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"Truth will ultimately prevail
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Geo. Washington


VOL. II, No 2 (Excerpted from) March 8, 1995


Turning in Their Graves

Asset Forfeiture to fund expansion of Police State

[opf comments in bold times roman type]

The "Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 Conference Report", which accompanies H.R. 3355 (dated August 21, 1994 -- Report 103-711) has 412 pages of law that sounds like it comes out of Germany, circa 1930"s. This is a report on just one provision of that law.

TITLE I-PUBLIC SAFETY AND POLICING

SEC. 10001. SHORT TITLE.
This title may be cited as the "Public Safety Partnership and Community Policing Act of 1994".

SEC. 10002. PURPOSES.
The purposes of this title are to:
(I) substantially increase the number of law enforcement officers interacting directly with members of the community ("cops on the beat");

The number of "law" enforcement personnel in the community today is probably greater than ever in the history of a free nation. Regardless of the number, the rates of crime continue to escalate probably very much in proportion to the increase in "crime control" enactments. What is not seen by many is the passage of laws to create subjugation to absolute authority under the guise of "safety to the community" which, in turn, justifies the need for the expansion of the policing force. The result is the ascension to levels of law: enforcement (police state) that exceed those that existed in Nazi Germany.

Keep in mind, also, that the Constitution was just under 4400 words. This Title, in itself, is nearly 3500 words long.

(2) provide additional and more effective training to law enforcement officers to enhance their problem solving, service, and other skills needed in interacting with members of the community;
(3)encourage the development and implementation of innovative programs to permit members of the community to assist State, Indian tribal government, and local law enforcement agencies in the prevention of crime in the community):, and

Note here that the Act only includes "State, Indian tribal government, and local law enforcement agencies". The significance of this will become clear shortly. Maybe they hope that we will read no further!!!

(4) encourage the development of new technologies to assist State, Indian tribal government, and local law enforcement agencies in reorienting the emphasis of their activities from reacting to crime to preventing crime, by establishing a program of grants and assistance in furtherance of these objectives, including the authorization for a period of 6 years of grants for the hiring and rehiring of additional career law enforcement officers.

The solution here is as it has become in terms of problem solving on the federal level, throw money at it. Yet, We have yet to see any solution developed as a result of this method. What is happening is that there is a new industry being created, and transferred into private sector, called "detention ". The demand is being created, and the supply will have to be generated at whatever cost.

SEC, 10003,. COMMUNITY POLICING; "COPS ON THE BEAT"
(a) IN GENERAL. Title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 3711 et seq.) is amended
(l) by redesignating part Q as part R; (2) by redesignating section 1701 as section 1801; and
(3) by inserting after part P the following new part:

PART Q PUBLIC SAFETY AND COMMUNITY POLICING; "COPS ON THE BEATS

"SEC. 1701. AUTHORITY TO MAKE PUBLIC SAFETY AND COMMUNITY POLICING GRANTS.
(a) GRANT AUTHORIZATION. The Attorney General may make grants to the States, units of local government, Indian tribal governments, other public and private entities, and multi-jurisdictional or regional consortia thereof to increase police presence, to expand and improve cooperative efforts between law enforcement agencies and members of the community to address crime and disorder problems, and otherwise to enhance public safety.

Here comes the significant step away from republican, government. Is there any constituency for Janet Reno? Yet, she is being given the authority to "spend" nearly 9 BILLION dollars in the next five years. This is the person who has enforced against child abuse by killing nearly one hundred people. This is the person who stood before Congress and told Tehran how she would take responsibility for what occurred in Waco, and it had already been decided that government could not err. This is the loss of "representative" government to administrative rule, and the administrators WILL NOT BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE for their actions. Slaves are administered, free people are governed as little as possible.. otherwise they could not be called "free"

We also see reference to "private entities, and multi-jurisdictional or regional consortia". The privatization of law enforcement would be an. interesting step.

Of course if you look at what has happened with the advent o administrative agencies, you will understand that law enforcement is, for all intents and purposes, privatized now, except for the funding source, which will not change by this Act. The multi- jurisdictional or regional consortia are rather ominous, as well. Does this mean the absolute abolition of local rule and local laws? A complete evolution into a controlled, police state society Science fiction is becoming a reality by this Act.

