By Brenda Flanagan
As well-heeled delegates and guests lined up for the DNC concert “Camden Rising” headlining Lady Gaga at the waterfront BB&T Pavilion, Jose Leon burned branches in his backyard across town and talked about Camden’s rising murder rate.
“People popping up dead out of nowhere,” he said.
Leon recalled the lurid aftermath of Camden’s first murder this year: 13-year-old Nate Plummer Jr. shot multiple times in the back with a .38 caliber revolver on Line Street.
“It was horrible because first expression was he’s a little kid. Know what I mean? I got a 13-year-old,” Leon said.