Milwaukee police chief Ed Flynn, a rabid citizen disarmament advocate, had a revealing Freudian slip while speaking at Diane Feinstein's senate hearing on gun control. He told the committee, referencing the turf he lords over, "The fact of the matter is, I've got officers out in the streets of that city every day trying to commit violence."
No doubt he meant to say "prevent" violence, he went on to describe a world on the brink of chaos where the only thing holding society together was his goons on every street corner, though he cites the comical example of his officers' "protection" as being at a high school breaking up a fist fight between two sophomores. Of course, the picture he paints (as though he was doing an imitation of the tyrant from the movie V for Vendetta) is total nonsense, there is 256 officers per 100,000 people in the US, if all those people were actually at each other's throats, so few officers couldn't possibly stop them.
ďA gun is an offensive weapon used to intimidate and show power," James said.
"Police officers donít carry a gun as a defensive weapon to defend themselves or their other officers. They carry a gun to be able to do their job in a safe and effective manner and face any oppositions we may come upon.Ē
The implication was clear, his officers do not use their guns for defense, but for offense. Or as the Milwaukee police chief put it, their officers are out in the streets every day trying to commit violence, not act as defenders of the public. A brief overview of the news can show you such is the case.