(b) REHIRING, HIRING, AND INITIAL, REDEPLOYMENT` GRANT PROJECTS.
"(1) IN GENERAL. Grants made under subsection (a) may be used for Programs, projects, and other activities to
"(A) rehire law enforcement officers who have been laid off as a result of State and local budget reductions for deployment in community-oriented policing;

Now, here we start getting into the truth of the matter. For years the federal government has been doling out dollars as if there was no end to the paper supply for the presses. The debt has grown to encompass every generation to come, until we decide to get back to reason. in. government. In a charade attempted to cause us to--believe that the federal government is doing something, they have cut back much of the "redistribution" of the federal tax dollars.

The result is an economic burden on the local purses which may have resulted in lay offs of some law enforcement personnel. Not wanting to relinquish the "police slate" hold the government wants on, it "s subjects, they are now promising to provide funds to replace the funds they said they couldn"t provide.

"(B) hire and train new, additional career law enforcement officers for deployment in community- oriented policing across the Nation; and
"(C) procure equipment, technology, or support systems, or pay overtime, if the applicant for such a grant demonstrates to the satisfaction of the Attorney General that expenditures for such purposes would result in an increase in the number of officers deployed in community-oriented policing equal to or greater than the increase m the number of officers that would result from a grant for a like amount for the purposes specified in subparagraph (A) or (B).

The determination of grant approval is subject to the "satisfaction" of Janet Reno. Now, they speak of "community- oriented policing" as if it were something new. "Community-oriented policing" existed when a cop walked a beat many years ago. His job was to discourage crime by his presence. Cops have moved to air-conditioned cars and loud radios, high tech computers and radar detectors, and real crime (that which has a victim) escalates at phenomenal rates. The crime these new police state, community- oriented officer will enforce are crimes that bring dollars to the state. This will become clear shortly. Is the equipment and technology going to help the police keep your television set from being stolen? Will it prevent an assault or murder? Will it stop a robbery? Or, will it allow the "state" to better control it"s subjects and it "s enemies

"(2) GRANTS FOR EQUIPMENT, TECHNOLOGY; AND SUPPORT SYSTEMS. Grants pursuant to paragraph (1)(C)
"(A) may not exceed
"(i) 20 percent of the funds available for grants pursuant to this subsection in fiscal year 1995;
"(ii) 20 percent of the funds available for grants pursuant to this subsection in fiscal year 1996; or
"(iii) 10 percent of the finds available for grants pursuant to this subsection in fiscal years 1997, 1998, 1999, and 2000; and
"(B) may not be awarded in fiscal years 1998, 1999, or 2000 unless the Attorney General has certified that grants awarded in fiscal years 1995, 1996, and 1997 pursuant to subparagraph (])(C) have resulted in an increase in the number of officers deployed in community-oriented policing equal to or greater than the increase in the number of officers that have resulted from the grants in like amounts awarded in fiscal years 1995 and 1996; and 1997 pursuant to paragraph(l)(A)and (B)

"(c) TROOPS-TO-COPS PROGRAMS.
"(1) IN GENERAL,. Grants made under subsection (a) may he used to hire former members of the Armed Forces to serve as career law. enforcement officers for deployment in community-oriented policing: particularly in communities that are adversely affected by a recent military base closing.

A friend once pointed out that just after World War II, after nearly retired police officers continued their jobs until the end of the war because of manpower shortages, the hiring of ex-military into law enforcement changed the nature of the profession considerably. Most of those hired into the profession at that time had been Military Police. These MPs had been enforcing military (maritime) laws and were enforcing them on people who had been living in, a kill or be killed state unlike any peacetime situation that could ever occur. The MPs were dealing with what could be described as a criminal element and were allowed to use measures that were well beyond the Constitutional imitations. They brought this mentality with them. To understand the difference between military and police, just think of the difference between arresting your enemy and killing your enemy. In the next paragraph you will see that the purpose is not to help those who have served and separated from the military service, but for those who are "involuntarily separated". What we have is a subtle transition from "standing army" to police force. The only difference will be that they will be taking orders from Reno rather than Collen Powell. You don "t hire iron workers to tune your piano.

"(2) DEFINITION. In this subsection, "former member of the Armed Forces" means a member of the Armed Forces of the United States who is involuntarily separated from the Armed Forces within the meaning of section 1141 of title 10, United States Code.
"(d) ADDITIONAL GRANT PROJECTS. Grants made under subsection (a) may include programs, projects, and other activities to
"(1) increase the number of law" enforcement officers involved in activities that are focused (m interaction with members of the community on proactive crime control and prevention by redeploying officers to such activities:

Now that we have a paramilitary police force, let"s see what they will be doing. "[I]nteraction with members of the community on proactive crime control and prevention" seems to be saying turn in your neighbor. This may not be such a bad idea when it comes to thievery or assault, but when, the result is children. being taken. from their parents, and behavior (can"t count homosexuality here) that is "inconsistent" with community standards (created in Washington, D.C.), it stinks of what the history of Europe in the thirties stunk of.

