I am admittedly sensitive about police using their position to go beyond enforcing the law. For example, I do not like it when someone calls me, identifies himself as a police officer, and asks for a donation. Those phone calls end up being short . . . very short.
So you can imagine what I think of a Wisconsin police union engaging in mafia-style extortion against private businesses:
In the event that you cannot support this effort to save collective bargaining, please be advised that the undersigned will publicly and formally boycott the goods and services provided by your company. However, if you join us, we will do everything in our power to publicly celebrate your partnership in the fight to preserve the right of public employees to be heard at the bargaining table.
By the way, the lead author of the extortion letter, Jim Palmer, is a real winner.
Any police officer who uses his position to engage in extortion like this should be fired, now, period.
I may dive further into the thuggery in Wisconsin and elsewhere from unions, Democrats and assorted leftists. For now, Gateway Pundit has numerous examples of such.