Well this isn't happy news!
Reports are claiming Whitney Houston's funeral cost the state of New Jersey $187,000 in police costs!
Despite Newark Councilwoman Mildred Crump insisting "barriers and officers of the law" were necessary to ensure the safety of thousands, residents are calling BS!
Since that's a bill being paid by their taxes, NJ citizens like Quincy Ruffin are appalled, saying they'd rather spend that money on something else:
I think it's absolutely ridiculous when you have people who are unemployed and homeless, people walking up and down the streets.
Other residents feel like Whitney's estate should have paid for the extra security, but sigh, nothing they can do about it now… or is there??
What do U think of this dilemma?
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