Police Union Warns Visitors Atlantic City Unsafe

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Visitors to Atlantic City will find a billboard warning them the seashore gaming resort isn’t safe.

The billboard is the work of the Policeman’s Benevolent Association, whose members are facing layoffs as the city tightens its budget.

The billboard on Route 30 west reads: “In AC, everyone wants to get lucky. With 73 less police officers, even the bad guys feel lucky. Save Atlantic City, save Atlantic City police officers.”

State PBA president Anthony Wieners says the ad is a last resort.

Mayor Lorenzo Langford’s administration in June laid off 20 police officers and plans to cut an additional 40 officers in September. Thirteen retiring officers won’t be replaced.

The PBA says it will expand the billboard campaign throughout the state in the coming weeks.

  • cindy

    Hey Roy, when you call for police assistance and no one shows up you’ll be the one whining.

  • MJK

    Hey BF is there anything tea baggers opps I mean tea party people wont blame on Obama. Is your jock itch his vaut too.

  • BF

    This is part of Obama’s Stimulus and Recovery Plan. Get Ready America

  • Roy

    Maybe the City would be safer,if they did their jobs,and stopped whining……..

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