Saturday, July 7, 2007

New York City Shortchanged Homeland Security Funds


Sen. Schumer


Once again, New York City received less homeland security money than it should from the feds.


U.S. Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) says while New York is receiving slightly more money than last year, it's still less than two years ago.


Schumer correctly argues that New York City remains a prime potential target for terrorists. The city has developed its own counter terrorism police operation which includes both intelligence and security units.


The distribution of federal homeland security funds should be based on risk assessment. Clearly New York and Washington D.C., which were both attacked on September 11, 2001, deserve special consideration.

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