Homeland Security Secretary in Philadelphia to talk Papal visit and DNC security

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 Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter and Homeland Security Secretary Johnson talk security at City Hall (Tom MacDonald/WHYY)

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter and Homeland Security Secretary Johnson talk security at City Hall (Tom MacDonald/WHYY)

The US Secretary of Homeland Security came to Philadelphia to talk about the Papal visit and Democratic National Convention. 

Jeh Johnson says the US Government is going to do everything it can to help with security for the two major events in Philadelphia, although he couldn’t be specific about how much money would be coming to help pay for the enhanced security effort.

“The federal government in a variety of ways does support the city that hosts the national conventions every four years. I’m confident that  we in Homeland Security and Justice in Washington will work with the mayor of Philadelphia to insure a safe and secure convention.”

Mayor Nutter says he is already working with the mayor of Cleveland which is hosting the Republicans in a joint effort to secure money.

“We are going to take a very targeted coordinated promoting both cities and the need for that National security grant.”

The World Meeting of Families which includes the Pope’s visit has already been designated as National Special Security event.

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