$81,690.14 PER TIP government efficiency at work!
$81,690.14 PER TIP government efficiency at work! $5.8 Mil “Text Against Terror” Fails To Provide Any Tips October 12, 2012 Judicial Watch Weekly Update: The U.S. government has blown nearly $6 million on an experimental “anti-terrorism” program in New Jersey that encourages the public to send tips via text message from their cellular phones. Since it was launched in mid-2011, the federally-funded “Text Against Terror” project has produced no credible tips, according to a local newspaper report that reveals the feds have poured $5.8 million into the initiative. Police in New Jersey claim 307 tips have been texted so far and that includes people “testing the system.” The taxpayer dollars have paid for advertising time on local radio and television as well as fliers and ads on buses an A review of more than a year of fusion center reports nationwide determined that they were irrelevant, useless or inappropriate. Of the 307 text messages, 71 “referred to something regarding homeland security,” according to the New Jersey police chief quoted in the story. The majority of the 71 texts were investigated, the chief says, and “eliminated as a cause for concern.” In other words, the costly program, funded with a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) public awareness grant, is a cash cow that’s accomplished nothing. Wait until they roll out this SUCCESS to other states!