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   Milwaukee sheriff says 911 is ineffective, encourages people to act for themselves. Not like anything bad could happen, right?

25 Jan 2013 09:54 PM   |   5238 clicks   |   FOX6Now
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feckingmorons    [TotalFark]  
Something bad has already happened if someone has to call 911 for the police.

When seconds count the police will be there in minutes.

I carry a gun because I can't carry a cop.

25 Jan 2013 06:28 PM
Wanebo    [TotalFark]  
Ever call 911 in Milwaukee? Car theives could easily be in Chicago before the police will get there. There was a report of someone last year calling in a burglary in progress and the police took over 2 DAYS to respond. Yes. Days.

David Clark telling people that they are working with the sherrifs department and that citizens might want to consider taking a certified responsible firearms handling course is not only justified and smart, it's thye exact opposite of "dumbass".

25 Jan 2013 06:41 PM
wee    [TotalFark]  
You mean I'm responsible for my own safety?! Oh the Horror!

25 Jan 2013 06:59 PM
impaler    [TotalFark]  

wee: You mean I'm responsible for my own safety?! Oh the Horror!


That's why I'm against 911 and police departments in general. Also hospitals. They take away people's incentive to be safe.

25 Jan 2013 07:26 PM
Earpj     
If I had to call 911, they'd probably shoot my dog. :/

25 Jan 2013 08:36 PM
fusillade762    [TotalFark]  
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25 Jan 2013 08:37 PM
ArkAngel    [TotalFark]  
I heard this this morning. It struck me as very interesting and my first thought was that it was not only a strike out in favor of CC and gun safety, but also a passive-aggressive move towards increasing funding for the MSD.

25 Jan 2013 09:15 PM
Spanky_McFarksalot     

feckingmorons: I carry a gun because I can't carry a cop.


do they send a memo out with slogans and talking points?

25 Jan 2013 09:57 PM
deadsanta     
Well then, time to fire that entire PD and 911 center and find someone will do their job. Maybe a neighboring county has a department with it's shiat together and would take over the policing duties for a suitable fee?

25 Jan 2013 09:58 PM
iheartscotch     
Paul Kersey to the rescue!

/ can't possibly be obscure

25 Jan 2013 09:59 PM
A Shambling Mound     
He could have been a bit more specific and saved himself a whole heap of trouble.

25 Jan 2013 09:59 PM
DrMcNinja     
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Can't you people take the law into your own hands? I mean, we can't be policing the entire city.

25 Jan 2013 10:01 PM
Gyrfalcon    [TotalFark]  
Well, if people would stop calling 911 because their pizza is 20 minutes late or to ask when the Lakers game starts, maybe 911 response time would be better. And maybe if people didn't have such a hissy fit about paying their goddamn taxes, the police department wouldn't have to lay off so many cops, and there would be enough officers around to do the job.

Anyone ever think of that?

25 Jan 2013 10:02 PM
GypsyJoker     
Sheriff don't like it.

25 Jan 2013 10:02 PM
mrlewish     
While something has already gone wrong if you have to call 911 it seems like they need to find a new Sheriff that can run a police department properly.

25 Jan 2013 10:03 PM
HK-MP5-SD     

Spanky_McFarksalot: feckingmorons: I carry a gun because I can't carry a cop.

do they send a memo out with slogans and talking points?


Yes, It is actually on the other side of the memo that anti-gun groups send out with slogans and talking points for their position. Both sides are so farking stubborn that they refuse to even turn a paper over to find out what the other side thinks.

25 Jan 2013 10:04 PM
Tarl3k     
So is this guy the Sans Sherrif?

25 Jan 2013 10:05 PM
Securitywyrm     
I like the dialogue between the sheriff and the mayor's office
Mayor's office: "Apparently Sheriff David Clark (sp) is auditioning for the next Dirty Harry movie."
Sheriff: "Several years ago a tire iron-wielding suspect beat Mayor Tom Barrett to within inches of his life. I would think that he would be a lot more sensitive to people being able to defend themselves in such instances. A firearm and a plan of defense would have come in handy for him that day"

So... epic...

25 Jan 2013 10:07 PM
nytmare     

HK-MP5-SD: Spanky_McFarksalot: feckingmorons: I carry a gun because I can't carry a cop.

do they send a memo out with slogans and talking points?

Yes, It is actually on the other side of the memo that anti-gun groups send out with slogans and talking points for their position. Both sides are so farking stubborn that they refuse to even turn a paper over to find out what the other side thinks.


Guns for some ... miniature American flags for others!

