Bloomberg Incensed By Federal Funding Snub

NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Mike Bloomberg is fuming that the New York Police Department didn’t get a cut of federal money being given out to hire police officers.

The U.S. Justice Department handed out $298 million in grants to 379 police and sheriffs departments nationwide.

New York City was left off the list, again.

Bloomberg said Friday on his radio show that the NYPD hasn’t gotten a slice of that money since 2005.

He said New York City is skipped over because crime is low and police do a good job.

Bloomberg says it doesn’t make sense because New York remains a top terrorist target and the police department also deals with that every day.

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One Comment

  1. vic anthony says:

    If bloomberg upheld the 2 amendment and the rest of the amendments , and stopped changing the law so he could run for office, and followed the law,, maybe he would get the money. I think the border towns of this great nation deserve the $$$ more than we do.
    How can you threaten a police officer or fireman or EMS FD with layoffs and expect to get rewarded with feds money. He brags about taking the train, but with 6 body guards, what has he done for the little people?

  2. Vic says:

    Let his rich Muslim lobbyist give him money so He can complete his Faustian deal with the Devil!

  3. Patty S. says:

    That’s too bad. Patty

  4. Bob says:

    Poor, Poor New York!

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