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Milwaukee: Owner of landmark polka bar shoots, kills would-be robber
JS/Pioneer Press ^ | 8-16-13 | Ashley Luthern

Posted on 08/16/2013 4:32:47 PM PDT by TurboZamboni

The owner of a landmark Milwaukee polka bar said the business will be open Friday night, following a Thursday night shooting that killed a would-be robber. Andy Kochanski, who owns Kochanski's Concertina Beer Hall at 1920 S. 37th St. on the city's south side, told reporters Friday that three armed men tried to rob the establishment while he and two customers were inside. He fired at the robbers, killing one of them. "I did what I had to do to protect myself and my customers," Kochanski told WTMJ-TV early Friday. Milwaukee police confirmed Friday afternoon that three suspects tried to rob Kochanski at gunpoint when Kochanski grabbed a gun and shot one of the robbery suspects, a 23-year-old Milwaukee man, who died at the bar. The two other suspects fled, Lt. Mark Stanmeyer said.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: banglist; dead; guncontrol; polka; secondamendment
The Center Mass polka.
1 posted on 08/16/2013 4:32:47 PM PDT by TurboZamboni
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To: TurboZamboni

He sure ‘rolled out the barrel’....of a .45!;)


2 posted on 08/16/2013 4:37:21 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: TurboZamboni

>>Milwaukee police confirmed Friday afternoon that three suspects tried to rob Kochanski at gunpoint when Kochanski grabbed a gun and shot one of the robbery suspects, a 23-year-old Milwaukee man, who died at the bar. <<

Snif! I so love a happy ending!

Who in the world would rob a polka bar? There must be tons of hip-hop bars and we know they are passive, never-stand-your-ground types!


3 posted on 08/16/2013 4:37:38 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (US Military's anti-Christianity: Moral slavery is slavery nonetheless)
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To: TurboZamboni

Before this news hit the air most of the country never knew there even was such a thing as a Polka Bar.


4 posted on 08/16/2013 4:40:00 PM PDT by Iron Munro (To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize - Voltaire)
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To: TurboZamboni

The phrase “polka bar” alone ought to strike fear in to the heart of any evil-doers...


5 posted on 08/16/2013 4:41:04 PM PDT by bigbob (W)
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To: freedumb2003
Robbing a polka bar--that's a new for me.

In fact, robbing a bar is stupid. Stealing from a bank, I can understand. There is much to steal--bonds, jewelry, but a polka bar? You can bet that most of the receipts are credit card. A polka bar? Bwaaaaahahaha.

6 posted on 08/16/2013 4:41:43 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: bigbob
The phrase “polka bar” alone ought to strike fear in to the heart of any evil-doers..

Hahahahahaha!!!

7 posted on 08/16/2013 4:42:28 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: TurboZamboni
Were The Happy Wanderers performing?


8 posted on 08/16/2013 4:43:43 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: COBOL2Java


9 posted on 08/16/2013 4:48:47 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: TurboZamboni

We are all George Zimmerman.


10 posted on 08/16/2013 4:58:39 PM PDT by NoLibZone (The reason we are where we are today is the belief that posting on a website will fix the nation.)
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To: NoLibZone

LOL!


11 posted on 08/16/2013 5:01:48 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: freedumb2003

One less Obama voter?


12 posted on 08/16/2013 5:08:05 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: TurboZamboni; camle; Alkhin; Professional Engineer; katana; Mr. Silverback; MadIvan; ...

Kochanski ping...


13 posted on 08/16/2013 5:17:49 PM PDT by null and void (Frequent terrorist attacks OR endless government snooping and oppression? We can have both!)
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To: TurboZamboni

Poles are some of the best fighters in the world.

Friggin’ morons.


14 posted on 08/16/2013 5:29:54 PM PDT by sergeantdave (No, I don't have links for everything I post)
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To: null and void
You said "Kochanski." Rules:


15 posted on 08/16/2013 5:30:33 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (It wasn't the Rodeo Clown's act, it was the crowd reaction they could't take.)
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To: Iron Munro
most of the country never knew there even was such a thing

Always carry a big stick when ya Polka Bar!

16 posted on 08/16/2013 5:38:46 PM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: TurboZamboni
He fired at the robbers, killing one of them.

That's one robber who won't try that again.

17 posted on 08/16/2013 5:46:21 PM PDT by Standing Wolf (No tyrant should ever be allowed to die of natural causes.)
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To: COBOL2Java

Were The Happy Wanderers performing?

Is that the group founded by the Schmenge Brothers? You know Yosh and Stan.


18 posted on 08/16/2013 5:59:08 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: COBOL2Java

LOL! Cabbage rolls and coffee for everyone!


