Richmond Occupiers Haven't Paid Squat

M. Catharine Evans
The Richmond, Virginia Tea Party wants a refund from the city. In the past three years, the Tea Party has held tax day rallies in Kanawha Plaza across from the Federal Reserve Building; the same place where Occupy Richmond protesters have held up for the last two weeks. The difference? The tea party forked over nearly $10,000 dollars for permits, city fees and other expenses according to City Code requirements. The Occupiers haven't paid squat. According to one local attorney, William K. Taggert, occupiers are violating several Richmond City Code ordinances with no objections from Mayor Dwight Jones or other officials. (1)  Richmond City Code Section 26-390: "It shall be unlawful for any person to camp, tent, encamp or quarter upon any public grounds, parks, playfields, playgrounds or any public property owned or maintained by the city or lie upon any benches located within any such public property." (2) Richmond City Code Section 26-397(a): "Unless otherwise provided in this...(Read Full Post)

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