Milwaukee County Sheriff Says 911 No Longer Best Option,
MILWAUKEE — A Wisconsin sheriff has released a radio ad telling Milwaukee-area residents that law enforcement cutbacks mean 911 isn’t their best option and they should learn to handle firearms so they can defend themselves until police arrive.
In the ad, Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke Jr. tells residents that personal safety is no longer a spectator sport and they need to be “in the game.” He urges them to get firearm training to protect themselves and their families.
Sheriff Clarke is a Republican who runs as a Democrat in heavily Democratic Milwaukee County. Meanwhile the state has a $400 Million surplus even as tax revenues are declining.