A.C. murders tied to homelessness
In the 13 seconds it took a police officer to respond, a homeless woman believed to be mentally ill allegedly plunged a butcher knife again and again into two tourists, killing them on a busy Atlantic City street. The officer was part of the beefed-up security in the tourism area, but the show of force wasn’t enough to save the women — and it won’t be enough to save Atlantic City, so long as its decades-old and overwhelming homelessness problem continues to go untreated.