of Obama and the entire country will resemble Camden NJ

    Fascinating demographic info on Camden:

    http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/34/3410000.html

    48% Black
    47% Hispanic

    Median Home value: $88,000

    Median Household income: $27,000 (All of which is provided by you – SS, SSDI, SNAP, Welfare)

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    24th September 2012 at 1:04 pm

  6. AWD says:

    “Camden is a socialistic welfare community in New Jersey, and the largest “cost-center” east of the Mississippi. Because almost half of the residents live in poverty, Camden’s inhabitants have realized the only way they have any hope of being successful in life is by adopting the ideals of Stalinist Communism.”

    “The majority of Camden’s residents are Hispanic or Black”

    Camden should be hailed as a “leadership city” in the U.S. Camden is a “city of the future”; because in the future, every city is going to look and behave like Camden. Camden is just a glimpse of what the rest of the country is going to look like before long.

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    24th September 2012 at 1:04 pm

  7. Hope@ZeroKelvin says:

    But but but, according to Obama et al this is the model of how Amerikans should live!!!

    Nothing short of 1) nuking it from orbit, or 2) total financial collapse will “save” Camden. It probably cannot be saved in our current paradigm, period.

    You need TAX paying citizens and businesses to have a functioning city. NOT welfare cheats, non-profits, union thugs, SNAP cards and corrupt (more than usual) politicians.

    Ya know, Camden puts the LIE to everything that is said about government handouts. If government handouts are such great economic stimulators, and sInce 50% of Camden residents depend on them, then, by the reasoning of the libtard progs, Camden should be a freaking econoic powerhouse and paradise to live in.

    That it is NOT, well, you can’t polish a turd.

    Bet you can’t find one single libtard proglodyte elite willing to live there, just sayin’. But these people will get such a warm happy glow for doing such “good works’ and they will continue to get invited to the tony Georgetown cocktail parties, so it’s all good.

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    24th September 2012 at 1:04 pm

  8. Oscar Mannheim says:

    It’s time for Robocop!

    I wish I were kidding.

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    24th September 2012 at 1:06 pm

  9. flash says:

    If there are no jobs , then how do the junkies afford the dope?
    If a city can’t afford a FSA and police force too, then one must go.

    The police should set up perimeters around Camden, letting no one in and no one out and see if any take the initiative to re-establish a rule of law.
    If not, the community wasn’t worth saving anyway.

    Then move the social experiment on to other big shitties.

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    24th September 2012 at 1:06 pm

  10. flash says:

    Hidden due to low comment rating. Click here to see.

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    24th September 2012 at 1:09 pm

  11. flash says:

    Mogadishu , yep Obama’s fault too!

    This is a model of how Obama wants Somalians to live

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    24th September 2012 at 1:14 pm

  12. flash says:

    nice African community after Obama becomes POTUS.

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    Nice African community after Mittens the Kolobian becomes POTUS.

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    24th September 2012 at 1:19 pm

  13. Administrator says:

    Camden County has long been a Democratic stronghold. The county usually votes overwhelmingly Democratic in national, state, and local elections. Almost all of the county is in the 1st congressional district, which has a Cook Partisan Voting Index score of D+14. In the 2004 U.S. Presidential election, John Kerry carried the county by a 25.5% margin over George W. Bush, with Kerry carrying the state by 6.7% over Bush. Barack Obama carried the county by 34.8% over John McCain in the 2008 U.S. Presidential election. Obama won New Jersey by 14.7%. There are 158,165 unaffiliated voters, 139,147 Democrats, and 43,669 Republicans registered in the county.

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    24th September 2012 at 1:23 pm

  14. flash says:

    No surprise here…

    http://www.americantowns.com/nj/camden-information
    White Population in Camden, NJ
    The estimated White population in the Camden community is 13,454, which is 16.8 percent of the total population (The U.S. average is 75.10%).

