Oh for fuck's sake.
The city of Camden, New Jersey is preparing to lay off its entire police force.
On Tuesday night, Mayor Dana Redd introduced the city's proposed budget for the next fiscal year. The plan would decrease last year's budget by about 11%.
Camden's murder rate was ten times New York City in 2011, 30% higher than New Orleans, and is right on track be even higher this year with 13 homicides in July alone.
This new plan also calls for Camden to dismantle its police department to make room for a county-run force.
Redd says the city is working to file a layoff plan by the end of the month, which means about 270 cops could be out of a job by the end of the year.
Fewer than half of the laid off officers would be allowed to join the regional force.