An honest sheriff . Sort of.
With officers laid off and furloughed, simply calling 911 and waiting is no longer your best option.
On the contrary, Sheriff Clarke, 911 is hardly ever our best option when the average police response time is 15 minutes as opposed to the five seconds it takes an armed citizen to draw and fire.
You have a duty to protect yourself and your family. We’re partners now. Can I count on you?
Doesn’t matter. We sovereign citizens have always been our own first responders and the primary protectors of our families. You count on yourself to protect your family, and I’ll count on myself to protect mine. Got it? The real question is whether we can trust you tax-parasites who take orders and enforce capricious public policy for a living. I don’t want to be partners with such people.
Roy Felber, president of the Milwaukee Deputy Sheriffs’ Association, doesn’t agree with Sherrif Clarke’s approach. The ad sounded to him “like a call to vigilantism.”
That doesn’t sound smart. That’s why society has police officers.
Apparently, Felber says that money should be found to hire more police officers and deputies.
There are tax payers and tax takers, and the latter always want to loot more cash from the former. This is why I generally, a priori, distrust government employees in favor of those who create their own wealth. Besides, given that our own Justices have ruled that police don’t have a constitutional duty to protect anyone, why would we favor Felber’s approach even if we could somehow hire more cops for free?
That said, we do appreciate any law enforcement encouraging civilians to buy more guns, even if others like County Executive Chris Abele disapprove:
I think it’s irresponsible and it doesn’t help public safety to tell the public there’s some kind of imminent danger that they need to go buy guns. Essentially, you’ve got a (public service announcement) that’s recommending people need to go buy guns because they can’t rely on the response they’ll get from 911. I’m here to tell you, we have phenomenal police departments.
Newtown and Aurora have “phenomenal” police departments as well. And while they’re miles away from the armed shooter in my home, my shotgun is a few feet from my hands. Any person who discountenances the message that citizens need to focus more on arming themselves rather than trusting in the phenomenal cops is a freedom hater and death lover.
I’ve got an idea: The next cop who shows up 10 minutes late in order to count and photograph the innocent dead bodies needs to send the copies of the photos to Felber, Abele, Morgan, Bloomberg, Emanuel and all of these statist imbeciles.