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Article posted Jan 24 2011, 11:25 PM Category: Commentary Source: William Norman Grigg Print

Fewer Snouts in the Trough, Less Crime in the Streets

by William Norman Grigg

"What happens when you lay off nearly half of the police in one of the most dangerous cities in America?" begins a recent account of personnel cutbacks by the municipal government of Camden, New Jersey.

My guess would be this: The crime rate as experienced by the affected public, rather than measured by the local government will go down, and the public appetite will be whetted for further personnel cuts. This is because the Camden Police Department which recently laid off 167 of its 360 officers has long been a major source of crime, rather than a deterrent to the same.

New Jersey is one of the wealthiest states in the soyuz, but it is also afflicted with a large and immensely powerful population of unionized tax feeders.

On January 19, a New Jersey Superior Court Judge refused to grant an injunction sought by the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) to reinstate the 167 officers who were laid off by Camden. On the same day, the union rejected a proposed compromise that would have reinstated 100 officers to the force. The deal would involve three days a month of unpaid furloughs for patrol officers for six months, followed by one unpaid monthly furlough day for the following year.

This arrangement would amount to a modest pay cut, but it shattered against the FOP's impregnable sense of privilege. As commentator George Berkin pointed out, the union had erroneously assumed that it could "get a court to trump economics" or, at least, that it could browbeat Camden City Hall into devising some way to extract wealth from the productive on its behalf. The police unions have become accustomed to getting whatever they want. For example: In New Jersey, it's become standard practice for police to use their tax-funded health plans to pay for illegal steroid treatments.

Camden County is among the state's poorest subdivisions, with an official (which is to say, understated) unemployment rate of 16.3 percent, a per capita income of about $23,300, and a median annual household income of roughly $48,000. Its municipal government confronts a $26.5 million budget shortfall.

The average Camden police officer receives $144,000 in salary and benefits, most of it paid for by taxpayers elsewhere in the state. Since 2003, Camden has been under the fiscal supervision of Trenton, which provides more than 80 percent of the city's operating budget. Over the past seven years the state government has lavished nearly a quarter of a billion dollars on Camden in the name of "economic revitalization" and "transitional" funding.

Five years before Trenton assumed responsibility for Camden's finances, the state took control of the Camden Police Department following the resignation of Police Chief William Hill. This left the department "without a person clearly in charge" in the midst of a wide-ranging corruption probe.

At the time of Chief Hill's resignation, a federal grand jury was investigating allegations that a clique of corrupt Camden police officers had operated a shakedown racket targeting local cocaine dealers, thereby helping the market prosper in exchange for a cut of the proceeds. One of the first results of that inquiry was an increased attrition rate for the Camden PD as about one-ninth of its force of about 460 officers suddenly retired, claimed their pensions, and perhaps most importantly sealed their personnel files.

Camden County Prosecutor Lee Solomon negotiated an agreement with the president of the local police union, Detective Dan Morris, permitting the investigation to have access to personnel records of officers both active and retired who served on the force from 1997 on. "The prosecutor has assured the FOP [Fraternal Order of Police] the confidentiality of these files will not be compromised," Morris announced in 2000.

Morris had access to those files as well, and there's reason to believe that he gleaned critical intelligence from them which he used to create his own little protection racket, which he operated for several years before retiring on disability last January at the age of 46.

Last September, Morris pleaded guilty to multiple charges outlined in a multi-count federal indictment. As commander of a five-officer Special Operations unit, Morris committed numerous criminal offenses, including illegal searches and seizures of property, theft, extortion, perjury, and various kinds of assault.

The federal indictment against Morris's subordinates describes their Special Operations unit as a criminal conspiracy that planted evidence to justify false arrests, routinely lied about the quantity of narcotics seized in raids in order to "expose the arrestees to greater penalties," regularly bartered drugs for sundry favors, and made a habit of stealing money and drugs. Public exposure of the crimes committed by Morris and his little street gang led to the dismissal of 185 drug cases, and the release of dozens of people who had been wrongfully imprisoned.

In April 2007, Benjamin Daye who was 20 at the time was stopped and assaulted by Morris and his goon squad. An illegal search of Daye's car failed to turn up any contraband and the terrified young man couldn't provide any information on local dealers so the police planted drugs in the car and arrested Daye, who served nearly three years in prison before the case was dropped.

Joel Barnes, who spent nearly a year and a half behind bars, had a very similar experience. Two officers with the Special Operations unit, Robert Bayard and Antonio Figueroa, invaded Barnes's home, demanding to know "where the s**t is at." When Barnes truthfully replied that there were no illegal drugs on the premises, one of them pulled a small bag of cocaine from his own pockets and told Barnes, "Tell us where the s**t [is] at and we'll make this disappear." When Barnes repeated that he didn't have any drugs, the officers charged him with unlawful possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute in a "school zone" a charge that could have led to a 20-year prison sentence.

