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Sheriff Clarke: Controversial Ad and Exclusive Interview

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Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke has a controversial new radio Public Service Announcement

Here's the verbatim:

"I'm Sheriff David Clarke, and I want to talk 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 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?  Consider taking a firearms safety course in handling a firearm so you can defend yourself until we get there.  You have a duty to protect yourself and your family.  We're partners now.  Can I count on you?"

You can listen to the ad here.

Sheriff Clarke also appeared exclusively on Wisconsin's Afternoon News to discuss the ad.  You can hear it here.

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