It was obvious that John Chisholm was going to announce that he would seek no criminal charges against Officer Christopher Manney for the shooting of Dontre Hamilton.
Today, he finally did.
From FOX6 News:
The Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office released a report on Monday morning, December 22nd that indicates former Milwaukee Police Officer Christopher Manney‘s “use of force” in the shooting death of 31-year-old Dontre Hamilton was “justified self-defense and that defense cannot be reasonably overcome to establish a basis to charge Officer Manney with a crime.”Read John Chisholm's complete report here.
On April 30th, Hamilton was sleeping in Red Arrow Park. Then-Officer Christopher Manney was performing a welfare check, and police say Hamilton grabbed Manney’s baton and struck him with it. That’s when Christopher Manney opened fire, shooting Hamilton 14 times.
Local media seem to be waiting for the city to explode.
I'm glad I don't have tickets to take kids to The Nutcracker today, across the street from Red Arrow Park. I'm sure there are many anxious people, worried about what the agitators might do.
It's sad that the ice rink and Starbucks were closed, but understandable given the national efforts by race baiters, sometimes called "civil rights leaders," and their minions to escalate violence against police. It would be irresponsible to let the general public get caught in that mess.
Of course, Hamilton's family and their legal counsel will continue to push for a federal investigation.
Operating within the law is their right. They should do what they need to do WITHIN THE LAW.
Standing on the freeway and blocking traffic, like Hamilton's family did last Friday, is NOT within the law.
It is the duty of the Milwaukee Police Department, and the National Guard if necessary, to keep the peace.
I expect them to take measures to protect the public from the violent actions of protesters/thugs.
Let's be honest. Some Leftists hate the police. They are promoting violence against them.
Others want to politically capitalize on the Hamilton case.
See Graeme Zielinksi's comments on Twitter.
This is the guy Chris Abele employed to do "research." This is the former spokesman for the Democratic Party of Wisconsin.
So, there are agitators in the streets and agitators online.
I do think that the assassination of two NYPD officers on Saturday afternoon by Ismaaiyl "#ShootThe Police" Brinsley, an "I Can't Breathe" guy, has heightened concern for the safety of police and the public from these thugs.
The assassinations have brought attention to the irresponsible rhetoric coming from Obama and Eric Holder and Bill de Blasio, as well as race baiters like Al Sharpton and NAACP officials.
WHAT DO WE WANT?
No one deserves blind support, including the police.
However, I think it's safe to assume that the overwhelming majority of southeastern Wisconsin residents support the good guys, the police.
Tom Barrett press conference: He's calling for body cameras on police and more police training.
MAYOR Barrett sounds like a bystander, like he doesn't want to get involved and is an unwilling witness.
He says his role is to make sure everyone's voice is heard.
I think you have more to do than that, Tom.
He says he supports the Milwaukee Police Department and he believes the officers are "trying."
Barrett is probably afraid of being de Blasio'ed.