Tag Archive: WITI


Marine With Concealed Carry Permit Stops Man From Beating Woman

 

 

 

Marine_saves_Woman

 

”  A Marine Corps veteran was able to stop a man early Tuesday, March 12th from nearly kicking a woman to death. It happened near 102nd and Lincoln, and Wisconsin’s concealed carry law made his efforts possible.

Charlie Blackmore was driving home from work at 4:00 a.m. along Lincoln Avenue when he saw something on the sidewalk. Blackmore didn’t realize it was a woman on the ground being kicked in the head and stomach until he got closer.

That’s when he jumped out of his car and sprung into action.

“I said ‘stop’ and he starts coming towards me and that`s when I drew on him. He started getting closer and I said ‘get down on the ground,’” Blackmore said.

Blackmore held his gun on the suspect and called West Allis police. He says several times while waiting for police to arrive, the attacker moved toward him.”

 

 

 

 

Sheriff Clarke: “Calling 911 And Waiting Is No Longer Your Best Option”

 

Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke

 

 

MILWAUKEE (WITI) — The Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office released a new public service announcement regarding gun safety on Thursday, January 24th that is getting attention for its bluntness.

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?”

He goes on to say, “You have a duty to protect yourself and your family. We’re partners now. Can I count on you?”

 

Common Sense You Would Say …

 

“He is saying we are responsible, in a lot of cases for our own personal safety,” said Schneider.”

 

 

But Not To The Usual Handwringers …

 

 

” Bonavia says Clarke is asking citizens to become vigilantes. ”

 

 

And They Include The Man Who Tried To Steal Scott Walker’s Seat In The Governor’s Mansion …

 

” The office of Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett said in a statement: “Apparently Sheriff David Clark (sp) is auditioning for the next Dirty Harry movie.” ”

 

 

To Which Clarke Responded …

 

 

”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.”