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Sen Coburn: DHS Security Grants not Funding Security Measures
Breitbart ^ | 12/9/12 | AWR Hawkins

Posted on 12/09/2012 8:43:32 AM PST by Nachum

On Dec. 5, Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) released a report providing an overview of the $35 million the Department of Homeland Security has spent on grant programs since 2003.

Ostensibly, the money was to be spent in a way that enhanced public security. Thus the money is labeled "security spending."

However, what Coburn discovered is that the money is often not enhancing security in any way. And because funds are limited, the specious spending Coburn discovered is actually "making our nation less secure by directing scarce dollars to low-priority projects and low-risk areas."

In the report, Coburn lists multiple examples of such spending.

A pertinent one for my purposes is a DragonFlyer X6 remote-controlled helicopter the Seattle Police Department (SPD) purchased using $41,000 in DHS funds. The SPD has bent over backwards to say this is not a drone, as it flies too low to go undetected, and it will not be used over crowds. It seems the singular purpose for the helicopter will be related to traffic incidents and accidents.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: dhs; grants; security
Obama money
1 posted on 12/09/2012 8:43:36 AM PST by Nachum
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2 posted on 12/09/2012 8:45:37 AM PST by Nachum (The List is off the Google blacklist- www.nachumlist.com)
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3 posted on 12/09/2012 8:46:30 AM PST by Nachum (The List is off the Google blacklist- www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

I have a suspicion that this is rampant and egregiously abused in *all* of Obama’s cabinet level agencies.


4 posted on 12/09/2012 8:51:22 AM PST by Usagi_yo
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To: Nachum

We live near the Canadian border and the Border Patrol has an airplane that flies in circles all day and night, passing over head about every 10 or 15 minutes. It has to be very expensive and I am wondering how productive it is. It is pretty high, too high to be visible during the day, we just see the lights on it at night. They also have helicopters that do nothing except occasional aid to law enforcement.


5 posted on 12/09/2012 9:14:08 AM PST by Eva
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To: Nachum

If they start sending people to jail, or at least charing them with mismanagement, this crap would be cut in half.


6 posted on 12/09/2012 10:44:15 AM PST by q_an_a (the more laws the less justice)
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