"(2) provide specialized training to law enforcement officers to enhance their conflict resolution. mediation, problem solving, service. and other skills needed to work in partnership with members of the community.

This appears to be the means of training those who have lived under military (maritime) jurisdiction. to learn how to apply that mentality on the streets, and, perhaps, lessons in conditioning and brainwashing Maybe they"ll be forced to see every episode of COPS, and other graphic representations of non- constitutional assertion of police powers.

"(3) increase police participation In multidisciplinary early intervention teams;

I wonder if this is a new name for the BATF and FBI teams that hit Waco a couple of years ago.

"(4) develop new technologies to assist State and local law enforcement agencies in reorienting the emphasis of then activities from reacting to crime to preventing crime,
""(5) develop and implement innovative programs to permit members of the community to assist State and local law enforcement agencies in the prevention of crime in the community, such as a citizens" police academy, including programs designed to increase the level of access to the criminal justice system enjoyed by" victims, witnesses, and ordinary citizens by establishing decentralized satellite offices (including video facilities) of principal criminal courts building
s:

Does "citizen"s police academy" sound anything like Hitler Youth programs

"(6) establish innovative programs to reduce, and keep to a minimum, the amount of time that law enforcement officers must be away from the community while awaiting court appearances;
"(7) establish and implement innovative programs to increase and enhance proactive crime control and prevention programs involving law enforcement officers and young persons in the community

Yes! It does mean Hitler Youth programs!

"(8) develop and establish new administrative and managerial systems to facilitate the adoption of community-oriented policing as an organization-wide philosophy;
"(9! establish, implement, and coordinate crime prevention and control programs (involving law enforcement officers working with community members) with other Federal programs that serve the community and community members to better address the comprehensive needs of the community and its members; and

Boy! This makes it very clear that, by the grammar used, this program is a FEDERAL program. Seems that local law enforcement becomes a federal program the moment they take the funds.

"(10) support the purchase by a law enforcement agency of no more than 1 service weapon per officer, upon hiring for deployment in community-oriented policing or- if necessary, upon existing officers" initial redepIoyment to community-oriented policing.

I wonder what the standard issue "service weapon" will be, and how, a: weapon can even be considered a "service".

"(c) PREFERENTIAL CONSIDERATION OF APPLICATIONS FOR CERTAIN GRANTS. In awarding grants under this put, the Attorney General may give preferential consideration; where feasible, to applications for hiring and rehiring additional career law enforcement officers that involve a non-Federal contribution exceeding tile 25 percent minimum under subsection (i).

"[T]he Attorney General may give preferential consideration" to the hiring of with non-federal funds. This gives authority over local decisions and funds to Janet Reno. Unless, of course, she is willing to give that preferential consideration, because the locals pleased her.

"(f) TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE.
"(1) IN GENERAL. The Attorney General may provide technical assistance to States, units of local government, Indian tribal governments, and to other public and private entities, in furtherance of the purposes of" the Public Safety Partnership and Community Policing Act of 1994.
"(2) MODEL. The technical assistance provided by the Attorney General may include the development of a flexible model that will define for State and local governments, and other public and private entities. definitions and strategies associated with community or problem oriented policing and methodologies for its implementation.
"(3) TRAINING CENTERS AND FACILITIES. The technical assistance provided by the Attorney General may include the establishment and operation of training centers or facilities, either directly or b\; contracting or cooperative arrangements. The functions of the centers or established under this paragraph may instruction and seminars for police executives, managers, trainers, supervisors, and such others as the Attorney General considers to be appropriate concerning community or problem- oriented policing and improvements in police- community interaction and cooperation that further the purposes of the Public Safety Partnership and Community Policing Act of 1994

The whole educational process for law enforcement will evolve into Janet"s own private school and directed curriculum.

