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State funds will help local police buy bulletproof vests

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Schenectady Police Sgt. Thomas Kelly was shot in the chest four years ago while executing a search warrant for a homicide that occurred at 935 Maple Ave. Kelly survived the shotgun blast in February 2010 thanks to the bulletproof vest he was wearing on the scene. “When that shot was fired, I didn’t see it but I felt the pressure and it pushed me against the wall,” Kelly said. “I quickly realized what it was ...

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June 10, 2014
6:47 a.m.

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As guns don't kill but bullets do, if this is important, I would hope for continued funding by a tax (or fee) on bullets. Mind you the state is not to be trusted with this money unless there is a lock box fund dedicated to this endeavor (Police body protection armor). As we have seen in the past, the state squandered the tobacco money on all sorts of stuff not related to tobacco because that money was not dedicated to the specific cause via lock box. Ask anyone where the tobacco funds went and the only answer you will get is: It went into the General Fund. (aka the black hole).