    Black Population in Camden, New Jersey
    The estimated Black/African American population is 42,628, which is 53.3 percent of the total population in town (The U.S. average is 12.30%).

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    24th September 2012 at 1:30 pm

  15. flash says:

    Mittens the Kolobian attempts to woo the vibrant youth vote.

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    Mittens the Kolobian attempts to woo the wetback vote.

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    24th September 2012 at 1:33 pm

  16. flash says:

    Romney woos the homosexual vote.

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    24th September 2012 at 1:35 pm

  17. Administrator says:

    flash seems to be losing it on this thread.

    The census calls hispanics whites for some reason. Only 5% of the Camden population is white white.

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    24th September 2012 at 1:40 pm

  18. AWD says:

    “The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), a conservative advocacy group that favors tighter immigration laws, states that the answer is clear: illegal aliens cost U.S. taxpayers more than $100 billion each year.”

    It’s only a $100 billion. No big deal. They all vote democrat.

    I wonder how many of Camden’s 47% Hispanic population are illegals?

    Whitey is going to be a minority in this country faster than you can say “Pee Wee Herman” or “Captain Kangaroo”. They (FSA, Hispanics, blacks, women) are a majority. We may never see another republican president in what’s left of our future.

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    24th September 2012 at 1:43 pm

  19. Stucky says:

    I heard Camden is spinning 3,000 centrifuges.
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    (now maybe NetanyaJoo will bomb that shithole)

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    24th September 2012 at 1:47 pm

  20. Hope@ZeroKelvin says:

    @Admin:

    flash’s critical thinking abilities, civility and common sense have LONG AGO left the building.

    All he’s got is potty mouthed name calling and that ole’ cut-n-paste. Neither appeals.

    He tries to draw me into his Bizarro World to “debate” with him but frankly, I have much better things to do.

    Oh well, just for old times sake: “Hey flash! Fuck you!!!!”

    Yawn.

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    24th September 2012 at 3:00 pm

  21. AWD says:

    Meanwhile In Downtown Camden

    Submitted by Tyler Durden on 09/24/2012

    As we reported earlier, Camden may be broke, the local police may now be history, unemployment may be 50%, it may be nothing more than one big crack cocaine depot and driving through downtown at less than 88 mph may be hazardous to your health, but that wasn’t always the case. In fact, back in 2009 the city had enough money to afford billboards. Such as this one on the intersection of Dr Charless Brimm Blvd and S. Broadway, courtesy of Google StreetView (sorry iPhone 5 users: you can’t see this). Brought to you by http://www.joncorzine09.com

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    24th September 2012 at 3:07 pm

  22. Michael says:

    Though there are so many kind and intellectual voices in this conversation already, perhaps mine will add some value as an actual citizen of Camden. That’s correct, I live here, in this “shit hole” of which you’ve written so much.

    If you would like to advocate “Guns, guns, guns!” (subtly implying that you would prefer to see the citizens of this city dead rather than working and helping to create a strong economy) it seems your voice is part of the reason Camden has such a high crime rate. That’s because this is a city where guns are normalized. I know far more children here who understand how to shoot a firearm than most urban settings. Obviously, more guns will equal less crime.

    Also, it hurts me to say, as a Republican, that you’re desire to blame this situation on either political party is absurd. The problems of Camden stretch out over the better part of the last century during which time the city, state, and country have been led by representatives from both political parties. Unfortunately, asking you to understand this would require actual journalism and intelligence, not simply the use of Google and 5 minutes of Boolean operators.

    If you truly believe that this city is what’s wrong with America, that this is a grand shit hole of epic proportions, and that it’s the fault of individuals and politicians who think in a way drastically different from, why don’t you do something about it? If you love America so much and this is such a hideous stain on the country, created by the hands of the ignorant, then fix it. Come live here.

    I chose to live in this city. Instead of participating in political fratricide, please, research the woes of Camden, come here to see the independent business springing up from inside of urban collapse, and be something more than a voice that urges hatred and death. There’s enough of your kind in the city already and we don’t need any more.

