DHS “counterterrorism” grant funding inflates the bloated budgets of local law enforcement agencies. Furthermore, DHS’ Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) funding lines the pockets of surveillance corporations who lobby for this grant program.
DHS and its corporate partners value public safety and provide services without a profit motive.
UASI grants fund fusion centers, which are community centers that put decision-making power and true safety in the hands of the people.
DHS has spent $100 Billion in immigration enforcement alone since it's founding.
The National Fusion Center Association (NFCA), the National Homeland Security Association (NHSA), the Integrated Justice Information Systems (IJIS) Institute, and International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) are all neutral experts on public safety and information sharing.