President Obama arrived in Camden, New Jersey, to trumpet a drop in violent crime and to highlight the city as a ‘symbol of promise,’ where the local police force is working positively with the community.
This week on the Christie Tracker Podcast, New Jersey Public Radio’s Matt Katz and the Star-Ledger’s Tom Moran dig into the story behind the crime numbers in Camden.
At the same time Obama was shining a spotlight on Jersey, Governor Christie – who made Camden crime stats a big part of his 2015 State of the State speech – turned to world issues. He was back in New Hampshire delivering a foreign policy speech. Zeke Miller, political reporter for Time tells host David Furst that Christie went bold in his statements on terrorism surveillance but for the most part, stuck to “Republican party orthodoxy”.
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