Camden Asks National Guard for Help

My Fox Philly, December 7, 2011

After the latest violence in crime-torn Camden, some local leaders are asking the National Guard to help securie the city across the river from Philadelphia.

A deadly shooting at a Camden convenience store on Monday night left the owner dead and three people wounded.

City leaders want Gov. Chris Christie to send in the National Guard to police Camden.

They want more help for police after massive budget cuts trimmed 170 officers. Camden was able to hire back close to 30 officers thanks to grants.

In a statement to Fox 29, the press secretary for Gov. Christie said Camden’s mayor was doing a good job in a difficult situation.

“To her credit, Mayor Redd has managed law enforcement staffing well and, in fact, rehired many laid off police officers,” said Michael Drewniak. “Unfortunately, it is hard not to note that the police union refused during extensive negotiations to accept any meaningful concessions which could have mitigated layoffs in the first place. We also know that Mayor Redd and county officials are working as quickly as possible to establish a county police force that will realize savings that could be used in part to assist in law enforcement staffing.”


One of the 10 people shot over the weekend was a rear passenger in a taxi who was hit with gunfire from another vehicle that was driving by. {snip}

The most alarming of all of the stats is that there hasn’t been an arrest in any of these eight gun crimes since Friday.


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  • Anonymous

    Wouldn’t the introduction of National Guard troops be a de-facto imposition of martial law in Camden?  Not that it would be a bad idea, mind you.

  • Anonymous

    “They want more help for police after massive budget cuts trimmed 170 officers. Camden was able to hire back close to 30 officers thanks to grants.”

    I hate to be the bearer of bad tidings, but these 30 new hires, along with other members of the present police force, are going to be laid off eventually, because revenue is still falling in nearly every large urban area in the country, which means cuts are going to continue.

    According to trends analyst Gerald Celente, who has been about 90% correct on his trends forecasts so far, we’re headed for a global depression.

    Too, Celente says, crime is going to get far worse. The US urban areas are going to experience the kind of crimes known only to countries like Mexico and South Africa.

    Many other analysts are saying almost exactly what Celente is warning about. He also thinks there’s a very good possibility that the feds will take us to war in order to improve our economic situation, just as WWII took the country out of the depression.

    He’s been right so many times that what he has to say now has to be given very serious consideration.

  • Anonymous

    This isn’t an increase in crime.  Its the Africanization of the continent.

  • And if the NG actually goes to Camden?  Their very presence will be denounced as “racial profiling.”  Should they actually enforce any laws, they’ll be accused of “Po-Leece Brutality.”

    Related news from New Jersey, just up the road in Newark:

    • EMD

      Sure it will be denounced initially. But then, the fine citizens of Camden will demand that the troops be predominately black, so they, too, may be corrupted so that the crime continues…so that more troops come in, that are black, so the crime continues…so that more troops come in…………..

      Dizzying, yes?

    • Anonymous

      That was a terrifying video.  Still think we live in a free country?

      NJ is notorious when it comes to gun laws.  Follow the constitution, and repeal all of them.  ALL of them!

    • Rtkk

      You know that the National Guard, does not require a high school Diploma. You do know that, Right?

  • Anonymous

    Come on people!  All that is needed in Camden are CONservative fiscal policies, school choice and school vouchers .  Sean Hannity says so.

    • Anonymous

      Guys like Sean Hannity, Michael Medved, Hugh Hewitt………………Phonycons to the core.
      One of the best ways to identify a Phonycon, they are huge suck-ups when it comes to blacks.

      • Hugh Hewitt — You mean that unremarkable knave whose talk radio show consists nothing more of reading from National Review and Weekly Standard and the other lamestream conservative mags, rags and sites that some (ahem) would accuse of being “unregistered lobbyists?” 

        How Hewitt has any ratings is beyond me.  No redeeming qualities at all.

        • Anonymous

          Yep, that would be the one, Hewitt, a true Phonycon. 

          Depressing to me. A guy like Medved, probably has a genius IQ. But when it comes to the Urban American Problem……well, he goes all mushy.

      • Anonymous

        You’re right.  Did anyone see Hannity suck-up to Cornel West last night?

        • Anonymous

          No……….but it does not suprise me in the least.

          What did the Phonycon do…..major Fel**ing action I suspect.

  • Anonymous

    Truly an insane, failed country………..welcome to Mad Max America.

    Nothing can be done to turn around this once fine country…… to prepare for the worst.

