[Ed. – Applauding this measure vigorously. The girl refused to coordinate with police in advance; they had no reason to expect a minimal-presence peaceable assembly. It’s peaceable assembly the taxpayers can reasonably be on the hook for – not rioting and mayhem.]
A teenager in New Jersey who organized a Black Lives Matter rally received a $2500 bill from the town’s mayor to cover police overtime for her gathering. Black Lives Matter events held throughout the country have culminated in widescale looting, destruction, violence, and death.
Mayor Mario Kranjac of Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, doesn’t believe it’s right for hardworking taxpayers to be on the hook for the criminality of left-wing protesters.
The legal director for the ACLU in New Jersey, Jeanne LoCicero, told the Associated Press, “the idea of sending a bill to protesters is shocking.”