The city is showing blatant favoritism and should be called on it.
On Monday, the City Council discussed but deferred action on a resolution that would ask the city administration and Police Department to "exercise forbearance and restraint" in dealing with the encampment at Kanawha Plaza. The resolution, proposed by Councilman E. Martin Jewell, is scheduled for consideration Nov. 22 by the council's Land Use, Housing and Transportation Committee.
Bet they didn't have that meeting before the Tea Party rallies. But then, they didn't need to as the TEA Party consists of law abiding citizens.
"I guess we'll be writing a check to the tea party people," Councilman Bruce W. Tyler said Wednesday. "You can't treat one group different from the other. It's unfair."Mr. Tyler, while I appreciate your sentiment, why is it more appropriate to refund the TEA Party than to charge the OWS protesters? If a police presence, portable toilets and insurance were necessary when the TEA Party rallies took place, how are they less so now?
For the tea party to request the "same consideration, I believe, is fair and just," Tyler added. "We've now hit the slippery slope that we never should have found ourselves on."
H/T Disrupt the Narrative