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Very good analysis. Chief Flynn has set himself up for very expensive civil rights lawsuits. Why am I not surprised that he is from Massachusetts? It says a great deal that he *assumes* that a person needs a permit to carry a firearm, and is totally ignorant of Wisconsin law in this regard.
1 posted on 04/24/2009 4:19:59 PM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain
"My message to my troops is if you see anybody carrying a gun on the streets of Milwaukee, we'll put them on the ground, take the gun away and then decide whether you have a right to carry it."

A sign of things to come? The police have the authority to violate civil rights right on the spot.

Courts don't fail us now.

2 posted on 04/24/2009 4:34:24 PM PDT by oyez (To the extent veterans read it as an accusation -- and apology is owed(i.e. not given))
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To: neverdem; Travis McGee

-ping-


3 posted on 04/24/2009 4:42:46 PM PDT by rellimpank (--don't believe anything the MSM tells you about firearms or explosives--NRA Benefactor)
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—more from the local media—

http://www.jsonline.com/news/opinion/43389622.html


4 posted on 04/24/2009 4:46:04 PM PDT by rellimpank (--don't believe anything the MSM tells you about firearms or explosives--NRA Benefactor)
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"If you're carrying a gun in Milwaukee, you're going to comply with our lawful orders.

Lawful being the operative word.

5 posted on 04/24/2009 4:51:47 PM PDT by Poison Pill (Help, I've voted Republican and I can't get up!)
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This article is from another Wisconsin paper:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2237278/posts


6 posted on 04/24/2009 4:57:19 PM PDT by marktwain
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It’s them damned uppity Constitution fanatics again!


7 posted on 04/24/2009 4:58:01 PM PDT by Travis McGee ("Foreign Enemies And Traitors" will be ready the first week of May.)
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To: marktwain

Lawsuits are one thing, but has the chief set himself up for *criminal* prosecution? That is, if he issues this as an order to his subordinates, he runs afoul of the SCOTUS assertion that:

“Under ‘color of law’, it is a *crime* for one or more persons using power given to him or her by a governmental agency (local, state or federal), to willfully deprive or conspire to deprive another person of any right protected by the Constitution or laws of the United States. Enforcement of ‘color of law’ does not require that any racial, religious, or other discriminatory motive existed. Criminal acts under color of law include acts within and beyond the bounds or limits of lawful authority.”


9 posted on 04/24/2009 5:30:32 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: marktwain
Once again the editors have been let go or our on something. A copy editor should have been the first to pick up the fact they have his name wrong, again. His name was not Conners, but Conner.
11 posted on 04/24/2009 6:07:28 PM PDT by jwparkerjr (God Bless America!)
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Here is some more information about Chief Flynn:

“Chief Flynn, it should be noted, has mingled with the elite. Before being tapped to head the scandal-plagued Milwaukee PD in January 2008, he had been police commissioner in Springfield, Massachusetts and served stints as Chief of Police in Braintree and Chelsea, as well as Arlington, Virginia. He also served as Mitt Romney's Homeland Security adviser.

Flynn is a graduate of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, the National Executive Institute, and a former fellow at the Harvard School of Government. He sits on the Executive Committee of the International Association of Chiefs of Police and the Board of Directors of the Council of State Governments Justice Center.

Clearly, Flynn is no marginal figure, a fact that makes his perspective on civilian disarmament and militarization of law enforcement a matter of national concern.”

14 posted on 04/24/2009 7:37:14 PM PDT by marktwain
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I'm going to be in Milwaukee visiting some friends next month.

I may just end up owning the Police Chief's house by the time I'm done with the City of Milwaukee.

And any Milwaukee cop who lays a hand on me is going to find him or herself answering an action under 18USC242.

L

23 posted on 04/25/2009 5:42:14 PM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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