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Milwaukee Sheriff: Don't Wait For The Police; Arm Yourselves

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Milwaukee County sheriff: Don't wait for the police; arm yourselves



By Matt Pearce - LA Times


January 28, 2013, 12:40 p.m.


Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. has a message for residents in his jurisdiction: You can't rely on him anymore. You need to arm yourself.


On Friday, the nominally Democratic sheriff issued

on the radio and on the Web that encouraged residents to take their lives into their own hands.


Here's the full transcript:


"I'm Sheriff David Clarke and I want to talk to you about something personal: your safety. It's no longer a spectator sport; I need you in the game. But are you ready?


With officers laid off and furloughed, simply calling 911 and waiting is no longer your best option. You can beg for mercy from a violent criminal, hide under the bed, or you can fight back. But are you prepared?


Consider taking a certified safety course in handling a firearm so you can defend yourself until we get there. You have a duty to protect yourself and your family."



Continue reading:http://www.latimes.c...0,7854918.story

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Interesting. A sheriff pissed about his budget being cut resulting in lay offs uses his position to try and spread fear in the community to bolster support for more funding for public safety by making people feel unsafe. Any one else not see this was a political statement designed to create a need for funding rather than a call for citizens to 'arm themselves' against crime because of some generalized breakdown of society?


So what exactly was the point being made by citing this statement? Other than of course that some public officials really don't think through their actions and do things that will backfire if the audience has a collective average IQ of 80 or higher.


Dr. Bob

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Go down into the hills of Kentucky a lot of these folks have never seen a cop the gun is the law down there if i wasn't such a moron so early in my life catching a felony id be wearing 6 shooters on both hips here outside of Detroit the police rarely arrive in time around here so id be encouraging everyone to arm themselves because its not going to get any better.

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