The following clip is not a “behind the scenes” of the latest Dawn of the Dead straight-to-DVD ripoff. It is the actual footage of a first responder seminar held by the HALO Corp. last month at the Paradise Point Resort & Spa in San Diego. The 5-day summit was deemed an allowable expense by DHS, permitting first responders to use federal funds for the $1,000 entrance fee and expensive hotel stay.”
Thank you for making us safe, Big Sis!
DHS spends your tax dollars teaching first responders how to stop flesh-eating ghouls.
The $7.1 billion Homeland Security Department program to make cities safer from terrorism has paid for 13 sno-cone machines in Michigan, a $98,000 underwater robot in Columbus, Ohio, an armored vehicle for a tiny New Hampshire town that uses it to patrol the annual pumpkin festival, and humorous videos that offered little valuable information for fighting real threats, according to an investigation by Sen. Tom Coburn.
“Number one is, they don’t know where they are spending the money, and there’s no oversight to how the money is being spent,” Coburn said.
You can read Coburn’s full report here.
An armored vehicle like the ones Homeland Security Department grants have helped buy for various urban communities. This vehicle belongs to Montgomery County, Maryland, which declined to say Tuesday whether it used Homeland funding to help underwrite the cost. Photo courtesy of Sen. Tom Coburn's office.