When the Tea Party held a Tax Day rally back in 2009 the City of Richmond required that they hire extra police for security, provide so many porta-potties, and take out a 1 million dollar insurance policy. The price tag for that came out to be about $8,000 for one day.
The Occupy Richmond group has been in Kanawha Plaza (the exact same park) for three weeks now and the city has required them to… do nothing.
Surely this has nothing to do with Mayor Dwight Jones being a leftist having come of age in the 60s.
The Tea Party, and every other organization that held an event at the park, is entitled to reimbursement from the city of Richmond for their expenses. Either that or the Occupy group needs to cough up about 160K and then provide the same security, sanitation, and insurance required of the Tea Party from now forward.
One of the great tenants of this nation is equal application of the law. But like freedom of speech, liberals like Mayor Dwight Jones only understand those rights as they apply to liberals. It’s disgusting and un-American; but then, that’s the very definition of liberalism.