A New York senator says a reported al-Qaida plot involving New York's subways and cyanide gas shows how misguided Homeland Security officials are to cut back funds for major cities.
The purported cyanide plot is described in a new book: "The One Percent Doctrine," by author Ron Suskind and excerpted in the current issue of Time magazine.
Democrat Charles Schumer says clearly the threat to New York is very real.
He and other New York lawmakers say they'll work to reverse the Homeland Security decision to cut New York's federal anti-terror allocations by 40 percent.
That works out to some 83 million dollars less than the 207 million the city received last year.