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    24th September 2012 at 3:36 pm

  23. Administrator says:

    Michael

    Guns are illegal in Camden. Are they not? Do you think tougher gun laws will keep guns out of the hands of criminals?

    The Democratic party has controlled and run the City of Camden for decades. That is a fact.

    Do you believe in personal responsibility?

    Do you believe black men impregnating multiple woman and not raising the children they father has anything to do with your shithole conditions?

    I have no intentions of moving to the welfare state shithole of Camden NJ. You see I grew up in a poor suburb of Phila and my parents stayed married and made sure I got a decent education. I worked my ass off and studied real hard to get ahead in life. Amazingly, hard work, education and a two parent household resulted in a successful life. Therefore, I don’t need to live in a shithole and suck off the teat of government.

    Are you still paying kids to go to school in Camden? That is a brilliant plan which I’m sure you support.

    Telling the truth about how and why Camden is a shithole is considered hatred by you. Sounds like you’ll be voting for Obama.

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    24th September 2012 at 4:02 pm

  24. flash says:

    Admin,
    Did not know the US census counted Hispanic as white, but not suprised….every other USG agency has fake stats , why not the census bureau.

    Hopey C.
    If critical thinking means mentally linking Obama with the cultural and economical destruction of Camden NJ. , then touche’ i have none..

    Hey , what say we get together later on another thread and talk about raining nuclear fire down on Iranian kids. That’ll be loads of fun.
    Here’s to the power to kill with a flick of a switch.
    Those damn mooslimes won’t know what hit ‘em….eh, Hopey?

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    24th September 2012 at 4:09 pm

  25. youcanthavemyglock says:

    Michael, if this article was posted on the front page of NY Times it would do far more good than you EVER will by living in your precious city handing out Barack Obama flyers and advocating gun control. So yes what you call a 5 minute Google job can be quite effective.
    Why would anyone move to Camden?! LOL! That gives you no power to accomplish anything. The problem with Camden is politicians (liberals more so than conservatives) and black/hispanic people (yeah i said it, don’t have a heart attack now). Fixing both will fix Camden but your stupid pea size liberal brain cannot and will not comprehend this.

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    24th September 2012 at 4:23 pm

  26. Administrator says:

    Hey Mikey – Did you vote for Milton Milan?

    Milton Milan is an American Democratic politician. He was the first Latino Mayor of Camden, New Jersey, elected in 1997, before being convicted of corruption and subsequently removed from office, becoming the third Camden mayor in 20 years to be found guilty of corruption. He was elected to City Council in 1995. During his first term as mayor, he was indicted on a 19-count corruption case, and convicted on 14 of those counts on December 21, 2000, among them:

    laundered $65,000 in drug money

    staged a break-in with his former business partner to collect insurance money

    illegally accepted $30,000 to $50,000 in bribes from the Mafia

    used campaign money to pay for a vacation to Puerto Rico

    received two vehicles and thousands of dollars in free work on his home from city contractors
    and authorized the shakedown of a $5,000 political contribution from the city’s public defender

    The judge sentenced him to the maximum allowed under federal sentencing guidelines: seven years and three months in prison minus time served, and three years of supervision, plus barred from running for office. He spared Milan a fine, citing the lack of ability to pay. But was held responsible for $14,761 in restitution.

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    24th September 2012 at 4:33 pm

  27. Administrator says:

    ALL DEMOCRATS – FACTS ARE SO INCONVENIENT

    Three Camden mayors have been jailed for corruption: Angelo Errichetti, Arnold Webster, and Milton Milan. In 1981, Errichetti was convicted with three other individuals for accepting a $50,000 bribe from FBI undercover agents in exchange for helping a non-existent Arab sheikh enter the United States. The FBI scheme was part of the Abscam operation. In 1999, Webster, who was previously the superintendent of Camden City Public Schools, pleaded guilty to illegally paying himself $20,000 in school district funds after he became mayor. In 2000, Milan was sentenced to more than six years in federal prison for accepting payoffs from associates of Philadelphia organized crime boss Ralph Natale, soliciting bribes and free home renovations from city vendors, skimming money from a political-action committee, and laundering drug money.

