Here’s Where the Homeland Security Money Went: Vermont

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The Burlington Free Press reports, "If any good can come from the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, one candidate might be the influx into Vermont of fire and rescue equipment worth millions of dollars, courtesy of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security." The paper says the latest round of grants in 2004 brought roughly $19 million in equipment, 80 percent of that going to local police, fire and rescue agencies. Most of the gear shipped to Vermont will likely never be used in an incident remotely connected to terrorism. Instead, the radios, medical equipment, computers, cameras and a . . .

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