Camden, N.J., Police Flounder As Crime Increases

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Top New Jersey state troopers sent to help Camden fight crime wrote a scathing internal memo concluding that city police were floundering as violent crime continued to rise, reports the Philadelphia Inquirer. The confidential memo sent three months ago cited a startling statistic: Police failed to solve four out of five aggravated assaults involving a gun last year. "Today's aggravated assault is tomorrow's murder," said the memo, written at the request of the state police superintendent. "The assailant only needs to be a better shot, or the victim unluckier." The memo brought to a head long-simmering . . .

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