Thursday, November 28, 2013

Maybe Chicago should do this....

Fire their unionized police force, that is.  Camden, NJ, did and crime rates are down.  From a post at Reason.org's Hit and Run blog:
Last year, the city of Camden decided to can its unionized police force in favor  of ununionized county cops who hit the streets this April. The decision came about because the police union would not budge on the highly lucrative contract they had, even by police standards. Camden cops, for example, got a 4 percent bonus for working the day shift, and a 10 percent bonus for starting at 9:30am. On any given day, 30 percent of the force was absent because of the liberal sick policies. The city has been run exclusively by Democrats for several generations, and some local leaders openly worried that Camden, which already had the highest crime rate per capita last year, would get worse. But it hasn’t. In fact, crime’s gone down...
Click this link to read an account of this story from FoxNews Latino.