Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The “Do it Yourself” Sheriff strikes again in Milwaukee

On Sunday, April, 12th, a 2 year old child was accidentally killed after running into traffic on Milwaukee’s North side.  As awful as that tragedy was, the driver, who rightly stopped due to the accident and was waiting for Police to arrive, was tried and executed by an unknown assailant on the scene.  In addition, a 15 year old, who was at the scene,was also murdered.  

Vigilante justice takes root in Milwaukee. You would think we would have professional law enforcement in Milwaukee that would speak out and discourage citizens from acting as their own police. That sounds like a good principle for public safety that most law enforcement officials would back. 

Well, not in Milwaukee, as one of the main voices in law enforcement has, in the past, actually encouraged citizens to not wait for police. Yes, you read that correctly. This leader in law enforcement communicated to the public that it’s time they think about arming themselves and taking things into their own hands. It doesn’t take any professionalism or training to asses a situation when you can just do it yourself.

Here’s an excerpt from Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke’s radio and web campaign which aired across Milwaukee County.  
"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 youcan defend yourself until we get there. You have a duty to protect yourself and your family."
You might think that the Sheriff only meant in the context of self-defense but as a public official communicating the general public, the sprit of his advice encourages people not to wait for 911. Grab yourself a gun and act as your own police. Do it yourself policing. When communicating to the public,the broader implications of everything that is said needs to be considered carefully. It’s wildly irresponsible public messaging at best and encouraged murder at worst.

It is reported that the driver is a father to 4 young children – a complete family shattered by vigilante justice, for which the Sheriff has publicly championed.  The “Do it Yourself” Sheriff strikes again in Milwaukee.  

10 comments:

  1. Not once did you blame the gunman! This is liberal logic at its finest. No where in Clarkes message did he say to shoot unarmed people who are no danger to you. It's the gunmans fault, not Clarkes. I just want to know do you honestly think the shooter shot the guy because of what Clarke said?

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    1. Oh yeah, thanks for mentioning. We can blame the gunman! That will make the dead feel better and Jesus will smile.

      This comment must be blaska. It's. Exactly the stooopid sh!t he posts. Get killed? Let's be sure to point fingers of blame before we all run out for more guns and ammunition.

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    2. Liberal logic? How about Clark is irresponsible and preaches messages that are misconstrued at best. Clark is responsible for public safety, amongst other things. No one knows if the shooter shot the driver because of Clark's words. The only thing we do know is that WI has had an increase in gun related violence and being pro-gun has not been necessarily been used for the greater good. Your comments are typical of an ignorant Righty. You can't see the big picture if it hit you in the face.

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  2. This was very likely a tragic accident, but what do we keep hearing from the (not often) Right ? "The way to stop someone with a gun is someone else with a gun"
    and you can take it to the bank that this vigilante has heard that line and Clarke is a spokesperson for that same God forsaken echo chamber !

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  3. How about conservative "logic": We have a problem with gun violence so the answer is more guns. Dumbass.

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  4. Author is an idiot and takes the quote completely out of context. And yes - more guns is less crime. FBI statistics, along with local crime data - validates this.

    But do not let logic and facts get in the way of your panacea of liberal utopian koom-by-ya dreams.

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    1. Must be a pleasant fantasy for you, dumbass.

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  5. The latest two homicides in Milwaukee were arson-related. Which republican blogger or political figure is responsible for that, in your lefty fucktard universe? James Wigderson?

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  6. IOooh. Must have touched a nerve, dumbass. btw: I consider James a friend. Fairly certain he would not participate in such nonsense. You, on the other hand, I have serious questions.

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  7. I referred to the self defense context of his quote in the text part of the blog. I know it's hard, but don't just look at the pictures. My point is his statement basically informed the public that the police will not be coming. He is the police! He fuels fear and encourages people who may have no business owning a gun, feel like they have no choice.

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