ANGELA WALKER ACCUSES DAVID CLARKE OF MORE “ARROGANT, IRRESPONSIBLE BEHAVIOR”Yet another reason why I will be glad to vote for this Walker on Election Day.
Independent candidate for Milwaukee County Sheriff Angela Walker, responding to news reports that security staff in the Milwaukee County Courthouse complex are routinely finding people attempting to enter the complex with loaded handguns, said that such persons should be detained by Sheriff’s deputies regardless of whether they hold permits to carry concealed weapons.
“The Courthouse complex entrances are clearly marked with signs warning that only law enforcement may enter while armed,” Walker noted. “If we are finding on a near-daily basis that civilians are entering the Courthouse complex with loaded firearms, that’s a clear danger to the public welfare and an equally clear violation of the law, regardless of whether they have concealed-carry permits. Such persons should be disarmed, detained by Sheriff’s deputies, and immediately referred to the District Attorney for possible prosecution. That’s exactly what the policy will be if I am elected Milwaukee County Sheriff on November 4.”
“Telling concealed-carry permit holders to ‘secure their weapons before returning to the Courthouse’ essentially means telling people to place their loaded weapons in parked cars,” Walker continued. “That hardly seems like a good idea to me.”
“This is yet another example of Sheriff Clarke’s arrogant, irresponsible behavior. Instead of issuing press statements sniping at the County Executive and judges, he should be working to show how Milwaukee County government is working as a team to protect our citizens as they use public buildings. All elected officials –including His Majesty David Clarke-- should remember that this is a republic, not a monarchy, and his badge is not a crown.”
Thursday, October 23, 2014
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