In the PSA, Sheriff David Clarke says, “With officers laid off and furloughed, simply calling 911 and waiting is no longer your best option. You could beg for mercy from a violent criminal, hide under the bed, or you can fight back. But are you prepared?”Unsurprisingly, this has got leftists all riled up, including the mayor's office, which released this statement:
He goes on to say, “You have a duty to protect yourself and your family. We’re partners now. Can I count on you?”
The office of Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett said in a statement: “Apparently Sheriff David Clark (sp) is auditioning for the next Dirty Harry movie.”Y'know, I bet they felt pretty damn clever with that. But the sheriff...well, he had just the perfect comeback, so far as I'm concerned:
Clarke fired back with his own statement. It read: ”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.”Ooh, burn. Definite Quote of the Month material there.