Unrest will cost city $20 million, officials estimate
The recent rioting and unrest in Baltimore will cost the city an estimated $20 million, officials said Tuesday..
The expenses — which go before the city’s spending board for approval Wednesday — include overtime for police and firefighters, damage to city-owned property and repaying other jurisdictions for police and other assistance.
Henry J. Raymond, Baltimore’s finance director, said the city can temporarily cover the costs from its rainy day fund while seeking reimbursement for up to 75 percent from Federal Emergency Management Agency. SOURCE
To paraphrase and OLD Saturday Night Live skit; Stephanie, you ignorant slut!
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has requested federal aid, to offset the costs of policing the animals that SHE personally gave permission to riot when SHE said, “I gave those who wished to destroy space to do so.”
I would like to say that Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is even dumber than she looks but think about this; if she gets the money from FEMA for Baltimore, just who is the dummy here?
I am pretty sure that we, the American taxpayer, will be footing the bill for her arrogance and *entitlement* mentality, don’t we always?
This was a riot, not a national emergency or disaster, it was a bunch of ghetto rats raising hell and destroying the property of others, but the *complexion* of the rioters and the Mayor will almost guarantee that the Obama administration will be cutting a check at the earliest opportunity.