In Everett and Revere, police union protestors (read: cops with guns and menacing looks) shut down state construction projects yesterday, according to the Boston Globe. My feelings about police unions and police details are well documented in the blog archives here, but this is a new extreme.
I believe the police protestors in those towns should be investigated by the state for possible extortion, or threats. Facing a picket line is one thing, but facing an armed picket line that has the power to arrest you, or shoot you, is another. The cops know that. They know they were intimidating the work crews and threatening the state.
I hope the Governor won't be intimidated. He should stop all state funding for the Revere and Everett police departments, and he should send in the State Police -as only he can do- to guard state work crews in those cities.
Those protesting cops are no better than criminals. And I don't say that lightly.