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Sheriff Clarke: “Calling 911 and waiting is no longer your best option”
http://fox6now.com ^ | January 25, 2013 | Ben Handelman

Posted on 01/26/2013 6:35:33 AM PST by lionstar

MILWAUKEE (WITI) — The Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office released a new public service announcement regarding gun safety on Thursday, January 24th that is getting attention for its bluntness. In the PSA, Sheriff David Clarke says, “With officers laid off and furloughed, simply calling 911 and waiting is no longer your best option. You could beg for mercy from a violent criminal, hide under the bed, or you can fight back. But are you prepared?” He goes on to say, “You have a duty to protect yourself and your family. We’re partners now. Can I count on you?” CLICK HERE to listen to the PSA Jacob Schneider is a firearms instructor at the MGS Group — attached directly to the Shooters Shop in West Allis. He is happy someone has finally spoken up about the need to own a gun. “He is saying we are responsible, in a lot of cases for our own personal safety,” said Schneider. “If he does not feel he is capable of doing this, and he’s not qualified to take on this role of public safety, he should resign and he should do it today,” said Jeri Bonavia of the non-profit Wisconsin Anti-violence Effort. Bonavia says Clarke is asking citizens to become vigilantes.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; leo; rkba; secondamendment; sheriff
Unlike Phil Mickelson, Sheriff David Clarke will not back down from his comments. He is tough, blunt and honest and not afraid of taking on the thought police. I'm sick and tired of liberals thinking they own the monopoly on opinions.
1 posted on 01/26/2013 6:35:38 AM PST by lionstar
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To: lionstar

—more—

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2981875/posts


2 posted on 01/26/2013 6:39:43 AM PST by rellimpank (--don't believe anything the media or government says about firearms or explosives--)
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To: lionstar

Where I live the average response is about 15 minutes.

Ambulance protocol directs that the dispatched ambulance be staged and wait for the police to be sure the scene has been cleared before going onto the scene of any violent act.

It is not unusual for Volunteers to respond within 10 minutes and have to wait another ten for the Police to get there and clear the scene. Sometimes longer.

If you have an emergency calling 911 and waiting for the police is not a good option.


3 posted on 01/26/2013 6:45:59 AM PST by Venturer
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To: lionstar

Bonavia says Clarke is asking citizens to become vigilantes.”

...IDIOT! Protecting your home and your loved ones is in no way vigilantism. National average for a cop to show at your door after the call is 6 minutes. This little creep is saying to wait it out. No thanks. 6 minutes is a looong time.


4 posted on 01/26/2013 6:49:08 AM PST by albie
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To: lionstar

If he’s not qualified to take on this role of public safety, he should resign and he should do it today,” said Jeri.”

Jeri needs to educate herself, or perhaps that’s too inconvenient for her - it’s always nicer to avoid facts you don’t like. How sad others should have to look these things up for her. And even if they did have a responsibility, they simply can’t be everywhere.

Here, Jeri - “It is well-settled fact of American law that the police have no legal duty to protect any individual citizen from crime, even if the citizen has received death threats and the police have negligently failed to provide protection.” Warren v. District of Columbia, 444 A.2d 1 (D.C. 1981).

“Law enforcement agencies and personnel have no duty to protect individuals from the criminal acts of others; instead their duty is to preserve the peace and arrest law breakers for the protection of the general public.”
Lynch v. N.C. Dept. of Justice, 376 S.E. 2nd 247 (N.C. App. 1989)

Two years ago we were stopped at a light in a nice section of town. A man came up and tried to carjack the car in front of us. The driver leaned over, pulled out a handgun and pointed it dead at the creep. Said creep takes off. I’m sure it was never reported, and I’m just as sure if the driver hadn’t been armed the whole thing would have ended badly.


5 posted on 01/26/2013 6:49:32 AM PST by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: lionstar
--the sheriff really contrasts with the Milwaukee C of P , who promised to "throw them to the ground" if anyone was found in Milwaukee exercising "open carry"--

--the difference is that the sheriff is elected and the C of P appointed by the wretch Mayor Barrett---

6 posted on 01/26/2013 7:00:11 AM PST by rellimpank (--don't believe anything the media or government says about firearms or explosives--)
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To: lionstar

Sheriff Conway of Gwinnett County, Georgia (Atlanta Suburb):

“I ENCOURAGE ALL LAW ABIDING CITIZENS TO ACQUIRE AND MAINTAIN THE SKILLS TO SAFELY CARRY A FIREARM IN ORDER TO PROTECT THEMSELVES AND OTHERS.

SADLY, OUR SOCIETY CONTAINS THOSE THAT WILL HARM OTHERS WHEN GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY. AN ARMED CITIZEN CERTAINLY PRESENTS MUCH LESS OPPORTUNITY TO THOSE THAT WOULD DO THEM HARM.”


7 posted on 01/26/2013 7:02:52 AM PST by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: lionstar; All

Something to think about.....

Do a FR title search on the word “sheriff” and check out all the headlines reporting the sheriffs who will not enforce a gun ban. It’s heartening!

And then read this: http://americanfreepress.net/?p=3590


8 posted on 01/26/2013 7:06:54 AM PST by FrogMom (Chicken Little is coming, and he's right!)
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To: lionstar
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9 posted on 01/26/2013 7:09:09 AM PST by baddog 219
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To: lionstar

Another Sheriff who get “it”.

