Albuquerque Riots 1971

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Albuquerque Riots 1971 - Property Damage $3 Million By MIKE PADGET Riots...
Property Damage $3 Million By MIKE PADGET Riots last week ripped a quarter-million-dollar quarter-million-dollar quarter-million-dollar quarter-million-dollar quarter-million-dollar hole in the city's budget while causing an estimated $3 mil lion damage to private and public property. Budget director Montrose Simms said the city's cost consisted consisted largely of overtime pay for police, fire and blue-collar blue-collar blue-collar manpower. And, in spite of the costs, some officials including City Manager Richard Wilson are hoping the taxpaying public is willing to put out even more money to expand the city's capability to quell civil disturbances. disturbances. and at at article district-level SIMMS, in giving a rough estimate on disturbance costs, said "As long as the police department was on full force, total cost for all manpower was about $50,000 dollars a day. From what I gather each policeman policeman worked two shifts a day. several days. uepuiy vniei uan nappci saia baturaay mat police no i 1 : r, ,n 4HnnMtv, ! two shifts a day, but many still kill motion fellow John the and Other than policemen, the city has been footing the overtime bill for workers m the fire department department and in several maintenance maintenance divisions, such as Parks Maintenance, Street Maintenance Maintenance and Building Maintenance jdivisons, Simms said. AND WHILE the city is dig-Iging dig-Iging dig-Iging into its purse, the insurance j industry is taking claims on insured' losses of about $3 ! million from Albuquerque businessmen and residents. According to W.D. Swift, with the property claims services of the American Insurance Assn., the $3 million estimate involves losses to portions of downtown Albuquerque, automobile dealer agencies and municipal buildings. buildings. indicated he would strongly Continued on A While cost estimates were : pouring into city and insurance agencies, uty Manager wu.son to

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  1. Albuquerque Journal,
  2. 20 Jun 1971, Sun,
  3. Page 1

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