City cuts ribbon on Bronx summer program funded in part with money recovered from drug criminals

It's out with the gangs and in with the games at a Morrisania playground.

A seven-week summer program at the Mott Playground is being funded by money forfeited during gang busts conducted by the NYPD using social media.

“It’s the one good thing that the drug dealers can contribute to the community,” said Bridget Brennan, the city's Special Narcotics Prosecutor. “We take their money and put it right back into fun things like this.”

The playground will participate in a Police Athletic League program that sets up basketball tournaments, table games, and other creative activities.

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