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PSA from Milwaulkee Sheriff
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=-8TCx-sM1vw
Sheriff David Clarke PSA for Milwaukee County - YouTube

Wisconsin sheriff tells residents that calling 911 is ‘no longer your best option,’ urges them to learn to use guns

http://fox6now.com/2013/01/25/sherif...r-best-option/

Wisconsin sheriff tells residents that calling 911 is ?no longer your best option,? urges them to learn to use guns* - NY Daily News

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Budget cuts to law enforcement have changed the way that police can respond to crime, Milwaulkee County Sheriff David Clarke Jr. says in a new controversial 30-second commercial

A sheriff who released a radio ad urging Milwaukee-area residents to learn to handle firearms so they can defend themselves while waiting for police said Friday that law enforcement cutbacks have changed the way police can respond to crime.

In the 30-second commercial, Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke Jr. says personal safety is no longer a spectator sport.

“I need you in the game,” he says.

“With officers laid off and furloughed, simply calling 911 and waiting is no longer your best option,” he adds. “You can beg for mercy from a violent criminal, hide under the bed, or you can fight back. ... Consider taking a certified safety course in handling a firearm so you can defend yourself until we get there.”

The ad has generated sharp criticism from other area officials and anti-violence advocates. The president of the Milwaukee Deputy Sheriffs’ Association, Roy Felber, said it sounds like a call to vigilantism.

“That doesn’t sound too smart,” Felber said. “People have the right to defend themselves, but they don’t have the right to take the law into their own hands.”

Under Wisconsin’s “castle doctrine,” someone who uses deadly force against an unlawful intruder to their home, business or vehicle is presumed to have acted reasonably. A spokeswoman for the state Department of Justice said that as of this week, there are about 155,000 concealed carry permits in Wisconsin.

In an interview with The Associated Press, Clarke said he just wants people to know what their options are. While self-defense isn’t for everyone, some people see personal safety as their own responsibility, he said, and they should be trained properly.
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Good. I am glad to hear the Sheriff is reaching out the community and telling them the truth. The police will do their best to respond to a violent situation as quickly as they can. Regardless, the police aren't time travelers, they also don't have the ability to teleport. By the time the cops get there, often times it is too late. "I need you in the game...it is no longer a spectators sport". Beautiful, I could not have summed that up better.

Stay vigilant my friends. For yourself, for your family, for your community.
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While self-defense isn’t for everyone, some people see personal safety as their own responsibility, he said, and they should be trained properly.
I see no problem with the quote above. I don't know if I would have gone on TV and said "we can't do our jobs, so you'd better arm yourselves", but he's right about that much at least.
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When seconds count, the police are only a coffee and minutes away. If they decide to respond quickly, that is.
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Milwaukee Sheriff trys to set Piers Morgan strait but Piers is blind to reality.
Milwaukee Mayor plays to the PC fervor and piles on against the sheriff, who coolly holds his ground and encourages people to learn to defend themselves.

SHERIFF DAVID CLARKE vs PIERS MORGAN - YouTube
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Why do you guys care so much about what Piers Morgan thinks. Nobody I know does.
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When seconds count, the police are only a coffee and minutes away. If they decide to respond quickly, that is.
Cops write reports, it's what they do. They can either write about how you fended off an attacker or they can write that your body was falling rapidly to room temp when they arrived.

It's up to you which report they write up.
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Why do you guys care so much about what Piers Morgan thinks. Nobody I know does.
We care that people who agree with Piers Morgan and his ilk, don't think at all.
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