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Anonymous

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Nov 20, 2011
 
When I rode the River Line, the Trenton side looked bad, and the worst thingI saw on the Camden side was a fried-chicken place. Other than that, it looked like a very nice neighborhood. So how hte hell is it the worst 'hood in the country?!
Mari

Allentown, NJ

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Nov 23, 2011
 
It's like many cities. For example, go to the Adventure Aquarium in Camden. Nice area. Walk just a few blocks to Broadway, at the Transportation Center and it's hell. I lived in a nice area in Cramer Hill but if you go out at night, you will get stuck up. Shootings by my house and break ins. It doesn't look like that in the day time. It looks rather quiet...it sucks that it has to be that way.
Anonymous

Newark, DE

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#3
Nov 23, 2011
 
But tell me where there's a nice area in Paterson...exactly, there is none!
3CP Songus

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Dec 6, 2011
 

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Camden is a Hole, I was working for a Heating and Oil Co. it is so dangerous, because everybody assumes that I am the police talking on my 2 way, but I have to have the owner's stan outside, and watch my truck while I work on the oil burner, can't even drive around without getting hard looks, I'm there to help people get heat, also, all the deals are in cash, as you know, the people paying are most likely drug dealing and the elderly women is letting them hide there stash or trap out fron of there house, my grandperents grew up in camden, over 60 years ago, I think even longer than that, but it was a great town along long time ago, now my hometown Gloucester is turning into a little version of camden, it's terrible, once the county approves low income housing, the town will turn to shit, also, I have friends that are cops in Gloucester, and I asked them, what will you do when there is Gun fire in Gloucester, I'm not sure they are expecting that, the most that used to happen was petty crimes, no, car theft are more often, home break in, NOW SHOOTINGS, drug trafficing in very heavy.
jrc

Pleasantville, NJ

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Dec 8, 2011
 

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Anonymous wrote:
When I rode the River Line, the Trenton side looked bad, and the worst thingI saw on the Camden side was a fried-chicken place. Other than that, it looked like a very nice neighborhood. So how hte hell is it the worst 'hood in the country?!
lol obviously you've never been off the train...
MR CMD

Marlton, NJ

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#6
Dec 9, 2011
 
If u aint got cha GPASS, stay out the hood
bobby

Bristol, UK

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#7
Apr 4, 2012
 
Man Camden is hardcore, I got lost there once visiting a buddy at Rutgers and its worse than you can imagine, I'm 6'4" and way built but i wouldn't stop to ask for directions, it's scary and i've lived in some bad places
Horace Bigsby

Norwood, PA

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Apr 8, 2012
 

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Too much pale freckled Irish white trash for my liking.
AntiTerror

Sicklerville, NJ

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#9
Apr 26, 2012
 
Lets face it, it is a place where NJ can dump the unwanted. There is no really want to clean it up. But just too maintain it too where they can keep surrounding areas safe. YOU have to know half the police in the town are a joke with little or no professionalism. But just enough to keep the walls up.
truth

Haddon Heights, NJ

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#10
Apr 27, 2012
 
I have a bro who is a firefighter who commits crime and cops don't give a damn. I'm not in good terms with the scams firefighters n cops are invovled in. Worthless. All for the money.
Community Disorganizer

Florham Park, NJ

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May 2, 2012
 

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My plan for improving the City of Camden:

http://oceansjsu.com/images/exped_circulation...
Willy

Washington, DC

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#12
May 2, 2012
 
I grew up in Camden when my parents moved there when I was 1yr old in 1977 in the Cramer Hill section. It was a nice place for a long time, yea there was stuff going on but very little. Then, in the early 2000's all the riffraff started flooding in. I moved out 10 yrs ago. Cramer Hill was suppose to be rebuilt but people protested against it and I'm still in agreement with most of the reason for them being against it but I won't get into all that. Though I believe a lot of people corrupt people stood to make loads of cash if it went through full throttle. So of course the police presence started to become less to where they barely patrolled the area and I'm told by friends that I visit now and then that its almost non existent. Cramer Hill is full of people that are fleeing other part of Camden where cops are more present.
Willy

