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Occupy Protests Cost Nation's Cities At Least 13 Million.....
« on: November 23, 2011, 07:38:49 AM »
http://news.yahoo.com/occupy-protests-cost-nations-cities-least-13m-073242555.html

NEW YORK (AP) — During the first two months of the nationwide Occupy protests, the movement that is demanding more out of the wealthiest Americans cost local taxpayers at least $13 million in police overtime and other municipal services, according to a survey by The Associated Press.

The heaviest financial burden has fallen upon law enforcement agencies tasked with monitoring marches and evicting protesters from outdoor camps. And the steepest costs by far piled up in New York City and Oakland, Calif., where police clashed with protesters on several occasions.

The AP gathered figures from government agencies in 18 cities with active protests and focused on costs through Nov. 15, the day protesters were evicted from New York City's Zuccotti Park, where the protests began Sept. 17 before spreading nationwide.

Broken down city by city, the numbers are more or less in line with the cost of policing major public events and emergencies.

But the price of the protests is rising by the day — along with taxpayer ire in some places.

The Occupy movement has intentionally never clarified its policy objectives, relying instead on a broad message opposing corporate excess and income inequality. Aside from policing, cleaning and repairing property at dozens of 24-hour encampments, cities have had to monitor frequent rallies and protests.

"You're dealing with 50 to 75 cities where this is going on. In some cities it's a minimal expense. In some cities, it's considerable," he said. "For a city that has slashed overtime, this has an impact. And that means they are going to have to cut back in other ways.".....snip~

7 million in NY.....200,000k for Damage to L.A.'s Park. AP even states that the Cops stress levels have gone up. This will lead to more clashes. Yet how is this Affecting that 1%? Looks like, it is costing all the tax-payers more money. Still no clear demands by the Occupiers. Should have went to Washington DC. Occupied around Congress and the White house. Massing up more and more there.

Now even Bilbo Clinton will utter the Occupy movement just so he can get into the news. Bilbo stands behind them. Even tho the article clearly stated they have never come up with anything. But he stands up behind nothing most of the time. So it's not unusual.



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Re: Occupy Protests Cost Nation's Cities At Least 13 Million.....
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2011, 07:56:53 AM »
While at the Same Time the White House is saying this.....

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2011/11/white-house-says-each-city-should-determine-how-to-handle-occupy-protests/

Following the police raid on Occupy Wall Street protesters in New York, the White House said it’s up to each city to determine how to handle the demonstrations.

“The President’s position is that obviously every municipality has to make its own decisions about how to handle these issues,” White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters aboard Air Force One.

“We would hope and want, as these decisions are made, that it balances between a long tradition of freedom of assembly and freedom of speech in this country, and obviously of demonstrating and protesting, and also the very important need to maintain law and order and health and safety standards, which was obviously a concern in this case,” Carney said.....snip~

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