The notion that someone can lease and take ownership of "public property" and deny people access never set well with me. Either it's public or it's not.
The public does own it....well, up until the point a man hands a wad of cash to some government bureaucrat. Magically a wad of cash makes it to where you and I are restricted from some place we may have already paid for.
By allowing individuals to "rent" the land and having them attain a "permit" the bureaucrats are handing it over to folks that intend to make it "private"
These cops where smart enough not to actually remove the signs themselves but rather had the event coordinators do their bidding. However, they did blatantly assist in the theft and lynching of the sign by refusing to act.
In the end they almost ALWAYS show their true colors and they ALWAYS show you who they really work for and trust me, it's not you.
GOP Presidential debate in Mesa, Arizona.
From the Mesa Police Department:
Srgt Martin and Officer Beauford
First bald guy:
I believe Mike "SS" Bell?
Second bald guy with glasses:
David "SS" Short
Downtown Mesa Association
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