We constantly hear the left referring to the tea parties as terrorists, although I have yet to hear of any tea party people using violence or threats of violence to make their point. The unions are another story, and their tactics of intimidation and thuggery appear to be escalating. Recently a business owner was actually shot at because he’s resisted union attempts to take over his business.
Labor Union Report has the details.
Last Wednesday, however, the attacks on Mr. King became much more serious when he was awakened late in the evening at his home in Monroe County, Michigan and saw that the motion lights in his driveway had come on. When he looked out his front window, he saw a figure near his SUV and went outside.
As soon as he got outside his front door, King yelled at the individual who was crouched down by King’s vehicle. As soon as King yelled, the suspect stood and, without hesitation, fired a shot at Mr. King.
The night of the shooting, police recovered a shell casing from a small caliber handgun. In addition to the shell casing, police also found a Swiss Army knife that police say was likely going to be used to slice the tires on King’s SUV.
While neither the police, nor Mr. King can say which union was behind the attack, it is very clear by the word ‘scab’ scrawled on his SUV that it the attack was union-related.
Brett McMahon, writing at American Thinker, adds:
Both last week’s email threat and this week’s vandalism and shooting from the IBEW are nothing new to those of us that are business owners in the labor and construction industries, but probably will come as a major shock to most Americans who happen to hear about it. And granted it won’t be something they find out about from any mainstream media source.
Let’s consider this: The threat email occurred last week and got a significant amount of publicity. During the same news cycle, the King shooting occurs. We can therefore presume that the IBEW international condones the actions by both of their members in both incidents. If they did not condone the threatening email, they would have made it known directly to all of their Ohio affiliates. Presumably, their Ohio affiliates would take their scolding seriously and would not engage in other attention getting thuggery in the same geographical area. Therefore, the IBEW condones and in fact endorses these criminal acts. Their silence seems to be an approval of maintaining the status quo.
The current news cycle highlights the rhetoric out of the Left that makes much mention of the “extremists” or “terrorists” within the GOP that are “holding the country hostage” in the debt and budget talks and negotiations.
Meanwhile, real-life extremists and criminals threaten, shoot at, vandalize and seek to destroy hard working business owners whose employees have chosen not to join a union. ….
What next? Just the other day I read that a union has agreed not to throw feces during protests, but apparently shooting at people is okay.