The Kenosha Riots of 2020 cost the taxpayers a lot of money. Thanks to finance committee chairman Terry Rose, we have a better idea of just how much. Rose, a board member for 34 years and attorney for 54 years, wanted to know what the cost was to the taxpayers, so he directed staff to compile the data. The figures he was provided and released to the KCE today show the price tag at just under $1Million. This is only for the Kenosha County government. The City likely had a similar price tag. This is also not including the approximately $50Million in destruction to private property caused by BLM, Antifa, and other hate groups.
According to Kenosha County finance director Patricia Merrill, the county spent about $360,000 in overtime for Deputies, $290,000 in supplies for the Sheriff’s department and about $150,000 in other costs including damage to Sheriff’s vehicles. Insurance will cover some of this cost and the County did receive $400,000 from the federal government, thanks to President Trump.
As an added bonus to this article, please click here to read some letters sent to Kenosha Mayor Antaramian from some students at UW-Parkside related to the shooting of Jacob Blake and aftermath. One or two letters are good, but you might think to yourself, “What is UW-Parkside teaching our youth??!!”