On January 15, President Clinton announced that the Justice Department
would be giving $120 million to the city of New York to pay for the 1,600
additional cops that Mayor Giuliani promised in his inaugural address.
The money represents more than the total of $118 million in Justice department
money which will be divided up among 620 other law enforcement agencies
around the country.
Giuliani said the money, and the additional police, would be used to
target illegal drug use and sales. New York City's crime rate has dropped
precipitously in recent years, but, according to the mayor, the drug trade
"is probably the thing that's holding us back the most right now."
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Issue #26, 1/23/98
New York City Mayor Giuliani is Caught Suppressing Report Of His Own Aids Commission On Needle Exchange | ...But Gets $120 Million from Clinton For More Cops For His New Zero Tolerance Drug War | Justice Department Report: 100,000 More Americans Behind Bars | Two Southern California Medical Marijuana Clubs Targeted by Law Enforcement | 17 Year-Old First Time Offender Faces 10 Years for Role in $20 Marijuana Sale: Excerpt from the Norml Weekly News Bulletin | HHS to Conduct Binding Review of Marijuana's Prohibitive Status: Excerpt from the Norml Weekly News Bulletin | Legal Marijuana Smokers Testify at Institute of Medicine's Public Hearing on Medicinal Marijuana | Forums: Boston 1/29, Minneapolis 2/5, San Francisco 5-Feb | New Hampshire Man Kept Behind Bars for Refusing to Acknowledge God in his Recovery | Penn State Professor Protests Pot Laws with One-Man Smoke-in | Miami School Drug Test Plan Altered | Editorial: From Dr. King's Dream to Drug War Nightmare
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