    More and more areas of this country will resemeble places like Camden, Detroit, Oakland, Philadelphia………….no turning back.

    • Anonymous

      In the United States the rate of violent crime has declined fairly steadily since 1991. The decline is continuing during the Great Recession.
      The following website gives the rates of violent and property crime per 1,000 inhabitants.

      • Anonymous

        Part of that is because the failed cities, ones that Urban Americans wrecked, have been abandoned by sane folks.

        • Anonymous

          The ultimate reason for the decline of cities like Detroit and Camden has been the de industrialization of the United States. The white plutocracy that owns and runs the United States is becoming richer by closing factories, and moving production to countries without labor and environmental protection. 
          The Democrats do not have an obvious solution to this problem. The Republicans do not seem to think it is a problem. The people they really care about benefit from the process. 

          • Anonymous

            Man has shown an incredible ability to adapt to changes. In the USA we have shifted from an industrial based economy to a tech/service based economy…..most have adapted to that fact.  Urban Americans……they have always been a very poor fit for this once fine country, de-industrialization is not the cause of their barbarity.

            Many people LOVE living in the city. OR….ERM, should I say they would love living in the city….Detroit, Philadelphia, Newark…etc, etc, if it was not for the filth, crime, danger and many other undesireable conditions………..mainly created by Urban Americans….and to a lesser extent Mestizos. 

          • Bon, From the Land of Babble

            The white plutocracy that owns and runs the United States is becoming richer by closing factories, and moving production to countries without labor and environmental protection.

            So true, John.  And  these jobs aren’t coming back!!  The economy has been moved off-shore and therefore cannot recover.

            To keep the entire system from collapsing, the USG  printed $16 trillion dollars between December 2007 and June 2010.  Sooner or later, these dollars will find their way into the US economy and drive prices up.

            I know you like me to put things in my own words but in the name of brevity:

            In the first decade of the 21st century, Americans lost 5,500,000 manufacturing jobs. US employment in the manufacture of computer and electronic products fell by 40%; in the production of machinery by 30%, in motor vehicles and parts by 44%, and in the manufacture of clothing by 66%.

            And few sobering stats about the “new” American economy:

            *There are fewer payroll jobs in the United States today than there were back in 2000 even though we have added 30 million extra people to the population since then.

            * Back in 1980, less than 30% of all jobs in the United States were low income, today more than 40% of all jobs in the United States are low income.

            *Today, one out of every seven Americans is on food stamps and one out of every four American children is on food stamps.

            *A staggering 48.5% of all Americans live in a household that receives some form of government benefits.

            From:  50 Economic Numbers From 2011 That Are Almost Too Crazy To Believe.



      • 3478

        No. What you need to know is that police departments, under the direction of political leaders, “downgrade” reports of crimes so that crime statistics stay artificially low, preserving property values and image. Here’s an example. About a month ago I responded to a report of an armed carjacking (yeah, yeah, I’m a police officer. Don’t worry, I’m one of the good guys.) Anyway, the thug had pistol whipped a woman at a gas station, pulled her out of the driver’s seat, and sped off. This meets every requirement to be classified as an armed carjacking.

        When I called the detectives, they asked, “did the suspect actually SAY ‘this is a carjacking’?”

        I said “are you kidding me”?

        They downgraded it to a “theft” and a “simple assault”.

        See why crime statistics are falling?

    • Anonymous

      Turn it around? It is going to get way worse soon, blacks are already looting that’s going to increase a lot and hispanics are going to start as well. I think a few things will spark it like if there is some police incident or killing.. beating etc blacks are just waiting for any excuse to become violent en masse and Mexicans are waiting in the wings also in the confusion the occupy communists will riot. Then the question will be whose side the police and military will take. it will be fun to watch it on youtube.

      • Anonymous

        Right on, no turning back, prepare for the worst.

        I moved to Crackerville to get the h*ll away from Urban Americans. White libs decided that even though we have an Urban American population of about 3%……..well, we HAVE to build a fancy MLK BLVD.

