Brian Williams on the Violence in Camden, New Jersey

Last month, Rock Center with Brian Williams had an excellent piece on the plight of Camden, New Jersey, America’s poorest and most dangerous city. The words of Father Michael Doyle most resonate with me, saying we should be ashamed as Americans that we could let one of our cities reach this level of despair and dysfunction. And while Camden is certainly among the worst of the worst, there are many other cities and neighborhoods across the US facing similarly crippling conditions of crime and extreme poverty. The fact that the most powerful nation on earth still has neighborhoods where residents can’t even feel safe on their own front steps is indeed a disgrace.

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