‘Occupy’ Protests Cost Hartford $45K In OT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – New figures show Hartford spent almost $45,000 in overtime for police and public works crews as part of its response to the Occupy Hartford encampment.

The Hartford Courant reports more than $37,000 of the cost was for police overtime, including the Dec. 6 action to clear away the activists’ campsite in downtown Hartford.

Occupy Hartford was an offshoot of the Occupy Wall Street movement, which has inspired similar anti-corporate occupations nationwide. New Haven’s encampment remains in place.

City leaders cited public safety concerns when they sent officers to evict Hartford participants from the city-owned land.

Some Occupy Hartford activists say they consider the overtime costs to be wasteful, especially since a significant number of officers were deployed for the Dec. 6 eviction though very few protesters were still there.
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Information from: The Hartford Courant, http://www.courant.com

     (Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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  1. Lazybum says:

    Lets put a tax on liberal beliefs to pay for it!

    All the OWS people can volunteer a percentage of their Mom’s SSI check by giving up her paying for one pizza a week delivered to their room in the basement until the debt is paid!

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