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Sheriff who urged residents
to learn how to use firearms
blasts mayor´s ´Dirty Harry´ criticism

Fox News, by Staff

Original Article

Posted By:JoniTx, 1/28/2013 1:45:31 PM

A sheriff who urged Milwaukee-area residents in a radio ad to learn to handle firearms so they can defend themselves is dismissing pointed criticism from the city´s mayor -- calling the mayor´s response "weak" and telling Fox News "my job is to protect the public." Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke Jr. stirred controversy after releasing a 30-second radio ad saying budget cuts have hurt officers´ ability to respond. "With officers laid off and furloughed, simply calling 911 and waiting is no longer your best option," he said in the ad.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: lakerman1, 1/28/2013 1:49:41 PM     (No. 9144481)

The mayor doesn´t understand the difference between vigilantes and those who are defending themselves.
Milwaukee is turning into a sewer city.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 1/28/2013 2:06:10 PM     (No. 9144521)

The mayor and his ilk will hold a candlelight vigil for you if/when you get gunned down. Otherwise, they´d rather ignore the rampant violence threatening law-abiding citizens.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: MrYules, 1/28/2013 2:09:12 PM     (No. 9144531)

Sheriff Clarke speaks courageously and truthfully. At this point in history he is mocked by politicians, pundits, and other cowards. But the People know he is for them.


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Reply 4 - Posted by: taxed2death, 1/28/2013 2:17:16 PM     (No. 9144558)

When seconds count, the police are minutes away.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Knotwyrkin, 1/28/2013 2:34:21 PM     (No. 9144609)

Remember the riots at the Wisconsin State Fair? That is the mentality of the people that are invading our homes.

Sheriff, thank you for speaking the truth, and speaking very clearly. Your detractors´ strongest arguments are falsehoods, so it doesn´t take much of a brain to see that they are lying. Keep up the good work and you will be voted in as mayor during the next election.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: kafir091101, 1/28/2013 3:33:30 PM     (No. 9144724)

If there were no ´minorities´ in the state, Wisconsin´s violent crime rate would be comparable to WY/VT/NH/ME and others.

As I have posted in the past, the answer to violent crime in the US is almost totally based on ´demographics´. Every criminologist knows this.

FWIW: With no private possession of rifles/handguns allowed in the UK, they have a higher violent crime rate than the US because the people can´t defend themselves from ´Hoodies´ with iron pipes and knives!

Progressives SUCK, but not good!

Kafir


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Reply 7 - Posted by: M-79, 1/28/2013 3:49:03 PM     (No. 9144751)

Only in a Democrat led country are you told that if you give up the right to defend yourself will you be "safe".

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Reply 8 - Posted by: mickturn, 1/28/2013 3:55:51 PM     (No. 9144767)

Adds much to the statement that when seconds count Police are 10´s of minutes away...but will get there in time to put someone in a body bag and write their report...will it be you or the bad guy?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Coy860, 1/28/2013 4:03:49 PM     (No. 9144782)

Take special note of his terminology.
FIREARMS is correct, nothing is a weapon until it is used to shoot an assailant.
Politicians, we will NOT be fooled with your playing with the language to disarm Americans.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: craige, 1/28/2013 4:12:14 PM     (No. 9144791)

Defending one´s self, is a personal choice.
Living in a ´gun free´ zone is a personal choice.

Denying such choices, is the heart of authoritarianism. Forcing others to comply with your worldview, by force of arms (government), is immoral.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 1/28/2013 5:42:13 PM     (No. 9145005)

While I´m glad the sheriff said it, I suspect his motivation has more to do with officers being laid off and furloughed than guns.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Calico Al, 1/28/2013 5:58:19 PM     (No. 9145029)

FTA:Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke Jr. stirred controversy after releasing a 30-second radio ad saying budget cuts have hurt officers´ ability to respond.-- It sounds to me he is blaming the delays on
Scott Walkers Budget cuts.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: ladychatalie, 1/28/2013 6:23:03 PM     (No. 9145059)

Sheriff Clarke isn´t whining about his county´s financial situation. He is focused on helping the residents he is sworn to protect help themselves due to far fewer deputies to respond.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: uno_thatguy, 1/28/2013 6:57:50 PM     (No. 9145105)

I hear there´s a new law being proposed that if you raise your hand at a thug assaulting you, he´s got to give it up.

Also, it makes it easier to get your coat off when you get to the morgue!

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