  • Anonymous

    So the end of due process enshrined in the 2012 NDAA will get its first try-out in a city full of undesirables that nobody cares about.  Fans of the police state will cheer as the government finally “does something” about “them,” oblivious to the fact that they could very well be next if they espouse any such seditious opinions as race realism or an affinity for Constitutional government.
    Big-government conservatives, also known as right-wing socialists, are just as dangerous to people like us as disingenuous white liberals because they are some of the biggest pushers of tools that a government hostile to an overt white identity would love to use to silence our voices.
    It’s not much of a stretch anymore to consider a situation where a US government ruling over a majority-minority electorate could label Jared Taylor a terrorist and spirit him away somewhere for indefinite detention as an enemy of the state.  That entity has now determined it has that power and two of three branches of government have affirmed this.  Hopefully the Supreme Court has the sand to strike this down but we all know even if that were to occur it’s no guarantee it would end, because the Supreme Court doesn’t have the guns.
    Or perhaps I’m reading too much into this.  Wouldn’t be the first time.  I just don’t trust these monsters as far as I can throw them and they grow more brazen by the day.

    • Bon, From the Land of Babble

      Hopefully the Supreme Court has the sand to strike this down but we all know even if that were to occur it’s no guarantee it would end, because the Supreme Court doesn’t have the guns.

      You have written an important post and you are not “reading too much into this.”  If anything, not enough attention has been paid to NDAA, or how one more 0bama appointee will alter the decisions of SCOTUS.

      NDAA 2012 (National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2012) explicitly states dictatorial authority of the US executive branch to order US military to seize any person, including US citizens, for unlimited detention and without rights.

      History repeats.

      This isn’t the first time that a tin pot, power-hungry American president has tried to force tyranny on the American people. 

      Remember this quote:

       Believe me, the idea of doing things on my own is very tempting

      –President Obama

      After Lincoln was sworn in as president, he made a series of power moves without the consent of congress, including a declaration of war.  He had dissidents and journalists arrested and shut down of hundreds of opposition newspapers, going so far as to put out an arrest warrant for the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.  Lincoln suspended the right of Habeas Corpus and had arrested civilians tried before military tribunals.

      In 1866, the US Supreme Court (SCOTUS) struck down Lincoln’s martial law and military tribunals upholding The Bill of Rights as the law of the land.

      We may not be so fortunate this time around.


      @whiteraven:  Thanks for the link.  Very informative.

      • Anonymous

        The NDAA also give them the right to execute you w/out trial.

        Technically, not execute, just incarcerate you until the “end of hostilities,” whenever that will be. What a relief, huh? — Mod.

    • Anonymous

      I have always lived by the motto “Expect the worst but hope for the best”.
      I don’t believe you are reading too much into it by any stretch of the imagination, rather it’s the survival instinct kicking into gear, better to be cynical about it than complacent.
      I have a feeling the NDAA is going to be a whole new can of worms.

  • The wages of democrat dominated city government for far too long. 

  • A good step forward. Personally I think the state of New Jersey should simply suspend the city government and declare a state of emergency over Camden. More than just the National Guard needs to be employed. The city is wild and out of control.

    • Sincerely Concerned

      But that would be racist, as Detroit is currently pointing out vs. the State of Michigan as it tries to install an emergency manager for the city.  What struck me about that story was their admission that it was black control that ruined Detroit. 

    • Anonymous

      Yet St. Louis was listed as third worst in the world.  I am not living in St. Louis and I don’t have any particular feelings of pride about that city or Missouri (although my Grandmother and father were born there).  I just wonder how about the veracity of that article with that list previously posted on Amren?

      • St. Louis is plenty dangerous.  But Detroit deserves to be on that list far more than St. Louis.  The SLPD I think is far more honest in crime tallying and reporting than most big city PDs.

  • Anonymous

    This_Name_Doesnt_Exist :

    Thank you for reminding us how far reaching the 2012 NDAA effects will be.  It is so sad to think that the American race has been so watered down, so dumbed down that we accept such tyrannical acts of government as just everyday, expected behavior.  O course one should ask what has happened to allow this breach of our Founding Father’s philosophy.  The answer is simple in a way, it is the people themselves. We were tricked into allowing the American Race to be injected with less than desirable stock beginning in a big way with the 1965 legislation concerning immigration. In the meantime, the core, European population was intentionally dumbed down through the public education process with a crucial ethics inculcation screeching to a halt when centuries old religious devotions were removed from the classroom. I could go on and on, citing the popularization of violence, gay marriage, government corruption, international banking; but all the readers here know that. The NDAA is just the cherry on top of the sundae, the just desserts for a civilization that chooses death over life.             

    • Anonymous

      That definitely has a hand in it, but I think the most damning thing is the belief that “our” government would never do that to us. This attitude prevails in spite of borderline sexual assault in airports, reports of National Guard units training for domestic unrest and now this dreadful piece of legislation.

