NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 19, 1972
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(Studio) $35 billion in Federal funds sent to states every year
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(DC) $1 1/2 billion have been available since 1968 to states under safe streets program. Radio equipment, Court and jail improvements, and law and order forces bought. Money received faster than states can usefully spend it. Misappropriations of funds cited. [Ind. Saint Police, Lieutenant Richard BERGER - says money used for plane misused.] [Conn. Representative John MONAGAN - says states complain they have too much money.] Program has had little impact on crime.
REPORTER: Carl Stern
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