Monday, June 21, 2010

Stockton Police Union Fights Layoffs (again)

Aired on NPR's All Things Considered on Monday, June 21, 2010.

The union for the city of Stockton's police force is responding to budget cuts and layoffs of more than 50 officers in an unusual way. It's launched a $20,000 billboard campaign across the city. The billboards -- some of which appear to be bloodstained -- warn about the city's current "body count"; call Stockton the second most dangerous city in the nation; and state "don't lay off cops."