Milwaukee Police Chief Says to Hell With the Rule of Law

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After Wisconsin’s attorney general said it’s legal to open carry in his state, Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn responded:

“My message to my troops is if you see anybody carrying a gun on the streets of Milwaukee, we’ll put them on the ground, take the gun away and then decide whether you have a right to carry it.”

Milwaukee’s first problem is that it has a police chief who refers to the city’s peace officers as “my troops.”

No wonder the city’s force includes cops like Det. Kent Corbett, who actually wrote a letter to the editor of National Review in defense of the Maryland raid on Mayor Cheye Calvo. Not in defense of the use of SWAT teams or drug raids in general, but of the specific (and violent, and mistaken) raid on Calvo.

~ by kinshay on 2009-04-23.

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