Kenosha Mayor To Ask For $30 Million For Riot Damage: Report
After the leaders of Minneapolis watched and did nothing as their city was destroyed by rioting and looting, the local and state officials came begging to Washington for money.
Trump told them to go pound sand because they fell down on the job and only later, after the damage was done, sent in the National Guard.
The leaders in Kenosha, Wisconsin acted a little more responsibly and sent in the National Guard quicker than most after the city erupted in violence but it may have been too little too late.
Now they want money – Kenosha’s mayor just asked for $30 million from the state and the feds. We will see what Trump does today.
From The Daily Wire:
The city is insured, but as Minneapolis, Minnesota residents are now finding out, insurance coverage for riot damage is limited, according to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, where “dozens” of business owners are now finding out that demolition costs, particularly, won’t be reimbursed in full.
The damage to city services may also hinder Kenosha’s public works department in the long term.
According to Billingsley, the garbage and utility trucks that were destroyed or damaged in the riots that followed an officer-involved shooting that left 29-year-old Jacob Blake in critical condition, function as snowplows in the winter, and the city may not be able to replace them before the first snowfall which, in Wisconsin, could come as early as October.
Those trucks “were parked downtown to provide security and limit movement by protesters, were set on fire during the demonstrations.”
Kenosha’s mayor said Monday that he plans on asking the state and federal governments for assistance, and his initial request is $30 million, with the understanding that that number could climb significantly.
Individual businesses, now picking up the pieces following three nights of nearly unrestricted rioting, looting, and arson, are also finding that the cost to rebuild may be more than anticipated. According to Fox Business, the used car dealership that rioters burned during the first night of unrest, sustained $1.5 million in damages by itself.
“The owners of Car Source in Kenosha told local affiliate FOX 6 Milwaukee the business suffered $500,000 in property damage plus between $900,000 and $1 million in inventory damage during the first night of civil unrest following the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a 29-year-old Black man,” the outlet reported. “More than 50 cars were reported to have been damaged in the early Monday morning blaze.”
“Another local business, Dale’s Jewelry, lost $200,000 worth of jewelry and incurred another $200,000 in property damage,” Fox 6 Milwaukee added.