Legislature: Developers should pay for protection. So says Sens. Gil Riviere and Stanley Chang, Kurt Fevella, Les Ihara and Maile Shimabukuro of Oahu. If a gang or criminal organization did this it would be called extortion. We the people already pay for police, fire and emergency services through our taxes. While they are saying that this is primarily for the TMT and the wind farms due to the police costs related to those incidents it does not change the fact that this is literally an extortion scheme.