The state that says you need a reason to get a gun permit and even more of a reason to CC the gun. Trenton is giving Chicago a run for their money when it comes shootings in the street. . The gun battle in front of the deli that left two people wounded is just one is just of 94 shooting incidents in Trenton between Jan. 1 and June 30, which have killed 15 and wounded 105 people.
“The lack of police presence has empowered and given offenders the confidence to engage in criminal activity without fear of apprehension,” Police Director Ralph Rivera Jr. said in a statement. “The lack of police presence gives these offenders the courage to engage in criminal activity and a greater window to avoid apprehension.”
“With an approximate 40 percent reduction of workforce since 2011, we don’t have the luxury of having numerous officers specifically assigned to aggressively and consistently patrol our high crime areas that are repeatedly identified through intelligence,” Rivera said. “While our authorized manpower strength was decreased significantly, our high volume of calls for services remained consistent.”