Saturday, June 12, 2010

Stockton Cops Fight Budget Cuts with Billboards

Aired on The California Report Magazine on Friday, June 11, 2010.

The recession hit Stockton hard. The Central Valley city has 20 percent unemployment, nationally ranked foreclosure rates and a $23 million deficit. Even though its violent crime rate is second highest in the state, the city says it has to slash the police department budget. But the police officer's union is fighting back.