25 Jan 2013 10:08 PM
Over_Zealously_Apathetic     
I need to watch more westerns so I know how to live in this wonderful new America.

25 Jan 2013 10:08 PM
Herb Utsmelz    [TotalFark]  

Tarl3k: So is this guy the Sans Sherrif?


Font Humor!!

25 Jan 2013 10:10 PM
Mensan     

25 Jan 2013 10:10 PM
TheLogicAvenger     
Laying down passively and waiting for the authorities to fix the situation died with the airline passengers on 9/11. By all means call 911, but do it for backup.

25 Jan 2013 10:19 PM
ski9600     
I guess I could understand reduced services in Detroit, but Milwaukee? That's a whole 'nother potato IMHO.

25 Jan 2013 10:23 PM
BarkingUnicorn     

Earpj: If I had to call 911, they'd probably shoot my dog. :/


"Farking mutt!  If you deserved to live, he wouldn't have to bother us!"

25 Jan 2013 10:24 PM
Hagenhatesyouall     

wee: You mean I'm responsible for my own safety?! Oh the Horror!


Shut up and earn tax dollars peasant.

25 Jan 2013 10:27 PM
Amos Quito     
This guy is just trying to create an unnecessary aura of fear and panic in the public.

Everyone knows that calling - or even THINKING about calling 911 automatically disables any and all would-be burglars, muggers, rapists, robbers and murderers.

Why does he hate Dianne Feinstein?

25 Jan 2013 10:27 PM
Suckmaster Burstingfoam     

ArkAngel: I heard this this morning. It struck me as very interesting and my first thought was that it was not only a strike out in favor of CC and gun safety, but also a passive-aggressive move towards increasing funding for the MSD.


You've figured it out.

It's notoriously impossible to fire police chiefs, but since this guy has now publicly admitted incompetence that threatens life and public order, they might have a chance.

25 Jan 2013 10:28 PM
poorjon     
I agree. I'd love it if other people did my job for me.

25 Jan 2013 10:29 PM
JasonOfOrillia    [TotalFark]  
Sherrif don't like 911? Rock the casbah.

25 Jan 2013 10:30 PM
sheep snorter     
Sure, call 911. Depending on the 'emergency' the police sometimes wait a couple of hours before responding in order to reduce the amount of paperwork.

Shooting? Less paperwork with a corpse and no need to chase something around somewhere.
Car stolen? You call all the towing companies yards as it must of been towed, otherwise call your insurance agent.
Mugging? You can get new credit/debit cards shipped to you.
House destruction party? Dang if ya want a couple of hundreds kids chased, cuffed and processed, do it yourself. Just be discreet and don't leave much evidence of it.

25 Jan 2013 10:30 PM
Gordon Bennett     
Your entire country has gone completely batshiat farking insane.

You do realise this by now, don't you?

25 Jan 2013 10:30 PM
Thingster     

GypsyJoker: Sheriff don't like it.


Rock the cash bar.

25 Jan 2013 10:32 PM
Satanic_Hamster     

Wanebo: Ever call 911 in Milwaukee? Car theives could easily be in Chicago before the police will get there. There was a report of someone last year calling in a burglary in progress and the police took over 2 DAYS to respond. Yes. Days.

David Clark telling people that they are working with the sherrifs department and that citizens might want to consider taking a certified responsible firearms handling course is not only justified and smart, it's thye exact opposite of "dumbass".


Or maybe, just maybe he's incompetent at his job and needs to improve his damn department.

25 Jan 2013 10:35 PM
WeenerGord     

Gordon Bennett: Your entire country has gone completely batshiat farking insane.

You do realise this by now, don't you?



Diversity in action!

25 Jan 2013 10:36 PM
Vodka Zombie     

feckingmorons: Something bad has already happened if someone has to call 911 for the police.

When seconds count the police will be there in minutes.

I carry a gun because I can't carry a cop.


Sounds like someone has been playing Bumper Sticker Bingo: Gun Nut Edition.

25 Jan 2013 10:36 PM
badhatharry    [TotalFark]  
If you rely on 911 to save you from a violent criminal, you're going to have a bad time.

25 Jan 2013 10:38 PM
hideous     
don't call 911, fend for yourself, basically. Which is fine, but then we need to talk about me not paying the portion of taxes that fund the police, since that is a service no longer being offered, right?

25 Jan 2013 10:38 PM
FarkinDaffy     
Lived in MIlwaukee many years, and Wisconsin the rest. The problem with 911 is that they have to respond to all calls no matter what the call was about.

This ties up resources constantly and takes them away from the real issues. Is MPD unstaffed? Sure, has been for quite a few years.

