Friday, January 25, 2013

Completely insane now, Sheriff Clarke tells residents, Calling 911 is no longer best option...Get a Gun, "I need you in the GAME." Game?

Concealed carry was supposed to make us all safer by making criminals hesitate and think twice about their intended victim. That didn't work, while at the same time mass shootings like Sandy Hook continue to become more frequent and common domestic disagreements end in gun deaths or injury.

Roll out plan B? Everybody needs to carry a gun now and public places need armed security.  
This is America? This is what the founding fathers envisioned? Or is this what conservatives meant by freedom and liberty?

Abdicating his responsibilities and storing up excuses to use when he fails again, authoritarian Sheriff David Clarke has resorted to scaring people into owning and carrying guns just in case he doesn't respond to your cries for help in time. Comforting thought?

You won't believe what you are about to hear:

jsonline: In his latest radio spot, Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke tells residents personal safety isn't a spectator sport anymore, and "I need you in the game."

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

Clarke urges listeners to take a firearm safety course and handle a firearm "so you can defend yourself until we get there. You have a duty to protect yourself and your family. We're partners now. Can I count on you?"
GOODBYE CLARKE? Why almost no one is demanding Clarke be relieved, fired or thrown out of office is a mystery to me. When the "Clarke's" of the world get away with this stuff, they become even more emboldened, which pushes them further to the right, resulting in what we now recognize as the radicalized Republican Party.

jsonline: The Greenfield Police Department issued advice on its Facebook page, saying none of its officers was laid off or furloughed, that violent crime is down and the department's response time to violent crime is less than two minutes … decision that should not be driven by fear that our officers will not respond to your calls for help," the department said.

Roy Felber, president of the Milwaukee Deputy Sheriffs' Association, said the ad sounded to him like a call to vigilantism. "That doesn't sound smart," Felber said. "That's why society has police officers." Instead of promoting vigilantism, Felber said, money should be found to hire more police officers and deputies.
Clarke had made this amazingly bizarre statement as well:

The mayor also reacted to a statement released by the Sheriff on Friday, claiming Mayor Barrett would have benefited from “a firearm and a plan of defense” when he was attacked outside State Fair Park back in 2009. “Harry Truman had a statement about dealing with McCarthyism.  He said, ‘I’m not gonna get in the gutter with that guy.’  That’s my view on that,” said Barrett.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This MKE Co. Sheriff David Clarke situation comedy show just jumped the shark. 911 is not enough? Buy a gun? Cancel the show & remove him.