Joining the chorus of his fellow liberals, Milwaukee County
executive Chris Abele took a gratuitous and predictable shot at Clarke’s now
famous PSA on self-defense, snarking that “there are far more productive,
responsible and frankly mature ways to address it than the public service
announcement we heard."
In response, the sheriff took the occasion to remind folks
of Abele’s – ahem—limited credibility
on questions of law enforcement.
“Getting arrested for
drunk driving and not paying the ticket for seven years," Clarke
continued, "parking his car wherever he felt like it and accumulating 92
parking tickets that went over-due, and throwing lighted fireworks into the
yard of a neighbor that he didn't get along with are all great feats of
maturity on his part!"
In case, you’re a little shaky on the references, Dan Bice
looks at the record:
Abele, the son of a
more than seven years to show up in Municipal Court to respond to a
first-offense operating-while-intoxicated citation issued in 1996.
politician was also hit with
a bench warrant by a Milwaukee Municipal Court judge in late 2006 for failing
to appear at an arraignment hearing after he was ticketed for tossing a lighted
firework over his fence at local attorney Michael Hupy. Abele
eventually pleaded no contest and was fined. $175.
Finally, city records showed that Abele
racked up 92 parking tickets between 2007 and 2011. He paid late fees on 27 of
Shorter version: Mr. County Executive you can commence the shutting up any time now.