"I felt helpless and didn't know what to do," Barnes recalls. "I knew I hadn't done anything wrong, but I also knew that the officers had all of the power and I had none."

Morris and his Special Operations squad are generally referred to as a "rogue" unit, implying that their criminal conduct was anomalous. Given the pervasive corruption of the Camden PD, the term "rogue" would more properly be applied to Rolan Carter. In 2008, Carter was fired from the force for "insubordination" as a result of an incident in which he attempted to arrest a man wanted on four outstanding warrants.

Carter pulled the man over for using a cell phone while driving. As he ran a background check two plainclothes officers materialized and insisted that the driver was a police informant and should be released immediately. While Carter discussed the matter with the plainclothes cops, a police sergeant arrived and ordered him to let the driver go. Still unconvinced that this was the "proper procedure," Carter called his own command sergeant, who instructed him to do as the other officers demanded.

Six weeks later, Carter who had received multiple commendations for valor was charged with insubordination and cashiered from the force. But his problems had actually begun more than a year earlier.

As the Philadelphia Inquirer reports, in January 2007, Carter was transferred from a patrol squad "when he raised concerns about one supervisor, Sgt. Dan Morris." After Carter was removed from the squad, he was replaced by Officer Jason Stetser, who is now facing multiple criminal charges for his actions as part of Morris's "rogue" Special Operations squad.

Carter didn't lose his job because of personnel cut-backs; he was fired because he displayed symptoms of personal integrity. And his lawsuit against the Camden PD is one of at least ten filed by former officers describing "a department rife with cronyism" in which "commanders create a hostile and discriminatory atmosphere and seek retaliation against those perceived as defiant," observes the Inquirer.

In addition to the lawsuits filed by former Camden police officers, the city is dealing with up to thirty active or potential lawsuits by victims of the Morris-led criminal syndicate with dozens more likely to come. It is possible that Camden's municipal government will soon suffer the same fate that befell the one in charge of Maywood, California.

Buried beneath a deluge of civil rights lawsuits and settlement costs incurred by police misconduct, Maywood lost its liability insurance coverage and had to contract with a neighboring town for basic municipal services. As it happens, that neighboring town was Bell, California which, it was discovered, had an even more extravagantly corrupt municipal government. I suspect that entertaining little revelations of this kind in California, New Jersey, and all points in between will abound as the economic collapse accelerates.

The Camden PD, following the example of law enforcement agencies in cash-strapped California cities such as Oakland and Sacramento, has announced that it will be rationing its services by refusing to deal with "minor" matters, such as non-injury vehicle accidents and petty theft. This announcement is intended to inspire public fear. It may have exactly the opposite effect.

Helene Pierson, executive director of Heart of Camden, a neighborhood development corporation, recalls that when her group was created several years ago it intended to be a "partner" with the police force. She and others "bought into the [idea] that police are stretched really thin, that they try really hard, that they need extra help." Much of what she has seen including dozens of cases in which people were falsely imprisoned in the service of a criminal racket run by the cops has disabused Pierson of such notions.

In Camden and, for that matter, everywhere else the government police force has been a catalyst for crime, rather than a deterrent to it. There's every reason to believe that fewer snouts in the trough would mean less crime on the streets.

January 24, 2011

William Norman Grigg [send him mail] publishes the Pro Libertate blog and hosts the Pro Libertate radio program.

Copyright 2011 William Norman Grigg





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Dave

Posted: Jan 25 2011, 5:05 AM

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soca

<This is because the Camden Police Department which recently laid off 167 of its 360 officers has long been a major source of crime, rather than a deterrent to the same.>

in britain they are talking not just rubbish in the official media, they are literally and have been for months and months talking about rubbish literally, council cameras in the bins even. people are tripped into talking about their part in recyling when such is the unnature of political metaphysics, it is really talking about recycling the prison con. deep down people know this, they haven't managed to turn people into mannequins, but war is war and government business is war.

if you have a protection racket, government as opposed to self (literally) government, you can own cities, states, countries, the world and not just aim for the moon but travel beyond it.

how does one set these things up or if you have a penchant for freedom, take them down. imagine if i had an addictive substance that stupifies people, makes them addicts, has them coming back for more. i just need to invent money and i have the easiest money on earth. it is no secret that the british crown/government/the whole caboodle is a drug dealership. if your wondering why they aren't too nice to talk to, drug dealerships don't get to be drug dealerships and stay drug dealerships without exterminating competition.