19 posted on 08/16/2013 6:01:15 PM PDT by RckyRaCoCo (Shall Not Be Infringed)
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To: NoLibZone

One, two, many Zimmermans!


20 posted on 08/16/2013 6:01:33 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: TurboZamboni; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows; Daffynition; dfwgator; JoeProBono; obama
POLKA FAN PING ON ELVIS PRESLEY DEATH ANNIVERSARY!

"We'll always have polka, dahlink!"


21 posted on 08/16/2013 6:03:43 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Revolting cat!

Wow! In STEREO even! Is that Barbara Feldon?


22 posted on 08/16/2013 6:07:20 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (It wasn't the Rodeo Clown's act, it was the crowd reaction they could't take.)
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To: RckyRaCoCo
Cabbage rolls and coffee for everyone!

Provided by Mrs. Vilve Yachke! :-)

23 posted on 08/16/2013 6:25:11 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: TurboZamboni

who could forget the Schmenge Brothers?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zswrqu8RjKI


24 posted on 08/16/2013 6:34:10 PM PDT by DaxtonBrown (http://www.futurnamics.com/reid.php)
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To: TurboZamboni

Amish suspects?


25 posted on 08/16/2013 6:34:45 PM PDT by Gator113
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To: Fightin Whitey

FUNNY


26 posted on 08/16/2013 6:54:09 PM PDT by cabbieguy ("I suppose it will all make sense when we grow up")
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To: null and void

I used to play badminton and learned how to polka in a place called “Polack Alley” and another place called “The Polish National Hall.” The people were heaps of fun, but I would never mess with them (because they were heaps of fun, among other things lol!).


27 posted on 08/16/2013 7:14:15 PM PDT by Silentgypsy (:))
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

He will no doubt cast ballots in 2014 and 2016 ... and on into perpetuity. NC has more than 500 voters registered who would be 112 years old or older! Democrips know how to cheat and lie and commit degenerate acts and murder the alive unborn.


28 posted on 08/16/2013 7:22:19 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: TurboZamboni

Yeah, he may have nailed this perp, but they still don’t know who stole the kiskke.


29 posted on 08/16/2013 8:09:42 PM PDT by Stosh
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To: Stosh
Grammar Police should have you arrested!


30 posted on 08/16/2013 8:11:52 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Revolting cat!

Alright, I plead guilty - but it’s not like there’s universal agreement on the correct spelling: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAmLXrMv4-c


31 posted on 08/16/2013 8:28:44 PM PDT by Stosh
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To: TurboZamboni
John Candy says a thrown out back, maybe, but getting shot in a polka bar just ain't right...


32 posted on 08/16/2013 8:29:02 PM PDT by moovova
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To: moovova

It will always be a source of puzzlement to me how John Candy, who was maybe the funniest cast member of the funniest show ever on tv, SCTV, could make such awfully, unfunny movies.


33 posted on 08/16/2013 10:42:43 PM PDT by driftless2
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To: cloudmountain
You can bet that most of the receipts are credit card.

Actually not. According to local talk show hosts, bars are one of te few businesses that still deal in mostly cash.

34 posted on 08/17/2013 11:39:07 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Actually not. According to local talk show hosts, bars are one of te few businesses that still deal in mostly cash.

Actually yes.
Your local talk show hosts are not the arbiters of bar-behavior. Credit card companies rule. Bars only use cash for customers who stiff them. Any bar who would KEEP these losers as customers deserve to lose.
My father had been a bartender.

Side note: My dad said that the WORST customers in the world were drunken middle-aged women. Also, most bars don't want the cash--too much temptation for the bartender. It's much better to deal in the plastic.

35 posted on 08/17/2013 1:00:23 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: TurboZamboni

Your photo is priceless. Hahaha.


36 posted on 08/17/2013 1:00:49 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: cloudmountain

This bartender is the owner. Maybe it’s a Milwaukee thing. Apparently this bar deals mostly in cash. I know someone who used to work there.


37 posted on 08/17/2013 3:20:45 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic
This bartender is the owner. Maybe it’s a Milwaukee thing. Apparently this bar deals mostly in cash. I know someone who used to work there.

Maybe it is.

My father hated the bar business. He kept his bartender's card...just in case there was no work. He was from a different era.
He didn't go on about it but most bars in this country are pretty sleazy. The PUBS in the U.K. seem very homey. Kids, old ladies and dogs go into them. They also serve food. So totally different but they are really nice to hang out in...and many Brits do so.

The bars here that are half way nice, my opinion of course, are those bars associated with a nice restaurant.

38 posted on 08/17/2013 6:56:17 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: cloudmountain
The PUBS in the U.K. seem very homey. Kids, old ladies and dogs go into them. They also serve food. So totally different but they are really nice to hang out in...and many Brits do so.

