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WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration will dole out $1 billion in aid to help cities and states keep police officers on the beat during the economic downturn -- but most of those who sought the help will be disappointed.
The aid is just a fraction of what police departments across the country had hoped to get. For every $1 to be delivered, another $7 in requests will go unanswered under the grant program, Community Oriented Policing Services, commonly called COPS. Four major U.S. cities are finding this out the hard way: New York, Houston, Seattle and Pittsburgh are among those that will not get money because the Justice Department decided other parts of the country simply needed it more, according to government officials who spoke to The Associated Press.
Originally posted by secretagent woooman
There is zero connection between "domestically deployed troops" and decreased police funding. Funding for firefighters and LEOs across the board has been reduced or eliminated, just like it has for mental health care, homeless programs, recreational programs and every other budgeted item.
Lack of Police funding tied to Troops in US?