Chief Flynn – Shooting Press Conference
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[Chief Flynn – Shooting Press Conference]
[Edward A. Flynn (Milwaukee Police Chief (2014)):] Source: LYBIO.net
Well, I hear a lot of things. Certainly there are some folks in this community that are legitimately grieving, and we’ve heard from them.
We heard a lot of people who believe the First Amendment only applies to them, and took great pains to shout down anybody that disagreed with them. Despite my ongoing disagreements with the police union, I’d have to say that their members tonight conducted themselves, I thought, with great restraint given the ad hominem invective that was being unleashed on their ward personally and the police department generally.
So, you know, this is a controversy, this is a tragedy, I’ve said it over and over again, this is a tragedy for the family, a tragedy for Officer Manney, a tragedy for the community. But I’m not blind to the fact that there’s a lot of people lining up to take advantage of this tragedy to flog their own agendas, and that was clear tonight, as well.
You’re accused of saying something to one of the protesters, or one of the people in the stands, who accuses you…
I – you know – he was making so much noise I have no idea what he was talking about. But, if he feels insulted, too bad.
What’s your response to some of the people who thought you were being disrespectful by being on your phone and not being attentive to them?
[Edward Flynn:] Source: LYBIO.net
Well I was on my phone, and yes, that’s true. I was following developments with a 5-year-old little girl sitting on her dad’s lap who just got shot in the head by a drive-by shooting. And if some of the people here gave a good goddamn about the victimization of the people in this community by crime, I’d take some of their invective more seriously.
The greatest racial disparity in the city of Milwaukee is getting shot and killed. Hello!! Eighty 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 who’ve been killed by the Milwaukee Police Department over 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.
Now there’s room for everybody to participate [in] fixing this police department and I’m not pretending we’re without sin. But this community’s at risk all right. And 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 here to go to that scene… and I take it personally, okay? We’re going there and there’s a bunch of cops up there processing the scene of a dead kid. And they’re the ones who are going to be out there patrolling and stopping suspects and they have guns under the front seat. They’re the ones who are going to risk their lives to clean this thing up. Alright?
[Edward Flynn:] Source: LYBIO.net
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 had the most to say, are absolutely MIA when it comes to the true threats facing this community. And it gets a little tiresome, when you start getting yelled at for reading the updates of the kid who get shot… yeah, you take it personal. Okay, now, no offense, I’m going up there now.
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