CAMDEN, N.J. — In the summer of 2012, the year this city broke its own record for homicides, there were 21 people murdered here. This summer, there were six.Mind you that six is still high and only accounts for the summer months but we also know that summertime is the high season for gun crimes.
Just as remarkably, with shootings down 43 percent in two years, and violent crime down 22 percent, Osvaldo Fernandez now lets his sons walk to school alone. Nancy Torres abandoned plans to move to Florida. And parents from Center City Philadelphia are bringing their children here — notoriously one of the nation’s poorest, most crime-ridden cities — to play in a Little League that has grown to 500 players from 150 in its first season three years ago.Large drops. How did this happen? National Action Network? NAACP? Urban League? No. No and no.
ispensing with expensive work rules, the new force hired more officers within the same budget — 411, up from about 250. It hired civilians to use crime-fighting technology it had never had the staff for. And it has tightened alliances with federal agencies to remove one of the largest drug rings from city streets.[My emphasis]As mentioned in the past when we look at the sequential equation we find that the +i;+s;.... is the order in which national change happens. The intellectual transformation informs the social transformation of society. Crime and the criminal mindset are of the -i;-s; etc. When the black community has high levels of crime it negatively affects the social fabric of those communities. Thus a HIGH priority has to be set to disrupting the -i, in this case drug rings and the associated violence.
Average response time is now 4.4 minutes, down from more than 60 minutes, and about half the average in many other cities. The number of open-air drug markets has been cut nearly in half.These actions signal a non tolerance of the criminal class. Non-tolerance of the criminal class yields results. Every time.
In June and July, the city went 40 days without a homicide — unheard-of in a Camden summer.And by coincidence is around the average for homicides of whites in St. Louis is 2013.
“We’re not going to do this by militarizing streets,” Chief Thomson said. Instead, he sent officers to knock on doors and ask residents their concerns. He lets community leaders monitor surveillance cameras from their home computers to help watch for developing crime.Firstly, I am of the opinion that the surveillance state is a militarized state. I also think that the reference to "militarizing streets" is a political point getter to reference Ferguson. I'd like to see how it works if a riot happens in Camden. Secondly, again we have the "community leaders" doing their part to not tolerate the actions of the criminal class. This is a part of the +I.
Chief Thomson’s theory is that in a city of 77,000, there are thousands more well-intentioned people than bad, and that the police must enlist them to take back the streets.This is not a theory. It is a fact. The Ghost has been saying this for over a decade right here. The Black community is in certain places under siege by a small minority of people who have been allowed to negatively transform the communities they live and "put in work" in. Once the majority of people stop tolerating their activities and presence there would be huge changes.
Dealers sold drugs in plain sight of surveillance cameras, confident the police would not intervene. Residents, too, had largely given up on the police; microphones recording gunshots in the worst neighborhoods showed that 30 percent went unreported.This quote is out of order but highlights what I mean by "tolerating the criminal class and their behavior".
“For a city to be prosperous, it needs to be safe and busy,” he said. “The police are a variable in that equation, but we are just one variable.”Duh Factor? 10.
“It’s absolutely a different place,” said Tim Gallagher, a social worker who works with students. “You feel safe walking the streets now. The police officers aren’t afraid to come out of their cars and interact with the community, and that’s changed how people feel about them.”Police should never be afraid to "come out of their cars and interact with the community". The state should never be afraid to govern. Any so called self-proclaimed nationalist who thinks otherwise is not worthy of the title.
The increased police presence has pushed drug dealing off the streets, and as a result, pushed a majority of homicides inside — and random gunfire away from children playing on sidewalks.In other words, on the street, off the cuff, "you stepped on my shoe" violence dropped because it was clear that the community (state) was not having it anymore. And the "'cause I thought I could get away with it" thinking made it clear that such disputes weren't worth it after all...kinda like how the rest of us think without police being around. And since we mentioned the NAACP, what was the local NAACP person saying?
“Why should I believe that 250 rookies are going to be more effective than veteran police officers we had before?” asked Colandus Francis, who heads the local N.A.A.C.P.It's not the rookie, it's the signal the presence of the state sends. Of course if the NAACP was a true nationalist organization it's officers would know this. But the NAACP is not so orientated.
He, like others, accuses the police of harassment, for pulling over cars for having tinted windows or playing loud music, or for rolling through stop signs. But Eulisis Delgado, who protested the new force for months before it began, now says residents should be grateful. “It’s almost like a normal town,” he said. “You do something bad, they are going to stop you.”Like I posted yesterday. Captain Lock was right. Can't think but five minutes in front of your face. The "harassment" will go down once the state has regained control over the violence. Once the community has regained control over the criminal class. Then that goes down. And face it. since Camden is mostly black, it's not racial profiling, so.... Lets see how long this lasts. I hope it is permanent. It can be done. I say again: It can be done. But it won't be done with the usual complaining suspects out for political points and their white enablers trying to distract us, black folks, from what has to be done.