Guardian Angels take to NJ streets as cops dwindle

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(Reuters) – The small New Jersey town of Camden had the recent misfortune to be named the second most dangerous city in America just as it prepared to lay off half of its cops because the city is broke.

Now, in scenes evocative of New York’s crime-ridden South Bronx from the 1970s, the red-beret wearing Guardian Angels are here on street patrols, hoping to keep crime at bay.

But as if to remind them how bad things are here, at the end of a six-hour patrol last Sunday night the nine volunteers from New York City and Philadelphia returned to find the tires slashed on their two parked cars.

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