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Milwaukee Police Chief Defends His Agency From ACLU Lawsuit

Milwaukee Police Chief Defends His Agency From ACLU Lawsuit

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]”There is no more serious allegation in 21st century America than to be accused of racist or biased behavior.”

Those are the opening words from Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn addressing a lawsuit by the ACLU alleging that his agency was racist and biased.

His comments were pointed, factual and will likely not be reported by major media outlets.

Flynn continued, “If they are wiling to risk their lives to protect our disadvantaged communities than the least I can do is be willing to risk lawsuits to do the same thing.”

Flynn said that the ACLU and organizations like them want only to “drive a wedge between the police and their communities.”

In our opinion, every police officer and especially every police chief and sheriff should not only listen to Chief Flynn in this video but duplicate his efforts.

His statements are bold and supportive to the men and women in his agency.

During his comments, which can be seen below, he outlined the victimization rate in Milwaukee and explained that “It is morally and intellectually dishonest” to not acknowledge the high rate of victimization among minorities.

“The people that actually live in the neighborhoods punctuated by gunfire and non-fatal shootings every night of the week demand effective and responsive policing” while the “concerns of the neighborhoods are never on the agenda of groups like the ACLU.”

The 2015 victimization rates announced by Chief Flynn are below:

Homicide

4.6 – Caucasian 

64 – African Americans & Latino

Non-Fatal Shootings

15.7 – Caucasian

274 – African Americans & Latino

Aggravated Assault

307 – Caucasian

1206 – African Americans & Latino

Flynn continued, “This is data that the police department is obligated to respond to” and there is a “moral obligation” is to deploy resources in an effort to help these victims.

This is not the first time that Chief Flynn has stood up to groups like the ACLU and we believe that it is a model for other agencies to follow.  He is not acting out of emotion nor is he twisting facts.  Chief Flynn is effectively using data that would cause any common sense individual to understand the dynamics behind the stop data that his agency provides in a transparent manner.

 

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  • KatherineBranwen

    But his facts negate the Leftist narrative, therefore, they must be racist….
    Apparently, the ACLU would rather people in minority neighborhoods live in constant fear and violence.

    • r3d5jk2

      they live in fear daily of being the next Tamir Rice

      • Authemis VICTORIOUS DEPLORABLE

        according to the Washington post there where 963 police shootings in 2016
        statics previously have proven that a few more white people are shot by police than black, but for the sake of argument lets assume every one of them were black.
        the black population in the US is estimated at 12.6%. the 2016 estimated population is about 41,840,000. based on the above the odds of being black and shot by police is 0.000023
        In 2015 there were a total of 15696 murders in the US. 61% of these are unsolved, but of the solved ones 89.3% of blacks were killed by other blacks. So lets just take the 61% out. 9575 murders were solved. Roughly 6000 of these cases are know to be black on black. So the odds of being shot by a fellow black person is 0.00014. so based on these numbers you are 7 times more likely to be shot by another black person and a cop. Now remember we assumed worse case on police shootings, and best case using only solved homicides. so these numbers are heavily skewed. the real numbers for police shooting are only 1/3 are killed by blacks, and 92% of homicides where a black person is the victim are estimated to be committed by blacks. using these numbers, the odds of police killing black is 0.0000078, and the odds of being killed by a fellow black is still 0.00014. So the true odds of being killed by a fellow black is 17 times higher than being killed by a cop.
        If they live in fear of being the next Tamir, who had what looked like a gun, then they are all misguided fools. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/bddfed39e07af51208b759801170bbd428645c3ae4e5bb6c139d55338da901f0.jpg

      • KatherineBranwen

        No. That’s part of the BS narrative. The odds of a young black man
        being shot by someone in his own community are 100 times greater
        than the odds of a young black man being shot by the police. Not to
        mention the women and children in those communities that are shot
        everyday by the same threat.
        The mentality which ignores those FACTS doesn’t care about lives,
        it only cares about furthering a political agenda and ramping up racial
        hatred.
        And let’s not for get that shootings by the police don’t happen in a
        vacuum. They are being called into those communities by
        members of those communities.

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