"When OFCC began to advertise the rally the city demanded the YAL group pay $2,000 in law enforcement wages for their peaceful protest. There was talk of the rally becoming a protest, which caught the attention of the Youngstown Vindicator newspaper yesterday.
The Young American Liberty organizers have negotiated that down to a much more reasonable rate, and donations raised in this discussion thread allowed Ohioans For Concealed Carry to contribute $400 to the cause since it was our presence that nearly cancelled the YAL rally they so graciously invited us to speak at."
These fees hardly seem to meet the Supreme Court’s requirements of "narrowly drawn, reasonable, and definite standards":
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forsyth_Co ... t_Movement
Shouldn't your lawyer have known this?
Kowboy: Absolutely. With respect to the Ohio SAM event we researched this and found history of similar security requirements that made the rules "content neutral" -- but with respect to this event in Campbell is it NOT an OFCC event. This is a YAL event that they invited us to after they scheduled it and had a permit to use the facilities. They negotiated an hourly rate of the police officers time, and the money goes directly to the cops, not the City of Campbell. The City isn't getting any revenue from this unless the cops kick it back. If the cops made around $25/hr I'd expect this to cost $300 for six cops @ 2 hours... The Campbell issue isn't over. After the Rally, I have a feeling you're going to see this issue potentially go to court. Campbell keeps making stupid mistakes like admitting that they were OK with a "rally for the troops" but are opposed to the open carry rally. In my mind, charging "upwards of $2,000" and then backing down all the way down to more than 75% less shows them admitting it was intimidation. Their attorney should vet what they say in the news media