Wednesday, 17 April 2013 - 14:51
Offender Must Pay
Believing that the offender, not the taxpayer, should pay costs made to maintain public order, Dutch political party VVD has asked the Minister of Justice, Opstelten, to change the law. According to Dutch law, the government is responsible for maintaining public order, so costs made during events like Project X in the northern town of Haren will eventually be paid by the taxpayer. On September 21st last year, riots with vandalism broke out after 5,000 people showed up for an accidentally publicly distributed invitation for a birthday party via Facebook. The damage was more than a million euro. RTL.nl reported that according to the party, a majority of the House will vote in favor of the proposal.