If you haven’t read this recent blog post from Rob Bluey than we suggest you do. Rob is a journalist and blogger who leads The Heritage Foundation’s Investigative Reporting Unit. His June 20th Blog posting titled, Taxpayer-Funded Program Puts Criminals on America’s Streets is a well written and thoughtful piece on how our tax dollars are going towards funding these ineffective programs that not only put criminals on the streets with no accountability, but put our families at risk of becoming additional crime victims. We applaud Mr. Bluey for his honest and straightforward story and look forward to hopefully reading more from him on the subject in the coming months.
At a time when the White House and Congress debate solutions for the country’s mounting debt, the Department of Justice is preparing to dole out millions for a taxpayer-subsidized program that puts violent criminals, like Chandra Levy’s killer, on the streets of American cities.
States and localities have until mid-July to seek federal funding as part of the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program. The Department of Justice is expected to award an estimated $3.5 million this year.
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