April 3, 2007


SEATTLE P.I. -- Tacoma police say last month's 12-day anti-war protests cost the city an unbudgeted $500,000 to provide a large-scale law enforcement presence.

The rough estimate covers overtime, regular compensation, equipment and food for hundreds of workers from Tacoma police and other agencies, Assistant Chief Bob Sheehan said.

The city plans to ask the Port of Tacoma and the military to cover some of the costs...(Thanks to Michelle).

My question is, were these peaceful and lawful protests? If so, there was no need for extra law enforcement.

IF NOT, then the lawbreaking scum should have been ARRESTED. Promptly. And fined stiffly, at the very least, which would help defray the cost to the City.

And if that is the case, then it is the City of Tacoma that owes compensation to the Army, for allowing blatant criminal activities to potentially disrupt our national defense.

Posted by John Weidner at April 3, 2007 5:18 PM
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