Advocacy funding the Gotham way

by Walter Olson on March 29, 2012

A Bronx nonprofit that’s gotten $240,000 from taxpayers teaches followers how to squat in city buildings. “It’s breaking and entering for dummies.” [NYPost]

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1 Richard Nieporent 03.29.12 at 9:35 am

Robin Levine, a City Council spokeswoman, said, “We’re deeply troubled by reports that Picture the Homeless is instructing New Yorkers in how to engage in dangerous and illegal activities. If these reports are in fact true, they call the group’s entire funding into question.”

Ya think?! This is clearly a case of biting the hand that feeds you. The real question is why are groups like this funded in the first place.

2 John Burgess 03.29.12 at 10:00 am

Not much of a question, actually. More money = more voters, more power, higher political/social profiles.

3 Jesse Spurway 03.30.12 at 10:07 am

you don’t suppose the city council passes laws and budgets without reading them?

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