From NY Daily News:
Feds to city: drop dead
Homeland honcho cuts funds by 40%
BY MICHAEL SAUL in New York and MICHAEL McAULIFF in Washington
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITERS
Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff A new report from the Homeland Security Department deems that New York City has no national icons that deserve special protection from potential terrorist threats.
The city was stunned yesterday to find that its share of federal anti-terror funds was slashed nearly in half by bureaucrats who said it has no national icons to protect and lousy defense plans.
Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff determined, however, that cities that have never been targeted by Al Qaeda -- like Louisville, Atlanta and Omaha -- deserve whopping increases.
From NY Pos:
D.C.'S STUPID SCROOGES SLASH NYC TERROR AID AND SPLURGE ON THE STICKS
By GEOFF EARLE Post Correspondent
June 1, 2006 -- WASHINGTON - Less than five years after the murder of 2,749 people in the Twin Towers on 9/11, the feds yesterday shockingly slashed anti-terror funds needed to protect New York City against future attacks.
The Homeland Security Department announced it was hacking funds distributed to the city by 40 percent compared with last year, while pouring hundreds of millions into unlikely terror targets like Kentucky and Wyoming.