Los Angeles County, California, has 180 sites identified by the state as potential terrorist targets. Alpine county has none. Guess which one got 27 times more per capita homeland security dollars than the other? An investigation by California papers found that barely half of all homeland security funding went to the counties with the 10 most highly ranked targets. And regardless of where the money was sent, it was often spent on projects that seem to have little to do with protecting people from terrorists. One county, for instance, used the money to buy software for agricultural officials to file monthly pesticide reports.
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