Everyone keep cutting back not wanting to pay taxes and you end up in this situation. It didn't take months, it took years to get to this poing.

25 Jan 2013 10:39 PM
Jake Steed     
Home protection is pretty much common sense and your responsibility. I won't go to slaughter like a lamb, unlike these libs.

2 animals broke into their home, tied up the family in the basement and slit their daughters throats in front of them and let the couple watch the daughters cough and struggle and then ultimately drown in their own blood. My Norinco Mak 90 assures this will never occur in my home. It is my responsibility to protect my family and I won't fail like this lib.

Harvey murders

25 Jan 2013 10:39 PM
MayContainHorseGluten     

feckingmorons: Something bad has already happened if someone has to call 911 for the police.

When seconds count the police will be there in minutes.

I carry a gun because I can't carry a cop.


Aw man, was today lame catch phrase day and no one told me?

25 Jan 2013 10:42 PM
ArkAngel    [TotalFark]  

Suckmaster Burstingfoam: ArkAngel: I heard this this morning. It struck me as very interesting and my first thought was that it was not only a strike out in favor of CC and gun safety, but also a passive-aggressive move towards increasing funding for the MSD.

You've figured it out.

It's notoriously impossible to fire police chiefs, but since this guy has now publicly admitted incompetence that threatens life and public order, they might have a chance.


Can't be fired. He's not Chief of Police (that's Ed Flynn). He's the Sheriff, an elected position. And he's pretty popular.

25 Jan 2013 10:48 PM
BarkingUnicorn     

Gyrfalcon: Well, if people would stop calling 911 because their pizza is 20 minutes late or to ask when the Lakers game starts, maybe 911 response time would be better. And maybe if people didn't have such a hissy fit about paying their goddamn taxes, the police department wouldn't have to lay off so many cops, and there would be enough officers around to do the job.

Anyone ever think of that?


What's "the job?"  Preventing crime or showing up after a crime to track down the criminal?

What's "enough to do the job?"  One cop per crime to be solved?  A 24/7 cop at every home?

Self-defense is the fastest defense, and the cheapest (if the criminal can't sue you for shooting him).


25 Jan 2013 10:48 PM
Incog_Neeto     
Without 911 how am I supposed to get my dog shot?

25 Jan 2013 10:51 PM
GUTSU     

FarkinDaffy: Lived in MIlwaukee many years, and Wisconsin the rest. The problem with 911 is that they have to respond to all calls no matter what the call was about.

This ties up resources constantly and takes them away from the real issues. Is MPD unstaffed? Sure, has been for quite a few years.

Everyone keep cutting back not wanting to pay taxes and you end up in this situation. It didn't take months, it took years to get to this poing.


In 2004 SCOTUS ruled that the police don't have an obligation to help an individual, only society as a whole.

25 Jan 2013 10:51 PM
poorjon     

BarkingUnicorn: What's "the job?" Preventing crime or showing up after a crime to track down the criminal?

What's "enough to do the job?" One cop per crime to be solved? A 24/7 cop at every home?


And if they were made of straw, it would represent huge savings toward the tax payer.

25 Jan 2013 10:52 PM
Dr._Love     

nytmare: HK-MP5-SD: Spanky_McFarksalot: feckingmorons: I carry a gun because I can't carry a cop.

do they send a memo out with slogans and talking points?

Yes, It is actually on the other side of the memo that anti-gun groups send out with slogans and talking points for their position. Both sides are so farking stubborn that they refuse to even turn a paper over to find out what the other side thinks.

Guns for some ... miniature American flags for others!


Pretty sure you're overlapping the demographic near to 100% there, hoss.

Nice to see R Lee Ermey working.

25 Jan 2013 10:53 PM
KarmicDisaster    [TotalFark]  
You just need to build more police stations in the crime areas.

25 Jan 2013 10:55 PM
BarkingUnicorn     
Suckmaster Burstingfoam:

It's notoriously impossible to fire police chiefs, but since this guy has now publicly admitted incompetence that threatens life and public order, they might have a chance.

He's a sheriff, an elected official.  Who can fire him?

"Threatens life and public order," my ass.  He didn't advise citizens to mount their own vigilante street patrols.  He advised them to be prepared to protect themselves in their own homes.

25 Jan 2013 11:01 PM
RickN99     

Over_Zealously_Apathetic: I need to watch more westerns so I know how to live in this wonderful new America.


What America have you ever lived in where cops said "We take total responsibility for your safety"?

The "wonderful new America" you mock about is the same old America, police-responsewise, that it's always been.

25 Jan 2013 11:03 PM
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