Monday, January 28, 2013
Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke called on gun owners to protect themselves and "fight back" because his department is short staffed. But Fox Point's Police Chief Tom Czaja said that's not a problem here.
Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke’s personal safety message, which called on Milwaukee County gun owners to “fight back” and take a certified gun safety course, started a media firestorm as Clarke appeared on CNN, MSNBC and Fox News. Still, the inquiries came after Clarke issued the following public service announcement: I’m Sheriff David Clarke, and I want to talk to you about something personal…your safety. It’s no longer a spectator sport; I need you in the game, but are you ready? With officers laid-off and furloughed, simply calling 9-1-1 and waiting is no longer your best option. You can beg for mercy from a violent criminal, hide under the bed, or you can fight back; but are you prepared? Consider taking a certified safety …
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Suspect legally bought the gun, but doesn't have a permit to carry it.
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- Joe Petrie
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
A 29-year-old Milwaukee man is facing charges after he was allegedly caught with a loaded handgun inside a car in a park near Shorewood. Rayshaun Tyree Jackson was charged in Milwaukee County Circuit Court Wednesday with one count of carrying a concealed weapon. If convicted, he faces up to nine months in prison and $10,000 in fines. According to the criminal complaint: On July 4, Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Deputies were at Lake Park when they decided to search a car driven by another man who was with Jackson. Officers found a loaded gun in the glove box and it was later determined to be Jackson’s. Jackson bought the gun on Jan. 26, but didn’t have a concealed carry permit to have it with him. According to court records, Jackson was found …
Thursday, September 29, 2011
However, County Executive's proposal for 2012 would cut Sheriff's Department spending by $14 million.
Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Thursday presented a $1.2 billion budget for 2012 that freezes the property tax levy at last year's level and cuts spending by 5.6 percent. In unveiling the plan, Abele described the budget as an “honest” document that does not include any revenue from potential land sales or overly optimistic projections about earning or expenses. While he didn’t go into every detail, Abele focused on four major budget areas in county government. While the 2012 budget proposal still devotes 49 percent of spending to public safety, Abele said it’s time for the Sheriff's Department, which has seen a 62 percent funding increase since 2001, to tighten its belt. He's calling for a $14 million cut on spending in the …
Friday, May 27, 2011
The Southeast Wisconsin Drunk Driving Task Force will deploy on Saturday night.
In the hopes of taking drunk drivers off the road, the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Department and 15 other agencies that are part of the Southeast Wisconsin Drunk Driving Task Force will be out in full force for the Memorial Day weekend. Deployment of officers will start on Saturday at 8 p.m. and end at Sunday at 4 a.m. Police deparments participating are Greendale, Bayside, City of Brookfield police department, Franklin police department, South Milwaukee police department, Town of Brookfield police department, Wauwatosa police department, Wisconsin State Patrol, Menomonee Falls police department, Cudahy police department, St. Francis police department, Milwaukee police department, West Allis police department and Elm Grove police …