18 Atlantic City police officers to be laid off

 The Associated Press

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – Atlantic City is laying off 18 police officers as it struggles with its municipal budget.  The layoffs take effect Friday. The department also is demoting 30 officers.

Deputy Chief Ernest Jubilee says public safety in the nation’s second-largest gambling resort will not be compromised. He says the city will assign just as many officers to patrol duty as it did before the cuts.  Atlantic City is dealing with a budget deficit of about $14 million.

At this point it should be pretty clear that Barack Obama, Joe Biden and their co-conspirator, fellow Democrats in Congress have completely and utterly deceived the American public. They looted the US treasury claiming they would be “Saving police and firefighter jobs” with their heinous bailout packages. Over a year later nothing could be further from the truth. All over the country cops and firefighters are being fired, furloughed, laid off and demoted. Positions are being eliminated, contracts torn up, benefits slashed, manpower reduced and salaries lowered. All because these gutless politicians squandered and mismanaged our tax dollars.

In Philly the Fire Department has already closed seven companies, eliminated 57 positions and rumor has it Mayor Squidward is coming after two more. Oddly enough no staff in headquarters has been cut. Hmmmm. The disgarceful part of this is the demotions. Guys that literally spent years of their lives working to ward getting promoted are summarily demoted. That is crushing to morale. Yet the public and the politicians and the brass still expect the officers to show up every day and do battle with the dregs of society as if nothing happened. It’s despicable. Yet the Chief says safety won’t be compromised. Bullshit. Anyone who votes for any Democrat after this deserves what they get.

 I dare someone to tell me the Democrats are for the “Working Man” one more time.








These are the clear results of Barack Obama’s publically stated policy. Rampant, devastating and  irresponsible public safety cuts.



  1. Dustoff says:

    I’m with ya Capt.

    I see what is happening in my home town of San Diego and what the fools are doing there. The city has money (which they don’t) to light a bridge in pretty colors.
    Yet both the FD and police are walking a thin line.


  2. Ingineer66 says:

    Yep I live in a small city that is run by “Progressives” that is just a nicer way of saying flaming liberals. They have cut the police to the bone and they have eliminated one truck at a fire station and they are eliminating the engine at the downtown station leaving only a truck. That is a 22% reduction in full-time staffed fire apparatus. But they are still spending thousands on public art. And the county fire engine that is closest to downtown that will help pick up the slack due to Automatic Aid agreements is browned out once every ten days.

    Why are we paying all these taxes again? When the services that a government actually should provide are being cut so they fund all this foo-foo feel good do nothing nanny government crap.

  3. Ingineer66 says:

    Hey Dustoff wait until they spend $792 million on a downtown stadium for the Chargers while laying off Police officers. I have been spending some time down in SD, as you said the wheels are starting to fall off.

  4. Dustoff says:


    You got it… I’m a Charger fan, but please…
    This type of foolish spending is just crazy.

    If you get the chance. Stop by St-21 in Pacific Beach (mission blvd) I was my home for years.
    Running along the beach in the mornings with babes everywhere. (-:

  5. Old NFO says:

    Sad, but they “needs” that money for their indigent brothers and the unions… Cops and Fire are BAD GUYS… sigh…

  6. plainslow says:

    Thank God for all that stimulus that saved police and fire fighters jobs.

  7. Ingineer66 says:

    Dustoff I have walked by that station a couple of times. My daughter is probably moving to PB from out by SDSU this summer for her senior year. And we took my son there to show him the sights (those hot babes you were talking about) when he had liberty from Camp Pendleton last month.

  8. madmike59 says:

    It is only the unions that can strike these people care about. Most states ban Police and Firefighters from striking. This as you have all found out makes you (us but I retired) easy budget cut targets. Den as far as the WORKING man we have known better for years. One good example is the UN-Earned Income Credit. That does not help the WORKING MAN

  9. Bob G, says:

    Cripes, laying off police is the LAST thing that city should consider…

    I mean, take a walk only TWO BLOCKS away from the casinos…and you’d swear you’re in North Philly!
    (yeah, it’s a slum district, all right).

    And that was over TEN years ago…I doubt if anything has changed THAT much.

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