    Former State Senator Wayne R. Bryant, who represented Camden County’s 5th state legislative district from 1995 to 2008, was referred to as the “king of double dipping” by the Courier-Post for accepting no-show jobs in return for political benefits. In 2009, he was sentenced to four years in federal prison for funneling $10.5 million to the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in exchange for a no-show job and accepting fraudulent jobs to inflate his state pension. In 2010, Bryant was also charged with 22 criminal counts of bribery and fraud for taking $192,000 in false legal fees in exchange for backing redevelopment projects in Camden, Pennsauken Township and the New Jersey Meadowlands between 2004 and 2006.

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    24th September 2012 at 4:38 pm

  28. IndenturedServant says:

    Wow! How do you begin to fix a mess like that? Unbelievable!

    I can only think of three ways. 1) Turn it into a Marine base. 2) Force the elected criminals of the US House and Senate to live there until they get it figured out. Bwahaaa ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha and 3) Drop a couple dozen daisy cutters and bring in the D-9 Cats to clean up what’s left.

    Michael, your choice to live there and attempt to make a difference is admirable if not completely crazy. I wish you all the luck in the world and I sincerely hope it works out for you.
    I_S

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    24th September 2012 at 4:44 pm

  29. AWD says:

    What percentage of prison inmates are democrats?

    73% of Federal inmates consider themselves Democrats.

    What percentage of prison inmates are gang members? 77%

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    24th September 2012 at 4:49 pm

  30. Administrator says:

    Take a gander at the cities with the lowest percentage of married people. Camden has the 2nd lowest marriage rate in the country. Notice any other Democrat run shitholes?

    http://www.statjump.com/lists/married-population-dp2c35bc.html

    I wonder if the thousands of bastard children running loose on the streets of Camden because black and hispanic men choose not to accept responsibility for their actions has anything to do with Camden being a killing field shithole?

    What say you Mikey?

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    24th September 2012 at 4:50 pm

  31. Tator says:

    Michael said : If you would like to advocate “Guns, guns, guns!” (subtly implying that you would prefer to see the citizens of this city dead rather than working and helping to create a strong economy) it seems your voice is part of the reason Camden has such a high crime rate.

    Unfortunately, you hyperbole is BS.

    Go over to the DoJ statistics site and do as you advices other to learn before talking about that which you know nothing about.

    You will learn on a PER CAPITA basis:

    Cities with highest gun control=highest gun crime
    Suburban with less strict gun control=less gun crime
    Rural where EVERYONE has guns= lowest gun crime and lowest crime in all catagories.

    Being a pontificating elitist is a bitch when you don’t know what you are talking about, which is true about 99% of the time they are talking.

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    24th September 2012 at 4:58 pm

  32. AWD says:

    Michael, from shithole Camden, getting kicked in the nuts.

    Welcome to TBP…

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    24th September 2012 at 5:04 pm

  33. sensetti says:

    Set the place on fire and watch the instant improvements.
    Fire is the most rapidly transformative of all the Earth’s elements. It instantly changes the very structure of anything in its path, with light and heat. Fire is a powerful force and merits respect – however it can be used as a powerful cleanser

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    24th September 2012 at 6:59 pm

  34. Ron says:

    Target range for the military? My first thought was to air drop thousands of surplus russian rifles with ammo to the city.Then have live feeds of the chaos for tv viewing.I sure am glad i dont live on the east coast.

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    24th September 2012 at 3:16 am

  35. TimX says:

    Some of your comments are pitifully ignorant. @AWD, if you think African Americans are doing what they want by living in shambles, educate your ignorant as fuck ass on the history of African American oppression and segregation in this country. Don’t spread stupidity.

