I don't recall this amount of violence directed againstcensus workers in the past...probably just another indicator of the decline of America as we knew it. I would like to see those doing the violence not counted -- as in keeping with their wishes -- just arrested and deported
...they can be counted in some other country, if they even bother doing that there. Or care.
CC, what if the ones doing the violence are U.S. citizens? Do we deport them too?
Census worker says off-duty cop pulled gun on her
Joe Nelson, Staff Write
Posted:05/14/2010 04:57:45 PM PDT
BARSTOW - A Census worker has alleged that an off-duty Barstow police officer pulled a gun on her during a confrontation Wednesday at his home when she showed up at the residence to inquire about a questionnaire, officials said.
The alleged incident occurred about 12:30 p.m. Wednesday in the 34000 block of E Street. A numerator showed up at the residence to see about having the person who lives there fill out a questionnaire, said Celeste Jiménez, assistant regional census manager for the U.S. Census Bureau's Los Angeles regional center.
"We do know there was some sort of altercation that occurred between her and the gentleman who was there," Jimenez said. "From the reports I have heard, there was something involving a handgun."
The Sheriff's Department fielded the complaint at 2:38 p.m. Wednesday, sheriff's spokeswoman Arden Wiltshire said.
"While she was at the door, a weapon was shown to her," Wiltshire said. She said she did not know if the complaint alleged the gun was shown in a threatening manner to the Census worker, and that the report had not been completed as of Friday.
Wiltshire also said the police officer in question was not arrested, and she could not say if the officer was still reporting for duty at the Barstow Police Department.
A property records search showed that the person who lives at the given address is Timothy Heiden, a sergeant with the Barstow Police Department....
Texas attorney accused of shooting at Census worker
By Miguel Liscano - The Statesman 05/13/10 at 1:08 PM
Williamson County sheriff’s officials have charged a Leander attorney with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after they say she fired five shots at a U.S. Census Bureau worker on Saturday, court records show.
Carolyn M. Barnes, 53, could face up to 20 years in prison if convicted of the felony. She was being held in the Williamson County Jail this afternoon with bail set at $50,000.
According to the affidavit, the Census Bureau employee told officials that Barnes pointed a handgun at her when she showed up at Barnes’s home, in the 400 block of Indian Trail in Leander, to collect information.
As the woman tried to get away, Barnes fired the weapon, the document says. It is unclear if she was injured.
Full story: Leander attorney accused of shooting at Census worker | The Blotter
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Police: N. Idaho man fired gun near census worker
Associated Press - April 10, 2010 6:04 PM ET
ST. MARIES, Idaho (AP) - A northern Idaho man who police say fired his shotgun near a U.S. census worker who was trying to deliver a census form has been cited for exhibition of a deadly weapon, a misdemeanor.
Fifty-4-year-old Richard L. Powell of St. Maries faces up to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine.
The Benewah County Prosecutor's office says that on March 3 Powell told the census worker to get off his property and then fired a shotgun into the air.
Powell's pretrial conference is scheduled for April 26 at the Benewah County Courthouse.