Katherine R. Windels, a 26-year-old woman, was charged Thursday with two felony counts and two misdemeanor counts for allegedly making email threats against Wisconsin lawmakers during the height of the battle over Gov. Scott Walker’s budget-repair bill.”
Part of her alleged emails read:
The subject line of the second email was: “Atten: Death Threat!!!! Bomb!!!” In that email, she purportedly wrote, “Please put your things in order because you will be killed and your families will also be killed due to your actions in the last 8 weeks.”
“I hope you have a good time in hell,” she allegedly wrote in the lengthy email in which she purportedly listed scenarios in which the legislators and their families would die, including bombings and by “putting a nice little bullet in your head.”
It is already illegal for government union workers to collectively bargain in Virginia and Texas.
While the media has focused attention on Wisconsin, limits on government union worker collective bargaining have been introduced in several other states: Ohio, Tennessee, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Iowa, Colorado, Nebraska, Nevada, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Washington.
Yes, you try to balance the state budget in Wisconsin and some wacko threatens to kill you!
Wisconsin Gov. Walker signed a bill into law eliminating many collective-bargaining rights for the state’s govt union workers. It will raise worker contributions to benefits and change union rules.
Most importantly, these changes will save the state up to $30 million through June of 2011, and will definitely help the state move towards a balanced budget.