Image from source, Think Progress
The question in the headline is not part of the excerpted story below, but it should be. When a sitting member of Congress--even a wack-a-doodle like Michele Bachmann--spends significant time and energy demonizing the census, what do you expect her fellow wack-a-doos to do? The census is Constitutionally mandated, something you'd think these supposed "strict Constitutional constructionists" would support. Somebody needs to tell these people that the 2nd Amendment is not the sum total of the document.
Report: More than 113 Census workers threatened and attacked this month.
Last week, a routine visit by a U.S. Census worker in Yuba City, California ended in violence when “police officers shot and killed a woman they said had first threatened the worker with a gun, then later confronted officers with a shotgun.” The Washington Post’s Ed O’Keefe reports today that the threat against a Census worker was not an isolated incident. In fact, the Census Bureau says that “more than 113 census takers have been the victims of assaults or attacks this month". . .
Read more at: Think Progress
Thanks to Stupid Monkey Planet for the link.