From the bullet that smashed through a Lawrence City Hall window to stinking fishes flung at the Gloucester mayorâ€™s home, city and state leaders are feeling the heat on the street from taxpayers and public sector workers fuming over impending layoffs and service cuts.
Authorities believe a bullet that slammed into the Lawrence city plannerâ€™s desk last weekend may be related the recent layoffs of 11 city employees and the firing of two others.
Gloucester Mayor Carolyn Kirk, who receives plainclothes police protection on occasion, found a pile of fish on her front porch last month, and her secretary intercepts an almost daily stream of angry e-mails and letters, redirecting the most menacing to police.
Geoff Beckwith, executive director of the Massachusetts Municipal Association, fears that the anger could morph into violence as the economic crisis deepens.
70% of Americans think Congress is corrupt, almost half distrust the president, and everyone wants someone to “do something” about it?
Looks like they are. Wake me up when it gets to the “pitched battles with minutemen” stage.