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-- it is one of America's most dangerous cities but now Camden, New Jersey is -- off.
Their entire police force officials say massive union contracts are to blame because they are filled with -- benefits.
That that city simply cannot afford anymore joining us now Scott Thompson he's the -- from Camden city police department and Joseph Cordero.
As a former NYPD officer in the founder of the Cordero group the organization that's helping Camden rebuild.
It's police force union free let's start with you -- -- -- so how does this work if if the police department is quote unquote laid off.
What keeps canned -- and safe going forward.
The layoffs we're not a car.
Until such time as the -- -- stands up and has sufficient staffing.
To be -- take over the policing function -- -- -- -- -- new -- going to be real well what we're looking into at this point.
Standing up police federal police department by the in the -- Okay chief.
Well I Eric and I both live in New Jersey we know -- came and got a real part crime problem we can put up a graphic that shows it's one of the most dangerous cities in America.
At this point people -- -- wanna know are are really be safe with the new force.
We're going to be much safer than -- now.
-- that we are 65 murder and -- put things in perspective if we were New York City.
That would be 7000 -- thus far this year.
The status quo no longer remain.
-- we need to take every effort we can to double on the -- -- -- mystery you've got a terrible problem right now where there are a lot of cops on the beat but a lot of them.
For one reason or another don't show updated it.
We -- we -- with a 30% daily absentee -- 30% every day.
That's that's the toughest little -- about who's actually taking over now fifth if the officers are laid off four or displaced.
The -- picking up the the slack is that -- works.
This actually there's I think thank Kevin county police department that's been put together.
And many of those officers currently serving in the Kansas city police department and -- life and be part of a larger Camden police department.
So what's -- if you're at Camden police officer right now and you're about to be laid off.
Going forward are you gonna wind up with your pension that you've got through -- you know your promised by the town.
Council and whatnot that you would have a pension and benefits and stuff like that what happens to those of.
I think thank you to pack their attention in a part of New Jersey pension whose pension system.
So regardless what the agency that long to there would continue the pension years of service into the match.
Chief is going to be safer and -- gonna get safer because of this absolutely.
The status quo cameraman I mean that you look at are our citizens are being victimized a third -- country retreat now.
Mean not my murder rate per 100000 United States markets four point two for 100000.
Right now with our last murder that puts -- at 84.
That's the equivalent of Honduras and move and so the neither is there is -- moral.
Our responsibility to to to address this issue we've got a statement from the president of Camden police union John Williamson he says.
You have to take into consideration that all of the other administrations.
Understood the fact.
There we are working in some of the poorest and most dangerous conditions in the country.
I would say that they more or less wanted to compensate.
Us for putting our lives on the line.
He one of the most dangerous cities in America and what he's talking about there is -- fact that they have had very rich benefits and pay going.
You know in the past.
Well the reality has you know.
And the union did his job and it was to secure -- no.
Yeah but the town's got no money put us point our annual Angel comes down to whether the town compact and would you not talk about -- This is a growing problem everywhere -- chair has skyrocketed since the 1980s.
And the problem we're seeing today is that you know I'm the layoffs arm and not be able to thwart terrorists stand up.
The number of police source unique to ensure public safety to crime continues to -- -- -- demands on I'm dwindling resources are increasing so.
-- -- -- we've got to go to choker and Aramis chief Scott Thompson thank you guys thank you good luck.
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