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    the NPS NOT doing counts.  It appears that they stopped doing it in 1997 due to an act of congress.

    Since 1997 the National Park Service and the U.S. Park Police have operated under Congressional restrictions related to crowd counting in Washington,
    DC since 1997. The House of Representatives Report 104-625 – Department of the Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill, 1997, contained the
    following language:

    “The Committee has provided no funding for crowd counting activities associated with gatherings held on federal property in Washington, D.C. If event organizers wish to have an estimate on the number of people participating in their event, then those organizers should hire a private sector firm to conduct the count.”

    http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/...

    We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them. Albert Einstein

    by theotherside on Tue Feb 19, 2013 at 05:06:59 AM PST

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