A Milwaukee police chief was asked a baited question from a reporter who obviously seemed sympathetic to the #BlackLiesMatter movement, and it’s safe to say they never expected the response they received.
The video is from a couple of months ago but has started to go viral again after he absolutely knocks his answer out of the park when questioned whether or not his officers are doing a good job. Chief Edward Flynn was pressed by reporters after a child was ruthlessly murdered in his city, and after spouting off numerous statistics proving where the true cause of violence lies, he dropped a bombshell on the crew of reporters.
Police Chief loses his patience when asked question he feels is too PC, and what follows really shocked the media. Is the Police Chief spot on in his statement or was he out of line to talk like that?
Posted by Trevor Donovan on Saturday, March 26, 2016
If some of the people here gave a good goddamn about the victimization of people in their community by crime, I’d take a bit of their invective more seriously. The greatest disparity in the city of Milwaukee is getting shot and killed. Hello. 80 percent of my homicide victims every year are African American. Eighty percent of our aggravated assault victims are African American. Eighty percent of our shooting victims who survive their shooting are African American.
Now they know all about the last three people that have been killed by the Milwaukee Police Department in the course of the last several years, there’s not one of them that can name one of the last three homicide victims we’ve had in this city. There’s room for everyone to participate in fixing this police department and I’m not pretending that we’re without sin, but this community’s at risk all right, but it’s not because men and women in blue risk their lives protecting it, it’s at risk because we have large numbers of high-capacity, quality firearms in the hands of remorseless criminals who don’t care who they shoot.
Now I’m leaving hear to go to that scene. I take it personally, okay? We’re going up there and there’s a bunch of cops processing the scene of a dead kid. They’re the ones who are going to be going out there stopping suspects and they have guns under the front seat, they’re the ones that are gonna take the risk of their lives to try and clean this thing up.
We’re responsible for the things we get wrong and we take action, we’ve arrested cops, we’ve fired cops and so on, but the fact is that the people out here—some of them—who have the most to say, are absolutely M.I.A. when it comes to facing the true threats facing this community and it gets a little tiresome, and when you start getting yelled at for reading updates on the kid that got shot, yeah, you take it personal.
Now, no offense but I’m going up there now.
Wasn’t that awesome? He threw political correctness out the door and replaced it with reality, which is exactly what it’s going to take if we’re ever to stop the high rates of violence in urban areas.
Sadly, too many people, including police, are bullied into silence on the issue since it’s labeled as “racist” and “insensitive” to actually discuss factual information if it paints one of society’s protected classes in a negative light. Kudos to Chief Flynn for telling it like it is., Perhaps if more law enforcement officials would take a similar stand, we could actually start making dangerous communities safer places to live.