"(g) UTILIZATION OF: COMPONENTS. The Attorney General may utilize any component or components of the Department of Justice in carrying out this part.
"(h) MINIMUM AMOUNT. Unless all applications submitted by any State and grantee within the State pursuant to subsection (a) have been funded. each qualifying State, together with grantees within the Stale, shall receive in each fiscal year pursuant to subsection (a) not less than 05 percent of" the total amount appropriated m the fiscal year for grants pursuant to that subsection. In this subsection. "qualifying State" means an!: State which has: submitted an application for a grant, or in which an eligible entity has submitted all application for a grant, which meets the requirements prescribed by the Attorney General and the conditions set out in this part.
(i) MATCHING FUNDS. The portion of the costs of a program, project, or activity provided by a grant under subsection (a) may not exceed 15 percent, unless the: Attorney General waives, wholly or in part, the requirement under this subsection of a non-Federal contribution to the costs of a program, project, or activity. In relation to a grant for a period exceeding 1 year for hiring or rehiring career law enforcement officers, the Federal share shall decrease from year to year for up to 5 years, looking toward the: continuation of the increased hiring level using State or local sources of funding following the conclusion of Federal support, as provided in an approved plan pursuant to section 1702~c)(8).

Here we go. The government"s share starts at 75%, and is reduced annually for five years, at which point the entire burden falls on the local entity. But, weren"t they broke as a result of the cut back in federal spending Where are they going to get the money to pay share of these billions dollars?

"(j) ALLOCATION OF FUNDS. The funds available under this part shall be allocated as provided in section 1001(a)(11)(B)
"(k) TERMINATION OF GRANTS FOR HIRING OFFICERS. The authority under subsection (a) of this section to make grants for the hiring and rehiring of additional career law; enforcement officers shall lapse at the conclusion of 6 years from the date of enactment of this part. Prior to the expiration of this grant authority, the Attorney General shall submit a report to Congress concerning the experience with and effects of such grants. The report may include any recommendations tile Attorney General may have for amendments to this part and related provisions of law in light o~ the termination of the authority to make grants for the hiring and rehiring of additional career law enforcement officers.

"SEC. 1702. APPLICATIONS.
"(a) IN GENERAL. No grant may be made under this part unless an application has been submitted to, and approved by the Attorney General.
""(b) APPLICATION. An application for a grant under this part shall be submitted in such form, and contain such information, as the Attorney General may prescribe by regulation or guidelines.

Rules written by Reno, and now we see how "law" is made. This administrative agency has just been authorized to prescribe regulations which will become part of the United States Code or Code of Federal Regulation. No longer are laws to protect property, now they are to assist in enslavement.

"(c) CONTENTS. In accordance with the regulations or guidelines established by the Attorney General, each application for a grant under this part shall:

The following provisions require the submission of a complete dossier on any applying (whether granted, or not) agency. All local records become federal records. Makes you wonder why they don"t just issue a "Federal Police" uniform to all focal law enforcement officers, and have them swear in under the United Nations flag.

""(1) include a long-term strategy and detailed implementation plan that reflects consultation with community groups and appropriate private and public agencies and reflects consideration of the statewide strategy under section 503(a)(l);
"(2) demonstrate a specific public safety need;
"(3) explain the applicant"s inability to address the need without Federal assistance:
"(4) identify related governmental and community initiatives which complement or will be coordinated with the proposal;
"(5) certify that there has been appropriate coordination with all affected agencies;
"(6) outline the initial and ongoing level of community; support for implementing the proposal including financial and in-kind contributions or other tangible commitments;
"(7) specify plans for obtaining necessary support and continuing the proposed program, project, or activity following the conclusion of Federal support;

Now the means and methods for continuation are addressed. The method of funding (support) becomes a criteria for even getting the grant. But, wait until you find out what the means really are.

"(8) if the application is for a grant for hiring or rehiring additional career taw enforcement officers, specify plans for the assumption by the applicant of a progressively larger share of the cost in the course of time, looking toward the continuation of the increased hiring level using State or local sources of funding following the conclusion of Federal support;
"(9) assess the impact, if any, of the increase in police resources on other components of the criminal justice system;
""(10) explain how the grant will be utilized to reorient the affected law enforcement agency"s mission toward community-oriented policing or enhance its involvement in or commitment to community-oriented policing, and
"(11)provide assurances that the applicant will, to the extent practicable, seek, recruit, and hire members of racial and ethnic minority groups and women in order to increase their ranks within the sworn positions in the law enforcement agency.

I wonder what "ratio" will be applied here?

