Just as we were warned by Grand Rapids' police chief before this year's income tax hike that a failure of the tax increase would result in 'increased risk' for city residents, the Police union in Bay, Michigan is actually threatening residents that they will be "beaten, shot, stabbed [and] robbed" if the city doesn't approve their latest employment contract.
Yes, here's a picture of the billboard:
State and local government budgets are only to get worse, and as I've repeatedly demonstrated, public sector benefits packages are inherently unsustainable. We will see much more of this type of taxpayer extortion. As the public sector unions demand more raises, more benefits, and more pensions, the residents who pay for them will eventually wake up and realize that they've been scammed. This is just one example of a growing trend.