The Price of Wingnuttery: Pastor Jones rally cost the city at least $50,000 for public safety - thenewsherald.com
The good news: there were enough counter demonstrators practicing their free speech to almost drown this guy out, PA and all.
A Quran-burning pastor finally got to protest Friday, and although the violence predicted by city officials never materialized, there were moments when a full-on riot looked imminent.
Pastor Terry Jones and his assistant, Wayne Sapp, took turns for about an hour on the top step of City Hall addressing a hundred or so supporters and as many as 500 counterdemonstrators.
Speaking through a muffled public address system that often was drowned out by the chants of counterdemonstrators, car horns and a low-flying Michigan State Police helicopter, the men preached their message of the U.S. Constitution over Shariah, or Islamic law.
Both men interspersed Gospel passages with grave warnings about the spread of radical Islam in Europe and the danger of it happening in the United States.