      Too many White Americans are still hopelessly intoxicated on the nationalistic propaganda of American Exceptionalism.  “We” are better than that.  “We” wouldn’t allow such a thing to happen.  Not in “our” country.

      Only they don’t realize that “we” are no longer in charge and it isn’t “our” country anymore.

      • Sincerely Concerned

        It’s true it’s not “our” country and that’s exactly the problem.  I predict there will be an informal secession where we all decide to simply move to Montana, Nebraska, et al and let the others have the rest of the country.  Sadly, this sort of discrimination and separatism will be considered racist, and drastic acts must ensue if decency is defended.  Will there be another civil war?  It’s likely, even if on a small scale.  I’m afraid nothing else will work.  For example, in Oklahoma, 70 per cent of the populace that voted did so to keep out Sharia Law, yet a Federal court overruled them and blocked the law.  It’s amazing. 

        • Anonymous

          Arizona has been flirting with slow secession, but it isn’t going well.  I think more martial law will be imposed before the Federal government backs away from interfering in state governing.  But by that time, the violence might be dramatic.  A Latino leader in Pheonix predicted last year that within 5 years there would be a racial civil war  with Hispanics against whites.  The more news like this that we see, the more likely such scenarios seem.

        • Anonymous

          There are and will be black skirmishes and riots but its hard to imagine a civil war where lines are drawn with each group on one side, because blacks are EVERYWHERE. Kansas, Wisconsin, Portland – places i never even thought had blacks. I think the us will degenerate into an Israel type situation where terrorist attacks by blacks become common.

          • Sincerely Concerned

            What I was trying to say is that whichever states have the fewest blacks will be where this segregation begins.  Welfare blacks that are already there won’t want to stay since government assistance will be cut off.  A new nation will take care of its own (ie the disabled and elderly) through faith-based organizations and private companies rather than expect taxpayers and bureaucrats to do it.  Food banks and all other services for the needy could be and should be handled outside of the government.  The problem with our own government, more than anything else, is that it’s a nanny and it’s a big, fat, bloated one, at that! 

        • Anonymous

          There is a WN secessionist movement targeting migration to 4 states in the Pacific Northwest and some areas of Western Canada.

          Check out:

          Northwestfront dot org

  • Anonymous

    So state intervention in a city’s affairs is bad (Detroit) except when it’s good (Camden)?

    Oh, ok.

  • Anonymous

    “Should they actually enforce any laws, they’ll be accused of “Po-Leece Brutality.””
    Funny, except for the accent at the end.

  • Anonymous

    They are always asking for the guard, then its denied. Just like in Chicago.

  • I would tell them:  NO, you get nothing.  You wanted non-whites ’cause they’re just so doggone great, now live with them and all they give you.

    budget cuts – You wouldn’t have had that problem if you hadn’t filled your Town with Welfare Lovin’ Non-Whites but you did so now live with it.

  • I would tell them:  NO, you get nothing.  You wanted non-whites ’cause they’re just so doggone great, now live with them and all they give you.

    budget cuts – You wouldn’t have had that problem if you hadn’t filled your Town with Welfare Lovin’ Non-Whites but you did so now live with it.

  • Anonymous

    Interesting.  This fits the model of what some once called “Hollowing Out” of society in population dense regions that was predicted would lead to martial law being installed.  I think Chittum mentions this in CW2.

  • Anonymous

    Those in the .8 percent live precarious existences. 

  • Excuse me, but the invasion of Afghanistan was in response to wht happened on 9-11-01. Afghanistan was told by the U.S. to hand over Osama Bin Laden or take the consequences. They refused, and so the U.S. invaded. The invasion of Afghanistan was entirely justifiable, as it harbored those responsible.

    The U.S. Constitution says “…an attack on one state shall be considered an attack upon all…” 

    New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia were attacked that day.

  • Anonymous

    Come on, you cannot blame the Urban American Yutes for their lack of logic.

  • Pastor Rose

    The cit really needs to bottom out to start fresh. This city needs a “Katrina” aftermath makeover and Cleanup with the hap of all states. Bulldoze all uninhabited buildings and homes.. Asking for volunteer help nationwide..while getting military involvement to police the streets. (a tank might quickly make a strong no tolerance statement). Fund the building of a large prison/rehab.. Any suspected street druggies and criminals will be scooped up off the streets and put in back of military trucks and taken to the prison rehab. Without faith and prayer backing this up, the cycle will continue

    • What it really needs is for some pretext for racial replacement gentrification: Blacks and Puerto Ricans out, whites in.