Thanks For Ramping Up Fear, Pastor Jones; That’ll Be $180,000
Pastor Terry Jones, the Gainesville, FL loon who threatened to burn the Quran, is being billed $180,000 by the city for incurred security costs.
Police agencies spent more than a month working on security plans to ensure the community surrounding Jones’ Dove World Outreach Center — the planned site of the burning — was safe, according to Gainesville police spokeswoman Cpl. Tscharna Senn.
The Gainesville Police Department said it spent more than $100,000 while the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office spent an estimated $80,000 during the weekend of the planned demonstration.
Jones said Friday that the church was “not aware that we would be billed for security.”
“If we had known this in advance, then we would have refused to have security,” he said.
Yeah, and if you knew in advance this was just a publicity stunt, and you weren’t going to burn the Quran, you could have saved the nation a lot of grief, and yourself $180,000.Click here for reuse options!
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