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Old 08-17-2019, 03:41 PM
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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Originally Posted by drro View Post
The shooter probably mistook your friend for a rival, even in Camden you usually do not get shot unless you're engaging in narcotics trade or other illegal activities. Is your friend alright and did they catch the shooter?
I've been there more than a dozen times and haven't been shot. I've attended a couple of concerts, toured the Battleship New Jersey, visited the aquarium 3 times, and watched a couple of River Sharks games.

When my sister visited in 2010, she wanted to see the fireworks over the river. Nothing bad happened.

Most crime is targeted, but some is random. People who need drug money do crazy things.
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Old 08-18-2019, 01:44 AM
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Originally Posted by Gerania View Post
The only people who would believe that post have never been there, don't live in NJ, are wearing blinders, or are comatose.

Irvington and the other high crime areas are better and safer than Camden?
Foreigners may be clueless as well about cities like Camden. My first flight to the US was to Newark and I had booked a hotel there. Only after I arrived it occurred to me, 'oh dear, this does not look good'. Although at the same time I did greatly admire the rust belt architecture. And only years later, over here on the forums, did I find out how dangerous Newark actually is.
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Old 08-18-2019, 06:16 AM
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Originally Posted by Robert137 View Post
You're so silly! You accidentally drove to Camden, Maine, not Camden, NJ!
This might be the answer.......but not sure about the much sought after diversity being touted.
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Old 08-19-2019, 03:47 AM
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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Oh dear. "This does not look good," is the polite way of saying that this place is a sewer. I haven't been there in decades, so I have nothing to say about it. It seems to be improving judging by the forum comments.

I used to visit NYC, mainly Manhattan, often in the 1970s and early 1980s. I later learned that the crime rate then was breaking records, rodent infestation was completely out of control, and my chance of getting food poisoning was pretty significant.

It just didn't happen.

Have you seen Schindler's List? In hindsight, I felt like the little girl in the red coat. Few noticed me and fewer cared.

I was never raped, robbed, or beaten while there. I only felt threatened once, but nothing happened.
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