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Editorial: Bullet-proof vest funding program helps cities

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Cities like Schenectady have enough trouble paying their bills without having to worry where money to protect their police officers is coming from. So we applaud Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's efforts to help cities pay for bullet-proof vests. The state's new inVEST Partnership will use money garnered from crime and civil forfeitures — not taxpayer dollars — to help restore $3.5 million in aid that was once provided to localities by the federal government for ...

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