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Newark Residents Miffed Over Bill from Whitney Houston's Funeral (5% of annual police budget)
Yahoo ^ | 4/07/12 | Connor Simpson

Posted on 04/08/2012 11:27:29 AM PDT by Libloather

Newark Residents Miffed Over Bill from Whitney Houston's Funeral
By Connor Simpson | The Atlantic Wire – 20 hrs ago

Newark residents are being left to pick up the bill for Whitney Houston's funeral, and, surprisingly, they aren't happy about it. The demands of the high-profile funeral attendees have left the city of Newark with a $187,000 bill for police overtime. Police acted as barriers between fans and the proceedings on the day of the funeral of the Newark native who drowned in February. Nearly 200 officers were posted to the New Batist Church on the day of the funeral.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bill; funeral; houston; newark
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Being a celebrity is expensive.


1 posted on 04/08/2012 11:27:36 AM PDT by Libloather
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I didn’t know she was a Batist?


2 posted on 04/08/2012 11:33:34 AM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the Statist)
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To: Libloather

Worth it.


3 posted on 04/08/2012 11:36:42 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Libloather

Why do taxpayers have to foot the bill??


4 posted on 04/08/2012 11:39:29 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Libloather
Reminds me of "Occupy Boston" vs the Tea Party.Any time the Tea Party has a rally here they're required to get a permit and post a bond.After their rallies the area is immaculate and no rapes or heroin ODs have occurred.Occupy,OTOH,got *no* permit,posted *no* bond and cost the taxpayers many hundreds of thousands in police/EMS overtime and cleanup costs.

Bill her estate,Newark...she was worth millions.And since her death her estate is raking in millions per week in CD and video sales.

5 posted on 04/08/2012 11:43:06 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Jimmy Carter Is No Longer The Worst President To Have Served In My Lifetime.)
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To: Libloather

Good grief. I am so tired of paying for people who think they are better.


6 posted on 04/08/2012 11:43:24 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Leep

I hear she was a really Batty Batist!


7 posted on 04/08/2012 11:43:36 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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surprisingly, they aren't happy about it.

Surprisingly??

8 posted on 04/08/2012 11:46:55 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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They should'a just let the animals rip her coffin apart and take a piece for a souveneir.

Or maybe the poor soul, ex gospel singer should'a been guarded by muslim new black panthers ... THAT'S Baptistic, alright.

9 posted on 04/08/2012 11:57:48 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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“I am so tired of paying for people who think they are better...”

If I remember correctly, wasn’t there discussions about Whitney being buried in $300,000 worth of jewelry?! Why couldn’t that had been sold to pay for such a funeral?


10 posted on 04/08/2012 12:00:40 PM PDT by momtothree
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If I remember correctly, wasn’t there discussions about Whitney being buried in $300,000 worth of jewelry?! Why couldn’t that had been sold to pay for such a funeral?

Not necessary.Let her be buried in $300K of jewelry.Just deduct the appropriate municipal fees from the million dollars a week her *estate* has earned since her death.Call it "the Micheal Jackson Effect".

11 posted on 04/08/2012 12:05:02 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Jimmy Carter Is No Longer The Worst President To Have Served In My Lifetime.)
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Your idea of collecting from the estate is brilliant. I don’t think the town people should have to pay for this...


12 posted on 04/08/2012 12:09:01 PM PDT by momtothree
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To: Libloather

Send the bill to Christie personally. He wanted the flag flown at half mast didn’t he? He shouldn’t mind paying the bill.


13 posted on 04/08/2012 12:21:04 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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Where’s the Simpsons’ HA-HA-HA! guy?


14 posted on 04/08/2012 12:28:32 PM PDT by carriage_hill (ual)
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Police acted as barriers between fans and the proceedings on the day of the funeral of the Newark native who drowned...

Drowned? In drugs?

15 posted on 04/08/2012 12:34:23 PM PDT by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: Gay State Conservative

I read she was beyond broke. No estate to bill.


16 posted on 04/08/2012 12:37:50 PM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

Another reason to be against Chris Christie. I don’t understand why anyone would think the flag should be lowered in honor of a drug addicted celebrity.


17 posted on 04/08/2012 12:44:37 PM PDT by Terry Mross ("It happened. And we let it happen." - Peter Griffin, Family Guy)
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To: Gay State Conservative
Reminds me of "Occupy Boston" vs the Tea Party.Any time the Tea Party has a rally here they're required to get a permit and post a bond.After their rallies the area is immaculate and no rapes or heroin ODs have occurred.Occupy,OTOH,got *no* permit,posted *no* bond and cost the taxpayers many hundreds of thousands in police/EMS overtime and cleanup costs.

Actually, it was closer to 1.7 MILLION dollars......

18 posted on 04/08/2012 12:46:26 PM PDT by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

>>>Send the bill to Christie personally. He wanted the flag flown at half mast didn’t he? He shouldn’t mind paying the bill.

I was about to post similar sentiments...


19 posted on 04/08/2012 12:47:07 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (Willard Romney, purveyor of the world's finest bullmitt. | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

That was my thought, too.


20 posted on 04/08/2012 12:50:11 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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