Presidential visits: Atherton plans to charge hosts for costs of extra police protection
Original post made on Sep 8, 2013
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on Sep 8, 2013 at 9:47 am
Just take a look at the photograph attached to this article. It's Mike Guerra dressed in plain clothes, looking straight at the camera.
Why would anyone need to be charged to have an ex Chief of Police show up to crash a party.
The fee should come out of staff salaries.
on Sep 9, 2013 at 12:30 pm
The photo may have been inappropriately attached to the event (Guerra may have been an invited guest), but I agree that expenses must be reimbursed to the government body providing security for any campaign event. After all, we aren't all registered democrats, and if we were, the host(s) (or the party in power) should still foot the bill, and promptly.
on Sep 9, 2013 at 12:39 pm
"we aren't all registered democrats"
Fallacy. All of us are 'registered' Americans (well, most of us in Atherton) and since we choose to live in a high profile town that frequently hosts the President of the United States, we should be honored to provide a simple police assist to the Secret Service in the protection of our President.
Whether the President is blue, red or green.