There are many, many neighborhood bars in the eastern half of the Midwest and the northeast which are exactly as you describe: Family places that serve food and are great hangouts.

Cincinnati was full of them.

39 posted on 08/17/2013 7:01:17 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: okie01
There are many, many neighborhood bars in the eastern half of the Midwest and the northeast which are exactly as you describe: Family places that serve food and are great hangouts.
Cincinnati was full of them.

Well, I was describing the USA generally and not CINCINNATI specifically. I was describing the U.K. generally as well, as there MUST be bars that are not nice.

But you know that and are just giving me some **** for some reason.

Beside, people who hang out in bars aren't anyone I would want to know. Bars, no matter where they are, have many drunks...and who needs to GO to the place they hang out?

You forgot to mention the dogs that I wrote about....do you have many dogs in your Midwest and northeast who hang out in your bars? That was rhetorical.

Final comment (Thank gawd she says.): you must be young because anyone of any age over 40 knows how bad drinking is for the body, no matter how nice the bars are in the Midwest and northeast.

40 posted on 08/17/2013 7:16:22 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: TurboZamboni

Those polka enthusiasts are armed and dangerous!!!


41 posted on 08/17/2013 7:19:23 PM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: driftless2
It will always be a source of puzzlement to me how John Candy, who was maybe the funniest cast member of the funniest show ever on tv, SCTV, could make such awfully, unfunny movies.

Uncle Buck, Stripes, Planes, Trains and Automobiles and Spaceballs unfunny?

42 posted on 08/17/2013 7:20:07 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: cloudmountain
I am terribly sorry that I offended you by responding to your post.

Be assured that I won't ever respond to you again.

Even in a bar...

43 posted on 08/17/2013 7:24:58 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: okie01
I am terribly sorry that I offended you by responding to your post.
Be assured that I won't ever respond to you again.
Even in a bar...

ESPECIALLY in a bar.
Lighten up, this is the FR. You are taking this far too personally. My opinion.

44 posted on 08/17/2013 7:32:58 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: cloudmountain

By all accounts this is a pretty nice bar with fun music and decor, although it is located in a marginal area. The owner was trying to bring the area up with his business, and the bar is popular with its patrons.

Apparently he was robbed a couple of years ago, so he got a gun and a concealed carry permit. Laws have changed in Wisconsin since his first robbery. This time he stood his ground.

According to the gal who knows him (she used to work there) the robbers this time tried to knock it over with FAKE guns. She was pretty shaken up about all of this. She quit working there after the first robbery.

I heard a lot about this on various local talk shows yesterday, and everybody was on the bar owner/tender’s side. There were no tears shed for the robbers. None.


45 posted on 08/17/2013 7:51:11 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: cloudmountain
Lighten up, this is the FR. You are taking this far too personally. My opinion.

If you were trying to be humorous...or entertaining...you failed.

Better luck next time.

46 posted on 08/17/2013 7:53:02 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
By all accounts this is a pretty nice bar with fun music and decor, although it is located in a marginal area. The owner was trying to bring the area up with his business, and the bar is popular with its patrons.
Apparently he was robbed a couple of years ago, so he got a gun and a concealed carry permit. Laws have changed in Wisconsin since his first robbery. This time he stood his ground.
According to the gal who knows him (she used to work there) the robbers this time tried to knock it over with FAKE guns. She was pretty shaken up about all of this. She quit working there after the first robbery.
I heard a lot about this on various local talk shows yesterday, and everybody was on the bar owner/tender’s side. There were no tears shed for the robbers. None

Shaken up? That is an understatement. I don't blame her for leaving. Robberies are SO personal, so invasive.

The bar is located in a "marginal area"? That sounds precarious right there. Marginal areas = bars, bums, unpicked up trash and worst of all, marginal people.

I'm GLAD that the bar owner stood his ground! It's a tough enough business without having to deal with robbers. Kudos to him.

The robbers used FAKE guns? Lord have mercy, they SHOULD change jobs and do something they might be good at. FAKE guns? Why would they do that? ANYone might turn around and face them with REAL guns and they would be stuck holding FAKE guns. Geezlaweez.

47 posted on 08/17/2013 8:07:10 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: dfwgator

Stripes was funny, but Candy was a minor character. The other movies were UNFUNNY!!!!


48 posted on 08/17/2013 8:21:54 PM PDT by driftless2
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To: TurboZamboni; a fool in paradise

Was it polka that made Milwaukee famous? Who knew? (In any case, it wasn’t what made a fool out of me!)


49 posted on 08/17/2013 8:23:44 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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