The latest horrific news from Camden found a 6-year-old boy slain and his sister horribly wounded in an attack in their home on Sunday by a neighbor suspected of being high on “wet,” marijuana laced with PCP. With all the bad news we are constantly hearing about Camden, New Jersey, are there reasons for the distressed South Jersey city’s residents to hope for better? We talk with people who are working in Camden, directly with some of its most at-risk residents, in search of the answer. Joining us in studio are REV. TIM MERRILL, longtime Camden pastor and co-founder of The Community Education Resource Network; and TRACY SWAN, senior project coordinator for the Walter Rand Institute for Public Affairs at Rutgers-Camden who oversees public safety projects like the Camden Safer Cities Initiative, Operation CeaseFire, and a Prison Re-Entry Initiative with the N.J. Department of Corrections.
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