"(d) SPECIAL PROVISIONS. These two provisions give Janet a pretty powerful rope with which to bring small community jurisdictions into federal authority. Boy, the power of money, and the ability to write the rules as you go, make great bedfellows.
II( 1) SMALL JURISDICTIONS. Notwithstanding any other provision of this part, in relation to applications under this part of units of local government or law enforcement agencies having jurisdiction over areas with population of less than 50,000. the Attorney General may waive ] or more of the requirements of subsection (c) and may otherwise make special provisions to facilitate the expedited submission, processing, and approval of such applications.
"(2) SMALL GRANT AMOUNT. Notwithstanding any other provision of this part, in relation to applications under section 1701(d) for grants of less than $1,000,000, the Attorney General may waive 1 or more of the requirements of` subsection (c) and may otherwise make special provisions to facilitate the expedited submission, processing, and approval of such applications

"SEC. 1703. RENEWAL OF GRANTS.
"(a) IN GENERAL. Except for grants made far hiring or rehiring additional career law enforcement officers, a grant under this part may be renewed for up to 2 additional years after the first fiscal year during which a recipient receives its initial grant, if the Attorney General determines that the funds made available to the recipient were used in a manner required under an approved application and if the recipient can demonstrate significant progress in achieving the objectives of the initial application.
"(b) GRANTS FOR HIRING. .Grants made for hiring or rehiring additional career law enforcement officers may be renewed for up to 5 years, subject to the requirements of subsection (a), but notwithstanding the limitation in that subsection concerning the number of years for which grants may be renewed. "(C) MULTIYEAR GRANTS.-A grant for a period exceeding 1 year may be renewed as provided in this section, except that the total duration of such a grant including any renewals may not exceed 3 years, or 5 years if it is a grant made for hiring or rehiring additional career law enforcement officers.

"SEC. 1704. LIMITATIONS ON USE OF FUNDS,
"(a) NONSUPPLANTING REQUIREMENT. Funds made available under this part to States or units of local government shall not he used to supplant State or local funds, or, in the case of Indian tribal governments, funds supplied by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, but shall be used to increase the amount of funds that would, in the absence of Federal funds received under this part, be made available from State or local sources, or in the case of Indian tribal governments, from funds supplied by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
"(b) NON-FEDERAL COSTS.
"(I) IN GENERAL. States and units of local government may use assets received through the Assets Forfeiture equitable sharing program to provide the non-Federal share of the cost of programs, projects, and activities funded under this part.

This is it! This is the answer to the whole problem. No longer will it be necessary to raise taxes to cover the local share of costs, which increase because the federal government has our money, but won"t give it back anymore. Amendment protected property has just been legislated away. The government has granted itself the authority to steal your property. No crime is necessary on your part. Whatever they want belongs to them.
Income tax started out applying only to very few people in this country, and now,, nearly everybody pays it. I would guess that this "tax" (asset forfeiture) will slowly expand to include nearly all of us.

"(2) INDIAN TRIBAL GOVERNMENTS. Funds appropriated by the Congress for the activities of any agency of an Indian tribal governments or the Bureau of Indian Affairs performing law enforcement functions on any Indian lands may be used to provide the non-Federal share of the cost of programs or projects funded under this part.
"(c) HIRING COSTS. Funding provided under this part for hiring or rehiring a career law enforcement officer may not exceed $75,000, unless the Attorney General grants a waiver from this limitation.

"SEC. 1705. PERFORMANCE EVALUATION.

This provides the authority to pull the plug on any jurisdictions that don"t play by Janet "s rules.

"(a) MONITORING COMPONENTS. Each program, project, or activity funded under this part shall contain a monitoring component, developed pursuant to guidelines established hi; the Attorney General. The monitoring required by this subsection shall include systematic identification and collection of data about activities, accomplishments, and programs throughout the life of the program, project, or activity and presentation of such data in a usable form.
"(b) EVALUATION COMPONENTS. Selected grant recipients shall be evaluated on the local level or as part of a national evaluation, pursuant to guidelines established by the Attorney General. Such evaluations may Include assessments of individual program implementations. In selected jurisdictions that are able to support outcome evaluations, the effectiveness of funded programs, projects, and activities may be required. Outcome measures may include crime and victimization indicators, quality of life measures, community perceptions, and police perceptions of their own work.
"(c) PERIODIC REVIEW AND REPORTS. -Tile Attorney General may require a grant recipient to submit to the Attorney General the results of the monitoring and. evaluations required under subsections (a) and (b) and such other data and information as the Attorney General deems reasonably necessary.

SEC. 1706, REVOCATION OR SUSPENSION OF FUNDING.

This provision provides for punishing those that step out of (federal) line.

