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To: wtc911
"The NYPD budget is now much heavier on WOT related issues and this leaves less $$ and fewer POs for quality of life policing."

New York City has received huge amounts of money from the federal government for the WOT.
Even the recent "low" figure was still more than any other city in the country, by far.
We haven't even talked about the $20 Billion given to New York, not long after 9/11, vast sums of which were stolen and wasted.
I am just not buying this argument.
15 posted on 07/10/2006 4:08:51 AM PDT by Jameison
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To: Jameison; wtc911
On the subject of NYC and terror funding....

NY Squandered Billions in 9/11 Aid

The money'd've better spent on community policing than air conditioners and diversity training.

18 posted on 07/10/2006 4:13:01 AM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: Jameison

There was a great article in New York magazine on the NYCP's WOT, the feds aren't even funding 1/2 of it.


19 posted on 07/10/2006 4:16:27 AM PDT by Hong Kong Expat
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To: Jameison

>>>>New York City has received huge amounts of money from the federal government for the WOT.
Even the recent "low" figure was still more than any other city in the country, by far.
We haven't even talked about the $20 Billion given to New York, not long after 9/11, vast sums of which were stolen and wasted.

Yup!

In reference to:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1637207/posts?page=19#19

Excerpt from link:

>>>The public has heard plenty about the "empty pit of Ground Zero," but most do not know that the $2.8 billion allocated to Lower Manhattan in cash grants has virtually all been spent. It is difficult to trace where all the money went while being routed through the Department of Housing and Urban Development and six different city and state entities. Now, after four-and-a-half years of press conferences, ribbon-cuttings and groundbreakings (the Freedom Tower has had two), at which the lost 343 firefighters were invoked and the memorial and museum was touted as the "centerpiece" around which hundreds of millions of dollars in spending projects would turn, Gov. Pataki and Mayor Michael Bloomberg have teamed up to tell the public that it's time to "rethink" the project where the history of those valiant firefighters will be secured. Not only does this undermine Daniel Libeskind's master plan, which always included a museum of "memory and hope," it also manifests a standard of fiscal responsibility that the governor and the mayor have refrained from imposing anywhere else at Ground Zero. <<<<


56 posted on 07/10/2006 5:19:01 AM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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