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General News    H3'ed 6/9/20

Disband the police force? Here's one U.S. city where the idea has been tried

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Ideas for police reform are percolating through the United States in the wake of George Floyd's death. Minneapolis is talking about disbanding its force. One violence-plagued New Jersey city offers a road map.

One U.S. community, however, has already gone the more drastic route of dissolving its local force.

Canadian expat Bruce Main witnessed it.

He came decades ago to start a community organization in Camden, N.J., a city once known as the most dangerous in the United States, long plagued by sky-high murder rates and myriad open-air drug markets.

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