drug is a top dog crime creation device, heroin is good for that. to feed the habit they will need money, really need it and this may mean stealing, robbing, even murder. all the things the guys do that run the game. i remember a story in the media long back, they tested i think $20 bills for traces of cocaine to see the penetration of drugs, all money tested positive. crime, oh no, we neeeeeed police to stop people breaking down doors. here in exeter guess who is breaking down doors as a habit, yep it is the police.

business is business and though we are compared with monkies, i don't see any monkies sending armies to afghanistan for a poppy harvest.
Dave

Posted: Jan 25 2011, 5:11 AM

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exit 101

how does one get out of that. easy, make drugs free. if you are a downstream dealer, not a bloodline and your number comes up, you go before a judge. he sentences long, he works for the bank and he will give a long sentence to keep up the price.

solution not really a challenge, tavistock's daily mail and all the baron drug dealers kind hardly hide the solution of much longer. psst, i will share it, make drugs free.

99% i read of british street heroin is from afghanistan it says, good old nato. yer can really thank those guys a bunch. that was in the media, every wondered how they know? they have to, lies are deliberate, scientific and by intention the stories emulate a drug trip. i also read in the british media that 99% of crime is caused by drugs.

oh, if making drugs free solves drugs, what about people?

s*t, now have let out the most classified secret on earth. dear oh dear, could that rid us of the four horsemen of the apocalypse. oh, i didn't mention, freedom isn't given to you, it is yours.
Dave

Posted: Jan 25 2011, 5:17 AM

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i like to quote from real life, because it isn't a story, someone said, for me it is what i have seen and lived. there was a girl on the street here in exeter, i haven't seen her in a while. she is stuck on heroin. what i have seen her do, playing for money for a fix, people would tend to demonise people in such a mess but as i see it what she does just go get through one day makes her a heroine. she was taken away for something by the local drug protection racket (cops) one day, i felt sad and wrote a poem. it relates to the misery of all of us, well, with the exception for whom the easiest money on earth gives them, or so they must tell themselves. an easy life. david cameron by the way is a drug dealer but i figure you knew that.

friendstacy posted once 'protection doesn't work'. to see such a truth, one sometimes needs to see through the smoke.

anyway, i am not a poet but no matter the oppression, it is moving to see what people do and don't do while trying to survive a very simple life.
Dave

Posted: Jan 25 2011, 5:22 AM

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heroine

i miss hearing her sing
the girl on the street
her guitar and her voice
my life felt replete

she would sit by the shops
in the hope to raise some money
she needed a fix
and heroin cost money

no matter the weather
no matter the rain
she played guitar and sang
for an end to her pain

whater she played
in my heart it would throng
as if the juke box kept playing
my favourite song

one night in the cold
the music had died
black & whites stood beside her
and inside i cried

they took her away
i know it was wrong
the world had just changed
and in mine no song

a heroin junky
some people would say
but the truth of this story
includes lands far away
Dave

Posted: Jan 25 2011, 5:24 AM

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drugs are a must
in the master game
british troops and the poppy
street dealers get the blame

drugs bigger than people
opium wars and hong kong trade
much bigger than a nation state
on back of this britain is made

from east india tea company
to now it's called UN
people didn't notice
the real dealer's den

drugs by royal navy
and now under NATO
it is a means of war
and gives out thanks to Plato

judge gives his sentences
long terms in jail
this helps keep up the price
to ensure we all fail

judge works for the bank
it is always this way
it is for the bank
the street girl must play
Dave

Posted: Jan 25 2011, 5:26 AM

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cash keeps on rolling
gods reach for the sky
street girl's withdrawal
few question really why

the judges and other henchmen
they feast on the pie
yet these are the reasons
the street girl must die

i saw her again
life had got worse
deep vain thrombosis
i read some verse

who profits who loses
who is really 'on the beat'
who is blamed and blames
for therein lies a cheat

i'd like to hear her another song
i'd like a song for me
but most of all for all of us
all people must be free

i miss hearing her sing
the girl in the street
her guitar and her voice
my life felt replete

i'd like to hear her sing again
i'd like to hear her voice
what happens in this world from now
it really is our choice

no matter the weather
no matter the rain
she played guitar and sang
for an end to her pain

shivering on the coldest night
she was struggling to play
i write this so that more can see
how it needn't be this way

david stanley
Dave

Posted: Jan 25 2011, 6:57 AM

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there is something i would like to thank the nwo for. societal engineers in the behavioural sciences division are currently part of film productions in the mode of deconstructing unlife here on planet earth. they create, maintain and are now pulling the constructs by exposing the nonsense they were designed on. what we know as society not only requires madness to turn human relations into war and self sabotage, they need localised protocols to do this that term what passes as rational discourse between educated adults into bunk. the protocol layer (imposed robot reality) is being shown alongside the reality layer (real human intent). that dissociation from reality changes all outcomes into error mode. i see this as all to the good, people live lives in which much of the gesture layer is nonsense, has everyone operating unconsciously like mi6 as global counter-intelligence operatives. this turns lives into nonsense and in the case of officials to remain officials they will for a time resort to official protocol rather than admit what their lives are, quite likely a train wreck. that they are drug dealers by supporting this state of non-affairs, it can widen the divide until it collapses. exposing this helps neutrallise the fake divide, we are all people, all different people so friction is natural and at time envigorating.