"If the Attorney General determines, as a result of the reviews required by section 1705, or otherwise, that a grant recipient under this part is not in substantial compliance with the terms and requirements of an approved grant application submitted under section 1702, the Attorney General may revoke or suspend funding of that grant, in whole or in part.

"SEC, 1707. ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS.

This provision, extends the intrusion into our private Lives based upon any local records being available to the federal police.

"(a) BY THE: ATTORNEY GENERAL. The Attorney General shall have access for the purpose of audit and examination to any pertinent books, documents, papers, or records of a grant recipient under this part and to the pertinent books, documents, papers, or records of State and local government, persons, businesses, and other entities that are involved in programs, projects, or activities for which assistance is provided under this part.
"(b) BY THE COMPTROLLER GENERAL. Subsection (a) shall apply with respect to audits and examinations conducted by the Comptroller General of the United States or by an authorized representative of the Comptroller General.

"SEC. 1708. GENERAL REGULATORY AUTHORITY
"The Attorney General may promulgate regulations and guide lines to carry out this part

"SEC. 1709 DEFINITIONS.
"In this part
" "career law enforcement officer" means a person hired on a permanent basis who is authorized by law or by a State or local public agency to engage in or supervise the prevention, detection, or investigation of violations of criminal laws.
" "citizens" police academy" means a program by local law enforcement agencies or private non profit organizations in which citizens, especially those who participate in neighborhood watch programs. are trained in ways of facilitating communication between the community and local law enforcement in the prevention of crime.
" "Indian tribe" means a tribe: band, pueblo, nation, or other organized group or community of Indians, including art Alaska Native village (as defined in or established under the Native Claims Settlement Act (i13 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.)), that is recognized as eligible for the special programs and services provided by the: United States to Indians because of their status as Indians.
(b)TECHNICAL, AMENDMENT. The table of contents of title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 3711, et seq.) is amended by Striking the item relating to part Q and inserting the following:
""PART Q-PUBLIC SAFETY AND COMMUNITY- POLICING, "COPS ON THE BEAT"
"Sec. 1701. Authority to make public safety and community policing grants.
"Sec. 1702. Applications.
"Sec. 1703. Renewal of grants.
""Sec. 1704. Limitation on use of funds.
"Sec. 1705. Performance Evaluation.
"Sec. 1706. Revocation or suspension of funding.
"Sec. 1707. Access to documents
"SEC. 1708. General regulatory authority.
"SEC. 1709. Definition

"Part R-Transition; Effective Date; Repealer

"SEC. 1801. Continuation of rules, authorities, and proceedings,".
(a) AUTHORIZATION ()F APPROPRIATIONS. Section 1001(a) of title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 3793) is amended
(1) in paragraph (3) by striking "and 0"" and inserting "O, P, and Q"; and
(2) by adding at the end the following new paragraph.
""(11)(A) There are authorized to be appropriated to carry out part Q, to remain available until expended
"(i) $1,332,000,000 for fiscal year 1995;
"(ii) $1,850,000,000 for fiscal year 1996;
"(iii) $1,950,000,000 for fiscal year 1997;
"(iv) $1,700,000,000 for fiscal year 1998;
"(v) $1,700,000,000 for fiscal year 1999; and
"(vi) $268, 000,000 for fiscal year 2000.

Total price tag = Eight Billion, Eight Hundred Million Dollars ($8,800,000,000), I wonder how many meals that"s worth?

"(B) Of funds available under part Q in any fiscal year, up to 3 percent may be used for technical assistance under section 1701(f) or for evaluations or studies carried out or commissioned by the Attorney General in furtherance of the purposes of part Q. Of the remaining funds, 50 percent shah be allocated for grants pursuant to applications submitted by units of local government or law enforcement agencies having jurisdiction over areas with populations exceeding 150,000 or by public and private entities that serve areas with populations exceeding 1501000, and 50 percent shall be allocated for grants pursuant to applications submitted by units of local government or law enforcement agencies having jurisdiction over areas with populations 150,000 or less or by public and private entities-that serve areas with populations 150,000 or less. Of the funds available in relation to grants under part Q, at least 85 percent shall be applied to grants for the purposes specified in section 1701(b), and no more than 15 percent may he applied to other grants in furtherance of the purposes of part Q. in view of the extraordinary need for law enforcement assistance in Indian country, an appropriate amount of funds available under part V shall be made available for grants to Indian tribal governments or tribal law enforcement agencies.

Perhaps you have gotten a better understanding of just this one portion of the crime control (say creation) act of 1994. This is just the first Title of thirty three (33)Titles.


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