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    24th September 2012 at 4:27 pm

  36. TimX says:

    True conservationism is something that needs to be preserved in this country I agree. What most of you are spitting out is pure Republican vs. democrat nonsense.

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    24th September 2012 at 4:28 pm

  37. TimX says:

    Conservativism*

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    24th September 2012 at 4:29 pm

  38. Administrator says:

    TimX showing his utter ignorance by blaming Camden’s ills on Black oppression.

    Absolutely hysterical. The mind of a liberal is a terrible thing to witness.

    The city has been run by corrupt Democrats for 50 years but this has nothing to do with Camden being an urban shithole killzone.

    Jesus – we’ve been attracting a bunch of dumbasses today.

    The only stupidity on this thread was just posted by TimX the dumbfuck.

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    24th September 2012 at 4:35 pm

  39. AWD says:

    TimX

    Thanks for pulling this post out of obscurity. Now go fuck yourself, whoever you are.

    Are you a wigger? or just a dumbshit? The Malcolm X of white people? Dumbfuck

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    24th September 2012 at 4:37 pm

  40. ioioio says:

    I do not agree wtih all the bad name calling but I’d like to say funny how Obama won Camden.
    My grandfather was born in Camden in 1921 went to WWII and then moved back for a will and left for good in 1948ish… Anyway too bad I can’t go back and look at his childhood town.

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    24th September 2012 at 2:33 pm

  41. Laniyah Banks says:

    Im from camden and yall think you just going to talk about my city like that oh no good things come out of camden and yall talkin bout and how much u wanna bet theres cities worst then our and this is coming from a 12 year old

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    24th September 2012 at 10:22 pm

  42. Stucky says:

    Laniyah Banks

    I do believe you are from Camden. Why? Because this thread is 9 months old. It took you that long to read it. C’mon, admit it.

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    24th September 2012 at 10:38 pm

  43. Stucky says:

    That’s right, assholes. Not even 12 year olds escape my Wrath.

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    24th September 2012 at 10:39 pm

  44. Sensetti says:

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    24th September 2012 at 12:04 am

  45. Llpoh says:

    I figured this was gonna be another post about Stuck forgetting to wipe his ass again. We are about due for one of those.

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    24th September 2012 at 12:49 am

  46. Llpoh says:

    This is the fucking problem posting on old posts. I lay out a world-class taunt to old Stuck, and it gets two reads then falls off the map. What a load of crap.

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    24th September 2012 at 7:30 pm

  47. TONGUE AN GROOVE says:

    YOU THINK CAMDEN IS A MISTAKE MADE BY THE PEOPLE WHO LIVE THERE. WELL I SEE A BUNCH OF MISLED SOULS SURVIVING IN A UNCARING SOCIETY CALLED AMERICA THE PRESIDENT HAVING PARTYS BFORMER PRESIDENT BUSH CAPITOLIZING OFF THE BLOOD OF MILLIONS OF PEOPLE LIVE AN DEAD WE ARE A MISLED SOCIETY DESENSITISED TO HELPING THOSE WHO NEED INDUSTRY AN A INFRASTRUCTURE YOU CAN THANK OUR GOVERMENT FOR BILKING TRUE HARD WORKING AMERICANS AN SPENDING ALL THE MONEY EVEN IF THEY HAD MORE THEY WOULD HAVE ALREADY SPENT IT THE OIL INDUSTRY IS LOBBYING THE HOUSE OF CONGRESS SAME AS WALMART YOUR VOTE IS OUT VOTED BY CORPORATIONS YOU ARE SOLD OUT BY PHONIES THERE IS NOW A PLAN FOR EVERY AMERICAN TO PAY FOR MEDICAL OR SIGN UP FOR WELFARE SO THEY CAN GET INTO YOUR LIFE PERMINENTLY THIS IS THE NUMBER OF THE BEAST KISS YOUR ASS GOOD BYE TO FREEDOM

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    24th September 2012 at 4:30 pm

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