From Murder Capital to Police State: The Real Story Behind Camden’s Transition


SKU: 9781502960207
Author: Davis, Angela
Publication Date: 10/23/2014
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Binding: Paperback
Media: Book
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Camden, New Jersey is famous for it’s crime and poverty. Few people are aware of the special interest groups that stand to profit from the city’s high crime and exploding incarceration rate. With a murder rate 12 times the national average residents and city leaders were desperate for help. With it’s police force cut in half the crime rate soared even higher. The stage was set for a paramilitary style police force, Camden County Metro, to take over. Residents who once lived in fear of violent criminals, now live with intimidation and harassment by the very people brought in to protect them. Angela Davis, gives insight into unseen factors that led to the city becoming America’s murder capital as well as it’s transition to police state.