NEW YORK. The Department of Homeland Security is to cut anti-terrorism funding to New York City by 27 percent despite Times Square being targeted with a failed car bomb less than two weeks ago.
The city is to receive $111 million to protect its transit system, down from $153 million received in last year’s budget.
“They just don’t get it and are not doing right by New York City on anti-terrorism funding,” U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer said yesterday. “We urge them to reconsider this decision. Instead of distributing funding all over the country, they should focus their attention where the greatest threat exists, right here in New York.”
Rep. Peter King called the DHS budget move “dangerous and unconscionable.”