Skip to comments.Occupy Oakland tab up to $3 million and counting
Posted on 01/23/2012 8:49:44 AM PST by SmithL
The news spotlight has moved elsewhere, but Oakland continues to shell out hundreds of thousands of dollars a month for the Occupy protests.
Every week for the past month, more than 100 cops, or roughly one-fifth of the city's patrol force, are called in to work the Saturday night Occupy demonstration held downtown.
Estimated cost: about $50,000 a week.
City officials now estimate their overall Occupy tab is up to $3 million and counting - this at a time when up to 400 city workers will likely be laid off Feb. 1 for lack of money.
(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...
Oakland spends about $50,000 per week to detail 100 police officers to the Saturday night Occupy protests downtown.
Would these police officers be Union members, by any chance? Heck of a racket, ain’t it?
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That’s okay: the people of Oakland love higher taxes.
Don’t forget the filth and the rat/insect infestation. What’s not to like?
Why occupy Oakland? Seems like they’d just be hurting those in 99% bracket by running up unnecessary costs and interfering with daily commerce.
I don’t think anyone in the 1% has an Oakland zip code.
Taxpayers should be thrilled with their leaders in Oakland.
The hits just keep coming..
From drive-bys mowing down little kids to gangs dressed in black hoodies running wild to a perpetual Rent-a-Mob convention in the streets, they sure give Bezerkeley a run for their money.
“I dont think anyone in the 1% has an Oakland zip code.”
Not true. Gov. Jerry Brown lives in Oakland (sometimes). He has his primary residence in the Oakland hills along with any number of other 1%ers.
Keep it com'in but light your fireplace & jail time.
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