This is really heartening and the link should go viral.


10 posted on 01/26/2013 7:14:17 AM PST by buffaloguy
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To: lionstar

My own experience with a 911 call was 54 minutes wait time in a situation that could have been life threatening.

I was heavily armed, fortunately.


11 posted on 01/26/2013 7:16:36 AM PST by buffaloguy
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To: I still care

Most people don’t know that police only have an affirmative duty to act when they can do so without putting themselves in danger.

They actually believe when you call the police the police are required to stop the crime in progress, and they aren’t unless they can do so without putting themselves in danger.

Cop responds to a shooting at a school, he doesn’t have to enter that school by himself.

Call police for a school shooting and they will wait outside until a sufficient number of police are there to enter safely.


12 posted on 01/26/2013 7:18:29 AM PST by IMR 4350
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To: Venturer

When seconds count the police are only minutes away.


13 posted on 01/26/2013 7:28:56 AM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: lionstar

Police are totally and completely not your best option.

You are your own 1st responder as situations that imperal you are likely to have a time limit under 2 minutes.

Grab yer weapon, shoot first, ask questions later.

Whatever one’s views are on guns the bottom line is “Only you can prevent your death and that of loved ones”.


14 posted on 01/26/2013 7:39:21 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: buffaloguy

I’m starting to think we need to fire all those fools in DC and send the sheriffs up there to do the job. Sounds like they wouldn’t be willing to sell their souls to make a $$$ deal.


15 posted on 01/26/2013 7:39:47 AM PST by pepperdog ( I still get a thrill up my leg when spell check doesn't recognize the name/word Obama!)
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To: buffaloguy

I’m starting to think we need to fire all those fools in DC and send the sheriffs up there to do the job. Sounds like they wouldn’t be willing to sell their souls to make a $$$ deal.


16 posted on 01/26/2013 7:39:58 AM PST by pepperdog ( I still get a thrill up my leg when spell check doesn't recognize the name/word Obama!)
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To: pepperdog

Yikes, the deadly stutter post has hit me too!


17 posted on 01/26/2013 7:41:07 AM PST by pepperdog ( I still get a thrill up my leg when spell check doesn't recognize the name/word Obama!)
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To: lionstar

Attention criminals: It is very likely that the home of Jeri Bonavia is a gun free zone; focus accordingly.


18 posted on 01/26/2013 7:42:28 AM PST by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: lionstar
Just for ONE second suspend belief. Imagine that the VERY FIRST officer to arrive at Newtown Elementary was a homicide detective named 'Harry'. Harry had no use for protocol, authority, or SWAT teams. Harry didn't want to wait an hour for the SWAT team to arrive, for the SWAT team to gather it's equipment, to mount up, force march, take tactical positions, receive a tactical plan from some desk jockey Captain,..........no, Harry's plan was to rush into the school with his .44 Magnum and speed loaders and race through the halls following the noise of gunshots until he burst into a room, made a millionth of second decision who the perp was and opened his head like a ripe melon."

Or, what difference does it really make now. Who cares.

19 posted on 01/26/2013 7:48:11 AM PST by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: lionstar

calling 911 is for when you are having a heart attack.


20 posted on 01/26/2013 7:50:40 AM PST by Morris70
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To: lionstar

Mickelson really showed himself to be a spineless twerp, but he’s not the only one.


21 posted on 01/26/2013 8:25:31 AM PST by izzatzo
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To: rellimpank

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Ej0aP6KVHQ

“I’m Sheriff David Clarke, and I want to talk to you about something personal: Your safety. It’s no a 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 could 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 of firearms, so you can defend yourself until we get there. You have a duty to protect yourself and your family. We’re partners now. Can I count on you?”

Announcer: This safety message brought to you by the MIlwaukee County Sheriff’s Office.


22 posted on 01/26/2013 8:56:21 AM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: lionstar
One city councilman acts like a fool about guns, but the Mayor puts him in his place.
23 posted on 01/26/2013 9:03:39 AM PST by Baynative (I'm reading a book about anti-gravity. I can't put it down.)
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To: pepperdog

I have never posted 2 or 3 times by accident. Click the post button ONCE and it works one time.


24 posted on 01/26/2013 9:42:51 AM PST by US_MilitaryRules (Unnngh! To many PDS people!)
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Freepers, your Contributions make every difference!
Please keep ‘em coming! Thank you all very much!

25 posted on 01/26/2013 6:00:12 PM PST by RedMDer (HEY LIBS! GUN FREE ZONE T-SHIRTS AVAILABLE NOW. I DARE YA!)
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To: Morris70

Calling 911 is so someone from the city will come and haul away the dead meat. Dead bodies are heavy!


26 posted on 01/26/2013 6:32:24 PM PST by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: MHGinTN

Without giving away too much of the movie.

I like the scene in safe house (1998), guy who played the capt on star trek NG, calls 911, and says, there’s a dead body in my kitchen .
911 wants to know his name, but he just repeats the same thing then hangs up.

Another reason I like this is, I had to call 911 once, then “They” hung up on “me”!


27 posted on 01/27/2013 2:48:27 AM PST by Morris70
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To: Morris70

Just tell them you have free donuts and they’ll show up pronto.


28 posted on 01/27/2013 3:14:05 AM PST by this_ol_patriot
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To: this_ol_patriot

No good. Had no need for police.


29 posted on 01/27/2013 3:51:44 AM PST by Morris70
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