Here's another example of how officials at the City of Salem engage in selective enforcement of municipal requirements, another recent example being the notorious instance of the Police Department telling armed "militia" members how to avoid a curfew while enforcing the curfew against Black Lives Matter protesters.
This morning I asked the City Manager, Steve Powers, questions about how it is that Salem Awakening, a religious group with political overtones, has been able to keep holding meetings in Riverfront Park, complete with a sound system, even though a city permit that allows them to do this has been revoked.
It's now 5:20 pm. I haven't gotten a response to my questions.
Mr. Powers, I’m going to write a blog post today about the religious group that's been meeting in Riverfront Park and using a sound system there even though it has been reported that the City of Salem revoked their permit. See this KTPV story, "Salem churches say permit for nightly outdoor services revoked."
Salem Awakening 2020 says it will continue to meet in the park every night through Sept. 7. It says the city has told them it can’t stop people from meeting outside, but that they can’t use their sound equipment without the permit. Organizers say they will not be adhering to that rule, because it causes people to group closer to be able to hear.