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Forum Post: Occupy DC costs city nearly $1 million over the past 2 months of protests

Posted 7 years ago on Nov. 19, 2011, 3:03 p.m. EST by qazxsw123 (238)
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[-] 1 points by qazxsw123 (238) 7 years ago

impressive!

[-] 2 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 7 years ago

the police presence was excessive

the city should not have paid for it

[-] 2 points by JimiNixen (25) 7 years ago

So a few things.

First, I think its good to get the facts straight.

The costs break out like this.

Department of Public Works(trash): $6k Department of Transportation(traffic) $14k Police Salaries: $850,000 see: http://www.wjla.com/articles/2011/11/police-costs-for-occupy-wall-street-protests-69324.html

Are we going to get hotel bills, and camera film fees from the media companies as well?

It looks like there is $14,000 spent on Police Forcing for every $100 spent on picking up trash.

I guess we could start a fund for the $6k, or the Police could help in the picking up of the litter...

-Jimi

[-] 1 points by qazxsw123 (238) 7 years ago

Same old same old. Violence always pays. Peaceful janitors should go on strike.

It looks like there is $14,000 spent on Police Forcing for every $100 spent on picking up trash.

[-] 1 points by JimiNixen (25) 7 years ago

Yeah, $6k in trash pick-up, quickly becomes a million dollars in city fees...

-Jimi

[-] 2 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 7 years ago

Sounds like OWS is creating a million dollars worth of jobs in DC.

[-] 2 points by JonValle (133) 7 years ago

This. Last time I checked, the police are part of the 99%. Therefore they get OT just in time for the Holidays. This OT is now spent on local business, therefore creating a temporary boost in sales for the local area. Multiply this time the amount of cities being Occupied. I don't see anything wrong with this. Hell, it's our tax money.

[-] 2 points by RedJazz43 (2757) 7 years ago

The only reason that it cost that much money is because the city chose to spend it to try to intimidate what was essentially a nonviolent protest. All that is really needed is a minimal police presence to respond to the very occasional threats that occupiers face and to the very occasional antisocial acts that happen in and arround the occupations. That, undoubtedly would have cost no overtime at all.

[-] 2 points by qazxsw123 (238) 7 years ago

Actually, yes, what's up with the cops' unions everywhere? Why can't they be more like those in Madison, WI? Is OWS asking them? If so, can we see an official answer/post, please?

[-] 1 points by averagejoel (25) 7 years ago

Madison WI is a midwestern anomaly. I know because I lived there for 7 years. Great city!!

[-] 1 points by qazxsw123 (238) 7 years ago

I lived there for five months myself and visited several times. Their progressive past is remarkable.

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 7 years ago

the police presence was excessive

the city should not have paid for it

[-] 1 points by JonoLith (467) 7 years ago

What you say? Isn't it obvious? Most of the money is for Police Officers who don't even need to be there.

What an idiotic country we live in when spending a million on needless thuggery is more important then spending any amount of money keeping people fed, clothed, and sheltered.

[-] 1 points by FrogWithWings (1367) 7 years ago

GFY

it's nothing compared to the costs of DC's corruption

[-] 1 points by gestopomillyy (1695) 7 years ago

are you saying those cops brought in a million dollars in paychecks?? i would say then they have a really good union!

[-] 1 points by ciavlad (85) 7 years ago

Do you want to get rid of cunning people !? Vote petition on the Internet : http://wh.gov/jkl

[-] 1 points by soapbox (14) 7 years ago

We're rallying against wars that have cost us trillions of dollars...we are 0.01% of the problem.

What do you think about OWS? Shout it out today!

http://www.youshouts.com/viewforum.php?f=3

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