Category: Philadelphia

Putting out a contract on crime: Part 2, the new model birthing

7 November, 2012 (16:58) | Camden, Cities, Government, Innovations, Local issues, Municipal bankruptcy, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Police, Property taxes, US News |

[Continued from yesterday's Part 1.]   By:David A. Smith   Yesterday’s post, using a New York Times (September 28, 2012) story filled with discouraging and damning details, brought us suffering Camden, New Jersey, and its collapse of its current old-school unionized police force model:   The police in Camden — population 77,000 — are already […]

Putting out a contract on crime: Part 1, the old model dying

7 November, 2012 (16:56) | Camden, Cities, Government, Innovations, Local issues, Municipal bankruptcy, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Police, Property taxes, US News |

By:David A. Smith   We speak of failed states, and how they become crime capitals, but there are failed cities too, and when a city fails, it loses the capacity to keep alive its essential functions, which leads to mother-of-invention necessity, as shown in this story from the New York Times (September 28, 2012):   […]