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Mason City police hired to protect Republicans at Cerro Gordo county GOP meeting



This news story was published on July 17, 2020.
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A Mason City police officer protected Republicans at their last county meeting

MASON CITY – Mason City police were hired to protect Republicans at the latest Cerro Gordo county GOP meeting.

Mason City chief of police Jeff Brinkley confirmed to NIT today that “GOP Chair Barb Hovland hired an off-duty officer for their meeting on July 6. Hiring a MCPD officer for overtime requires a 3-hour minimum. That cost is currently $53/hour for a total of $159.”

According to sources inside the meeting, Mrs. Hovland – who has been in charge of Republicans in Cerro Gordo county since 2014 – scolded some in attendance for telling NIT what goes on at the meetings, saying, “you know who you are.”  This verbal thrashing comes on the heals of the June Cerro Gordo GOP meeting, in which NIT reported “tempers flare, tears flow, resignations fly” at that possibly chaotic meeting where some stormed out of the room.

Our source tipped off NIT to the police presence, and added, “she made a point to tell us that she paid for the police presence out of her pocket. She said, ‘it was OUR money!'”

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12 Responses to Mason City police hired to protect Republicans at Cerro Gordo county GOP meeting

  1. Elephant > Donkey Reply Report comment

    July 19, 2020 at 10:25 am

    I’m about to pop some popcorn and settle in for how this all turns out.

  2. Ezekiel Reply Report comment

    July 19, 2020 at 9:41 am

    Shouldn’t you Rightwingers be focusing on your primary goal, keeping us Po’ Folks down?

  3. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 18, 2020 at 8:08 pm

    Where are all the grammar NAZI’s? The heading should have said, An “off duty” police officer was hired. There is a difference!!!

    • NIT Publisher Reply Report comment

      July 19, 2020 at 9:58 am

      The City of Mason City was paid the fee. Not likely the policeman can be off-duty if the City is charging the fee. If he was off-duty he would become a security guard and the City would have no role in the matter. Hello?

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        July 20, 2020 at 7:36 pm

        “Hello”? the article said that, “Barb Hovland hired an off-duty officer”, and it did not say the city was paid the fee!!! I don’t read between the lines.

  4. Wasn't there this time Reply Report comment

    July 18, 2020 at 12:27 pm

    Barb thinks she’s bombable or something tee hee

  5. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 18, 2020 at 8:25 am

    Smart move -$159 bucks for peace and quite – not all republicans are TRUE republicans – these are known as RINO’s -rioters-just progressive demos wearing what ever color to gain power. What’s the big deal ? -here in our small town they have a policeman there to protect the flunky mayor and his blue party city council butts at ALL city council meetings – SAD.

    • NIT Publisher Reply Report comment

      July 19, 2020 at 10:30 am

      The cops starting coming to the meetings because Eric and Scott were afraid. Scott thought a sniper would shoot him through a window in the library. That nut and his bad haircut moved to Indiana.

  6. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 18, 2020 at 8:09 am

    Good one trumpTARD!

  7. Church Lady Reply Report comment

    July 17, 2020 at 5:19 pm

    Well isn’t that special