the dictatorship games cannot win, freedom and the care that goes with respect for it is innate. this has priority in our making, survival depends on it and for such reasons despite all the drugging in water, food, air, sea and other stuff we are still here.

the few that sit on top of the pile have immunity from misery of sorts by watching everyone else the watchers included. that said, at this time they are watching some who are watching them. i don't call that freedom.
Dave

Posted: Jan 25 2011, 9:53 AM

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<Fewer Snouts in the Trough, Less Crime in the Streets>

if you have lots of people and a feeding trough, some are going to get fed up with the queue and look to own the trough, to set up a pecking order. cities as they are designed do this and not of necessity. drugs, alcohol, pharma, the whole high street. likely the local franchise will say they do own the high street, be able to show you the bits of paper to prove it though that proves monopoly, conspiracy and they still subservient to the banks.

as for banks, i asked a chap who knowingly works for the matrix 'what should be done about money'. he said 'it is all worthless paper ... pause ... co-operatives work." (everyone a shareholder). i said "who are the deciders'. he replied "the board of directors". i asked 'i don't like what the board of directors are up to, there is a need to fire them, how do i do that?" he replied "you can't do that, there are too many shareholders to hold a meeting". some things in the long run are just too big too actually work.

in the current phase, agencies are all being joined up. this doesn't play to the power game because of human nature, without the compartmentalisation real solutions are seen, humanity comes into play. for this reason occult hits are flying in. the hitmen can be of the form of businessmen moved in to create 'uniformity of service'. that is of course control to try and hold the pyramid in place for a bigger collapse.
Anonymous

Posted: Jan 25 2011, 2:54 PM

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216228 "The whole world is under the sway of the wicked one." 1 John 5:19

That about sums it up.
Anonymous

Posted: Jan 25 2011, 6:09 PM

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98247 The "wicked one" being the individuals who own the Bank of International Settlements, or BIS. The Financial Stability Board of the BIS is responsible for manipulating world markets to do their endlessly corrupt bidding.
Anonymous

Posted: Jan 25 2011, 10:25 PM

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65110 The highway patrol in Missouri is a source of crime as well. Like Dan Morris mentioned in the article above, "Trooper" Brad Odle, a/k/a B.D. Odle, has been involved in illegal search and seizure and theft of property.
Dave

Posted: Jan 26 2011, 6:20 AM

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<The "wicked one" being the individuals who own the Bank of International Settlements, or BIS.>

this is such a self fulfilling prophecy, those who have seen it can write up the future for any age of ignorance. unlike a knife which can be used to eat with and kill with a money printing machine posturing a country is a human harvester. you print your own money and give the worthless crap away in return for such riches as the economic system can support.

i have met many quite a few bankers, mainly human beings like everyone else as it happens, bloodlines included. i wouldn't really want to be in a position of owning a money printing machine, however corrupt / corruptable i am that would beg the point as far as it goes.

i was having a quick chat with an occult hitman very recently, not a hitman that shoots people in the forehead, it is about money. money is just a means of exchanging goods and services he said. i walk down the streets and see what i can, what the money system has done. it is kind of hell dressed up as heaven as it were.
Dave

Posted: Jan 26 2011, 6:26 AM

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terrible decisions have been made but many are pre-made. secret societies have blood oaths. i was talking to a guy who postured that he knew about the nuke bunkers. much of what he said was untrue but i asked him what happens if someone doesn't want the launch. he said each of us has a gun, we shoot him. although that may be fiction that is how things are arranged, if someone excercises their sense and free will, it is viewed by the group (of cowards hiding behind the group) as a control problem. such is the power of brotherhood and faith it can destroy planet earth.

in my case i have it easy. i am no fixed abode, no income, i survive currently from feeding stations. someone can offer me 100,000 for my opinion but it is free. if i was a key banker i have the ultimate offer of pain / pleasure, do as i am told and get paid well or get shamed and shot. that is the mafia world, it is trying to reach into the populous itself but the internet is like giving frankenstein his own mind which changes the whole ball game.
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