Census workers running into danger on the job

The U.S. Census Bureau is having a difficult time lately, what with a worker having a gun aimed at her on the job and charges that it is fudging employment numbers it reports to the Labor Department.

You'd expect to run into some difficulties when going to someone's door and asking personal information -- age, race, number of people living there -- although federal law mandates that the information won't be shared with anyone or any agency and is only used to compile numbers. But having a gun aimed at you, as a woman did while asking census questions, makes the $12 to $25 an hour pay really not worth it. The homeowner with the gun was shot and killed by police after refusing to drop the gun and continuing to keep it pointed at police.