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#13
May 2, 2012
 
This is all happening to cause the Exodus of good people from Cramer Hill so that when it's full criminals they can raid everyone involved in crime and find reasons to take the properties and sell it to a development company. Also, the people that protested the loudest were the big drug dealers, and cops involved with them cuz they weren't about to let their drug sets disappear. I say this cuz there are a lot of people that come to Cramer Hill from either Pennsauken or other suburbs. The vast majority of of those people are white, not all but the majority. Yea there's people on Camden buying but the majority of people don't have good jobs that pay them enough to buy drugs and make the Drug kingpins rich. It's the people from outside Camden that help to keep it a drug infested dump. I'm not trying to make race the main issue but a lot of people in the suburbs especially white think that most peoplein Camden are using drugs and they're not. They're trying to make it, the good people that is, while the criminals, drug addicts (from in the city but mostly from outside) , and corrupt politicians and cops play both sides and getrich from it run all the way to the bank. It's sad cuz there are good people in Camden the can make enough money to get out but would love to, especially for their kids.
Willy

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May 2, 2012
 

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Camden used to be and important industrial city but when the so called minorities started coming in the racist owners of the many companies that called Camden home left cuz they didn't want give good paying jobs (at the time) to, as I and many of you know they called (N****rs and Sp**s). Although, foreign competition caused a lot of the companies to shut down also... RCA anyone? Basically, Camden fell apart because of a combination of Prejudice, corruption, greed, the global economy, crime, and indifference but not necessarily in that order.
buck

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Aug 9, 2012
 
we will be waiting
kareem

Lancaster, PA

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#16
Aug 23, 2012
 
i grew up there. if you dont think its that bad. take a walk through town, tell me what you think. tell me something good about it. i moved out 12 yeqrs ago with good reason...i survived. google it. research it. the stories are not made up. and for every story you find there is 100 untold.
glew

Sewell, NJ

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May 23, 2013
 

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Maybe everyone should stop looking away and treating it like a piece of shit. If everyone just keeps saying that camden is the worst place then it will continue to be the worst place. How about the surrounding areas helping them? Do people ever consider that? They are in a hole, yes. Shit happens but you know what, how would you feel if you were in a hole and everyone tormented you bc of it. I think there needs to be a different approach to this whole situation in order for it to regain its beauty
burncamdendown

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May 26, 2013
 

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glew wrote:
Maybe everyone should stop looking away and treating it like a piece of shit. If everyone just keeps saying that camden is the worst place then it will continue to be the worst place. How about the surrounding areas helping them? Do people ever consider that? They are in a hole, yes. Shit happens but you know what, how would you feel if you were in a hole and everyone tormented you bc of it. I think there needs to be a different approach to this whole situation in order for it to regain its beauty
your kidding right!
AbuelaM

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May 31, 2013
 

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I came from New York to this boondock. I like it for the ability to buy a HOUSE--not like New York apartments. Since there is no perfect place on Earth, Camden has its nice sections during the day, and lonely scary sections at night. NORMAL! Some families that left Camden have realized that there was a type of freedom here. In other towns there are rules to keeping peace and respect. Great, but when you don't deal with your neighbors lackings, sooner or later that peace will get a jab of reality. Camden has no sectional recreation. Adults stay indoors if not selling--. Kids are superactive because they are bored. No libraries means no completed homework means no tolerance from teachers means no promotions-graduations means no work means to find money for your families someway. Teens and young adults are restless and unemployed. Parents work hard or waste time lounging. Government must forget its limitations and bend over backwards in helping its people grow self-esteem: create jobs, hire "babysitters" for recreation spots. Hire homies first; there is so much potential and skills here. Camden can be saved if other towns would hold onto their misfits and unwanted. Then Camden can help outsiders better, even more than what its doing.
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Lawrenceville, GA

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It's enabling/subsidizing/making excuses for people who do nothing but blame others for their misfortune that has ruined America's great cities. Nothing more.

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