Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Charlote Observer: "DNC Security Funds in Limbo"

Franco Ordoñez reports from Washington that officials in Charlotte and North Carolina are growing concerned about whether they'll receive the requested $55 million in federal security funds for the Democratic National Convention.

According to Ordonez, U.S. Rep. David Price, D-N.C., has been pushing for the funds on Charlotte's behalf. He said local officials have a right to be concerned considering the ongoing uncertainty about when and how much of the anticipated funds will be given to convention hosts.

(Remember the money doesn't really exist, they will just print it and add another $55 million to the national debt which will ride on the backs of you and me, the taxpayers.)

"There is no question the governor and the mayor are concerned about this," Price said. "And they let us know that."

The rest of Ordenez' story is here.

Makes you wonder if Charlotte's city council will take steps to reign in CMPD Chief Monroe's spending. If sources talking to Cedar Posts are correct Chief Monroe is spending money like there is no tomorrow, so even if the city gets a grant Monroe will have already squandered most of it.

Given the way things are shaping up, Chief Monroe and his side kick Harold Medlock with have the final responsibility for a department nearly double the size of today's police department. You can just imagine the utter lack of accountability.

Spending like you have never seen before, para military uniforms, riot gear, swat gear, new radios, special tactical response trucks, mobile command centers and let us not forget unmanned drones.

We are in deep you know what.

Stay tuned, for more.


Anonymous said...

While some of those responsible cruise to reelection as I type. Sigh!

Anonymous said...

Monre will end up way in the hole....how will he move funds around to cover all the money he as already spent?

Oh wait, City Council gives him " insufficient funds" protection every time.

Free ride.