"The city of Camden, often described as one of the country's most violent, will lay off its entire force of 270 cops and instead rely on a reorganized county unit to patrol its streets, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
The switch is expected to save millions for the financially burdened city near Philadelphia, but critics have slammed it as a backdoor attack on unions. The new Metro Division of the Camden County police won't have collective bargaining, according to Fox News."
This is what collapse looks like. This story is the wave of the future in law enforcement, and city budgets generally. Local governments are broke, tax bases are eroded, and promises to employees can't, and won't, be kept.
It also confirms my big fear about personal safety as collapse accelerates. Individuals and neighborhoods will need to learn how to protect themselves. - Wes