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7 million for police in Miami?

I heard that a clause giving the Miami police 7 million to quash protesting was actually buried in the bill giving 8.7 billion to Iraq that was recently passed. Does anyone have more details on this?
It's an absolute travesty and should certainly be brought to people's attention.
it was... 03.Dec.2003 16:59

disgusted and appalled

$8.5 million from the $87 billion bill for Iraq. And it was a single line item inside the bill, most, if not all, of the legislators who passed the bill probably never even saw it (which does not mean that they should not be held accountable).


Where is it? 03.Dec.2003 21:21

Catalina Eddie

Where is this single line? If I'm gonna give my legislators hell for it, I want to show them exactly where it is, because I too doubt that they ever read it "(which does not mean that they should not be held accountable)."

Vancouver, USA

here you are 04.Dec.2003 00:20

researcher

See page 15, all 18 words of the provision:

EMERGENCIES IN THE DIPLOMATIC AND CONSULAR SERVICE

(INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

For necessary expenses for ''Emergencies in the Diplomatic
and Consular Service'', $115,500,000, to remain available until
expended, which may be transferred to, and merged with, the
appropriations for ''Diplomatic and Consular Programs'': Provided,
That of the funds made available under this heading, $65,500,000
may be transferred to, and merged with, the appropriations for
''Protection of Foreign Missions and Officials''; of which $32,000,000
is for the reimbursement of the City of New York for costs associated
with the protection of foreign missions and officials during the
heightened state of alert following the September 11, 2001, terrorist
attacks on the United States; of which $8,500,000 is for costs
associated with the 2003 Free Trade Area of the Americas Ministerial
meeting; and of which $25,000,000 is for costs associated with
the 2004 Summit of the Industrialized Nations notwithstanding
the limitations of 3 U.S.C. 202(10): Provided further, That of the
funds previously appropriated under this heading, $2,000,000 is
for rewards for an indictee of the Special Court for Sierra Leone:
Provided further, That any transfer of funds provided under this
heading shall be treated as a reprogramming of funds under section
605 of Public Law 108-7.

H.R.3289 Full Text PDF
H.R.3289 Full Text PDF

highlighted 12.Dec.2003 17:05

for easier reading

For necessary expenses for ''Emergencies in the Diplomatic
and Consular Service'', $115,500,000, to remain available until
expended, which may be transferred to, and merged with, the
appropriations for ''Diplomatic and Consular Programs'': Provided,
That of the funds made available under this heading, $65,500,000
may be transferred to, and merged with, the appropriations for
''Protection of Foreign Missions and Officials''; of which $32,000,000
is for the reimbursement of the City of New York for costs associated
with the protection of foreign missions and officials during the
heightened state of alert following the September 11, 2001, terrorist
attacks on the United States; of which $8,500,000 is for costs
associated with the 2003 Free Trade Area of the Americas Ministerial
meeting
; and of which $25,000,000 is for costs associated with
the 2004 Summit of the Industrialized Nations notwithstanding
the limitations of 3 U.S.C. 202(10): Provided further, That of the
funds previously appropriated under this heading, $2,000,000 is
for rewards for an indictee of the Special Court for Sierra Leone:
Provided further, That any transfer of funds provided under this
heading shall be treated as a reprogramming of funds under section
605 of Public Law 108-7.