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Ghost Towns Across America

It’s Friday the 13th and we have a frightening reality to share. There are cities across America running out of money, filing for bankruptcy, and making drastic cuts.

On Wednesday's show we talked about that some have-not communities aren’t able to support basic public safety needs.

San Bernardino, California is an example of a city that has filed for bankruptcy this week. The local police chief is trying desperately to keep the public’s faith in them. He was quoted as saying “we will continue to provide emergency services and do the best we can to provide those to our community you will continue to see cops responding to calls day and night. Our priority will be, it has been and will always be to respond first and do follow ups on violent crimes and property crimes in that order.”

To discuss this horrific reality Kim Reuben, Senior Fellow at the Urban Institute Tax Policy Center, joined the conversation