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One Of The Most Dangerous Cities In The Country Is Losing Its Police Department

•, Abby Rogers
 A New Jersey city that reported a murder rate of 46.8 per 100,000 people in 2010 is losing a police department.

Camden, N.J., often dubbed the most dangerous city in the country, is disbanding its police department in a bid to shave millions of dollars off the annual budget, reported Sunday.

The department will be replaced with the non-union "Metro Division" of the Camden County Police, which police unions in the area say is "definitely a form of union-busting."

Forty-nine percent of officers currently employed by the city will be transferred to the new division. Those who are not transferred "are going to have to be the ones who train their replacements," Camden Fraternal Order of Police President John Williamson told

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