Sunday, December 16, 2012

Spare me your denials

There you go.

Read it and weep for the fallen innocents.

And spare me the claptrap "but that doesn't mean it would have prevented this"

Tell it to the dead children, tell it to the dead teachers and administrators, tell it to their families and friends.

Before Connecticut tragedy, administration eliminated emergency preparedness program, let school violence prevention programs lapse
By By John Solomon and Kimberly Dvorak- The Washington Guardian

Beneath the expressions of grief, sorrow and disbelief over the Connecticut school massacre lies an uneasy truth in Washington: over the last few years the Obama administration and Congress quietly let federal funding for several key school security programs lapse in the name of budget savings.

Government officials told the Washington Guardian on Friday night that two Justice Department programs that had provided more than $200 million to schools for training, security equipment and police resources over the last decade weren't renewed in 2011 and 2012, and that a separate program that provided $800 million to put police officers inside the schools was ended a few years earlier.

Meanwhile, the administration eliminated funding in 2011-12 for a separate Education Department program that gave money to schools to prepare for mass tragedies, the officials said.

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