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Sheriff Sends SWAT Team To Conference Instead Of Presidential Protection
WISN ^ | February 16, 2012

Posted on 02/17/2012 10:00:17 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia

MILWAUKEE -- When President Obama's motorcade drove through Milwaukee Wednesday, traffic was shut down.

That's a standard security measure normally handled by the Sheriff's Department, but Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke said because of budget cuts he didn't have the manpower, and so the State Patrol handled it instead.

Sources tell 12 News the department had plenty of people on duty, but they were in Waukesha County.

The Sheriff's department confirms they had people at the Association of SWAT Conference and Vendor show in Oconomowoc.

Sources said more than 15 and as many as 25 members of the Milwaukee County SWAT team were at the conference at the same time the President spoke at Master Lock.

--snip--

Clarke is vacationing in Mexico and wouldn't respond to our investigation, but in a statement said the protection of the President is the responsibility of the Secret Service.

(Excerpt) Read more at wisn.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: obama; swat

1 posted on 02/17/2012 10:00:27 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Wow! It must be a really slow news day in WI.

This is much ado about nothing.

2 posted on 02/17/2012 10:05:02 AM PST by Night Hides Not (My dream ticket for 2012 is John Galt & Dagny Taggart!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
I like the part, “...wouldn't respond to our investigation...”. Like it is a crime that needs to be investigated. I am guessing the conference was set up long before they new 0bama would be there, AND the Secret Service should take care of his security.
3 posted on 02/17/2012 10:06:45 AM PST by NEMDF
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

What’s wrong with this? It is up to the Secret Service to protect his sorry butt. If it had been in my city, I’d have expected nothing less from our public defenders. If Obama wants to go anywhere, then he should bring his protection with him. He costs us enough without having to make everyone go out of their way to get a photo/sound bite in his re-election campaign.


4 posted on 02/17/2012 10:09:11 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Night Hides Not

When you consider the Guv also had a cold, so he couldn’t meet the Prez, and add that to this whack from the sheriff, it’s pretty funny.

As for the press being concerned....tough!


5 posted on 02/17/2012 10:10:28 AM PST by G Larry (We are NOT obliged to carry the snake in our pocket and then dismiss the bites as natural behavior.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Hell, if he dies he dies.


6 posted on 02/17/2012 10:17:25 AM PST by HIDEK6
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To: HIDEK6

After all, it’s not like he’s an American.


7 posted on 02/17/2012 10:18:48 AM PST by HIDEK6
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
The Sheriff's department confirms they had people at the Association of SWAT Conference and Vendor show in Oconomowoc.

Oconomowoc ???
That's on earth, right?

8 posted on 02/17/2012 10:20:24 AM PST by The Cajun (Palin, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Newt......Nuff said.)
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To: G Larry

Sounds like to me the head sheriff is miffed at budget constraints and put a voice - a political one - to that position.


9 posted on 02/17/2012 10:20:38 AM PST by pacpam (action=consequence and applies in all cases - friend of victory)
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To: HIDEK6

FUBO.

Sincerely,

The people of milwuakee.
And texas.
and arizona.
and the middle class
and the unborn


10 posted on 02/17/2012 10:22:46 AM PST by SpringtoLiberty (Liberty is on the march!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia; Hunton Peck; Diana in Wisconsin; TaMoDee; P from Sheb; Shady; ...

Wisconsin Sheriff takes a slap at Obama ping

If you want on, or off, this Wisconsin interest ping list, please FReep Mail me.

For those who are unaware of the Milwaukee dynamic, Sheriff Clarke is a conservative, black Sheriff, appointed by a Republican Governor (McCallum) who rankles the liberal establishment no end. He has recently been in a battle with the liberal Milwaukee County Executive over Draconian budget cuts to his department.


11 posted on 02/17/2012 10:22:46 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: pacpam

Not surprised at all. Good, bad or indifferent, the sheriff is a very political animal. The Sheriff in my county concerns himself primarily with political issues rather than the nuts and bolts of his department. I’m sure it is the same in nearly every large county in the nation.


12 posted on 02/17/2012 10:26:26 AM PST by Jagdgewehr (It will take blood.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Sheriff David Clarke

13 posted on 02/17/2012 10:36:22 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: NEMDF

The Sheriff blamed it on budget cuts when his men were actually at a conference. I thought local law enforcement would take pride in helping to protect the President of the United States.


14 posted on 02/17/2012 10:43:07 AM PST by Sawdring
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To: The Cajun

Sure it is! It’s right between Ixonia and Nashotah. If you hit Pewaukee, you’ve gone too far. I prefer Weyauwega, myself- you know, just north of Lake Poygan....


15 posted on 02/17/2012 10:46:28 AM PST by Eepsy
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To: The Cajun

I would love to hear you pronounce it with a Cajon accent!


16 posted on 02/17/2012 10:58:03 AM PST by TaMoDee
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To: Jagdgewehr
This guy is different. He's elected overwhelmingly by republicans and democrats because he's tough and really gives a damn. He's hated by the dem pols and respected by those in the inner city who want piece and security. He's a law and order tough guy. Sure he can get political when necessary but his game is really about making a difference and he's never thrown around the race card.
17 posted on 02/17/2012 11:19:26 AM PST by mimaw
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To: HIDEK6

No, no, no... you are not looking at the big picture. The impact would be significant and painful for the entire country.

Our televisions would be full of Obama memorial garbage for at least a couple of weeks. Biden and his dems would torture the country with nonstop praise for Obama.

Hospitals, schools, libraries, streets and Naval ships are just a few things that would have to be renamed, “Obama”.

See, it’s a really big deal! LOL

Oh, on the upside, we could get another federal holiday. ;>)

I want him to live long enough to be sent to prison for 30+ years.


18 posted on 02/17/2012 11:22:18 AM PST by Gator113 (~Just livin' life, my way~..... GO NEWT GO--it’s about the survival of our country!!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

When Ahmadinejad came to speak at Harvard, Romney ordered State Police, explicitly, not to provide security. This was pretty typical of Romney, btw.


19 posted on 02/17/2012 11:35:19 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Ceterum autem censeo, Obama delenda est.)
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To: TaMoDee
I would love to hear you pronounce it with a Cajon accent!

Probably could, but would need to take a running start :^)

20 posted on 02/17/2012 2:02:21 PM PST by The Cajun (Palin, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Newt......Nuff said.)
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To: Eepsy
Sure it is! It’s right between Ixonia and Nashotah. If you hit Pewaukee, you’ve gone too far. I prefer Weyauwega, myself- you know, just north of Lake Poygan....

Ain't convinced any of them places are on Earth, you may be one of them space alien fellas for all I know :^)

21 posted on 02/17/2012 2:05:30 PM PST by The Cajun (Palin, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Newt......Nuff said.)
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To: The Cajun

Yep! It’s near....Okauchee!!!

Silly goose!

;)


22 posted on 02/17/2012 3:27:35 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it....)
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To: The Cajun

“Oconomowoc ???
That’s on earth, right?”

To some, albeit misguided, the center of the universe.

BTW, I’ve been absent from my native Badgerland since 1987,although a frequent visitor and always interested in what’s happenin’ there. But somehow I missed the governorship of McCallum; thought ultra-liberal Doyle had been Gov. ever since Tommy.


23 posted on 02/18/2012 11:03:43 AM PST by Elsiejay (in)
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