Milwaukee county Sheriff David A. Clarke, Jr., being completely honest with his constituency, advises them that they’re better off fighting off criminals themselves than waiting for the police because of their cutbacks in manpower and funding. KSLA 12 link;
Clarke went on the radio this week and questioned police responses.
“You could beg for mercy from a violent criminal, hide under the bed, or you can fight back,” said Clarke on a radio show. “But, are you prepared – consider taking a certified safety course in handling a firearm so you can defend yourself until we can get there.”
The Milwaukee mayor disagrees with the sheriff;
“Apparently, Sheriff Clarke is auditioning for the next Dirty Harry movie,” said Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett.
Clarke responded by referring to an incident where Barrett was beaten outside of a state fair. Clarke stated had Barrett been armed, that incident could have been avoided.