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Sources: Police on "High Alert" After Group Posts Mayor's Address On Website

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RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) - Sources say Richmond Police are on high alert and monitoring Mayor Dwight Jones' residence, after a group identifying themselves as The Wingnuts posted his address on a website Monday encouraging people to demonstrate and mail him letters.

Richmond City Councilmember Reva Trammell confirmed to ABC 8News that Richmond City Police officers will be actively monitoring Mayor Jones' home, and checking out the scene every two hours. If they spot any suspicious activity, they will contact supervisors who will follow up with Richmond City Police officials.

The increased monitoring comes as a result of a website post entitled "These are the people responsible for privatizing Monroe Park," which lists the Mayor's address, as well as the addresses of city officials and at least one Richmond City Council member.

A portion of the website post reads:

"Our enemies have names and addresses! Well, at least most of them do!

Here are relevant addresses for folks involved with the Monroe Park Conservancy and privatization of Monroe Park. We found the addresses from the City’s Property Finder webpage."


The post also goes on to say:

"Please do not plan on breaking any laws as there is not the sort of movement infrastructure needed to support prisoners nor is their any tactical or strategic benefit to doing so in this situation."

The Wingnuts website post follows a dramatic City Council meeting Monday evening which many have described as "chaotic."  Richmond City Council was supposed to vote on the future of Monroe Park, but people continued disrupting because they didn't like the plan. Things got so out of order that at one point, council members got up and walked out.

Trammel has never been afraid to talk about the mayor's security detail. She says this "high alert" is taking officers away from protecting the people in her district.

"Take your own police officer that you have that follows you around," she says. "Have them at your house if you are so afraid Mr. Mayor. Wouldn't you love to have a police officer to come by your house very two hours when you don't feel safe? If you are afraid of the city, don't run for mayor. Don't run for office."

According to the same website, The Wingnuts plan to protest in front of Richmond City Councilmember Alice Massie's home on Easter Sunday, from 1-5 p.m.

ABC 8News contacted the mayor's office for a comment, but have not heard back.

Stay with ABC 8News for updates on this developing story.

Copyright 2014 by Young Broadcasting of Richmond

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