Wednesday, November 22, 2017

The DOJ Is Awarding Nearly $100 Million To Police Departments That Follow Its Anti-Immigration Agenda

By Bustle Nov. 21, 2017 

On Monday, it was reported that the Department of Justice awarded almost $100 million in grants to fund new three-year officer positions at law enforcement agencies across the United States. 80 percent of the winners complied with a set of standards recommended by Attorney General Jeff Sessions that focuses on cracking down on undocumented immigration.

The grant, called the "COPS Hiring Program," is part of the Justice Department's Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office), which deals with community policing. Altogether, the DOJ awarded  $98,495,397 to 179 agencies, which will fund 802 new officer positions.

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